Ultraspan designs V.L.A

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V.L.A 13m,14m &15m Ultraspan Overview

The Redpath V.L.A truss design Standoffshelter offers a clear-span for simple "drive-thru" ability for farmers. The V.L.A design may be connected alongside all other widths of Redpath buildings.

Redpath's V.L.A truss series of buildings offer the additional flexibility and options compared to the arch series of Standoff-shelters, in that the truss series can incorporate roof ventilation systems in fully automatic or manually operated guise.

Super-heavy clear long life roof membrane is used on the V.L.A  design. Durashelter offers a high level of light transmittance and allows PAR (photo-synthetic active radiation) to pass through it and this has a substantial effect on the drying of the floor and the floorings health.
Excessive humidity and long periods of wet soggy floors can then be avoided, reducing the incidence of bacteria growth. This becomes particularly important during winter which also coincides with the shelters most intensive on-farm use. 

Redpath supply a factory warranty for its designs and the frame is heavily protected against corrosion. Poles that enter into the ground include a PVC sleeve outer protection for additional security of the hot dipped coating.

All Redpath shelters are supplied with high wind engineeering to suit New Zealands naturally windy climate. Redpath has more than 30 years, and with many hundreds of dairy shelters supplied and erected nationwide giving us a vast experience in the Dairy and animal shelter industry.

Contact Redpath to discuss these options further

Ultraspan basic specifications:

  • Span / Bay Widths: Between 13m,14m & 15 metres (site dependant)
  • Post spacing lengthways: 3 metres between posts (6m centers available as an option)
  • Height to gutter options: 3m, 3.5m, or 4 metres
  • Apex height: Up to 8 metres
  • Side ventilation: Optional - (automatic or manual)
  • Roof cladding:  10 super heavy duty clear membrane. Redpath warranty applies!
  • Roof cladding anti-drip package: Included
  • Storm cladding system:  Redpath aluminium storm-proof roof retaining system included
    with roof tensioning system included
  • Frame Guard Tape: Polyguard fitted to all roof members that touch the plastic included
  • Gutter design: Wide "walkthrough" Vee gutter, steel,  gives easy & safe access to roofline.
  • Rainheads: Included as standard 100% corrosion free
  • Footings: Typically 1.30 metre deep x 0.50 diameter (soil type dependent)
  • Wind load:  140kph
  • Shade screens:  Supplied with building as an option upon request
  • Installation: Yes nationwide including building permit application/processing.  Kitset only is also an option.
  • Main assembly: all bolted design, Rubber sleeves (3mm thick) fitted to all poles at ground contact for superior anti-corrosion
  • Warranty: Yes, Redpath 3 Year gold series manufacturer's warranty, with extra warranty on coverings

Building options & Accessories page Click HERE 


  • Overhead shade screens for summertime housing
  • Roof Ventilation Design: Double ridge butterfly,  or Single ridge full length vent system. Automatic or manual operation
  • Heavy duty roll up wall ventilation system
  • Side eave hangers
  • Header rails
  • Lean rails for internal side fenceline
  • Gable end vent screening
  • Sidewall shelter screens

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