CARPORT FAQs

Why don't the Streamline Carports have framing under the roof?

The Streamline Carports are a very simple and unique design. The high profile Purlindek roof sheet combined with a custom Gutter system creates a strong roof that doesn’t require any framing. The guttering system is on all 4 sides of the carport roof and is an enclosed gutter, when it is riveted top and bottom to the high profile roof sheet it creates a strong gutter “beam”. The Purlindek roof sheet is supplied in 0.40 gauge for singles and 0.75 gauge for doubles, due to the thickness of the steel and the high profile it can span up to 6m without support! 

Does my Carport include gutters?

Yes! The Streamline carports are a simple design which consist of posts, gutters and Purlindek roof sheets! The guttering is on all 4 sides which means the roof can be tilted in any direction for water to drain at any corner – its as simple as that! 

 

 

I’ve seen some cheap Carports on the market, how do the Streamline Carports differ?

Streamline carports are an NZ made product from Premium quality NZ steel. Streamline carports have current Engineering and a PS1 so you know you are buying a product that can stand up to NZ conditions! Cheaper carports are often imported and are made from inferior materials as well as not being engineered. This means if your carport requires council consent it will not be granted as the council require a current PS1 and Engineering. Buy a Carport you can trust and invest in a Streamline Carport.

Can you offer an Assembly Service for my Carport?

Yes we can! This is restricted to certain areas in New Zealand but so far we can install your carport throughout the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Auckland regions. We may be able to cover other areas with a small travel cost so contact us now and ask.

Can my Streamline Carport be used as a Patio Cover?

Absolutely! This is a very popular use for our carports as they can be custom designed to suit your situation! The Streamline Carports are an attractive design with the ability to have clear roof panels making them an ideal shelter over your outdoor space. Please note the entire roof cannot be clear as the strength is in the steel roofing iron. 

What brand of Carports do you sell?

We specialise in selling Streamline carports (Formerly known as Formsteel Carports). Streamline carports are New Zealand’s largest selling carport and have beena round for over 30 years. These carports are New Zealand made and engineered to withstand new Zealand conditions and codes unlike many other carports on the market. 

Why buy a Streamline Carport?

The Streamline carports are the best on the market and are a high quality structure engineered specifically to suit New Zealand wind and snow loads. The Streamline structures are designed and produced in New Zealand meaning they are made from top quality materials and also means replacement parts are easily available. Many carports are imported meaning they are produced from thinner gauge steel and aren’t designed for New Zealand conditions with light snow and wind ratings. Imported structures are often used as a quick fix and temporary solution as they don’t last a lifetime, however, the Streamline carports are built to last.

Do I need building consent for my Streamline carport?

Carports under 40m2 (floor area) do not require building consent for size as long as they have been designed by a Chartered Engineer and have a PS1. There are also other District plan rules to consider such as positioning from boundaries and site coverage. It is best to contact your local council as different councils have slightly different rules so there isn’t a simple answer to this question.

The 40m2 is measured using the carports floor area which is inside the posts. The Streamline carports have a front and rear cantilever so we can do a large roof with a small floor area. 

 

If I need building consent does the price include this?

No, building consent can be a timely process so would be fairly expensive for us to do. If you would like our help with this please contact us to discuss.

For the council to grant your building consent the carport needs to have a PS1 and up to date engineering to prove the structure is designed and built to NZ codes. The Streamline Carports are NZ made and have full engineering so this isn’t a problem! We will email through the relevant information for you to take to your local council.

What standard sizes do you offer?

We have a large range of standard sizes in both single and double entry carports. In our single carport range we have two widths, 3.0m wide and 3.6m wide and a large range of depths. With our double carports we have two main widths, 5.4m and 6.0m wide and again a large range of depths. Check out the range here… and remember if there isn’t a size that suits we can custom make, contact us with your preferred width and depth and we will send you a quote.

The standard sizes don’t suit me, can you custom make my carport?

YES! As well as offering our standard sizes we also specialize in custom made carports. We can modify your carports width, length and height to suit your requirements. With the Streamline carports the options are endless, please contact us to discuss.

Can I assemble my carport myself?

This is only a question you can answer. The Streamline carports come in kitset form with comprehensive assembly instructions and are a great DIY project for the home handyman. If you would like to view the assembly instructions before purchasing your carport they are online under each carport, otherwise please contact us and we can email them through. 

Will my Carport withstand NZ conditions – snow and high wind zones?

Yes! The Streamline carports are a New Zealand made structure and have been engineered to suit New Zealand conditions. These carports have been designed to suit certain snow Zones and high wind zones throughout New Zealand – please check your area with us as there are different specifications for different areas. If you are in a high wind or snow zone contact us with your full address and we will run it through the councils system to see if the engineering covers your area.

Does my Carport have a warranty?

Yes! Streamline carports have one of the highest warranties in New Zealand and because they are New Zealand made replacement parts are easily accessible. They have a 10 year structural warranty but also have a 25 year Durability statement! This means if you follow the maintenance required your carport will easily last 25 years. 

Can my Streamline Carport have clear roof panels?

Yes! However, the entire roof cannot be clear. The clear roof panels replace a sheet of roofing iron, they cannot be positioned on the end or side by side due to strength reasons. The standard rule is 1 in 3 sheets can be clear but please feel free to contact us and discuss. 

What is the difference between Zinc and Coloursteel?

Both zincalume and Coloursteel carports are constructed from the same gauge of steel, however, the coloursteel carports are coated with an extra layer which provides greater protection. Zincalume is iron coated with zinc to protect the iron from rusting. The colour is applied over a series of primer coats on top of the zincalume, giving added protection. We recommend the Colour option for coastal areas.

Should I concrete my driveway before or after putting my Carport in?

After! This allows for a cheaper assembly as the posts are put in ground. If you already have a concrete area we have a few options,
1) we can cut the concrete and put the posts in ground – an extra charge and doesn’t look as tidy.
2) We can supply base plates to bolt the posts to your concrete pad – these are expensive, $185 per post, however they do make installation easier and slightly cheaper as you don’t need concrete for your post holes

I already have a concrete driveway, can I still put a Carport in?

Yes! There are two options here, if your concrete is thick and strong enough we can supply base plates at an additional cost, these bolt to the concrete and the posts. As an alternative you can cut into your concrete pad and put the posts in ground. Please contact us for information regarding the base plates.

How high is my Carport? What will my carports clear height be?

Standard carports come with 3 metre long posts which allows for a 2.1m clear height (.900mm in ground). However, extra length posts can be ordered at a small cost. We can go up to 3.6m clear height with our standard engineering! Anything over this can be done but we need an engineer to sign it off. 

Do you ship New Zealand wide?

Yes. Our carports come in kitset pack making transport affordable. We can ship your carport to your nearest Mainfreight depot; Ashburton, Auckland, Blenheim, Christchurch,  Cromwell, Dunedin, Gisborne, Greymouth, Hamilton, Invercargill, Kaitaia, Masterton, Napier, Nelson, New Plymouth, Oamaru, Palmerston North, Rotorua, Taupo, Tauranga, Thames, Timaru, Wanganui, Wellington, West Coast, Whangarei. Please contact us for a price.

Does my carport come with everything I need to assemble it?

Yes! Your carport comes in kitset form with all rivets, silicone, downpipe and fixings included.

What tools will I need to assemble my Carport?

Equipment and material to put posts in ground. Drill, pop riveter, tin snips or a 60mm hole drill for the down pipe dropper. Ladders and planks, safety goggles, gloves and foot protection.