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Outpost Kitset Assembly - What's included and how long will it take?

Written by Outpost Buildings on July 31st, 2018.      0 comments

All Outpost Buildings are supplied as a kitset so we thought we’d put together a bit of information about our kitsets and how they are assembled. This will help you to know what to expect when you order your Outpost kitset.


What will the kitset arrive like & include?

Outpost kitsets come well packaged with all parts precut and ready to assemble. Some parts are even semi assembled for you such as doors, gates and parts of the framing. Most parts are labelled so that you can more easily identify each part. The kitset will come wrapped in white pallet wrap to keep the parts dry and we use some timber packing when required to keep the kitset parts safe during transit.

We also send you a Hardware Kit with all the fixings (like screws and nails) and fittings (like hinges and pad bolts for doors) in a box separately.

All the fittings & fixings are well labelled so you know what to use for what part of the assembly. We make sure you have a few extras so don't worry if there's some screws left over! :)

What are the instructions like?

The easy to follow step by step instructions that come with Outpost kitsets have diagrams and pictures to help you understand what to do with each part. There is also a list of all the parts that are included in the kitset so you can check that you have everything before you start and lay the parts out for easy access during construction.

You can call the team at Outpost if you have any questions on 0800 688 767 or email 

Can anyone assemble Outpost Kitsets?

Each Outpost kitset is either classed as:
DIY: Basic building skill required, low building height & step-by-step instructions. Only basic building tools are required for assembly (hammer, driver drill, tape measure, ladder, tin snips) Example: small hen house or small calf shelter

Advanced: Larger, heavier kitset components that require at least 2 people to assemble with good building skills. We still supply step by step kitset instructions for these buildings so you don’t need to be a pro. Example: horse shelters and garden sheds.

Professional Builder Assembly is required for some of our large stables or cabins. These kitsets come with comprehensive building plans that make it quick and easy for a professional builder to assemble.
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A fun weekend project!

We get lots of positive feedback about our kitset buildings from happy customers that have had a lot of fun putting together their new building.
Here’s a customer testimonial for a 1 Bay Hen House with some photos they took during construction. Aimee built her new hen house with her 10 year old nephew and it was a great learning experience for both of them.

"Hi Outpost,
I have just finished assembling my new 1 Bay Hen House with my 10 year old nephew. We had a lot of fun and it took us just over one day to finish it.

The finished building is far better than our old hen house & will be much easier to clean because we will just drag it around the paddock a bit each time so the hens can have nice fresh ground.

The finished hen house is very strong and I'm sure it will last our hens many years.
Thanks from Aimee, Lawrence"

Click here to see more Hen House Testimonials

How long does it take to assemble?

Obviously how long it takes depends on the kitset building you have chosen, the level of your building skills and how much help you have.
The customer from the testimonial above had her Outpost hen house completely assembled over 2 weekends with a little bit of help from her 10 year old nephew. Most of the assembly was done in one weekend; nest box assembled, framing and walls up, door swung, nest box in place and cladding half done.
The 2nd weekend she finished the building with the metal flashings that go over the edges to the cladding and fixing the timber perches in place inside the hen house.

Most of our DIY kitsets can easily be done over a couple of weekends (2-3 days) with 2 people. Some of the assembly is tricky if you’re trying to do it yourself so it does pay to have someone helping although one person can do a lot of the job by themselves.

Advanced kitsets usually take a bit longer to assemble than our DIY kitsets. They are bigger buildings with heavier parts so you’ll need 2 people to position and fix the parts in place and do some of the jobs. How long these buildings take to assemble really depends on your skill level. For example our builders that have assembled kitsets before can have them finished in 2 days, however if it’s your first time building then it’ll probably take you longer.

Kitsets delivered to a town near you!

Kitset buildings are much easier to transport around the country. We offer freight free delivery to PBT transport depots nationwide so you can get an Outpost kitset wherever you live in NZ. Outpost Buildings are affordable and convenient. Most kitsets can be picked up with a trailer from the transport depot, or if you prefer we can arrange a hiab truck to deliver the kitset to your property. Please let us know if you would like a quote for your kitset to be delivered by hiab truck to your site.

Click here for more information about Outpost Kitset Delivery




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