One of the beauties of a Multi Shelter is the flexibility of the ends. By building the ends according to your needs your new building can and will truly prove useful.
It is important to remember that you need to be very careful when you have one end closed and the other end open. When one end is closed you could potentially create a “parachute effect” (trapping air, creating lift) and put a lot of added stress on your building and especially the cover. Call us to discuss ways of minimizing this if your circumstance really would require one end open and one end closed.
When planning ends, it is important to have sufficient vertical framing to support wind load, doors, fans, etc. The spacing between the vertical framing will be determined by the amount of opening space required for the doors, etc. It is important to remember that where ever possible, framing needs to go from top to bottom. In the event of large openings, the related framing will need to be doubled or tripled.
It is also important to remember that when you are covering your end with tarp, the top end of the cover is sandwiched between the wirelock channel and the hoop. When you are covering with plastic, you will be fastening the top end inside the channel with the roof cover even if your roof is a double layer.
Please see the two pages in the installation guide for more information as well as photos: Ends & Door Options
There has often been the need to elevate structures to create more storage capacity. When the product being stored does not lend itself to stacking, such as salt, sand or soil, there is the added dimension of outward push on the wall. Not only does the pile push outwardly, but an operator scooping the product will create even greater push.
Storage containers and over sized concrete blocks are the economical solution for such a storage requirement. The weight and the stability which both the containers and blocks give, eliminates the need to anchor into the ground. Containers are often simply put on the ground. When going more then two layers with the blocks, there should be a concrete pad or special preparation of the soil to provide stability.
When choosing this foundation method, it is important to consider how and where the shelter will shed water and snow. The top of the wall or container must be sealed to the possibility of moisture going inside. The other thing that must be given proper consideration is that the shelter is able to deal with the extra wind load created by elevating the shelter this much. In most of these installations, the wind load on a building is at least double of what it would be if mounted on the ground.
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Tagged cement blocks, equipment storage, hay storage, large storage, large structures, Multi Shelter Solutions, salt storage, shelter solutions, shipping containers, Storage, storage buildings, storage on blocks, storage on shipping containers, storage solutions, structures
RECYCLING YOUR OLD GREENHOUSE PLASTIC OPTIONS
(please note MSS does not endorse or finance any of the following options, this information is meant as a guide only.)
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We get many requests from customers who would like an economical way to protect their investment in their RV or trailer. The straight wall of the MSS Cathedral shaped structure creates a perfect solution for those who need head space more then floor space. Even though this is our most snow resistant model, the hoops are placed slightly closer than typical due to the wind loads. The opaque white tarp or white plastic cover lets in a good level up light while still protecting stored vehicles from fading and other harmful effects.
The simplicity of the required base allows you to keep your options open. A 6×6 (or equivalent) timber pegged to the ground is all that is required. This allows easy relocation if circumstances change. Usually the back wall is framed in with studs and covered with one of our durable covers. The “finishing touch” can be a simple roll up door which allows the whole end to open up. When finishing the ends the should be a small vent near each peak to allow the building to get rid of excess moisture.
Please see more info and pricing on our applications page
There are many benefits to having a greenhouse structure for organic growing and housing. They are often used a season extender for protecting crops from the elements, blight, and fungus. Since Organic growers and farmers do not use pesticides, this type of protection is often required for some of the more sensitive crops.
The structures are easy to move to allow the expansion of the growing area.These structures can easily help to give you the opportunity to grow more crops in a limited area. What many of our customers also do, particularly with Hanley Caterpillar structures, is start growing the early crops under the protection of the structure, and as the crop is stable enough, they move the structure to be able to start the next planting.
Our structures are also used for organic livestock raising to ensure the animals have a healthy, safe and protected environment out of the elements. They are versatile structures, and only require the changing of clear to white plastic for the various uses. The environment allows the animals to have sunlight, but still get the shade they require.
The combination of the double layer of plastic, roll up sides, and inflator fan, on both the greenhouse and livestock shelters, helps to reduce condensation and keep the structure ventilated. We are excited to be working on a solar powered fan option for those off grid customers or if the structure is out in the field away from electricity as we know many of our organic growers and farmers are in these situations.
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Tagged ACORN conference, Guelph Organic Conference, hanley caterpillar, hanley caterpillar tunnels, Multi Shelter Solutions, National Organic Week, Organic, Organic Conference, organic farmers, organic greenhouses, organic growers, organic livestock shelters, organic projects, Organic structures, protection for animals, protection for crops, Season Extender
This is always worth a repost to acknowledge Hunger Week and raise awareness. Every day, thousands go hungry and need to access food banks. They need fresh, healthy food as well. Multi Shelters takes these causes seriously, and we do our best to help out where we can. If you work with a project that could use some of our support, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we can see what we can do!
This was originally posted on our website Nov 30, 2015 https://multisheltersolutions.com/2015/11/30/giving-back-to-food-banks-article/
We thought we’d share with you an article we recently found on the New Brunswick Food Security website http://www.nbfoodsecurity.ca/2013/11/
Multi Shelter Solutions helps local food bank extend the season!
(Source: ACORN blog)
ACORN conferences are a fun and educational way to connect with other organic producers and consumers from across Atlantic Canada and beyond. Stronger connections lead to stronger communities and a greater organic resilience in the region.
Norm Eygenraam proved this at their Greenhouse Conference last February. Norm, the President of Multi ShelterSolutions was so impressed by theWest End Food Bank’s Garden of Hope Project he offered to donate a greenhouse to the project. The Garden had just completed construction on a new greenhouse and so thoughtfully asked if they could pass on the generous gift to another food project in the area. Foods of the Fundy Valley, a non-profit organization dedicated to the production and consumption of local goods in Albert County, gratefully accepted the greenhouse for their garden club at theRiverside Consolidated School in Riverside-Albert. Now that their growing season has been extended, they plan to share their bounty by cooking hot lunches for the kids, and donating any excess to the Shepody Food Bank.
We at ACORN would like to say an official and public THANK YOU! to Norm and his generous contribution to food production in New Brunswick. Be sure to chat with Norm and the rest of our supportive Trade Show partners at the Delta Beauséjour – November 20th – 22nd.www.acornconference.org.
*edit, ACORN conference for 2015 has ended last week, but you can find us back again there next year, and at other Organic Events around Ontario as well, Eco Farmers-December, Grey Bruce Farmers day-Eco Farm day-January, Guelph-January, Eco Farm Day-January
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Sept 13-15 Outdoor Farm Show Woodstock, ON
Sept 20-24 International Plowing Match Harriston, ON
Oct 27 & 28 OSMA Convention & AGM Alliston, ON
Nov 28-30 ACORN Moncton, NB
We are pleased to be able to connect with our new and existing customers every year at a trade shows to answer questions and display some of our structures and parts we use. There’s something unique about face to face contact whenever possible. Unfortunately that also means time away from the office.
We always do our best during this busy time to keep up with all requests and deliveries in a timely manner and we sincerely appreciate your patience.
As fall comes knocking, so too will winter soon enough. This always increases demands for delivery times before any weather events. We recommend getting your order in as soon as possible to avoid any extra challenges. As always, we do our best to accommodate everyone’s needs; however, please be advised, delivery times are increased between September-December.
We look forward to helping you with your next project and answering any outstanding questions you may have.
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It’s prime time to get your salt storage structures from Multi Shelter Solutions to be delivered before the weather takes a turn! We offer many sizes to choose from, and can custom manufacture for your unique situation as well. They can be mounted on blocks, shipping containers or direct to a ground beam or with anchor posts.
CALL FOR PRICING: with tarp cover for roof & ends
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We have your solution! Our structures have been used by customers such as Hastings Marine and Terry Senecal in Gananoque for large scale protection while shrink wrapping boats and storing boats and RVs. Keep the weather off you and extend the available time for working! These buildings give you the environment to do a more effective job since you won’t be affected by wind and moisture. We would love to help you find the best solution for your business
Please call for Sample Storage Shelter Pricing
including 12mil woven tarp for roof & ends sizes 16′-30′ wide any length
and we can even do custom projects if you require like this creative one for a customer living on his boat!
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Tagged boat shelters, boat shrink wrapping, boat storage, higher efficiency storage, how do I increase boat shrink wrapping efficency, keeping out of the elements, marina boat storge, marina shrink wrapping, marinas, Multi Shelter Solutions, multisheltersolutions.com