30-70 % less expensive than metal

The Six Key Elements of Savings with FabricAir Dispersion Systems

Fabric ductwork is 30-70% less expensive than metal

Switching from conventional metal ducting to Fabric ductwork technology enables saving of up to 70% on total installed costs. The total savings potential on a project varies from 30% to 70% over the cost of conventional solutions without sacrificing quality or flexibility in design.

Utilizing our fabric ductwork based Smart Air Solutions results in significan savings through six key elements: simple installation process, economical shipping solutions, space-savings, greater design flexibility, efficient materials and a long service-life

Cost savings from installation
Cost savings from installation

Installing FabricAir dispersion systems is fast and easy, and will reduce costs for the entire project due to the lower number of man hours. FabricAir systems are so easy to install that skilled labor is not required; depending on the size of the job it can be done with just a few people. All duct sections are connected to each other with zippers, and there are no "tools of the trade" to speak of. Painting is not required because the ducts arrive on site in the preselected color. The available suspension systems are variations of a cable or a track suspension, and some contractors have compared installing ducts on a track system to sliding a shower curtain. It really is that simple.
Due to the lightweight nature of FabricAir dispersion systems, the duct can be lifted easily and quickly to the desired mounting height, reducing the number of workers and man hours and eliminating the need for specialized equipment like duct-jacks. The duct is attached to the air handler using a durable ratcheting strapwhich is always included, further reducing the cost of installation.

Cost savings from materials
Cost savings from materials

One of the many advantages of utilizing FabricAir dispersion over conventional metal ducts is the elimination of ancillary items such as grills, diffusers, dampers, insulation, paint, and mastic. In addition, the cost of the textiles used to manufacture FabricAir duct is stable and typically less expensive than sheet metal.

FabricAir offers permeable and non-permeable fabrics with air dispersion models tailored to your application. The duct sections zip together, unlike metal sections which have to be screwed together and sealed with mastic. Depending on the throw needed for proper air flow, laser cut orifices of varying size are added to generate the desired amount of air flow along the length of the duct, thus eliminating the need for grills, registers and the dampers that are used to balance them.

FabricAir ducts are available in a variety of colors with the option to screenprint text or logos directly on the fabric. Painting a traditional metal duct is costly and requires frequent maintenance to retain a clean and fresh appearance.

Cost savings from transportation
Cost savings from transportation

Conventional metal ducts are transported using large trucks that typically require a specially licensed driver, a large quantities of fuel and the arrival time can be unpredictable. This limits the options that owners have due to a real price correlation between where the duct is manufactured and where the job site is. Once the metal duct is delivered, it may require costly storage space, such as a rented trailer, or take up space in the construction area, which can create delays and even hazardous conditions for workers.


FabricAir ducts are delivered in boxes via airfreight by a premier multinational logistics company, thus limiting delays due to weather or geopolitical issues. Upon arrival, the boxes can be stored quickly and efficiently if necessary. Our customers are provided with tracking numbers so that the progress can be tracked every step of the way, making project scheduling easier and more reliable, which helps to reduce idle hours on site.

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FabricAir BV
Nieuwe Langeweg 73
3194 DC Hoogvliet RT
+31 (0) 181 848397