Benefits of Arch Span


1) Manufactured, Engineered and Serviced Locally

Arch Span Buildings are 100% manufactured in New Brunswick by Tarp-Rite Inc. We also have our own install crew so not only are you buying factory direct but you are having your building installed factory direct. This means top notch speedy service during and after your purchase.  Since we sell factory direct, customization of a building to fit your application and needs can be designed in a timely manner.

We can sell our buildings anywhere but our install service area is typically Atlantic Canada.  We have crews across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island on a regular basis and we also go to Newfoundland.


2) Structure FabricIPG NovaShield Brand

With providing more than 50,000,000 square yards of fabric for frame supported structures in the last FIVE years alone, NovaShield™ from IPG, is designed to meet the industry’s highest standards, and is the proven material for sound fabric clad buildings in all climates.

Our patented weave produces impressive strength-to-weight ratios and its lighter weight makes for easier, faster, money-saving installations. NovaShield features excellent physical properties, wider widths and better color retention than comparable products.

IPG offers a range of durable membrane structure fabrics which ensures you have the right fabric for your unique needs.

NovaShield Membrane Structure Fabrics advantages include:

  • Range of colors
  • Industry leading warranties
  • Improved fungal resistance
  • Engineered coatings provide exceptional performance properties
  • Technologically designed to stand up to some of the most demanding weather conditions

Durability & Safety

IPG is the only polyethylene membrane manufacturer to successfully combine long-life UV resistance with flame retardancy. NovaShield products pass the most demanding certification standards, including:

  • California Fire Marshall
  • ASTM E84 (Class 1)
  • NFPA 701 (Large and Small Scale)
  • CAN/ULC S-109 (Large and Small Scale)
  • UBC31-1
  • FAR 25.863(a) Appendix F, Part 1
  • EN13501.1 (B.s1.d0)
  • DIN4102 (B1)

3) Highly Reinforced Trussed Arches

When designing the trusses of our Arch Span Buildings the engineering team uses close attention to detail to ensure we have a superior product.  With the combination of high tension galvanized steel, continuous webbing sections, vertical reinforcing pins and heavy duty joiner plates along with strict CWB welding procedures, our arches are an industry leader.

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4) X-Brace Purlins

We are the first and only fabric building manufacturer using X-Brace purlins to connect our arches. All other companies use a single pipe purlin which only supports the bottom inside of the truss. With wind and snow loads this can allow the truss to twist. Our X-Brace purlin distributes snow load weight and wind pressure evenly to the entire truss resulting in maximum stability.


5) In House Testing

Each Arch Span Building project is tested and inspected as per CSA A660 and CWB (Canadian Welding Bureau) requirements.  We have an in house fabric testing lab in which fabric break strength, seam break strength and seam peel strength is tested for each and every building project.  We also do burn tests to verify the fabric is flame retardant as per manufacturer’s specs.

In our steel fabrication shop we employee a full time CWB Certified Welding Supervisor to oversee the operation and ensure the welding procedures are followed, tested and inspected.  We have quarterly audits by an external Welding Engineering firm to ensure our welds are in conformance with CSA Standards and we have quarterly audits by the CWB (Canadian Welding Bureau) to ensure all welding procedures are properly implemented.