Single Skin Covair Dome

Single Skin Air Domes

Our Single Skin Covair Air Domes are constructed from a clear material with no additional supporting structure.

A cable network is used to provide stability against winds and anchor the dome to the ground. The air dome is inflated by a continuous running fan that creates an internal pressure.

Entrance is via a revolving door to prevent air loss and maintain the slight over pressure inside. An emergency access door can be installed if required.

Single Skin Air Dome Features

The main features and advantages of a Single Skin Covair dome are:

  • The domes are manufactured to the exact measurements of each site and are installed by a team of experienced Covair engineers
  • The feeling inside is one of light and space due to the transparent membrane (approximately 90%)
  • If well maintained the membrane should last around 6 to 8 years, although the current record is over 15 years. All other components have an extended lifespan
  • Due to the lightweight construction, the domes can be dismantled and stored away by a small team in half a day and re-inflated in a full day, allowing the seasonal covering of courts with minimalfuss and expense
  • No additional lighting is required as existing court floodlights will shine through enabling night play
  • They are supplied without heating or lighting thus reducing the initial cost to less than half that of a PVC dome
  • Running costs are kept down to around £30 per week for the continuous running fan
  • An anemometer is provided and connected to a control panel that will automatically turn on a second fan to protect the dome in the case of high wind speeds. The second fan will also start automatically if there is a fault on the first fan

Single Skin Air Dome Requirements

Planning Permission

This is usually necessary although requirements vary between regions. We can put you in touch with planning professionals for assistance.

Concrete Ring Beam

An 850mm x 400-650mm concrete ring beam around the perimeter of the courts is required to counterbalance the uplift forces of the dome.

Drainage

Perimeter drainage may be required around some site installations. This is to prevent rain water ingress and dome flooding.

Utilities

A dedicated electric supply will need to be installed to the fan control panel. Usually a 32 Amp single phase supply is sufficient.

Enabling Works

Concrete pads for doors and machinery, fence alterations for access, pathways, lighting and other considerations depending on the site. 

Summer Storage

In summer the dome can be folded away neatly and stored in a secure location away from sunlight. A shed is usually installed for storage.

Single Skin Air Dome Pricing

The Single Skin Covair domes can be manufactured to suit  individual size and usage requirements. The following sizes and pricing are for guidance only and subject to VAT.

1 Tennis Court

18m x 36.5m x 7.5m

£40,000
Dome Membrane
Steel Cable Network
Anchor Fittings
1 Revolving Door
2 Fans & Control Panel
Delivery & Installation

Optional extras available. Please request a brochure.

2 Tennis Courts

33.5m x 36.5m x 9m

£50,000
Dome Membrane
Steel Cable Network
Anchor Fittings
1 Revolving Door
2 Fans & Control Panel
Delivery & Installation

Optional extras available. Please request a brochure.

3 Tennis Courts

48.5m x 36.5m x 9m

£60,000
Dome Membrane
Steel Cable Network
Anchor Fittings
1 Revolving Door
2 Fans & Control Panel
Delivery & Installation

Optional extras available. Please request a brochure.

4 Tennis Courts

64m x 36.5m x 9m

£70,000
Dome Membrane
Steel Cable Network
Anchor Fittings
1 Revolving Door
2 Fans & Control Panel
Delivery & Installation

Optional extras available. Please request a brochure.

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