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4m x 4m Hypar Tensile Fabric Shade Sails at Ormiston Park Academy

15 October 2013

Working for Landmark Landscaping Systems, Tensile Solutions were commissioned to design, manufacture and install two 4m x 4m 'hypar' tensile fabric shade sails at Ormiston Park Academy, Essex.

Tags: Tensile Solutions | Shade Sails | Hypars | Ormiston Park | Tensile Fabric Structures

4m umbrella installed at Beech Street Primary School, Salford

06 September 2013

A quick installation of this 4m curved edge, waterproof parasol / tensile umbrella at Beech Street Primary School in Salford for Sovereign Play

Tags: 4m Tensile Fabric Umbrella | Parasol | Salford

Lion Creature Canopy 'Roars' into Priors Court School, Thatcham

06 September 2013

Hot on the wings of the Ladybird installed at Kingswood prep is 'Larry' the Lion!

Roaring into Priors Court School he provides the centrepiece in a new outdoor learning and play space for the children at the specialist autism school.

He had earned his nickname before we had even left site and drew quite a crowd of admirers during the installation.

Good luck Larry!

Tags: Larry the Lion | Creature Canopy | Priors Court School

Spindrift for Fenmarc Produce, Cambridgeshire

18 August 2013

Another very hot day in August and another Spindrift installed!

This time for Fenmarc Produce as part of a larger landscaping project at their Cambridgeshire offices.

With a hand crafted stainless steel frame and a Ferrari PVC tensile canopy this stunning spindrift provides both sun and rain protection whilst framing the main entrance to Fenmarc's HQ.

The Spindrift is part of our growing product range and more information about it can be found here. Alternatively, please contact us.

Tags: Spindrift | Fenmarc

Ladybird Creature Canopy installed at Kingswood School, Bath

01 August 2013

Well another one of our Ladybird canopies has flown the nest and found a good home! This time in the lovely surrounds of Kingswood Preparatory School near Bath.

The installation was completed in a day and this fabric structure also has a matching red and black spotty ladybird post protector. 

The canopy provides a 12m2 waterproof and UV proof covered area for outdoor play and learning. 

We still have a pre-loved Elephant Creature Canopy (from Hay Festival) available for sale. He's well trained and is for sale at a large discount. Please Contact us for more details or a quotation.  

Tags: Kingswood School | Ladybird | Creature Canopy | Bath

RHS Gold Medal Winner! Spindrift at Tatton Park Flower Show 2013

16 July 2013

Tensile Solutions were approached by Cancer Research for a stunning Spindrift to complement their show garden at Tatton Park Flower show 2013.

Expectations were high with previous RHS gold medal winners Mary Hoult and Peter Gregory at the helm of this years' show garden project. We're delighted to say that a gold medal was theirs once again with a Spindrift forming the focal point of the garden.

Semi Translucent Tensile PVC Canopy 

Supplied, in hand polished stainless steel masts and a semi translucent tensile PVC canopy from Serge Ferrari, this Spindrift was attached to our temporary ground base anchor system allowing the site to be returned back to its original condition after the show. With no concrete, or groundworks involved, this system would be perfect for use in any home garden. 

Here is a little more about the garden...

The purpose of Networks is to promote the ground breaking work of Cancer Research UK and the new More Tomorrows campaign. Currently under construction at the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC), is an exciting new building whose facade of intersecting straight lines has inspired the garden’s distinctive network layout. The dynamic new Cancer Research UK logo is also represented, its colours and curves threading symbolically through the garden. Sweet peas, lavender and chamomile provide fragrance within a soft framework of grasses and verbena. Although layered with inner meanings, the garden can be enjoyed simply as a calm, contemporary outdoor space.

The Spindrift is part of our growing product range and more information about it can be found here. Alternatively, please contact us.

Tags: Spindrift | Show Garden | Tatton Park | RHS Gold Medal | Garden Canopy

Bespoke Double Hypar Canopy in Hertfordshire

14 July 2013

Tensile Solutions designed, fabricated and installed a bespoke double hypar, 8.5m x 5m, at a private residence in Hertfordshire.

With a design brief to provide both cover and provide a 'wow' factor for an outdoor eating and entertaining area, this bespoke double hypar fitted the bill perfectly.

The canopy is fabricated from a semi translucent PVC coated polyester so is waterproof and lets through 50% of the natural light. Six hand polished and rolled stainless steel masts (with integrated LED lighting) complement this elegant and striking tensile structure.

For more information about this project or to see if we can help you with yours, please contact us.

Tags: Double Hypar | Double Roller | Hertfordshire | Translucent Canopy | Canopy LED Lighting

Garden Shade Sail in Gloucestershire

20 June 2013

Tensile Solutions designed, fabricated and installed a stunning 4m x 4m 'hypar' tensile fabric shade sail at a private residence in Gloucestershire.

The fabric structure provides a large shaded area (16m2) and some welcome relief in the summer months in what is a southerly facing 'Sun trap'. Alfresco dining and drinking can now continue in comfort!

The shade sail had to blend into its woodland garden environment so was designed with pressure treated radiata pine masts and a traditional hand stitched and reinforced 'Solacryl' sail.

For more information about this project or to see if we can help you with yours, please contact us.

This structure is also now available as part of our growing product range and is called The Ripple.

 

Tags: Ripple | Garden Shade Sail | Gloucestershie

Bespoke Tensile Fabric Canopies at Revolution Bar, Cambridge

24 May 2013

Tensile Solutions were commissioned by Hartbrights Signs to design, fabricate and install a bespoke 4 bay cantilevered tensile fabric structure for Revolution Bar in Cambridge.

With the refurbished bar scheduled to open, this project had an extremely tight turnaround time and we took it from the initial client meeting to the completed installation in just 5 weeks!

The project was by no means straightforward either... we came up with a cantilever design to keep the area under the canopies free from any supporting steel but also had the rooftop location of the tensile structure to design and engineer around. The canopies needed to provide year round all weather protection so were fabricated in waterproof and very durable PVC coated polyester. The steel was powder coated and the canopies tension to the steel by means of aluminium extrusion and stainless steel catenary cables.

Fabrication was a joint affair with Hartbrights taking on the steel elements from our designs whilst we fabricated the canopies. Installation was completed in two (long!) days and was finished just hours before the Revolution re-opened its doors to the public.

Our thanks go to Hartbrights for involving us in the project. May there be many more... Hopefully next time with a longer lead time!

For more information about this project or to see if we can help you with yours, please contact us.

Tags: Revolution Bar | Cambridge | Bespoke Canopies

Bespoke Tensile Fabric Sails at Styal Lodge Cheshire

29 April 2013

Tensile Solutions designed, fabricated and installed two bespoke 4m x 5m x 6m triangular fabric tensile sails at the elegant Styal Lodge wedding venue in rural Cheshire.

With a design brief to provide stunning shelter to cover two right angled seating areas a bespoke waterproof triangular tensile sail fitted the bill perfectly. The canopies were fabricated from Serge Ferrari 502 PVC coated polyester and tensioned to hand polished and rolled stainless steel masts to complete this minimalist tensile structure.

For more information about this project or to see if we can help you with yours, please contact us.

This structure is also now available as part of our growing product range and is called The Triola.

Tags: Triangular Shade Sails | Styal Lodge | Triola | Bespoke Sails