Fabric Structures


Fabric Structures i.e. Fabric-Covered Buildings

A fabric structure with a steel frame – more informally known as a light weight building – is a quick, durable and eco-friendly alternative for all expansion construction. Best-Hall is the pioneer of steel-frame fabric covered buildings, and it has built around 5,000 of them around the world during the last 45 years. The strength of Best-Hall is its high quality: each building is built in Finland with the best possible materials to meet the specific demands of the structure’s intended location and purpose of use.

What purposes is a fabric-covered steel frame building suitable for?

A storage hall, an aircraft hall, a sports hall, a timber storage - Fabric structures are ideal for many purposes. It can be either an unheated warehouse or a heated sports arena. Insulation can easily turn it into a fully heated building. An unheated building can also be insulated after its installation to turn it into a semi-heated or heated structure. Accessories for expanding a fabric-covered building's purposes of use even further.

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Why Choose Best-Hall?

Here are a few advantages of our Fabric Structures listed our customers:

  • up to 80 metres of continous, pillar-free width
  • short delivery times and fast assembly in just a few weeks
  • anchoring into a light concrete foundation or even directly onto asphalt
  • a snow load capacity based on stress-strain analysis
  • a powder-coated, smooth frame that does not damage the fabric
  • a bright hall without additional lighting
  • a suistainable and energy-efficient structure
  • a personal service that understand the customer's needs
  • a hall designed for its purpose of use as total delivery

Would you like to chat with us to see if our Fabric Structures would be a good fit for your needs? We are happy to help.

Hall delivery time 3-4 months

You can get a Best-Hall as a turnkey delivery or as a basic delivery. We also help with applying for construction permits. The hall can be erected either on concrete foundation or directly onto asphalt with steel pile anchoring tested by Technical Research Centre of Finland, which makes the installation even faster.

Open, fully pillar-free hall

The structure developed by Best-Hall allows building a hall of up to 80 metres wide without any support pillars of columns inside. Expansive undivided space makes logistics more efficient and enables optimal production space planning. Equipping the structure with a light-coloured fabric cover ensures that the building does not require any additional lighting during the day.


Top-class durability of the building's steel frame

Best-Hall's specialty is that each building is a customised structure that is built in accordance with its purpose of use and the demands of its local conditions. The capacity of the fabric-covered building's steel frame is always determined based on its location's snow load, wind conditions or possible crane load.

How durable are Fabric Structures?

Only the best PVC-coated polyester fabric is used for Best-halls. The steel structures are made of high-quality Nordic steel. The steel structures of the buildings are CE-certified, and their durability is ensured trough numerous inspections. Its durabilty is futher enhanced by steel frame's powder painting, which does not damage the fabric even in harsh conditions.

The powder coating helps the steel frame to withstand the stresses of even the most demanding environmental classes, which means that fabric-covered buildings can also be used in conditions with C4 and C5 environmental classification.

Fabric Structures are a low-emission choice

The carbon footprint of Best-hall's fabric-covered buildings is small, as the buildings last for decades and all the materails are recyclable. The environmental impact of production has also been minimised with regard to transport and chemical emissions. Best-Hall was the first in Finalnd to develop a CO2 calculation to review the carbon foorprint of steel-frame buildings. This calculation helps us ensure that the buildings stay below the emission limits and meet the criteria of low-carbon construction.

Fabric structures can be moved

Steel frame buildings can be easily moved to other locations either in pieces or as an assembly. It can also be modified, and its purpose of use can always be changed. Best-Hall's fabric structure buildings can last up to three decades - and many of them have changed owners or their purpose along the way.

Customised package deliveries

You can order a Best-Hall building either as a basic or turnkey delivery. We will also build the foundation, if necessary, and help you with in applying for a building permit. If you wish, you can also use your own network of contractors for the building's assembly (flexible contract). However, for warranty reasons, Best-Hall buildings are usually delivered as a basic or turnkey delivery.

Most sold accessories for Best-Hall structures

Which of the following do you need?

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Roof exhaust fan

Replaces the building's indoor air in 1.5 hours; roof-mounted

besthall dehumidifier


Adjusts the humidity to a suitable level and maintains it without the building requiring insulation or heating


LED lighting

Purpose-designed lighting to be mounted to the steel frame

Roofing equipment

Snow barriers, guides and door canopies

Guides to clear snow off the roof and away from doorways in a controlled manner and according to HSE requlations


Rainwater system

Rainwater drainage straight to the sewer


Logos and patterns

The entire fabric surface is available for prints

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Heated or semi-heated space

If a heated or semi-heated space or combination of both is required, the fabric-covered building is fitted with interior cladding as well as insulation between the interior and exterior cover. Any heating method is applicable, from district heating to electricity

Overhead door

Special doors

Overhead and roll-up doors are alternatives to the standard sliding doors. Special doors are available at the lenght of an entire building end, if necessary

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Side shelters

Side shelters can be installed on one or both sides of the building to provide additional shelter. We can also provide you with a canopy-like space in front of the doors at the end of the building.

A Finnish hall manufacturer

Best-Hall's buildings are manufactured from start to finish at the company's own factory in Kälviä, Central Ostrobothnia, Finland. The buildings are designed and customised to the customer's needs on the worktables of the company's own designers, the steel frames are welded in its own workshop and then painted in its own paint shop. The covers are also manufactures at the factory, and Best-Halls' own employees or carefully selected partners will then assemble the buildings in the site.

ISO certificates and CE markings guarantee quality

Best-Hall has held the ISO 9001 quality certificate since 1993. Our occupational health and safety meet the high demands of the ISO 45001 certificate. Our environmetal system has also been certified with the ISO 14001 certificate. Best-Hall's frame and sliding doors have a CE marking and they are manufactured according to the EN 1090-2 standard. We also hold the GOST certificate.

Browse our Customer Recommendations

Austrian Rema wanted a fabric-covered building that can withstand the snow loads of the mountain region.

Warehouse constructed for Rauanheimo in the Vuosaari harbour in four weeks.

Spacious and energy-efiicient production hall to boost the production of Salvos log cabins.

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