Membrane cladded buildings

Steel framed buildings with membrane cladding combine durability with good looks

Best-Hall’s PVC-covered steel-framed building offers a spectrum of possibilities for your business. The framework can withstand time, weather conditions and relocation, as well as the critical gaze of the aesthete. A long life cycle, first-class durability and flexible adaptability made Best-Hall the ideal operating premises for you to boost your business efficiency over the long term.

Thanks to the adaptable nature of the space and the diverse range of accessories, Best-Hall building is suitable for use as production and warehousing premises, as well as for sports and events. Contact us and request a quote for a building tailored to your own needs!

Port warehouses for managing flows of goods

Best-Hall’s port storage enables loading, unloading and interim storage for your harbour operations regardless of the weather. The membrane cladded building enables you to flexibly handle items individually and in bulk as you can change the building’s purpose of use when products and materials change.

We will take into account the conveyor structures you require when we design the steel frame and the membrane and we will install them onto the building frame. The building steel frame materials and paints can withstand a maritime climate. The port storage enables you to combine storage of raw materials, individual items, ground and granular bulk materials, timber, enriched material, machinery and equipment as part of an efficient logistics chain.

Ensure smooth harbour traffic

Protection for raw materials
The flexible structural solutions of the port storage make it easy to control the warehousing conditions of raw materials. The membrane forms a consistent, water-tight structure and you can freely specify the gradient of the building roof in accordance with factors such as the critical angle of repose of granular material. If necessary, the warehouse can be equipped to enable the use of pneumatic conveyors and mechanical loading shafts for ground material. Our designs always take into consideration the effects of any corrosive materials.

A place to handle individual items
Best-Hall’s port storage is the solution when quality management systems and environmental conditions give rise to challenges in storing individual items and materials. The open, column-free space and doors tailored specifically to your needs facilitate the handling of items of all sizes. If desired, bridge cranes and other conveyors can be integrated into the building frame from the outset.

Proper space for shipping containers
Best-Hall’s port storage functions as a flexible storage and handling space for shipping containers. We can build it as a container inspection point, a special warehouse or a loading/unloading warehouse so that containers can be loaded directly onto trains or lorries. The structurally light building can be adapted in a diverse range of ways. It is also a good solution for protecting harbour basins.


Sa-Tu Logistics, Vuosaari, Finland

A Best-Hall port storage was completed at Vuosaari Port in July 2015 for Sa-Tu Logistics Oy. The building is 100 metres long and 40 metres wide. The wall height inside the warehouse is 5.9 metres, while the ridge of the roof tops out at 13.3 metres. The building has a floor area of 4,000 square metres and it was anchored directly into the customer’s asphalt base using the steel anchoring method developed by Best-Hall and tested by the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

The building is equipped with features such as large sliding doors at the gable ends and on the long sides, as well as the customer’s logos. Special attention was paid to the building colour scheme and we received positive feedback from the customer about this: “The colouring was very successful and the building really does fit in with the surrounding buildings. It has a very high-quality look.”

  • Hall type: port storage
  • Site: Vuosaari, Helsinki, Finland
  • Dimensions: 100 x 40 / 5.9 m
  • Foundations: asphalt

Sogebras, France

In 2008, Best-Hall delivered two port storage buildings to Sogebras, a company operating in the Montoir de Bretagne harbour terminal in Trignac. Sogebras uses the buildings to store material of all kinds: whatever the ships are loaded with.

In the initial phases, the first building was used to store items such as bagged sugar. We built a side canopy with a width of 8 metres along the entire length of the second building to provide shelter for onward loading. The buildings were equipped with doors measuring 12 x 8 m and 8 x 6 m.

The warehouses have a floor area of 3,000 square metres and they are suitable for extreme climactic conditions. They were built from metal arches with a membrane cover stretched over them. “Thanks to this system we were able obtain a warehouse with a good floor area and height without columns, which makes it easy for machines to be moved around,” says Johann Feltgen, director of the Sogebras unit in Saint-Nazaire.

According to Johann Feltgen, having closed buildings and open outdoor spaces provides the company with the ability to store a wider range of raw materials and products. “In addition to promoting the business development of Sogebras, these warehouse buildings are contributing to development in the harbour as a whole by creating new streams of goods for import and export.”

  • Hall type: port storage
  • Site: Montoir de Bretagne, Trignac, France
  • Dimensions: 74 x 40 / 7 m
  • Foundations: asphalt

Sölvesborgs Stuveri och Hamn Ab, Sweden

At intervals of 3–5 years, Best-Hall has delivered a total of seven port warehouses to Sölvesborgs Stuveri och Hamn Ab in Sweden. The first building was built and installed in 1993 and the most recent was in 2007.

“Weather and wind conditions are challenging, particularly in harbours. Best-Hall has proven itself to be the right solution for Sölvesborg’s needs thanks to its high quality and competitive pricing,” says Jan-Erik Olsson, Managing Director of the harbour.

  • Hall type: Port storage
  • Site: Sölvesborg, Sweden
  • Dimensions: a total of 7 buildings with different lengths. The largest warehouse width is 48 m.
  • Foundations: a link-span building with concrete foundations for the central pillars; remainder on asphalt.

Port of Szczecin, Poland

180 x 42.8 / 7.2 m

DBT, Estonia

225 x 58 m

Åhus Hamn och Stuveri, Sweden

80 x 45 / 7 m

Port of Raahe, Finland

102 x 58 / 7 m

Martin Butterly, Ireland

100 x 22 / 7 m

SSG Meyer, Bremerhaven, Germany

51 x 40 / 5.9 m

Port of Kalajoki, Finland

50 x 30 / 5.9 m

Port of Kalajoki, Finland

56 x 33 / 5.9 m

Belfast Harbour, Northern Ireland

72.1 x 37 / 7 m

Bord Na Mona, Ireland

30 x 25 / 4 m

Port of Turku, Finland

125 x 40 / 5.9 m

Port of HaminaKotka, Finland

2 pcs 60 x 40 / 6.5 m

Port of HaminaKotka, Finland

2 pcs 70 x 45 / 6.5 m

Port of Rauma, Finland

144 x 33 / 7.5 m + 25 x 20 / 7.6 m

Port of HaminaKotka

120 x 45 / 6.5 m

Port of Jakobstad/Pietarsaari, Finland

99 x 40 / 7 m

Bolloré, France

110 x 50 / 8 m