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Archive For 'April, 2013'

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

Bespoke Double Conic in Maesteg, Wales

29 April 2013

Tensile Solutions designed, fabricated and installed a bespoke 9m x 5m 'Double Conic' tensile fabric structure as part of the outdoor market regeneration in Maesteg, Wales.

With the market due to open in a few weeks, the canopy provides the focal point for the area and will double up as a cover for the stage and performance area due to be built underneath it.

The design incorporates a strengthened steel superstructure for the estimated 1000kg of audio visual and lighting equipment due to be hung from it!

Also fundamental to the design is an integrated and internal water drainage system. A feat of creativity turned what is in essence a free draining conical structure into one that will collect the water landing on the canopy and channel it through the booms, down the masts and out below finished floor level. Perimeter scalloped canopy up stands and custom draining stainless steel membrane plates keep the elegant look of the structure but add function to its form. All steel work is galvanised and painted for extreme corrosion protection. The canopy is a high specification Ferrari Pre-Contraint PVC coated polyester fabric in 'Tuscan'.

The double conic was installed in just over a day using a telehandler and we finished ahead of program. 

We'll put some pictures up of the finished area just as soon as we get some. In the meantime here are some from the build.

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

Tags: Maesteg | Double Conic | Performance Canopy

Tensile Solutions at the London 2012 Olympic Games

23 April 2013

Tensile Solutions are very proud to announce that as part of our work on the 2012 London Olympic Games we have been granted a license under the supplier recognition scheme to champion our involvement in this sporting spectacular! Our official designation is:

"Supplier of tensile fabric installation engineers (Olympic Park) to the London 2012 Games." 

We were brought in back in early 2011 by McGregor Fabric Structures to assist in the installation of both site entrance plazas and the Westfield Shopping Centre entrance.

Through our hard work and dedication this also led to the installation that you can see in the pictures above… A 310m long tensile fabric walkway linking the practise track to the main stadium via two ramps, some 90 degree bends, a bridge and a retractable link over the greenway! It was all installed by hand and to a very tight schedule.

Our thanks go again to the McGregor team and did I hear anyone mention ‘Rio’?!

Tags: London Olympics 2012 | Walkway