Top 7 Benefits of Fabric-Covered Dome Shelters

By: | October 22nd, 2019

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When you need to expand your operations, there’s an easier shelter solution than constructing a new warehouse or production centre. Look into customizable and versatile dome shelters as a practical and innovative way to providing a facility for your staff and different assets.

These fabric-covered structures are reminiscent of airplane hangars in shape and size. Featuring a wide-open space that’s protected from the elements, a dome shelter is suitable for a lot of industries such as agriculture, mining, manufacturing, aviation, and events production. Moreover, compared to conventional shelters, these fabric-covered dome shelters provide a lot of advantages. Here are some of them

1. Faster Construction

In every industry, time is a costly commodity. You want to be up and running as soon as possible to ensure productivity and faster return on investment. The dome shelter allows you to do just that. Instead of waiting months or even years to complete the construction of a facility, this shelter solution can be assembled and installed in mere hours or days.

2. Cost-Effective Solution

The dome shelter comes at the fraction of the cost of typical facility construction. This frees up more of your resources so you can focus on what’s essential for your production instead of adding to your overhead cost.

3. Heavy-Duty Quality

Just because the dome shelter is covered in fabric, it doesn’t mean the cover is not strong. In fact, the specially designed canvas is engineered with proprietary technology that stops the fabric from ripping when cut or punctured.

It also typically features a flame retardant coating that prevents combustion in case the cover is exposed to a heat source. Additionally, the skeletal frame is made from pre-fabricated, heavy-duty but lightweight steel that’s meticulously engineered according to your specifications.

4. Provides Bright Natural Light

The dome shelter has the added benefit of letting in natural light. As such, you save money on your electricity or energy bills. More importantly, studies have shown that working under natural light helps improve workers’ mood and health, making them happier and generating better productivity.

5. Dampens Work Noise

Working under a fabric roof also has some surprising acoustic benefits. Since the fabric is known to absorb sound or noise, a large workspace tends to be less noisy, promoting a calmer and more peaceful workplace, which is always a good thing.

 6. Customizable and Flexible

Shelters manufactured by Australian brands such as DomeShelter Australia are customizable according to your needs. Specifications can vary from a short 6-meter-long shelter to as long as 30 meters with up to a 30-meter width. The shipping container the shelter is anchored to can also be stacked as high as 3 containers for a taller structure. Indeed, the beauty of the system is that it can be outfitted to fit your specific needs.

7. Easy to Relocate

While relocating a building is certainly possible, the cost to do it is prohibitive. It’s probably cheaper to just demolish it and rebuild it in another area. But with a pre-fabricated structure like a dome shelter, relocating is so much simpler and more affordable. In fact, you can even dismantle the entire shelter and put it in storage for future use.


Dome shelters provide practical solutions for your changing business needs. As long as you source your shelter from reputable companies, you are assured of a high-quality product that meets your requirements and can last for a good long time.

Guest Contributor: Briana Jones


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