The Art of Designing Custom Fabric Buildings

How do fabric buildings and structures work?

When you’re building something that needs to be durable but also flexible and movable, there are few materials better than fabric. Buildings or structures made with fabric can be built to almost any specification or design, making them especially useful for extreme weather conditions, high-traffic areas, or any sort of temporary sheltering you might need. Learn more about the various properties of fabric buildings, how to make one that’s right for you by reading this article on how to design your own custom fabric buildings!

Know Your Purpose

Buildings are created for a variety of purposes – some for commercial use, others for residential, as well as industrial. The type of building you need should be based off the purpose you have in mind. If your business needs a large space to accommodate high volume production, then an industrial fabric building would be best. On the other hand, if you’re looking to provide ample space for your boat, then a storage fabric building would suit your needs just fine.

Consider the Site

An important consideration when designing a custom fabric building is the site. Think about how the building will be situated on the property, what utilities it will need and how close it needs to be to them, and where parking will be located. You should also consider how much space you need for equipment or storage buildings.

Decide on the Building Size

Custom fabric buildings come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common are hoop buildings, commercial buildings, and warehouses. One way to decide on a size is to estimate how much space you need for your project or business. For example, if you’re planning on storing a boat in a building with an attached garage and workspace, then a hoop building might be the best option since it offers more storage space.

Select the Frame Type

When it comes to choosing a frame type for your custom fabric building, you have a lot of options. Your choice is largely influenced by the project’s budget and the building’s structural needs. Frames come in three major categories: wood, steel and aluminum. We recommend going with steel or aluminum frames if you are on a budget and want to save on initial costs. Steel and aluminum frames are more expensive than wood frames but are much more reliable for the long-term.  

Pick the Right Accessories

There are a lot of considerations to take into account when designing custom fabric buildings. For starters, you’ll want to ensure the design is not just aesthetically pleasing but also functional. You’ll also want to pay attention to the structural and environmental aspects, like insulation and wind resistance, since these will affect the longevity and sustainability of your building. You’ll need to choose the right accessories – like doors, lighting, or Bigass Fans – in order to make your building complete.

Work With a Reputable Manufacturer
Designing custom fabric buildings can be a daunting task, but if you work with a reputable manufacturer, like Big Top Manufacturing, we will help you design and create the building. We will also help supplying a team to assemble the building on site. Once it is complete, our team will even walk you through how to care for your new structure.

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