Why is Fabric Shelter Engineering Important?

What is Engineering?

Engineering is “the application of science to practical uses such as the design of structures, machines and systems” (refer to the scientific definition for engineering on dictionary.com).
In other words, engineering is used to build things, solve problems and achieve practical goals.

When it comes to structures, one of the reasons for engineering is safety. An engineered product is a safe product. Would you live in a house that wasn’t engineered? Probably not!

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How do you keep your machinery & equipment well-maintained?

How do you keep your machinery & equipment well-maintained?

Heavy machinery & equipment is an expensive investment for any company - whether in mining, construction or industrial related industries.

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Maximise your factory or warehouse space


Sand Blasting or Painting?

Maximise your factory or warehouse space

Have you considered moving your sandblasting or painting operations outside, to free up your existing warehouse or factory space?

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How Allshelter can assist with Bulk Storage Solutions


How Allshelter Can Assist with Bulk Storage Solutions

Are you after an affordable and secure bulk storage solution?

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Hay Covers Australia

1. Agricultural Shelter - The most economical way to cover your hay

Hay Cover Shelters are the perfect solution to cover your hay from all weather conditions. The hay cover shelters are made from a modular steel framework covered by a waterproof fabric membrane. The fabric hay cover shelter structure then either, mounts to 2.4m high steel posts or directly to the ground using earth anchors. Agrishelters are built tough to withstand all weather conditions, anywhere in Australia.

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3 Reasons why your job site needs a Container Dome shelter this summer

Australian summer is hot. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology states ‘December temperatures are likely to be warmer than average for Australia’ and the average maximum temperature in Australia is over 30 degrees Celsius. All crews working outside this summer should have a container dome shelter somewhere on site. Here’s why.

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Do you need to manage odour in your business?

From waste treatment plants to dairy farms, all businesses must correctly manage the odour they produce.

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Why choose a fabric building solution over bricks & mortar?


For operators of commercial and industrial projects with a need for high quality shelter solutions, it may come as a surprise to know that there is a viable alternative to permanent bricks and mortar construction, in the form of custom-made fabric shelters. If you have long-term shelter requirements, you may wonder why you would you choose a fabric building solution over a solid building.

It’s important to realise from the outset that quality fabric shelters are a lot more elaborate than big tents or marquees. For example at Allshelter, all of our fabric shelters are fully engineered for all kinds of weather conditions and terrain. And that’s just the start – there are many more reasons to choose a custom fabric shelter over a bricks and mortar building.

Speed and time savings

As you might imagine, fabric shelters can be erected a lot quicker than a solid building, and you also save on the time required for planning permission and building permits to come through. Fabric shelters can also be dismantled in a short space of time, and moved elsewhere if required – something that wouldn’t be possible with a bricks and mortar building!

The speed of assembly with a fabric building also means that your business can keep operating rather than experiencing long periods of downtime while construction takes place – which in turn means less loss of time and income for your project. And lastly, there are fewer repairs and maintenance required than with a solid building, saving you from losing even more time out from your project.

Cost effectiveness

With a fabric building, the costs are reduced, as there is less requirement for the materials, site preparation, trades, and labour hire that is needed for a solid building, or for building upgrades and extensions if your needs change over time.

Less rules and regulations

Construction of bricks and mortar buildings requires various permits and inspections and complying with all kinds of complex legal requirements that generally aren’t required with a fabric shelter.

High level of weather protection

While you might think you need a solid building for weather protection, quality engineered fabric buildings can provide excellent protection for stock, machinery and people, including during extreme weather conditions. They can be wind-rated for the region your project is situated in up to 300kmh, and also adapted to all kinds of terrain, even mountainous alpine regions.


Quality fabric buildings are not only fully engineered but also come with non-corrosive steel frames, which means there is no need to worry about rust if the weather becomes inclement.

In addition, the sturdy polyethylene covers are designed to withstand all kinds of weather and wind speeds – so you don’t have to be concerned about them blowing away as soon as a bit of a gust comes or even a cyclone.

Natural light

Our fabric buildings at Allshelter provide UV protection while also allowing in plenty of natural light during the day, even when it’s grey and overcast outside. This feature reduces the need for artificial lighting, in turn reducing running costs and improving energy efficiency compared to a solid building.

Greater flexibility

Fabric buildings are not all the same, nor are there only fixed designs available. If you choose a custom shelter solution, you have the option of shelters that have been designed, engineered and manufactured to suit your specific needs or unique operations in terms of size, shape, clear span, access, vehicle movement, climate and terrain. And if your project changes over time and you find you need additional shelters or changes to your existing setup, this can be easily managed with the use of fabric shelters.

At Allshelter, our shelters come with a 10-year guarantee, so you can be assured of the long-term viability of our shelter solutions. Talk to us about your shelter needs if you would like to know more!

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Two Easy ways you can save on Maintenance Costs with a Fabric Shelter

Maintenance of business assets is extremely important. Maintenance on plant and equipment is carried out to prevent problems arising, to put faults right, and to ensure equipment is working effectively.

Businesses can control spirally maintenance costs with a regular maintenance schedule. Suitable protection from inclement weather and dedicated on-site maintenance areas are just two ways in which you can save maintenance costs with a fabric shelter.

  1. Protection against the weather

Business owners and project managers in all industries find weather hard to predict. Whatever the weather, all companies need to adhere to maintenance schedule plans and obligations. Using fabric shelters helps to keep equipment maintenance on schedule so that businesses can continue to provide on-time products and services to customers.  Fabric Shelters offer you:


If your business uses equipment that you need to move about regularly, either on or off-site. A towable shelter that is on wheels and can moved according to your business requirements. Or consider a Container Shelter, they are engineered to be a permanent structure but designed to be relocatable. Whether you need to perform vehicle maintenance or keep a variety of assets covered for protection, the ability to move shelter from site to site can save money, time and effort.


Allshelter provides varying sizes and styles of fabric shelter to suit an enormous range of assets. Whether you want to protect something as small as a forklift or need an area large enough to change the tyres on a large mining truck, Allshelter has you covered.


  1. Dedicated on-site maintenance areas

When it comes to maintenance and repairs, transporting equipment off-site on can be expensive. Fabric shelters provide a cost-effective alternative. With a fabric shelter installed right on site, you can perform maintenance & repair work right where the assets are situated on-site.

Running an efficient operation gives your business a competitive advantage. Contact Allshelter today to find how you can improve costs in your maintenance operations area.


Some Industries that benefit from using fabric shelters for Maintenance Areas:  

Aviation – From terminal buildings and hangars, the aviation industry uses Allshelter Aeroshelters to store and maintain anything from ultralights and crop-dusters to helicopters, passenger and military planes.

Construction – Maintenance of large vehicles and heavy equipment is crucial on a construction site. The ability to perform crucial maintenance onsite saves both time and money.

Industrial – In nearly every warehouse delivery trucks and forklifts are a must have. Using Allshelter fabric shelters as dedicated maintenance areas helps prevent using valuable warehouse space.

Mining – Proactive Maintenance is important to keep downtime to a minimum. From Mining trucks to large complex mining equipment, Allshelter covers the maintenance area.

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How fabric shelters can improve workers productivity?

How Fabric Shelters can improve worker productivity?

The workplace environment impacts employee moraleproductivity and engagement – both positively and negatively. Do you know what affects productivity at your organisation?

Many studies have proven that the working environment has a direct impact on employee productivity and morale, so it makes perfect sense to generate a workspace that is conducive to the wellbeing of the workforce.

Fabric shelters can create a more effective working environment on the construction site by  improving the temperature, lighting & weather protection which enables employees to work harder, efficiently and more effectively.


Ideal temperature for maximum productivity is 21 Degrees Celsius. [1] Maintaining the correct & most productive temperature can be a double win for business: reducing energy expenses & maximising employee productivity. Whether the environment is too warm or too cool or just fluctuating in temperature can cause employees to workers to be low on focus & distracted. Fabric Shelters covers are climate sensitive and can keep buildings up to 20°C cooler in the summer and 20°C warmer in the winter.


The importance of lighting should not be overlooked as it can have a significant effect on employees’ general sense of wellbeing. Did you know that poor lighting can affect an individual’s behaviour, mood and even hormonal balance? It is worth checking whether the current lighting available is sufficient, and not negative impacting employees. It is also worth bearing in mind one simple fact: Natural lighting has been shown to result in happier workers, less absenteeism, and fewer illnesses. [2] Fabric Buildings don’t normally require artificial lights, even on overcast days due to the even spread of ‘natural light’ that is allowed through the fabric shelters which saves on high power costs and leaves no shadows or dark corners.

Weather Protection

Especially on remote & open construction sites, having areas of the site where worker can either be in the shade or out of the elements can significantly impact the worker productivity. Whether they are on break or just looking for a spot out of the weather while they finish their works. Providing an area,  that gives weather protection can significantly increase productivity.

Employee Engagement is the relationship between a construction worker & the company. Providing the proper facilities & improving the workplace environment can go a long way to impacting your bottom line. Contact Allshelter today on 1800 90 8888 to find more about helping to improve your workplace conditions with an Allshelter container dome shelter.

[1] Good Productivity in the Office: The importance of Room Temperature http://www.oxfordairconditioning.com/news/good-productivity-in-the-office-the-importance-of-room-temperature

[2] How Office Lighting Affects Productivity http://www.andrewjensen.net/how-office-lighting-affects-productivity/

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