Specialised Structures have you covered for any habitable portal building in NZ.

Here at Specialised Structures, we believe everyone deserves a space that accommodates their unique lifestyle. We’re proud to offer customisable habitable sheds – a versatile and cost-effective solution if you’re looking for a comfortable, low-maintenance living space.

We’re the go-to high-quality habitable structure builders in New Zealand. We build habitable sheds of all shapes, sizes, and designs to meet your domestic or business needs. Simply tell us what features you want in your structure, and we take care of the rest!



We understand the unique needs of Kiwis. Our team of experienced designers and builders create habitable sheds that are compliant with New Zealand Building Code (NZBC) regulations and perfectly suited for our local climate. We offer various cladding options to ensure your shed blends seamlessly with your existing landscape, while also providing excellent insulation for year-round comfort.

We are among the leading habitable shed builders in NZ for good reason: our technical experts do the job right, the first time, and save you time, money, and hassle.


Over time, the way habitable shed structures are built and the way they’re used have changed. At Specialised Structures, we build habitable sheds that are versatile and cost-effective.

Flexible. Whether you’re looking for a guest house, studio, or granny flat, with shed space attached a part habitable shed can be designed to meet your specific needs.

Cost-effective. Compared with traditional builds, habitable sheds are a more affordable way to add additional living space to your property.

Durable. Our sheds are built with high-quality, weather-resistant materials and are designed to withstand the diverse New Zealand climate and ensure long-lasting comfort and performance.

Sustainable. At Specialised Structures we understand the importance of sustainability, we are proudly a New Zealand business committed to our environmental, social and economic responsibilities.

Quick construction. With a range of pre designed options and streamlined building processes, you can enjoy your new habitable space sooner than you might think.


We are skilled and experienced habitable shed builders, who lead the way in our industry. Our experts understand the importance of building habitable structures to the highest safety and quality standards.

We apply important habitable building components like insulation, ventilation, thermal breaks, and structure strengthening for internal linings. This means you can trust that your habitable building will look good, be fit for purpose, and offer a comfortable living space


  • Quality materials. We use only high-grade, locally sourced materials to ensure the longevity and durability of your habitable structure.
  • Expert construction. Our experienced builders deliver exceptional craftsmanship and aim to exceed your expectations.
  • Hassle-free process. We take care of everything to do with your habitable shed, from initial design consultations through to obtaining building permits and final construction.

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If you need a habitable portal building or want to find out more about our habitable options, get in touch. 

Give us a call on 0508 Structure or complete the form below.

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FAQs for Habitable Structures

Using our portal frame structure for your habitable build allows for higher stud heights and open spaces efficiently, and when you’re requiring large garaging, workshop shed space attached to a habitable space to live or stay, this is where Specialised Structures come into their own.
Yes, at Specialised Structures, we design and build habitable sheds that meet all relevant NZBC regulations.
We offer a standard range of part habitable designs to suit a range of needs, these have been designed to simplify the process and ensure a cost effective efficient option for our clients, or a place to start, with customisation always possible.
We use high-quality, durable materials. Cold rolled NZ Steel forms our structure and predominantly NZ Steel profiles for wall claddings and roofing, although as you can see by our photo gallery we’re able to incorporate any different cladding types available in the New Zealand market, and the same goes for internal linings and fitout.
Construction times can vary depending on the size and complexity of your design. However, due to the streamlined processes and prefabricated elements, habitable sheds generally take less time to complete than traditional builds.
The cost depends on several factors, including size, chosen materials, and desired features. We recommend contacting us for a free consultation and personalised quote

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