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Zappshelter provides flexible, rapid  and cost-effective cover in any location.


With our inclement and unpredictable weather conditions, innovation is needed to keep projects on track and on budget. Zappshelters are the smart way to get under cover fast. Rapid to install and using only the most basic of equipment, Zappshelter usually require no planning permission to erect, and are easy to dismantle and relocate as needed.

Designed and engineer-certified for the world’s harshest environments, Zappshelter can provide flexible temporary or permanent covered areas for your location. They are available in a great range of widths, and the lengths work perfectly with standard steel containers or concrete walls.

  • Keep projects on time
  • Stay under budget
  • Rapid to erect using basic tools
  • Usually require no planning permission
  • Easy to dismantle and relocate
  • Hugely cost effective
  • Available in a wide range of sizes

Shipping containers are everywhere: self-store facilities, site compounds, container apartments and villages, and even temporary public amenities in disaster-hit areas. Wherever you go in the world, you’ll find the versatile shipping container put to innumerable ingenious uses. Why? Because they’re readily available, affordable, flexible and secure.

Until now, container storage has been limited to the containers themselves, and often the space round about them is wasted, simply because no one has found a safe and satisfactory way to utilise it. The introduction of Zappshelter opens up a whole host of further applications and possibilities, taking the container concept to a whole new level.

As Zappshelters are classed as temporary structures, they can often be installed wherever containers can be situated without the need for planning consent. This, coupled with attractive costs, means that they often outweigh permanent structures, with significant savings.




The possibilities for Zappshelter are endless. Dry, under cover areas that can be created rapidly are invaluable in so many applications. Here’s a few markets that rely on Zappshelter:

  • Construction
  • Plant hire
  • Local authorities
  • Road maintenance contractors
  • Maintenance
  • House building
  • Transport
  • Civil engineering
  • Storage and warehousing
  • Mechanical
  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Defence

Typical applications include:

• plant and vehicle maintenance areas • steel fabrication areas • timber kit building assembly areas • site workshops • wash bays • shot-blast and paint bays • plant and vehicle storage • bulk material storage • aggregate and salt storage • delivery and stores areas • site briefing and training areas • welfare areas • precast areas • animal housing • hay, straw and feed storage • farm equipment shelters • exhibitions, festivals and events • aircraft hangars • marine repair facilities • emergency services support facilities.



Zappshelters are certified by structural engineers with extremes of climate in mind. This is reflected in the carefully designed galvanised steel hoop structure and the tough fabric membrane, ensuring Zappshelters offer great protection from the elements for many years.

Component Information
Steel structure High tensile, galvanised structural steel
complying with BS4360 or EN100025.
Fabric cover Composite woven PE engineered for high
tensile and tear strength, retained tension
and abrasion resistance. Excellent UV
resistance and a dirt repelling coating.
Tested for Criteria
Snow loading Complies with BS EN 1991
Wind loading  Complies with BS EN 1993
Model Width Length Arch Height
ZS0606 6m 6.1m 2.3m
ZS0612 6m 12.1m 2.3m
ZS0806 8m 6.1m 3.0m
ZS0812 8m 12.1m 3.0m
ZS1006 10m 6.1m 2.8m
ZS1012 10m 12.1m 2.8m
ZS1206 12m 6.1m 3.4m
ZS1212 12m 12.1m 3.4m
ZS1406 14m 6.1m 3.3m
ZS1412 14m 12.1m 3.3m
ZS1706 17m 6.1m 4.5m
ZS1712 17m 12.1m 4.5m

In very high winds, Zappshelter acts much like a tent. In theory it may move if it’s not anchored, but doesn’t collapse. A curve is a strong shape for downward pressure such as wind or snow, preventing collapse. The structure strengthens under tension, which is the force applied by wind uplift. The containers each side hold it down; however, to prevent it lifting in extreme conditions, they can be anchored to a slab or piers.

If containers aren’t level, the beauty of the Zappshelter structure is that it’s flexible enough to cater for minor differences. It is also crucial to ensure that the cover is well-tensioned at all times. A periodic check on this will greatly extend the life of the structure.



Some Zappshelter applications require additional protection, especially if it is covering sensitive materials or equipment. For this reason we have developed three great end wall options.

The partial end wall simply encloses the space from the top of the containers to the highest point on the dome. This gives extra protection without restricting access.

The full end wall completely encloses one end of the sheltered area, protecting anything inside and offering added security.

The zip-up end wall offers the benefits of a full end wall but with the ability to gain access via a heavy duty zip opening.

One or a combination of two options can be used with any Zappshelter, and can easily be added or removed at any point.

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