Marine Structures

Rubb ship and offshore manufacturing buildings protect fabrication work worldwide. Rubb also provides covered and dehumidified storage on ships and barges.

Custom covers designed to shelter heavy industry operations

Rubb marine manufacturing structures can be track mounted and liftable to allow movement of the structure depending on project needs. This allows work to continue whatever the weather.

As well as making ship and offshore manufacturing shelters on land, Rubb also makes custom cover structures for vessels at sea. Dehumidified onboard ship cargo storage structures provide protection and safe transport for sensitive goods.

Rubb marine covers provide affordable shipyard storage and maintenance solutions. Rubb also offers climate-controlled and bulk storage warehouses for ports.

Low maintenance and low costs

Our high-quality membrane materials and post-production galvanized welded frames deliver durability over time, making the cost of maintaining Rubb marine manufacturing structures more economical compared to conventional structures.

Energy-efficient roof membranes

Translucent membranes allow natural daylight to illuminate the marine manufacturing work area while the white roof surface reflects heat. Optional Thermohall® insulation minimises heat transfer, prevents condensation and virtually eliminates thermal bridging and air infiltration.

Multiple Door Options

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

Rapid construction, installation and relocation

Rubb marine structures 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.

Flexible and cost-efficient foundation systems

Rubb marine manufacturing buildings 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.

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.

Customisable features

Marine manufacturing structures 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.

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.

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 all hangars for maintenance, repair and overhaul and aircraft storage. 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

Marine Projects

With over 40 years experience of designing, manufacturing and constructing custom marine structures, we have helped support many marine and shipbuilding customers across the globe.


See more project highlights here.

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Wind Turbine Blade Improvements Structure

Wind Turbine Blade Improvements Structure

Rubb structure is going on an offshore adventure after being lifted into place to provide cover for turbine blade upgrades

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.

RFA Largs Bay storage shelter
A & P Falmouth Ship Storage Building

A & P Falmouth Ship Storage Building

Rubb supplied RFA Largs Bay ship with a custom onboard storage building measuring 15m wide x 18m long for extra storage space

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Swan Hunter Ship Building Covers

Swan Hunter Ship Building Covers

Back in 1982 Rubb supported local ship building with rail mounted liftable structures 27m span x 24m long for Swan Hunters

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David Abels Liftable Manufacturing Cover

David Abels Liftable Manufacturing Cover

David Abels needed a bespoke movable liftable ship manufacturing cover and Rubb had the answer

Marine Structure Types

Rubb can provide custom designed marine buildings and warehouses in a variety of configurations and sizes to suit your specific requirements.

Rubb BVR Structure


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

Rubb NV Structure


The NV was the first steel truss span building by Rubb. The design originated in Norway and has a vertical sidewall. The high arch of the roof makes this profile ideal for bulk storage.

Rubb BLE liftable Structure


The Rubb BLE is a robust and reliable engineered structure type, designed to be liftable, moveable, extendable and relocatable to meet all clients’ needs.

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.

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Contact Rubb with your marine building requirements. We are here to support your project.


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