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Hay Festival 2012 putting Creature Canopies on the map

22 June 2012

Well, we're sad to say it's all over at Hay Festival for another year.

Our Creature Canopies had a brilliant week at the festival, made lots of friends read lots of books and even made it onto both the Hay and Hay Fever Festival maps!  (Although we think the lion may have actually eaten a small child and the odd dog or two but we decided we'd better keep quiet about that!!).

With the weather being somewhat unpredictable, our ladybird, lion and elephant canopies provided shelter for children, parents and book loving festival goers in the rain or sun (and sometimes both the rain and sun at the same time!).

The Creature Canopies from Hay are now available for rent or for sale at a huge discount!

Contact us for more details but be quick as at these prices these super children's canopies won't be around for long! 

Our thanks to Hay Festival ( and photographer Kate Hayward for the pictures.

Tags: Creature Canopies | Hay Festival

Tensile Solutions awarded large tensile fabric structure contract

20 June 2012

Tensile Solutions have been awarded the contract to supply Eric Wright Construction two tensile fabric structures for the under construction Highfield Humanities College in Blackpool.

We were initially approached by Eric Wright Construction in October 2011 and asked to tender for the fabric canopies at the new build College.

Working closely with EWC and landscape architects Plincke we came up with a design proposal that covered the required outdoor areas and fitted within budget. The design was changed from larger hyper forms to Conical in order to achieve this. An 8m diameter conic and a twin 22m x 10m conic will be installed later this year. Watch this space for some pictures...! 


Tags: Conic | Eric Wright Construction | Plincke | Highfield Humanities College | Twin Conic | Tensile Fabric Structures

Tensile Solutions now an accredited supplier on Constructionline

19 June 2012

Tensile Solutions are pleased to announce that we are now an accredited supplied of tensile fabric structures to buyers on Constructionline.

Constructionline is the UK's largest Government-owned register of contractors and consultants for the construction industry. With over 8,000 key decision makers from over 2,000 buying organisations using Constructionline to select quality suppliers.

Tensile Solutions have been accredited for the design, fabrication and supply of tensile fabric structures by Constructionline whose buyers will recognise that we meet industry and Government standards in this highly specialised area of construction.

Tensile Solutions accredited on Constructionline


Tags: Constructionline | Tensile Fabric Structures | Accredited Supplier | Tensile Solutions

Ali Sparkes reads under Creature Canopies

06 June 2012

Acclaimed children's author, blue peter book winner and all round legend Ali Sparkes braved the cold and damp Welsh weather to read some extracts to some hardy children from her fabulous SWITCH books yesterday at Hay Festival.

A captivated audience listened to Ali's fantastically fabulous and magically monstrous stories while sheltered under our very own and quite apt Creature Canopies.

Our thanks go to Ali and family for a truly memorable experience for some very lucky children.

Tags: Ali Sparkes | Creature Canopies | Lion Canopy | Elephant Canopy | Ladybird Canopy | Hay Festival