Rubb unlocks solution to door dilemma

THE experts at Rubb Buildings Ltd held the key to designing a new door for a hangar at RAF Waddington.


The 20m x 33m NV type building was originally manufactured with a Fast Jet Door to house various aircraft. This style of door required three men on the ground and the pilot to move the aircraft in and out of the hangar.


Then Rubb came up with a plan to reduce the ground staff to just one man. This involved designing and equipping the facility at the UK base with a bespoke 17.5m x 6m sliding door. The new door is fully insulated in keeping with the insulated building which features an inner skin, electrical kit and heating.The project was completed on May 6.


David Laing, Government Estates Management Senior Facilities Manager, said: “The speed of response from quote to install was excellent and highlights the way Rubb has proactively undertaken this project. Rubb’s performance has greatly enhanced the operational functionality of the hangar facility.”



Clare Wilson

Marketing Manager | +44 191 482 22 11

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