FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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Below you will find answers to the most common questions we receive. If you can’t find an answer here, send us a message! We look forward to hearing from you.

Most larger units within city limits require a building permit. Depending on where you live, the process for obtaining a permit can vary. Contact your local building department to see about their requirements. Most of our units have engineered drawings available for purchase.

Depending on weather and ground conditions, a 30′ x 40′ shelter can be installed over 2 days with a crew of 3 people but may take longer depending upon the crew’s experience. Larger buildings will take longer and may require additional crew members for pulling the main cover over the shelter.

There are no special tools required for the assembly of our shelters, however a moveable platform or scaffolding equal to 75% of the peak height will be required. For larger buildings, a scissor lift or genie lift is required. Some larger buildings will require a machine to pull the cover over.

Many people, due to location or abilities and equipment, choose to erect the building themselves. All our units come with a multi-page installation guide. We can provide limited assistance by email at installations@stabl.ca, if you provide a detailed explanation and photos.

Stabl Shelters are easy to maintain, and the kits come with instructions on care. Generally, you should do semi-annual fabric and bolt-tightening checks to ensure the best longevity. Use a mild detergent to wash the fabric.

The building components are galvanized steel with tension wires, bolts, washers, and wedge anchors.

PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a heavier duty, chemically resistant synthetic resin made by polymerizing vinyl chloride. PVC starts with a middle layer of polyester, which is then covered with polyvinyl chloride and then coated with a top-lacquer coating. PVC is waterproof, UV resistant, mildew resistant, heat and cold resistant, and fire resistant. Our PVC fabrics come in four different weights – PVC450, PVC610, PVC750 and PVC900. The thicker the fabric the longer it will last.

Shelters can sustain wind gusts up to 100 KPH or greater with proper installation. For heavy snowfall climates, we recommend the Stabl XES series and the heavier fabrics. Most Stabl shelters are engineered for most of BC snow and wind loads.

Each arch comes with two anchoring plates. Each anchor plate is pinned to the substrate at four locations. It is recommended that the anchor plates be placed onto concrete.

There are several factors in selecting the right foundation. It depends whether you are looking to erect a temporary or semi-permanent building and the ground conditions.

Types of recommended foundation materials to prevent sinking or shifting are:

  • concrete slab
  • concrete lock blocks
  • low-rise poured in place concrete walls
  • precast concrete slab sections
  • continuous concrete footers
  • screw piles
  • heavy timber
  • subgrade concrete pier footers
  • bare ground, duckbill ground anchors

You have up to 60 days from the date of purchase to notify us of missing parts. We can generally get those parts to you via hand delivery or courier within a couple of days. Please inventory your parts prior to starting installation, we are not responsible for delays mid installation if you are missing or have lost a part.

Your warranty on the fabric and steel frame starts on the date of purchase. Be sure to complete the registration form provided under Warranty. We will email you a confirmation to notify you that your unit has been registered.

We use one freight broker to obtain ballpark shipping quotes on initial inquiries. Firm shipping quotes will be made upon purchase. We deliver for free from Chilliwack to West Vancouver. We can also supply crate sizes, and weight should you want to obtain your own quote.