What Is a Fabric Structure & How Can One Help Your Business?

What Is a Fabric Structure?More and more companies that need to expand their space to accommodate growing business needs turn to Big Top for a fabric structure rather than hiring a contractor to erect a permanent building. And, when you consider all the benefits that one of our shelters provide, it’s quite easy to see why.

Unlike traditional buildings that are made from brick, mortar, steel, and other materials, the basic design of our fabric structures includes a durable, rip-resistant fabric roof pulled over a galvanized steel frame. So, right away, you can see a primary benefit:

Fewer Materials Means Less Costs & Quicker Installation

Because our fabric structures require far fewer materials, they cost less and take less time to build. In fact, one of our shelters can be installed at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day. And, at Big Top, we provide turnkey installation services that will spare you the expense of having to hire multiple contractors.

A Fabric Structure Can Be Installed Nearly Anywhere

Another reason our shelters are preferred over traditional buildings is that they don’t require a concrete foundation. Indeed, we can anchor a fabric building to almost anything, including asphalt, ecology blocks, and…

Shipping Containers

Normally, our shelters can reach a height of 80 feet, but we can add even more height by anchoring one to a stack of shipping containers. This method provides the additional benefit of using the containers as offices, warehouses, meeting rooms, or other spaces vital for your operations.

This versatility is perfect for when business needs are required out in the field. For instance, with one of our shelters, mining and mineral companies can process their materials onsite, military organizations can ensure mission readiness at their base of operations, and construction equipment can be stored right at the construction site.

Protection for Your Equipment, Materials & Personnel

Another key benefit of Big Top’s fabric structures is that they offer superior protection from the elements. In fact, they go beyond just providing shelter from rain and snow — the fabric roof is formulated to repel 99.95 percent of harmful UV-A and UV-B radiation, ensuring your staff and materials are protected and maximizing the lifespan of your equipment’s electronics.

Thanks to this outstanding thermal protection, the interior of our shelters remain at a pleasant temperature that is on average 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the outside temperature. Indeed, your employees will remain comfortable throughout the workday without the need for climate control, which can help with energy savings.

A Custom Design to Meet Your Needs

What Is a Fabric Structure?At Big Top, we don’t sell two or three cookie-cutter fabric shelter designs like some of our competitors. Rather, we custom build each one to meet the unique needs of our customers. In addition to providing nearly any size structure you need, we can equip it with a number of accessories that are integral to your operations. These can include personnel and bay doors, durable flooring, lightning protection, fans and ventilation, mobility features such as rails for telescopic maneuvering, and much more.

Mobility Features

Indeed, we can equip your fabric shelter for mobility if your production needs it. The telescopic design is convenient for moving materials in and out of the shelter with a crane, but we can also set up your fabric building so that the whole thing can be moved intact. Plus, your new shelter can be disassembled and shipped to another location or stored for future use.

Find out for yourself why our fabric structures are the ideal choice for warehousing, shipbuilding, sandblasting, aircraft and equipment maintenance, and many other industrial uses by contacting Big Top today.

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