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