For your shelter to be held down is almost equally important as having the fabric cover on.

With all our shelters being fully engineered, each certificate states necessary hold down and ballast requirements. These figures are often necessary for local councils to give approval for the structures and it is critical that they are followed to ensure minimal movement with the containers.

Hold down requirements

If the containers are not secured correctly this could lead to fatigue on both the steel framework and the fabric cover, thus significantly increasing the chances of the shelter failing. 

We’ve done the hard yards on finding the best solutions for hold down requirements; not only resourcing the best options, but also stocking and testing them prior to you using them.

We’ve identified 4 effective solutions that keep your containers firmly on the ground:

Hold down requirements

  1. Earth Anchors
    1. When minimal earth disturbance is needed
    2. When costs are critical
    3. When quick installation is required
    4. Semi-Permanent option
      Download the Earth Anchor documentation guide

  2. Concrete Blocks
    1. Super easy to install
    2. Reusable/Portable
    3. Sellable
    4. No footprint left
    5. Temporary
      Download the Concrete Blocks documendation guide

  3. Concrete Footings
    1. Easy to integrate in with existing earthworks on site
    2. Obstruction-free
    3. Permanent

  4. Other In-Container Ballast Options
    1. Water, Sand, Steel, etc. (these types of ballasts can be very cost effective depending on the site situations)



Hold down requirements

Having peace-of-mind that your containers are secured (unlike the picture above) is achievable by using the suggested effective solutions. Find out more about these solutions by contacting our friendly sales team today on +61 8 9690 1100

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