The Tuatara Difference

Need a structural steel building?

What you get with The Tuatara Difference is a team that stands tall on expertise, performance and quality.

Tuatara’s clear span structural steel buildings are steel framed with no structural support columns within the shed’s floor space. Tuatara Structures are practical in design and our clear span structural architecture allows a fully customisable work and storage environment that can be changed over the years to support different purposes.

At the site, the first features of the building to be completed are the concrete ‘feet’ that support the steel columns of the walls. Once these feet are completed, the pre-built roof and steel columns are transported to the site, assembled and then lifted into place using cranes.  The support columns are then affixed to the feet before the building is finished off with exterior cladding. This process ensures fast and easy construction of buildings and structures with incomparable strength in the market.

This strength is mainly brought by the nature of the steel we use in our buildings, which is a structural steel eight times stronger than the industry standard of cold-rolled steel. Despite this, we still offer our structural steel buildings at very competitive prices. This allows our structures to capitalise more quickly for the owners, as the building’s long and durable life will let it be put to use for generations.

We use local contractors to complete the construction. All are approved under the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employments ‘Licenced Building Practitioner’ (LBP) scheme and Building Code NZ. The quality of their work is then signed off by us, and in alignment with our high standards, we ensure that we have rigorously trained people working under clear quality control guidelines to deliver a structural solution that exceeds your expectations.

OTS Car Rentals – Queenstown


OTS Car Rental - Queenstown A structural steel building for Japanese company OTS Global, a subsidiary of Okinawan Tourist Services (OTS)  – the Queenstown car rental base is the company’s flagship New Zealand headquarters. The commercial, two-storey [...]

CLAAS Harvest Centre – Gore


Showroom workshop office CLAAS Harvest Centre - Gore Building use:      Showroom, workshop and offices Location:             Gore - Southland Floor Area:         1500m2 Workshop Length:   32.6 Width:            15.4 Knee Height: 6.0 Cladding: Steel and Tube Plumdeck, Steel [...]

Advantage Plastics – Fernside

Advantage Plastics designs and manufacturers rotational moulded plastic products for marine, commercial vehicles, contracting, agriculture, lawn and waste industries.

Button Logging – Loburn


Engaged by a renowned North Canterbury Logging Contractor, we did a full design and build on a new workshop. 24m long and 15m wide with provision for a future overhead gantry crane, this building was [...]

Atlas Agriculture – Greendale


Our client on this project has diverse business interests. From importing and distributing European manufactured trailers through to sell machinery, we need to create a large clear span building which would be future proofed for [...]