High Quality Products – At Taurus Fabric Build we pride ourselves in producing or sourcing, quality products that have lasted the test of time. We have a very close relationship with our suppliers enabling us to produce for exacting market requirements.
Engineered with Plans – All our structures are engineered to meet local authorities building requirements, even cyclone rated for regions producing up to 273km (164mph) winds. All structures are supplied with engineers plans so clients have proof of compliance.
After Sales Service – Spare parts are available for all our structures in the unfortunate event of accidental damage, or long term degradation. Taurus Fabric Build is here for the long haul. The CEO has been in the industry since 2005 and has delivered or installed hundreds of fabric structures to satisfied clients in a range of industries and locations.
Commitment – Our commitment to you is that “You will get very good quality and value for money at Taurus Fabric Build”.
The benefits of fabric structures:
Relocatable – No traditional structure can beat a fabric structure if you want the option to relocate your structure in the future.
Freight Savings – Taurus Fabric Build structures are compact to transport, vastly reducing shipping costs.
Quick to Install – Fabric Structures are quick to install.
Fast Payback – The harsher the climate the faster the payback.
Safer Working Environment – A re-fueling fabric structure with lightning protecting, enabling mining trucks to be refueled when there is lightning present, averts costly stand-downs.
Increase Productivity – Fabric structures are cool in hot climates, drier in rainy climates. By giving workers a comfortable environment to work in, you increase productivity and potentially decrease staff turnover.
Long term economics of fabric structures:
- Fabric Structures can be modified or extended making them an extremely flexible investment.
- Thinking about what you want or need your structure to achieve for you in the long term ensures making the best decision for future growth.
- Protecting your company assets from the elements reduces overall maintenance and running costs.
- Fabric Structures are economical to maintain and/or repair, further reducing overheads
We work with you to ensure that you have the most suitable Fabric Structure:
Consider what you will be using the fabric structure for, this is the key to figuring out what is required. Think about what is important to you and your business, what do you want to achieve? Then final things, such as:
- Where you are located
- Project Time frame
All can help narrow down the priorities and assist us find the right solution from the right supplier.
What are the choices in the smaller fabric structures?
Single height container mounted Fabric Structures on General Purpose (GP) 2.59m high or High Cube Containers 2.9m high. These structures work well for workshops and general purpose structures. If you need more height you can utilise one of the fabric structures with a higher arch. Containers can be used for anything from offices, crib (lunch) rooms, ablutions to 1st aid, rest areas or even secure storage.
Double height container mounted Fabric Structures are used where extra height is required, stairs and walkways can be used to gain access to the top containers. We can even mount on triple stacked containers if need be.
Fabric to the ground style structures can be used for hangars, storage, grain storage and general work areas.
Mobile fabric structures:
- Mobile structures, enable you to take the structure to the work. They can move with a long concrete pour, protecting the fresh concrete no matter what the weather.
- It make sense to take the light weather protection shelter to the very heavy object rather than vice-versa, doesn’t it? The heavy items can be laid out in a lay-down area and the shelter moved from item to item as they are treated.
- Heavy duty with large pneumatic wheels are strong and good for uneven terrain.
- Lighter weight models on wind down small steel wheels which are great for concreted areas.
- Also can be mounted on skids, wheels, rails, telescopic or tow-able
- Mobile structures may need ballast or tie down points to secure the structure at all operating points.
Site considerations for fabric structures?
- Take into account the path of the sun in summer and the potential prevailing winds and storms. It can make a big difference to the comfort and productivity level in the building.
- Is there working room around the potential structure site?
- Is the sites drainage sufficient to handle possible structure roof water? Do you want to store the roof water?
- Do you have sufficient turning and parking space for the trucks & equipment that may be required?
- Accurate wind rating – Has your structure been engineered correctly for your exact site location?
Fabric Structures Door Choices:
- When choosing a door for your fabric structure you should consider:
- The size of the opening
- The clearance on either side
- The equipment that may enter the building
- Height needs
- How many times would you use the door during the day?
- Do you need to control air pollution?
- Do you need the door to seal the structure against pests?
- Will door remain open for the day?
- You need to seal structure against gas or dust escape?
- You’re enclosing the structure just for security?
There are a range of door choices for your fabric structure.
Below is some of the common options;
- High-Speed Roller Door
- Hydraulic Door
- Multi-Panel Roller Door
- Manual Roller Door
- Fabric Bi-Fold Door
- Barn Door
- Split Doors
- Vertical Curtain Door
- Holland Blind Horizontal Opening Curtain Door (Automated or Manual)
- Hinged Panels
Fabric Structures End walls:
Eyebrow End Wall – useful to reduce weather ingress through the top of the apex.
Partial End Wall – fill the arch, normally level to the top of the containers.
Full End Wall – Completely encloses the end of the structure (All Full End Walls can be made to suit any style of door.)
Rails for Container mounted structures:
Weld on Brackets – These are individual brackets with spigots to take the frames
Weld – On Rails – these rails have the spigots for the frames welded onto them. These reduce the amount of on site measuring required but due to the amount of welding required are not ideal if you wish to relocate hte structure
Twist Lock Rails – These have the spigots welded to them and they lock into the containers. These mounting rails reduce required measuring, welding and installation time, they are ideal for a structure that needs to be relocated with ease in the future.
Footings for fabric structures:
Fabric structures by their nature are light but they can generate considerable uplift in a wind. It is for this reason they need to be secured to the ground. All engineer plans give the amount of ballast needed to hold the containers down or a footing diagram.
The main methods are;
- Bolting to a concrete slab with ChemSet bolts
- Concrete Piers
- Earth Anchor Systems
- Angle driven star pickets or Steel Rods
Contact us for further information.