Rubb Buildings

The design and planning flexibility, speed of construction and durable, cost-effective operation of Rubb sports structures provide schools with a competitive edge.

Rubb structures represent a remarkable investment for schools. They are often priced below traditional buildings, while also lasting over 30 years complete with their original PVC sheets due to expert design and industry leading materials.

With these high-quality materials, low maintenance follows naturally. Due to the nature of fabric constructions, any unlikely damage to the PVC sheets can be easily repaired without any detriment to the structure beneath. Investing in a Rubb construction provides total peace of mind with quick, easy, and inexpensive repairs compared to the dated design of traditional structures.

Our high-quality PVC cladding materials and post-production galvanized welded steel framas deliver durability over time, making the cost of maintaining Rubb sports buildings more economical compared to conventional sports hall structures.

Translucent membranes allow natural daylight to illuminate the sports hall while the white roof surface reflects heat. Optional Thermohall® insulation minimies heat transfer, prevents condensation and virtually eliminates thermal bridging and air infiltration.

Rubb indoor sports facilities can function as one large playing area or be sub-divided into smaller areas for younger age groups or training programmes. Sports surfaces can be divided using moveable rebound walls, nets or more permanent dividers.

Rubb sports buildings can be quickly erected, dismantled and relocated due to module pre-fabrication. Rubb can provide site supervisors or fully dedicated construction teams to complete any custom sports project.

Rubb sports buildings can accommodate many foundation options such as concreate up-stand, ballast weights, and ground anchors into an existing surface.

Our established sport supply chain streamlines co-ordination of delivery and installation. Pre-fabricated elements and the ability to construct our sport facilities in a variety of weather conditions, speeds up the construction process.

Buildings can accommodate all types of doors, ventilation and equipment to safely support a wide variety of field and court sports such as football, hockey, lacross, Gaelic football, rugby, cricket, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and tennis.

Rubb personnel are on hand to provide help and support, from initial contact to quotation, installation and beyond. Rubb’s commitment to customer service continues after project completion and forms the basis for long-term customer satisfaction.

Ipswich Academy took advantage of Rubb’s alternative solutions to build a custom-made sports hall. The split level 20m span x 70m long multi sports complex boasts a 7m high x 33m long playing area based on a four-court badminton hall. This area, situated at the rear of the building, can also be converted to one basketball court, one netball court, one tennis court or one 5-aside football pitch.

Ipswich Academy’s Estates and Facilities Manager, Steve Hawley, had this to say about the project: “Rubb provided an ingenious solution for our new school; they were able to offer a design for a school sports facility that met our requirements and those of the planning authorities for a contemporary sports facility, but which was affordable and deliverable within the original planning timelines. The sports hall offers light, airy spaces that inspire great physical activities and learning about health, sports and PE. The facility is widely used by the community and is creating a real impact within our community groups and is becoming a great source of community pride for us; it is a very popular venue.”

Rubb was also selected to design, manufacture and construct a 40m wide x 55m long steel and fabric clad sports arena for the University of York.

The indoor multi sports facility features an apex height of 13.4m and internal clear centre height of 11.9m. The sports building includes a central, premier standard, multi-sports court for recreational and performance level basketball, netball, badminton, futsal and volleyball.

The area can be divided into three sections with vertical partitions, which can each accommodate a basketball or volleyball court or up to four badminton courts. The facility can also be transformed to create a full hall show court for all sports including basketball, which will be supported by drop-down basketball nets and three scoreboards.

The 6.7m high sidewalls and end gables feature 80mm thick steel cladding, and Rubb’s Thermohall® insulated fabric membrane completes the roof of the facility.