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Britespan designs and manufactures every fabric covered building to the highest engineering standard: human occupancy. There are NO engineering reductions taken for building purpose or profile. This means there is more steel in your building to defend against the elements.
Britespan has led the industry in terms of overall value for many years. In addition to or building materials having a higher corrosion protection than most other options, we hot dip galvanize all of our trusses after all fabrication and welding is complete, creating a bonded coating on the trusses, and lifelong corrosion protection. Britespan’s warranty does not exclude corrosive materials.
The cover building was not maintained properly and the cover never maintained and the cover became loose
Britespan buildings allow for maintenance at ground level, not up in the building where most customers cannot easily or safely reach. And each bay has a smaller independent cover, not one large single piece of fabric that is more difficult to maintain.
Ultra Violet (UV) radiation breaks down the Woven Polyethylene material
This is why Britespan fabrics are manufactured with 12.5 oz/yd² material instead of the industry standard 12 oz/yd² . The heavier the material, the longer it takes the UV to break it down. The amount of UV radiation depends on two main factors: the latitude and the elevation of the cover building. The nearer to the equator and the more above sea level a building is located the greater the UV radiation. Depending on maintenance and location of the building, a Britespan cover should last 15 to 20 years and a Fire Resistant (FR) Britespan buildings should last 10 to 15 years.
Certain roof designs can lead to degradation as well
While Britespan uses an arch system which is ideal for constant tension over the entire length of the fabric, others use a different system that can lead to premature wear and degradation. Roofs are designed with long unsupported flat sections with three radius corners; the cover is over tightened over the three radius corners to keep the cover tight in the flat roof section. When the cover is over tightened above 35 pounds per square inch (psi), the fabric is subject to early UV degradation due to openings in the high-density polyethylene weave.
The inside of a Britespan building is always bright, quiet and dry. Unlike conventional wood or metal buildings, Britespan buildings allow a bright natural light to transmit through the roof even on cloudy days. There is hardly any condensation in a fabric building and the massive volume capacity of an arch design provides for excellent air quality. Sharp sounds are deadened in a fabric building as well. A fabric building will provide an excellent source of shade during the warm months and will capture amounts of heat in colder months. Britespan manufactures buildings in a fabric covered building year round in an Ontario winter where below zero temperatures are common.
A licensed engineer using the International Building Code (IBC) designs Britespan buildings for human occupancy with an importance factor 1.0. The other design criteria are wind and snow loading or seismic activity per your location and application loading such as conveyors or other material handling equipment.
A second locally licensed, INDEPENDENT engineer, provides the engineering seal on Britespan prints. This engineer provides proof that the correct loading for the building location and purpose were used to calculate the base plate reactions at the foundation. This procedure is necessary to ensure proper foundation design and to obtain building permits and insurance on the cover building.
Because of the quality of our engineering many customers have reported that they were able to issue warehouse receipts for their building. Check local regulations for your area if this is something you wish to obtain.
Britespan will work with you to determine the best foundation option based on the use and location of the building. With a wide variety of foundation options, you can be sure you are getting the right foundation for your building and building requirements. Should you wish to design your own foundation, Britespan will supply the building reactions at the base plates to your engineer to design a foundation to meet the needs of your particular project and location.
Yes, you can expand or relocate a Britespan building. Our attachment system permits easy expansion by installing the number of rafters for the new required length and simply pulling new individual covers to extend your Britespan building. The versatility of a Britespan fabric covered building allows for both fast installations and easy relocation. This is a great advantage when working on temporary projects, dealing with leased property or if your plant layout changes.
Yes, Britespan fabric covered buildings are an environmentally responsible choice. 100% of the material that makes up an Britespan building can be recycled. Our standard fabric is a virgin polyethylene. We use this because it is much more environmentally friendly than PVC fabrics. Polyethylene is readily recycled when the cover needs to be replaced. The foundations can be reused or re-ground for another life as well. Compared to an asphalt shingle roof, a Britespan fabric covered building will take substantially less labor, less material cost, and nothing needs to be land fill.
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