Installation Overview

You will get a complete manual with every order, recently updated. You can download our instruction manual through the links below for a preview or to prepare for your delivery.

You can also view the additional articles, links or videos on our how to page. Please note, not all pages or options apply to everyone.

There is quite a bit of information contained in this manual that it CRITICAL to be understood. These structures are more complex to assemble than your typical Swedish Furniture.

The pages are in the order they should be read.
#1-2 are very important notes about installation and the rest of the manual.
#3 & #7 are options, you have one or the other
#6, 8, and 10 your building may or may not have depending on options you choose
1. START HERE
2. Requirements Before You Build
3. Anchoring – Base Brackets
3. Anchoring – Anchor Posts
4. ridge & hoops
5. Purlins & Windbraces
6. (optional) Cross Ties
7. Covering-Plastic Roof
7. Covering-Tarp Roof
8. (optional) Roll up Side Walls
9. Wirelock & Side Wall Cover Fasteners
10. (optional) Inflator Fan
11. End Wall Covering, Framing and End Ideas
12. Door ideas and options

click here to download a step by step breakdown of the process in PDF format. TO BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MANUAL ABOVE, NOT AS A STAND ALONE RESOURCE.

general inside

You can download our Hanley Assembly installation overview

You can download our movable structure information package 

You can download information for installing our Accordian door or Roll up door assembly

One of the most common questions we get asked is regarding installation of our structures. We have tried to create a simple yet effective solution for your applications, and recently have revamped our installation guide with more pictures, a glossary and more detailed instructions about everything to empower our customer more. You can find that above. (SEE ABOVE 1-14)

 We are in the process of creating more videos, and you can see our current how tos here. These structures are supplied as kits, intended for our customer to be able to install themselves. We are available for whatever questions you may have.
Many of our customers are also familiar with a contractor or someone in their area they trust to install their structure, and we are happy to work with them to create an understanding so the customers are not required to be educators as well.
Although we used to install, the weather has become far too unpredictable and we simply do not have the man power to be able to get the structures out in a timely manner as well as install. Anyone who would be worth recommending is booking at least 3 months out.
We have confidence that you will be able to install these structures yourselves with a small team of people and are currently working on a small database of customers in various areas that are willing to coach or give advice for a small fee to new customers who are looking for guidance.
Thank you for your inquiry, but no, we do not install, or know anyone yet that could help.
ORIENTATION & LOCATION

It is generally accepted that a north/south facing building picks up the sunlight better and an east/west building ventilates easier. Therefore, unless you are into cut flowers or a similar high production item east/west is preferred. “Preferred” is the operative word. There are a number of other things that come into play and warrant consideration…. READ MORE

INSTALLATION BY MULTI SHELTERS

Multi Shelter Solutions does not have a crew that goes around to various sites. The area we supply buildings to is simply too large to cover with an installation crew…. READ MORE

DRAWINGS AND PERMITS

To have a full set of drawings for each structure variation would be impossible. We are slowly working through the more popular models and having an engineer review them for conformity to the building code. If your building inspector requires a specific set of drawings for your application, there will be a small fee charged…. READ MORE

WEATHER CAUTIONS

These buildings are not industrial grade shelters and, as such, some caution must be exercised under some winter storm conditions…. READ MORE

Building Permits and Your Structure

A question that we are asked regularly is “Do I need a building permit for this building?” The simple answer is “Generally, yes”. And to get a permit for one of our structures, you need to have engineered drawings. The frustrating and unfortunate part is that there seldom is a month where we do not hear a strange interpretation of some rule which we have not heard before.

There continues to be a huge variation in the interpretation of the rules. This goes beyond the fact that certain areas get more snow and wind then others and therefore require sturdier buildings.

Our focus will continue to be getting an understanding of what it is that you are dealing with so that we can put together a structure package that will serve your needs for years to come. Educating our customers on weather dynamics on these buildings continues to be a valuable component of that process.

Many of our customers, who are putting their new building out of sight and they get along with their neighbours, will put up the building without asking questions. This is certainly not a practice we recommend or encourage but acknowledge as a reaction to officials who do not understand these buildings or how they work.

It is difficult to understand why identically fabricated building, installed on nearby locations, can run into a problem simply because of what they are using the building for. Recently we received calls from two prospective customers, the first had been given a 10 page form to fill out and the other was ready to order his building since he had been specifically told “you do not need a permit for a tent”.

In most municipalities these buildings are classified as low human occupancy, temporary agricultural buildings. We have engineer approved drawings for a number of our standard buildings as governed by the Farm Building Code.

With the large amount of variations that we offer, we are sometimes in a situation where the building is somewhere between two approved units. It is quite easy for us to upgrade the building to a higher wind or snow rating but that does not mean it will be automatically acceptable without a specific set of engineer evaluated drawings for your site. When you are required to get a set of drawing with evaluation specific to you, there will be an extra cost

Please do not hesitate to contact us for clarification on any point of confusion. It is your responsibility to verify these things before building.