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Archive For 'September, 2011'

'Mistral' Tensile Fabric Structure at Little Plumstead School

12 September 2011

Tensile Solutions installed a 7m x 7m 'Mistral' tensile fabric structure at the newly built Little Plumbstead School, Norwich on behalf of Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd.

A telehandler was used in the installation of this new build school and the fabric structure was installed in just one day. 

The new permanent tensile structure provides contemporary shade, rain cover and an outdoor classroom / covered area in the school grounds.

The steel is powdercoated and the fabric is high specification silicon coated woven glass.

The 'solar glass weave' (SGW) fabric has a design life in excess of 25 years. It lets through up to 40% of visible light (much more than architectural PVC - circa 15%). Most importantly it blocks all UVB so children underneath will not get sunburn and it lets through UVA so plants underneath can still photosynthesize.

Tensile Solutions now offer our own range of tensile fabric structures. Being a small, family run firm we pride ourselves on our competitive prices and great customer service. 

Please contact us for a quotation if you are planning to use fabric in your next project.


Tags: SGW | Little Plumstead School | Mistral

Cleaning Tensile Structure, Gazebo and Awning at Penn Hall School

09 September 2011

Tensile Solutions cleaned & maintained a 7m 'Mistral' tensile fabric structure, an awning and a gazebo at Penn Hall School, Wolverhampton.

All works were completed in just a day and judging by the pictures the cleaning was long overdue and the canopies have now been returned to their former glory!

All fixings were checked and torqued if needed and the structures and canopies were checked for defects or faults. A full report was issued on completion.

Cleaning & maintenance of a tensile structure forms an important and often overlooked part of the structures life. We have seen structures become unsafe and even fail because basic maintenance has been neglected. Cleaning the structure on a regular basis not only is good aesthetically but it prolongs the life of the canopy.

We recommend structures are maintained in accordance with their OMM which should specify works at least on an annual basis.

If you have a structure that may need some attention please contact us for an obligation free quote.

'Pow-Wow' Tensile Fabric Shade Sails at Kingswood Primary, London

07 September 2011

Tensile Solutions installed 5no. 'Pow - Wow' Shade Sail on behalf of Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd

The shade sails provide excellent outdoor protection and shade for the children to enjoy! Their hyperparaboloid form gives a contemporary yet fun and functional look and feel to the playground. 

The fabric canopies block over 90% of harmful UV radiation and their permeability works to actively lower the temperature underneath them.

The fabric installation took just two days and the school was opened just in time for the start of the new term!

Tensile Solutions now offer our own range of tensile fabric structures. Being a small, family run firm we pride ourselves on our competitive prices and great customer service. 

Please contact us for a quotation if you are planning to use fabric in your next project.

 

Tags: Fabric Architecture | Pow-Wow | Shade Sails | Kingswood School

'Mistral' Tensile Fabric Structure at Shafton Academy, Barnsley

05 September 2011

Tensile Solutions installed a 7m x 7m 'Mistral' tensile fabric structure at the newly built Shafton Academy, Barnsley on behalf of Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd.

A telehandler was used in the installation which took just one day. 

The new permanent tensile structure provides contemporary shade, rain cover and an outdoor covered area in the academy grounds.

Tags: Shafton Academy | Mistral

'Pow-Wow' Tensile Fabric Shade Sail at St. Helens School, Bristol

02 September 2011

Tensile Solutions installed a 'Pow - Wow' Shade Sail on behalf of Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd.

At 5m x 5m and set just off the playground this permanent shade sail provides an outdoor covered teaching area whilst shading those underneath and blocking harmful UV rays.

The pressure treated timber masts should last in excess of ten years and blend well into the woodland setting.

Installation took just one day. Tensile Solutions also installed the foundations for this structure.

Tags: St Helens School | Bristol | Pow-Wow