Skyline Buildings are New Zealand proof

What makes a building a skyline?

Skyline Buildings are a tough bunch. We are one of the biggest names in the New Zealand building landscape – and with good reason! Dozens of good reasons, in fact. Here’s a few that separate us from the rest.

Extra Strong Framing

We’ve done the maths, and a building made with an extra strong frame is stronger than a building made with a strong frame.

That’s why our wall studs are never more than 600mm apart. Our roof trusses are also never further than 1200mm apart, and purlins no further than 450mm apart.  The close proximity provides additional support to the entire structure, as well as creating more options for lining walls and ceilings.

Straight & Strong LVl timber

A wood so strong, they needed three words just to name it.

Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) is a high quality wood composite product that’s stiffer, straighter and stronger than sawn timber. In fact it’s so strong, it’s often used as an alternative to structural steel or reinforced concrete, and is more secure than traditional timber in the events of an earthquake.

We’re proudly the only company in New Zealand building garages with LVL.

Durable steel cladding

Garage, workshop or mission control – whatever you call you Skyline, it’s the cladding that’s responsible for making sure it’s protected from the weather.

That’s why our buildings are never clad with less than 0.40mm high quality steel. It’s strong, durable, and extends the life of the whole structure.

We’re one of the few companies that use steel of this thickness, and have a range of profiles to suit any build.


Gutters built for NZ weather

With over 55 years of building experience, we know New Zealand’s weather pretty well – and all that rain has to go somewhere.

A good gutter system is vital to extending your building’s lifespan because it directs rainwater away from the foundation of the building. If water enters at or below the foundation it can cause major problems.

Skyline gutters are made of heavy gauge steel (.55mm thick), and are purpose built to take a large flow of rain for longer – perfectly suited for the New Zealand environment. They’re designed to look good too.


Rot-resistant bottom plates

While it’s you garage’s job to protect you and your possessions from the elements, sometimes it’s inevitable that you bring the elements inside.

This is why our tanalised bottom plates, which anchor the framing of your garage to its foundations, are made with water resistant H3.2 treated timber.

So if you’re parking a wet car, bringing in tools from the rain, or frantically containing a spillage from a home brewing operation, you’re on safe ground.



Cladding profiles

Metal Cladding Options

You can choose from a variety of cladding options, depending on whether you want it to match an existing building or if you have a specific look in mind.

100mm Skyboard, 150mm Skyboard or Championboard

Other Cladding Options

We also have a range of other cladding options which you may prefer, depending on what you feel looks the best. 

Some popular options are:

  • James Hardie weatherboard
  • Shadowclad plywood & timber batten
  • Timber weatherboard


Cladding options

Stud Options

The standard Skyline stud height of 2.1m is ample for car storge or normal domestic garaging purposes, excluding rocket construction. For that, we have 2.4m, 2.7m, 3m and 3.6m stud heights available.

Door options

Skyline Garades are all built with easy to option, quality 2.6m tilt doors as standard. However, sectional and roller doors are also available an as optional extra. With the 3m single and 5.4m two door garages, the standard tilt door is 2.4m wide.

Roof Options

Skyline roofs feature our very own 6-rib steel roofing and special aluminium edge ridge flashing. In additional, the roof purlins are never more than 450mm apart, which make the roof strong and safe to walk on for maintenance purposes or fetching your child’s toy.

The standard Skyline roof pitch is 15 degrees, which visually matches most New Zealands homes and allows easy compliance with height to boundary criteria. 20, 25 & 30 degree roof pitches are avaiable too.

Frame & Additional options

Our buildings have been part of New Zealand’s landscape for over 55 years. That’s because we make the frames with 90mm x 45mm LVL treated stress-graded timber. This is essentially the same as the 4×2 framing timber except it’s stronger! 

In additional, trusses are never more than 1.2m apart and all frame joints are notched and housed for added strength and visual appeal. An an extra precaution, all frames are tested and designed to withstand strong windes.

Benefits of a timber frame

Unline other garages with steel frames, Skyline’s are timber framed. In addition to strength, having timber wall studs no more than 600mm apart make it easier to line the interior walls. This gives you more space for a workshop or things that aren’t allowed in the house. 

Window Louvres

Window louvres provide ventilation

Alluminium Joinery

Attractive, airtights, aluminium joinery is also an option.

Back flashings

Extra weatherproofing back flashings are a standard features on all our buildings.

Built tough


To keep it in perfect shape, each Skyline comes with maintenance instructions. It covers how to protect your Colourcote against corrosive salts and industrial desposits. Don’t worry, most of these are usually washed off by heavy rain, but some hard-to-reach areas, such as under gutters and eaves, and the tops of tilt doors, need a bit more attention.

Naturally, this depends on where you live and what sort of weather you have. As a guide:

  • Inland areas wash every six months
  • Coastal & industrial areas wash every three months
  • Aggressive coastal areas wash every two months.