Making a Successful Hangar – Part 1

These are just some of our considerations for making a successful hangar:

  • Types and numbers of aircraft
  • Main hangar door opening span and height
  • Type of usage: Commercial, Private Jet, FBO, maintenance, military etc
  • Budget and timescales
  • Most efficient and/or attractive type of frame construction:portal, tied portal, segmental tied portal, spine truss. More information
  • Most efficent and/or attractive type of cladding
  • Hangar maintenance costs
  • Structural and staff benefits of adding office/workshops
  • Unusual loads such as underslung cranes and teleplatforms
  • Site restrictions to height, width or depth
  • Environmental factors such as maximum wind speeds, rainfall and snow
  • Temperature extremes and/or ventilation
  • Earthquake resistance

Continue to the next part of our guide: Doors for your hangar