Temporary Tension Fabric Buildings Custom Built by Big Top

Temporary Tension Fabric Buildings

For temporary tension fabric buildings, turn to the experts at Big Top Fabric Structures. We have been manufacturing custom fabric buildings since 1979, giving us decades of experience with these versatile structures. Our past projects include warehouses, maintenance shelters, lunchrooms, and more, so no matter what kind of structure you need for your jobsite, rest assured that Big Top has you covered.

Designing Your Fabric Structure

One of the greatest benefits of partnering with Big Top is that we are a custom manufacturer. This means we will work closely with you in order to build a fabric structure that is perfectly suited to your needs. From HVAC systems to mobility kits that enable our structures to be moved as whole units, we can add all the features that you and your jobsite require.


We can design your temporary building to be virtually any size. The width can range up to 174 feet, and the height can reach to 80 feet. For added height, we can install your fabric shelter to stacks of shipping containers. The length of your Big Top building is virtually unlimited.


We offer a range of accessories to help make your fabric structure work best for you. These can include HVAC and ventilation systems, durable flooring, bay and personnel doors, insulation, lightning protection, and more.

Mobility Options

If you anticipate additional growth of your company’s square footage, your Big Top tension building can keep pace with your changing needs. With a crane-lifting package, your shelter can be moved around your property intact. And, if your operations are moving to a new location, your fabric structure can be disassembled and shipped to your new headquarters.

Reliable Durability

The temporary tension fabric buildings that we make here at Big Top are not only customizable and portable, but also highly durable. Our structures are supported by an industrial-grade galvanized steel frame to provide unwavering structural support. The fabric cover is NFPA701 flame retardant and rip resistant. It is also available in three different weights: 18, 22, and 28 ounce. Furthermore, we can specially engineer a structure to comply with regulations for wind loads, snow loads, and seismic activity. With proper maintenance, our fabric structures can last for decades.

Exceptional Thermal Performance

In addition to being durable and customizable, the fabric structures made by Big Top are designed for superior thermal performance. They have a UPF rating of 2,000 and a conventional rating of 50 plus, helping to protect your employees and equipment from the harshness of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. In fact, our fabric passes the AATCC 182-2014 UV penetration test, blocking out 99.95% of both UV-A and UV-B light. The result is a safer work environment for your staff and protection for your materials and equipment.

Energy Saving Benefits

Thanks to the UV-reflective fabric, the interiors of our fabric buildings naturally stay at a pleasant temperature that is, on average, 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the temperature outside. This can save you bundles on energy costs because you won’t need to run an HVAC system throughout the day. Additionally, the fabric cover is translucent and will allow sunlight to illuminate the interior, reducing your reliance on artificial lighting.

Turnkey Installation Services

At Big Top, we can not only custom design your fabric structure, but we can also build it. With our turnkey installation service, you won’t have to worry about dedicating staff or hiring an outside contractor, as we’ll take care of all the hard work for you so that your day-to-day operations can run uninterrupted.

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To learn more about the temporary tension fabric buildings that we manufacture, contact Big Top today. One of our knowledgeable representatives will be glad to assist you.

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