Our Story


The XL system was developed over many years by their parent company Alpine Buildings NZ Ltd. After years of experience in the rural and industrial construction industry the team were sure that there had to be a better system than the 2 options on the market - which were traditional structural steel methods of 'UB or lattice portals' or lightweight roll formed frames. 

We also were sure that there had to be a better way to run the design and construction process. It needed to be practical, transparent and most of all there had to be a connection between the design engineers, architects, steel fabricators, installers and client. Too often these parties work in individual silos - not understanding each other resulting in waste and unnecessary costs. 

The result was:

  • The XL Structural Steel portal design - which predominantly uses the RHS sections see 'the XL system'
  • The XL Structural construction processes - see (turnkey vs tender) - which results in a process where design professionals and builders can work together to ensure a simple, practical and efficient outcome for the client
The history of how XL Structural Steel started
XL Structural Steel shed
Our Mission here at XL Structural Steel

Our Mission

XL Structural Steel is determined to bring cutting-edge innovation to the buildings that house some of New Zealand's most innovative businesses.

This passion, determination and desire to offer the best solution to industry is evident decades after the team have left site.

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