Tough Rural Kitset Buildings

Outpost Buildings is New Zealand’s leading supplier of tough, reliable and easy-to-assemble portable kitset buildings.

From chicken coops and sheds, to horse shelters, playhouses and more. All made from sustainable New Zealand-grown timber.

Designed with the unique challenges of New Zealand lifestyle communities in mind.

Why choose kitset sheds and shelters?

Every Outpost building, whether it’s a chicken coop, garden shed or a horse shelter, is 'Built Tough', right here in New Zealand. We provide buildings that are proven to stand the test of time, with built-in portability that means the kitset is truly yours - move it, sell it, take it with you.

Our kitsets are designed to be able to go where you need them, when you need them; hassle not included.

'Built Tough'

Outpost Buildings are built tougher and stronger than the average kitset, constructed from extra heavy duty, high quality NZ timber framing, and genuine Zincalume or Colorsteel cladding (with a 10-year guarantee).

This makes every kitset not only weatherproof, capable of standing against nearly any weather that New Zealand can throw at them once stained, oiled or painted. They’re incredibly durable against the wear and tear that’s part and parcel of lifestyle and rural life.

You don’t have to just take our word for it. We’re confident in our construction and our materials, so we guarantee the quality of all kitset components and kitset prefabrication done in our workshops.

NZ Made

Why buy something that’s not designed with your needs in mind? Outpost Buildings is owned and operated by Kiwis, for Kiwis, and every kitset, from the wood sheds to the boat sheds, has been created with the unique needs of New Zealand rural life in mind.

They’re designed for a wide range of New Zealand conditions, from rain and snow to hail and heat, with cladding and designs made to suit your preferences and needs.

As proud Kiwis, we source our materials where possible from other New Zealand companies, including sustainable NZ pine, supporting our fellow business owners and ensuring that anything and everything that goes into your kitset is made to the highest standards.


Change is a fact of life, so we’ve designed kitsets that can adapt along with your needs.

Our sheds and shelters are designed to be portable, with some needing nothing more than a tractor or a trailer to completely relocate - whether that’s to a better position on your lot, or to a totally new property.

And if you find you don’t need your kitset building anymore? Don’t worry, we won’t be offended. Outpost Building portable kitsets can be sold and easily picked up by their new owner, retaining their value and reducing their environmental impact. Move your carport to a new home, hand over your tool shed to your cousin, sell your hen house - it’s all possible with a relocatable kitset.

Super Service

Our NZ-based team is available 5 days a week, 9am to 5pm, full of friendly advice about our buildings and products and which ones best suit your requirements. We pride ourselves on our after-sales service, and every member of our team is knowledgeable and passionate about what we do and how we can help you with your kitset - from picking a product to putting it together. It doesn’t matter if you’re buying a full kitset or just picking up some hen house accessories or fencing for a chicken run. We’re here to help.

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The benefits of portable sheds and shelters

Portable sheds and shelters offer benefits that permanent fixtures simply can’t match.

Moving Home

You paid for it, why leave it behind? With portable sheds and shelters, you can take your structure with you when you move home. Nearly all of our products are relocatable, with smaller structures needing only a few strong friends and a trailer to start the journey to your new property. 

Forget ugly shipping containers - Outpost kitsets are just as portable and twice as good-looking.


We get it - nearly everyone with some land has a project that’s ‘in progress’. You might need a structure right there, right now, but chances are, you’ll need to shift it in the future to make room for something new. 

With portable sheds and shelters from Outpost Buildings, you can simply pick them up and move them to where they need to go. Many of our kitsets are built with heavy-duty timber skids, so all you need is a tow rope and a 4x4 - or a few willing volunteers.

Sell Your Shed

Eventually, your time with an Outpost Building kitset may come to an end. Needs change, but why should your investment go to waste? Portable kitsets can be easily sold on to their next owner, ensuring that they can retain their value even after years of use.

We want every New Zealander to enjoy the benefits of a portable shed, so we’ve made it as easy as possible for our kitsets to change hands - and put some money back in your pocket.

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What are our sheds and shelters made from?

All Outpost Building kitsets and shelters, from the pole sheds to the horse shelters and everything in between, are manufactured from sustainably grown NZ pine, with all exterior framing treated to the appropriate level for durability. 

Wall cladding is typically treated plywood with treated timber battens over the wall joins. The cladding itself varies in thickness depending on the size and use of the building.

Roof cladding is typically Zincalume, with the option of upgrading to Colorsteel Endura for added durability and expanded colour options.

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