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Virginia helicopter hangar with hydraulic door wins NFBA award
FAIRFAX, Minn., June 7, 2018 – Fuog/InterBuild Inc. is no stranger to winning National Frame Building Association awards. During the last two decades, the Purcellville, Va., construction company has garnered four first-place awards for Building of the Year and numerous other second- and third-place awards. The Fuog/InterBuild reputation has also garnered the company “Superior Sales and Service” and “Foreman of the Year” recognition.

Fuog/InterBuild won the 2017 Building of the Year award for Commercial Buildings Under 5,000 square feet, for a privately-owned helicopter hangar in rural Purcellville, Va.

Hangar owner Chuck Kuhn worked with Fuog/InterBuild to design the post-fame barn-style hangar that really stands out with a Schweiss Doors hydraulic one-piece 55-foot by 16-foot designer door. The exterior Hardie Plank cladding covering the hydraulic door features a faux porch and sliding door lock. A stronger lift system was incorporated for the additional 7,100 pounds of wood cladding on the door. The interior of the door is clad with trimmed out metal panel. Four decorative tinted windows, two with awnings, make the hangar door stand out even more.

Other unique features of the hangar include an interior finish of board-and-batten siding walls with Berridge A-Panel. The vaulted ceiling has 1x6-inch tongue-and-groove woodwork. A high loft with four windows provides suitable daylighting into the hangar, which hosts offices for the pilot and in-flight manager.

Garland LaRue, Project Manager for Fuog/InterBuild, discovered Schweiss Doors through an Internet search and said the hangar owner loved the hydraulic door.

“I think the quality of construction of the hydraulic door is wonderful,” LaRue says. “We definitely would use it again and recommend it to others. It was also easy to install, the shipping of it and customer service was great on all points. Brent and Jeremy at Schweiss were very helpful.”

Schweiss Doors is the premier manufacturer of hydraulic and bifold liftstrap doors. Doors are custom made to any size for any type of new or existing building for architects and builders determined to do amazing things with their buildings, including the doors. Schweiss also offers a cable to liftstrap conversion package. For more information, visit www.bifold.com.

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The National Frame Building Association (NFBA) voted this rural farm hangar in Purcellville, Va., as a 2017 Building of the Year. A Schweiss 55-foot by 16-foot hydraulic door with tinted windows, faux porches and a faux sliding door give it a very distinct designer look.

HelicopterHangar2: The entire door lifts 16 feet upward to give easy access to the owner’s helicopter. Inside are offices for the pilot and an in-flight manager. 

HelicopterHangar3: The interior of the post-frame hangar has board-and-batten siding walls with Berridge A-Panel and the ceiling has 1x6 tongue-and-groove woodwork.

HelicopterHangar4: The inside of the door is clad with trimmed out metal panel. The building contractor was Fuog/InterBuild Inc.

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