Why Fabric Shelters Are Strong: Curves, Steel, Design


The Important Strength Features of a Fabric Shelter: Curves, Steel, and Design

Why Fabric Shelters Are Strong, you ask?

With so many fabric shelters available in the market right now, you- as a buyer- must be prudent to know if the fabric shelter you’re about to get has an impressive amount of strength to shield your assets for many years. Read on to know more about the important strength features of a fabric shelter.

What does it take for a fabric shelter to be simple, strong, and durable? The quality of the materials used to build.

And what do you need to do to know if these materials are authentically good for your fabric shelter? It’s best to take a quality check.

A resilient fabric shelter should come with high-quality materials. It is important to use curves, steel, and design to strengthen it. In this blog, we will delve into each of these three central key elements, and we will understand why these are so important.

Three features make up a high-quality fabric shelter: the iconic curved arch, the quality of the steel framework, and the design.


One of the important strength features of a fabric shelter is curves. Curves have proven to be helpful in buildings for countless years. In fact, they’ve been used to build igloos, in hangars installed during World War II and Nissen Huts for aircraft storage . Curves have incredible strength and inherent ability to resist pressure from external force. It’s these reasons why curved steel is central in the development of fabric weather protection systems.


Another important strength feature of a fabric shelter is steel.

In the industries of engineering, construction, and mining, steel is one of the high-quality materials that can contribute to the strength of any building. If your fabric shelter comes with high-quality steel, you can trust that your fabric shelter will stand still for many years.


You’ll be confident to say that your fabric shelter is an impressive one when it can withstand any wind event (even cyclones). Talk about wind ratings! It’s best to check the quality of the steel frame used and never settle for the cheap ones. Design is one of the important strength features of a fabric shelter

To know more about why it’s important to have your fabric shelter wind-rated, check this blog “The Importance of Shelter Wind Ratings” here.

The Strength of Allshelter

This graphic shows the difference in quality between the steel that Allshelter uses versus the steel used on cheap, imported, and under-engineered structures. Many imported structures use round tube while Allshelter only uses SHS. More so, Allshelter only uses approved high grade C350 and C450 galvanized steel as well as certified welding procedures. It’s also accredited to strict ISO standards.


  • Allshelter only uses high grade but lightweight steel frame members to cleverly absorb compression through its form.
  • The steel we use distributes all forces onto its supports using the natural curve of the arch.
  • All components such as plates, bolts etc. comply with Australian Standards
  • Allshelter uses certified welding procedures and is accredited to strict ISO standards
  • Lastly, all our fabric shelters comply with the Australian Standards and ultimate wind speeds.

Your fabric shelter is built to help you with the stability of your business and the security and safety of all your assets. Settling with a fabric shelter that’s made of cheap materials may possibly cause more business operation issues. At Allshelter, we never want you to experience that, because we know your growing business doesn’t deserve to deal with the repercussions of a problematic or failed fabric shelter.

If interested, you can talk to us about our high-quality and high-performing fabric shelters at 1800 908 888.


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