Port & Harbour Warehouses

Rubb port warehouses offer bulk storage solutions, custom designed to meet a variety of bulk handling methods. Relocating and extending is easy and cost effective.

Rubb port warehouses offer bulk storage solutions

Port structures can be custom designed to meet a variety of bulk handling methods. Relocating and extending these modular fabric buildings is easy and cost effective in a busy ever changing port environment.

Rubb harbour structures provide large, clearspan internal spaces that are illuminated by natural light through Rubb’s translucent roofing systems. This allows a brighter, safer, more efficient working environment than conventional port structures.

Rubb port buildings are ideal for warehousing a variety of goods including sensitive materials. Rubb climate-controlled harbour storage buildings facilitate dehumidification systems and bulk storage structures protect your valuable materials from strenuous marine environment conditions.

Low maintenance and costs

Our high-quality membrane materials and post-production galvanized framework deliver durability over time, making the cost of maintaining Rubb port storage and logistical harbour buildings more economical compared to conventional structures.

Energy-efficient roof membranes

Translucent membranes allow natural daylight to illuminate the port storage building and workspace, 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 warehouse door solutions to suit the port environment. 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 port building type, depending on their operational needs.

Rapid construction, installation and relocation

Rubb port warehouses 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 port warehouses 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 port warehouse construction process.

Customisable features

Port 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.

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 port warehouses and storage 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

Port Building Projects

With over 40 years experience of designing, manufacturing and constructing custom port warehouse structures, we have built up relationships with high profile clients across the globe.


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Rubb supplies 2nd EFASS to Channel Tunnel Group

Rubb supplies 2nd EFASS to Channel Tunnel Group

Rubb has supplied an 11.1m EFASS for The Channel Tunnel Group.

Port of Leith warehouse extended by Rubb
Port of Leith warehouse extended by Rubb

Port of Leith warehouse extended by Rubb

Rubb was approached by Technip to extend their storage tent situated in the Port of Leith due to an increase in infrastructure requirements.

Port of Tilbury buildings supplied by Rubb
Port of Tilbury still reaping the benefits of 30-year-old Rubb warehouse

Port of Tilbury still reaping the benefits of 30-year-old Rubb warehouse

A Rubb warehouse has been brought back to life to support relocation goals of Tilbury Port planners and a long-term customer.

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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

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Belfast Harbour Storage Warehouse

Belfast Harbour Storage Warehouse

Rubb has designed, manufactured & constructed a new storage warehouse to create safe haven for materials.

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

Port Structure Types

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

Rubb THA Shelter


THA Rubb shelters are available in 6m, 8m, 10m, and 12m spans with 3.3m high sidewalls. These shelters can be supplied by any length in 3m modules.

Rubb Hall Shelter

Rubb Hall

The Rubb Hall range is flexible, robust, portable, and is designed specifically for fast delivery at a competitive price. Available in 10m and 12m spans by any length.

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.

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


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