Shelter Assembly

Design Shelter In Field Bags

Design Shelter In Field Bags

Everything you need to assemble a Habitat comes in these rugged, compact field bags.

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Shelter Parts

Shelter Parts

These parts are all that is required to assemble the portable shelter. A collapsible, aluminum- framed locking door is standard with each unit (shown in foreground).

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Assembled Roof Structure

Assembled Roof Structure

The articulated mainframe unfolds in a similar manner to an umbrella and standard 6′ (183 cm) vertical side walls allow maximum floor space in each shelter. For larger models do not forget to extend the roof tele-bars by depressing the spring loaded button on the bottom surface and pulling outward.  The tele-bar is in the right position when the button seats itself in the next available hole.

 

Initial Shelter Lift Sequence - Legs Drop Into Position

Initial Shelter Lift Sequence – Legs Drop Into Position

 The framework is of highest quality 6061-T6 aluminum, with industrial clear anodized components for ease of maintenance and high strength to weight ratios. All other fastening components are plated to maximize resistance to corrosion.

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Mainframe Fully Assembled - Roof On

Mainframe Fully Assembled – Roof On

No tools, guy ropes or wires are required. A completely free standing structure is formed when horizontal eave and base bars snap lock into the mainframe.

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Hang Door In Any Centre Position

Hang Door In Any Centre Position

 The door is unfolded and hooked on the eave and base bars. Finding the center position allows for ease of assembly of the shelter sidewall covers.

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Velcro Sidewall Panels Are Added To Left And Right Of Door

Velcro Sidewall Panels Are Added To Left And Right Of Door

 All Design Shelter cover sets are secured to the mainframe with heavy duty Velcro type fastener. Always start your sidewall attachments at the left of door and right of door positions.

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Rear Wall Panel Is Attached Using Colour Coded Velcro

Rear Wall Panel Is Attached Using Colour Coded Velcro

 Once the Left of Door and Right of Door sidewall panels are attached, all that remains is the rear panel to be attached by way of colour coded Velcro fastener.

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Fully Assembled Habitat Shelter In Less Than 20 Minutes

Fully Assembled Habitat Shelter In Less Than 20 Minutes

Ease of assembly is a key differentiator for Design Shelter against all competitors.  Lightweight, strong and reliable are common descriptions for any Design Shelter system.

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Fully Assembled H or LH Series Shelter Systems from Design Shelter

Fully Assembled H or LH Series Shelter Systems from Design Shelter

The unique octagonal shape of the the shelter systems have proven to be wind resistant and allow for superior structural integrity. However, it is always recommended that customers ensure that their Design Shelters are adequately secured to the ground.  As a lightweight design, appropriate anchoring techniques are mandatory to ensure that your investment is long term.  Please visit “Anchoring” elsewhere in this site and consider one of several suggested anchoring techniques approved by Design Shelter.