Tensile Structures - Fabric Structures - Fabric Buildings

Rubb Custom Fabric Tensioned Structures


Rubb Buildings Ltd designs and manufactures relocatable and permanent engineered fabric buildings.


Highlights include our ground-breaking military hangars, sunshades, shelters, warehouses and workshops, custom designed specialist sport buildings and storage buildings for a variety of sectors including aviation, ports, emergency relief, energy, construction, bulk storage and environmental (waste and recycling).


All Rubb tensile structures are designed and manufactured at our UK plant in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. The company was founded in 1977 and has a proud history of delivering innovative and quality fabric structures to a wide range of clients.


  • Fabric structures offer greater flexibility for expansion and design
  • Clear span buildings offer the maximum usable floor space
  • Efficient and quick construction
  • A more affordable alternative to traditional buildings




Our service engineers and technicians are experts in the production of steel and aluminium framed, pvc fabric clad tensile structures with more than forty years of experience. Rubb Buildings works closely with clients throughout the process, from design and materials engineering to manufacturing, site work and installation.





Rubb produces fabric tensioned structures of the highest quality, meeting or exceeding ISO 9001 registered standards. From start to finish, quality is the benchmark for every element of the Rubb process..


Rubb Buildings Ltd's engineered fabric structures are strong, durable, flexible, relocatable and easy to maintain. Whether you require a temporary or permanent tensile structures, these multi-use facilities are always a cost-effective investment.

Rubb news and events


Rubb helicopter hangar provides safe haven

October 2014


The National Police Air Service needed a new helicopter hangar after moving its Dorset base from police HQ to Bournemouth Airport...



Rubb flies north to support international aviation company

October 2014


A civilian helicopter operator has selected a Rubb Military aircraft hangar to enhance its helicopter operations and facilities at Wick John O’Groats Airport, Scotland...



Expanding operations at Barrier

October 2014


An international coatings company needed to find a way of containing its paint and blast operations inside an existing Rubb storage shelter, dating back to the 1980s...





Farnborough military and commercial aircraft show


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