The Rubb Difference
The fabric building experts at Rubb have listened to direct requests from clients over the years to provide a portfolio of unique solutions, which ensure our fabric structures, hangars and shelters meet customers' and end users' direct requirements.
- More than 40 years’ experience
- We offer a 20 year warranty
- Post-fabrication, hot dip galvanized steel frames for optimal corrosion resistance
- PVC tensioned membranes, proven to last
- Foundation options and quick construction
- Always code compliant to the most recent standards
- Easily relocatable
- Superior fire performance for improved safety and longevity
- Low maintenance and low energy costs
Explore our market sectors
A Rubb fabric building can be used for many applications. Highlights include our ground-breaking military hangars, sunshades, shelters, warehouses and workshops. Rubb also provides custom designed specialist sports buildings and storage buildings for a variety of sectors including aviation, ports, emergency relief, energy, construction, bulk storage and environmental (waste and recycling).
Rubb temporary and permanent, custom designed aircraft hangars for storage, maintenance, repair and overhaul.
Rubb’s modular designed storage warehouses help companies increase storage capacity to optimise their growth.
Play and rain in all weather conditions, all year round with a custom designed Rubb sports facility.
Rubb can supply custom designed military buildings to suit all types of defence activities in the UK and abroad.
Rubb port warehouses offer bulk storage solutions. Structures can be custom designed to accommodate all operations.
Rubb’s industrial facilities offer flexible and cost effective protective solutions for manufacturing, industrial blasting and painting
Waste & Recycling
Custom buildings and recycling facilities are specifically designed to help meet recycling and environmental goal.
Rubb salt and sand storage barns can be designed to accommodate conveyors and other processing methods.
Rubb custom designed facilities provide the ideal building solution for biomass material processing, bulk handling and storage.
Rubb provide environmental protection structures to prevent airborne dust and odour pollution, to prevent algae growth.
Rubb ship and offshore manufacturing buildings and movable covers are used to protect fabrication work in shipyards
Rubb emergency relief shelters can be easily transported and rapidly constructed to provide support in worldwide emergency situations
Rubb construction teams work on projects at the manufacturing stage and then on to site to erect the structures.
Custom Fabric Buildings
Rubb custom designed facilities provide the ideal building solution to suit unique or specialist requirements.
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Design, manufacture, construct
All Rubb tensile fabric buildings 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.
Rubb produces fabric structures of the highest quality. This 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 fabric buildings, these multi-use facilities are always a cost-effective investment.
We are dedicated to meeting our customers’ requirements and work with them to continually improve the products and services that we provide. Rubb maintains an effective and efficient Quality Management System based on the requirements of ISO 9001, with emphasis on quality management principles including a strong customer focus and continual improvement.
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.
As part of our ongoing customer care, Rubb also provides full assessments of existing structures. Our services include replacement parts and spares, refurbishment, dismantle and relocation if required. Our experienced technical team is also available to train your staff in the construction, maintenance and dismantling of Rubb products.
Questions to ask
Thinking about investing in a tensile structure? Before you buy, learn the answers to Rubb's frequently asked questions.
The Rubb Difference. What makes Rubb stand out as the number one provider of fabric buildings?
Rubb design advantages
The design, production and construction experts at Rubb have listened to direct requests from our customers to provide a check list of essential criteria, which ensure our fabric buildings meet clients' and end users' needs.
The building framework will consist of structural steelwork and be designed for the prevailing weather conditions of the proposed site location. The building and cladding will be structurally analysed using appropriate non-linear techniques.
Superior structural frame
The backbone of a Rubb building is a well-engineered structural framing system, with the best corrosion protection system in the industry. The steel is hot dip galvanized after the welding process to provide a low maintenance building. All steel components are hot dip galvanized to BS EN ISO 1461:1999.
The membrane cladding of a Rubb building is sealed to provide a weather-tight shell. The buildings can be insulated, heated or air-conditioned as required. Rubb structures are uniquely suited for use as dehumidified facilities.
Suitable for difficult sites
The flexible membrane and steel frame design of a Rubb building allows installation on uneven or sloping sites. The buildings will also accept moderate differential settlement of the foundations.
Low maintenance and costs
Our high-quality membrane materials and post-production galvanized welded frames deliver durability over time, making the cost of maintaining Rubb buildings more economical compared to conventional structures.
Reduced time on-site
Our established supply chain streamlines coordination of delivery and installation. Pre-fabricated elements and the ability to construct our buildings in a variety of weather conditions speeds up the construction process.
Comprehensive long-term service
Rubb personnel are on hand to provide support, from initial contact and quotation, to installation and beyond. Rubb’s commitment to customer service continues after project completion and forms the basis for long-term customer satisfaction.
What our customers are saying
With more than 40 years' experience of designing, manufacturing and constructing custom fabric buildings, we have built up relationships with high profile clients across the globe.
"NHV UK are very impressed with Rubb’s professionalism, service and quality product, and would have no hesitation in using them for similar projects in the future."
Commercial Manager NHV UK
"The key advantage for Barrier in working with Rubb is their ability to engineer practical, cost effective solutions and deliver them within very tight project timescales."
Barrier Ltd Project Manager
"The quality of the workmanship was impeccable and visits to site from design engineers and directors assisted in a smooth program of works, to budget and on time."
Maintenance Operations Manager