Custom Fabric Buildings

Working closely with architects to produce imaginative custom designed fabric building solutions.

Bespoke and unique fabric architecture

Rubb's experienced engineers have the skills and expertise to provide architectural, custom designed fabric building solutions to overcome specific site or project challenges.

Over the years Rubb has built close working relationships with architects and practices to deliver innovative, cost effective, bespoke tensile structure solutions which can be quickly designed, manufactured and erected in a wide variety of sizes, colours and shapes.

Rubb's engineered custom, fabric buildings can be designed to meet any international building code with respect to wind or snow loading and have been proven over many years in extreme climatic conditions. From Arctic to tropical and desert locations, Rubb's bespoke fabric structures provide outstanding service for an increasingly wide range of applications.

At Rubb, ISO 9000 Quality Assurance procedures are the foundation for all operations, from initial briefing through to final commissioning.

Multiple door options

Rubb offers a variety of different door solutions. They can be selected and designed to suit all opening requirements. This flexibility ensures that our clients get the best option for their selected Rubb custom building type, depending on their operational needs.

Customisable features

Custom designed buildings can accommodate all types of door, ventilation and other systems and safely support high loads imposed by overhead cranes, ceiling-mounted HVAC and fire-suppression systems, fall-protection equipment and other superimposed loads.

Flexible and cost-efficient foundation systems

Bespoke structures can accommodate many foundation options such as concrete up-stand, ballast weights, and ground anchors into an existing surface. Rubb co-ordination with the groundwork contractor is key for the client to reach the most cost effective solution.

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 custom fabric buildings more economical compared to conventional structures.

Energy-efficient roof membranes

Translucent membranes allow natural daylight to illuminate our custom built structures, while the white roof surface reflects heat. Optional Thermohall® insulation minimises heat transfer, prevents condensation and virtually eliminates thermal bridging and air infiltration.

Rapid construction, installation and relocation

Rubb buildings can be quickly erected, dismantled and relocated due to module pre-fabrication. Rubb can provide site supervisors or fully dedicated construction teams to complete any custom project.

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 help and support, from initial contact to quotation, installation and beyond. Rubb’s commitment to customer service continues after project completion and forms the basis for long-term customer satisfaction.

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    Thermohall insulation logo

    Explore Rubb’s patented Thermohall® insulated cladding system, which delivers many cost effective and eco-friendly benefits. Thermohall® fabric can be used to clad custom designed fabric buildings. Insulation can be supplied in thicknesses from 50mm to 200mm providing the best cost saving thermal solution.

    Thickness U Value (SI) W/m2K R Value (US) ft-F-hr/BTU
    50mm (2in) 0.67 W/m2K R11
    100mm (4in) 0.36 W/m2K R19
    150mm (6in) 0.25 W/m2K R27
    200mm (8in) 0.19 W/m2K R35

    Outer layer
    Flame retardant heavy duty fabric


    High density glass wool insulation


    Inner layer
    Self-cleaning PVC fabric

    Rubb Buildings Thermohall

    Custom Building Accessories & Options

    Browse through a selection of accessories and options that can help enhance Rubb custom structures.

    Rubb door systems


    Explore door types to suit your needs. Options include access doors,  RSDs, PVC doors, sliding doors & large hangar doors

    Rubb building heating


    To create the perfect working environment, Rubb structures can incorporate Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Dehumidification

    Electrics and Lighting

    Electrics and Lighting

    Rubb can design and install complete lighting and electrical packages to suit the business needs within all buildings

    Rubb building being serviced
    Rubb Service Plan

    Rubb Service Plan

    Rubb Buildings Ltd can offer a Service Package on all structures to help you protect your long term fabric building investment

    Custom Structure Projects

    Rubb has 40 years of design, manufacture and construction expertise when it comes to custom designed fabric buildings.

    SAFC football training building
    Sunderland AFC Training Facility

    Sunderland AFC Training Facility

    Rubb was a key player in completing a new indoor football training facility for Sunderland Association Football Club.

    Biomass pellet storage facility
    E.ON Energy Biomass Facility

    E.ON Energy Biomass Facility

    Rubb complete its tallest structure to date and first biomass fuel processing and storage facility to energy giant E.ON UK

    Newcastle indoor netball facility
    Blue Flames Sporting Club

    Blue Flames Sporting Club

    Rubb’s flair for architectural design is clearly displayed by Blue Flames Sporting Club’s indoor netball facility

    Harland Wolff Maine manufacturing
    Harland and Wolff Crane Liftable building

    Harland and Wolff Crane Liftable building

    Rubb was tasked with designing, manufacturing & erecting two crane liftable buildings to cover offshore pile clusters.

    Custom Structure Types

    Rubb can provide custom designed building types in a variety of configurations and sizes to suit all clients’ needs.

    Rubb BVR Structure


    The BVR features rectangular leg and roof box sections. This takes up less space and provides more overall internal clearance. This design is a popular choice for bulk storage buildings.

    Rubb BVE Structure type


    BVE structures feature lattice frame sidewalls and can be designed with single or multiple lattice roof pitches. Span widths start from 20m to 40m, by any length.

    Rubb BVC Structure Type


    The BVC is designed with a vertical column leg and a lattice frame roof. This structure type offers a large clear internal area. 40m to 100m width spans are available.

    Rubb BVL Structure Type


    The BVL has vertical lattice frame sidewalls and single or multiple lattice roof pitches per span. Large spans start from 40m to 100m in width, by any length.

    Contact the Team

    Contact the Rubb team with your custom building requirements. We are here to support you throughout your project.


    View Brochure

    Explore the latest Rubb storage brochure. This brochure features the latest projects and structure information.