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Fabric Building Information for Researchers

Fabric buildings are suitable for a wide variety of applications. If you’re in the early stages of planning a building or doing research for someone else, check out our industry-specific pages or the FAQ.

Cost is usually the first thing we’re asked. All our buildings are customized to the project specifications, which equates to our not having standard sizes, building types nor standard pricing. Two identically sized buildings may have different prices due to the different fabric specifications, placing windows and doors, the snow load, and many other factors. For the most accurate pricing information, contact us and one of our building consultants will work with you to determine your needs and obtain a price estimate.

Our buildings are available anywhere in the world. While most of our buildings are in the United States and Canada, we have completed construction as far away as Indonesia, Chile and Nigeria. We design all our buildings to meet or exceed local building codes.

We have several options for construction of our fabric buildings. Our experienced crews are available to travel to the building site and do a complete installation. If you prefer to hire your own crew, we supply all materials and a technical representative experienced with fabric construction. Or our crews can perform the main construction in partnership with your crews doing specialty work like finishing or foundation. We have similar options for building repairs as needed.

Fabric

Fabric buildings are available in various types of fabric – polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or polyethylene (PE). Both fabrics are available in a variety of weights and colors. There are many factors that help determine the type and weight of fabric right for you. Your building consultant can help you determine which fabric option is best for you.

Frames

All Legacy buildings have a rigid steel frame. This is the strongest building frame type available in construction today. Depending on your requirements, the frame is available hot dip galvanized, primed gray or red, or powder coated any color. Many fabric building manufacturers rely on open-web trusses as their framework; we use only time-tested steel I-beams.

Fabric buildings require minimal maintenance, and they have a life expectancy similar to other buildings. There are no shingles to fly off, nail or screw holes to leak, or paint to wear down.

We also have a Frequently Asked Questions page to answer more questions about fabric buildings. Or contact us to speak to a building consultant who can share more information about Legacy, our buildings and how they can fit into your plans.

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