What Is a Kitset Shed? | KiwiSpan


What Is a Kitset Shed?

Izzie | 05/01/23

If you’re in the market for a new shed or workshop, you may have heard the term “kitset shed” thrown around. But what is a kitset shed? And why should you consider one for your next project? As a leading brand for high-quality DIY steel sheds in New Zealand, we are experts in the industry and can help you design steel sheds to suit your project needs and preferences. Today, we delve into everything kitset sheds, exploring what they are and the difference between off-the-shelf and made-to-order designs.


Kitset Shed Designs

A kitset shed is a pre-fabricated shed delivered in pieces (in a flat-pack kit) to be assembled on-site. The kit includes all the necessary components for constructing the shed, including frames and hardware.

When choosing a kitset shed for your project, there are two types of shed kits to consider: off-the-shelf and made-to-order shed designs.


Off-The-Shelf Kitset Sheds

Off-the-shelf kitset sheds are pre-made in standard sizes by the manufacturer and readily available for purchase. This is not something that KiwiSpan offers – Our sheds are 100% custom-made. However, a downside of off-the-shelf kitset designs is that there’s no room for customisation as everything comes with set dimensions, meaning it’s unsuitable for those with specific requirements. 


Made-To-Order Kitset Sheds

Made-to-order kitset sheds are excellent options for those wanting to customise their steel shed to suit project requirements. At KiwiSpan, we offer kitset sheds that are highly customisable. Whether your steel shed needs to accommodate tall machinery or include wider doors or tailored windows, we can design and manufacture it to suit your requirements! 


What Are the Benefits of KiwiSpan’s DIY Kitset Sheds?

From their high-quality design to easy assembly, there are many advantages to creating a kitset shed with KiwiSpan! Some of the benefits of our kitset sheds include:


1. High-Quality Premium Product

KiwiSpan takes pride in delivering the best shed solutions to Kiwis everywhere. Our steel kitset sheds are constructed from the highest quality materials and are made to last. We use up to 3.0mm-gauge steel for the structural elements in our sheds and a minimum of 0.4mm gauge for roof and cladding steel (heavier than most competitors) to ensure high strength and durability. Our designs include premium steel gutters and flashings to ensure a watertight shed designed to withstand the elements and provide long-lasting durability.


2. Freedom of Design

At KiwiSpan, you can discuss with us the ideal size of your kitset shed, your preferred style, and what features you’d want to include, making your shed 100% customisable and tailored to your needs. For example, you can either choose from a sectional or roller door of varying heights. We can also tailor windows for your shed depending on what fits best. We also offer roofing and cladding profiles to ensure you get your desired style for your kitset shed. The possibilities are numerous! Rest assured that you won’t get a standard-looking steel shed. Our team works hard to personalise one according to your wants and needs!


3. Nationwide Network of Experienced Licensees

We’ve been creating quality sheds since 2003. So, creating a steel shed you’ll love is not unfamiliar to us. Thanks to our nationwide network of experienced licensees, we can help you achieve the steel shed of your dreams no matter where you are in New Zealand! We have licensees spanning from Northland to Invercargill, so you can expect a local shed expert near you. 


4. Expert Advice

Our kitset sheds are DIY, but if you have any trouble along the way, you can ask our experienced licensees who can provide you with valuable and expert advice regarding building consents and the build process.


5. Simple Assembly

With all the necessary components included in the kit that is delivered to your site, assembly is straightforward and efficient! If you have construction experience, you can start building your kitset shed immediately. If not, you may need to employ a team of contractors who can build your kitset shed for you.


What to Expect When Working with KiwiSpan?

When you order a kitset shed, you’ll work closely with your local KiwiSpan licensee. Initially, we’ll discuss the size, style, and features you want. Our local licensee will provide you with a quote based on your specifications. Once we get the go-signal, you’ll receive a detailed plan and all the necessary components to assemble the shed on your property.

Our team can design and manufacture kitset components to your exact requirements. Depending on the size and complexity of the shed, an assembly can be completed quickly with the help of your construction team. But of course, you’ll also have the option to let our trusted licensees construct it for you. All that’s left is to get the keys and enjoy your brand-new steel shed!


Start building your own with KiwiSpan’s kitset shed!

Whether you’re looking for a residential storage solution or farm barns in NZ, a kitset shed is a durable and high-quality solution to consider. By choosing a DIY kitset shed, you can save money, customise the design to meet your needs and enjoy a durable, long-lasting structure. At KiwiSpan, we offer kitset sheds that are 100% customisable. We offer a variety of colour, cladding, and roofing options for you to choose from. No matter your need, we can work with you to create the perfect solution. Design your kitset shed with us today!


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