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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.

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

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

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

Bespoke Awning Canopies for Leeds Restaurant

21 March 2013

Tensile Solutions designed, fabricated and installed a bespoke 14 bay cantilever awning canopy system at the Alchemist bar and restaurant (opening today!) as part of the new Trinity Shopping Centre development in Leeds.

Our client wanted us to create a high specification and stunning outdoor covered area on their balcony overlooking central Leeds.

The awning canopies not only had to look great but they have to perform all year round and are engineered to take everything the Leeds weather can throw at them! To add to the complexity of the project, the front of the balcony is curved and our structure had to mirror that curve. 

Fabricated with jet black steel and matching waterproof high tensile fabric canopies, the structure looks striking as it snakes around the glass facade of the building. All finishing details and tensioning systems were marine grade stainless steel which adds to the high specification look and feel of the awnings. 

Working right at the end of a high pressure build program, our installation was completed in just four days. A full day ahead of schedule!

Look out for some more photos of the awnings and the finished restaurant on our blog or follow the Alchemist restaurant on Facebook.

Phew! Anyone fancy a drink? I know a great place…..

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


Project Testimonial: 

"The overall service from Tensile Solutions and the standard of product was excellent!

The structure looks great and really sets off the balcony, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this company." 

Chris O'Donovan BSc (Hons) MAPM MRICS - Director - Sale Property Consultants Ltd


Tags: Alchemist | Restaurant | Leeds | Awnings | Trinity Shopping Centre

Installation of Cover-All Fabric Building

19 February 2013

Tensile Solutions provided a specialist fabric installer to RSG Structures to assist in the installation of a large Cover-All fabric building in Appledore, Devon.

A telehandler and MEWP were used in the installation which took just 8 days.

This new 22m x 28m clear span fabric building is a quick and cost effective solution to provide the customer with some much needed covered outdoor space.

For Cover-All fabric building enquiries, please contact Gareth Neale @ RSG on 07545 455005 or gneale@rsgstructures.co.uk

If you would like to talk to us about the installation of fabric buildings then please contact Sam Walker on 01989 730 999 or sam@tensilesolutions.co.uk 

Tags: Cover-All | Fabric Building Installation | RSG Structures

Upcoming Projects for Tensile Solutions

02 February 2013

With the snow gone and the sun out, today it felt Spring like - well almost!

Often with the brightening weather we see a surge in enquiries and orders as people's thoughts turn towards projects that have been slowly fermenting over the darker winter months.

And what a busy start to the year we've had... with a hatful of exciting projects already underway, we'll have our work cut out keeping up with demand! 

Keep your eyes glued to our blog for the latest additions to our projects page. But for now here are some tasters of what you can expect from us early in 2013…

Tags: Tensile Solutions | New Projects | 2013

22m x 10m Double Crest at Highfield Humanities College, Blackpool

26 October 2012

Tensile Solutions designed, fabricated and installed a 22m x 10m Double Crest at the newly built Highfield Humanities College, Blackpool.

The new tensile structure complements the 8m Crest we designed and installed at the College earlier in the year.

Working for Eric Wright Construction and landscape project architects Plincke, the installation was completed in just two days with the aid of a 50T crane and cherry picker.

The 220m2 fabric structure provides the students with some great outdoor shelter and the tensile fabric canopy is 100% waterproof and blocks 100% of UV.

With a marine specification paint system and stainless steel fixings, the fabric structure is designed, engineered and built to last in this tough costal environment. 

The 22m x 10m Double Crest is now part of our growing range of tensile fabric structures and is available for off the shelf installation UK wide.

Please contact us for a quotation or more information.

Tags: Highfield Humanities College | Blackpool | Double Crest | Eric Wright Construction | Plincke

Bespoke Double Hypar at Parker E-Act Academy, Daventry

01 October 2012

Tensile Solutions designed and installed a 14m x 7m bespoke hypar fabric structure at The Parker E-Act Academy in Daventry. 

With a brief to provide an outdoor, waterproof covered area for the students to use year round, the tensile structure also had to fit into a confined space, fit within budget and provide a 'wow' factor for the Academy.

Working to a very tight deadline this bespoke canopy went from order to handover in less than 6 weeks! Installation took just two days and was safely conducted in a live school environment.

The Academy also requested that we put their logos and colours on the fabric and we think the results are simply stunning!

Our thanks go to all involved on this project.

Project Testimonial: 

‘We approached Tensile Solutions to design and install a canopy within a very confined space and to tight time scales and as a result of the excellent customer care and support given during the process Tensile Solutions delivered on time and to budget and as a result our client was very happy with the way the works were carried out and completed within a live school environment. We would have no hesitation in using Tensile Solutions to provide a canopy solution again’ 

Nick Navas MRICS  – MD, Navas Associates Ltd

Tags: Parker Academy | Bespoke Double Hypar | Logos

Hypar Shade Sails Installed at Blackburn School

11 August 2012

Tensile Solutions designed and installed three 5m x 5m and one 6m x 6m Hypar Shade Sails at a High School in Blackburn.

The hyperparaboloid sails are a cost effective and elegant way of providing shelter and shade for children and students from the Sun.

Called 'Hypars' these canopies are part of our new range of commercial shade sails and are ready for installation UK wide. They can be viewed on our website here...

http://www.tensilesolutions.co.uk/shadesail/hypar5m/

http://www.tensilesolutions.co.uk/shadesail/hypar6m/

Please contact us for further information or a quotation.

Tags: Hypar | Shade Sails | Blackburn

8m Crest at Highfield Humanities College

04 July 2012

Tensile Solutions designed, fabricated and installed an 8m diameter Crest at the newly built Highfield Humanities College, Blackpool.

Working for Eric Wright Construction and landscape project architects Plincke the installation was completed in just one day using a telehandler and cherry picker.

The 50m2 fabric structure provides the students with some great outdoor shelter and the tensile fabric canopy is 100% waterproof and blocks 100% of UV.

With a marine specification paint system and stainless steel fixings, the fabric structure is designed, engineered and built to last in this tough costal environment. 

The 8m Crest is now part of our growing product range and is available for off the shelf installation UK wide.

Please contact us for a quotation or more information.

Tags: 8m Crest | Highfield Humanities College | Eric Wright Construction

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

Bespoke Tensile Fabric Garden Canopy in St Albans

18 May 2012

Tensile Solutions were commissioned to design, engineer, fabricate and install a bespoke tensile fabric garden canopy in St Albans.

The design brief by architect and house owner Rob Weedon was very specific: A high specification canopy to interface with the existing building and provide covered shelter when making the transition from inside to outside. It also had to be completely demountable as it was to be removed over the winter months.

At 4.7m x 4.5m the fabric structure provides a good sized sheltered area and was installed in just one day before the glorious weather arrived! We also installed the foundations and made good the patio area as part of the works.

The polished stainless steel masts have a countersunk circular connection at finished floor level allowing the masts to be removed completely and stainless capping plates secured in their place. The waterproof architectural grade PVC coated polyester can also be easily removed from the ‘P section’ aluminium extrusion fixed along the wall of the house. This classifies the fabric structure as temporary so no planning permission is required for it.

Design consideration was given at all times to the temporary nature of the fabric structure and the need for the client to quickly and easily remove and re-instate the canopy.

Here's what Rob had to say:

I invited several specialist companies to tender for our new tensile canopy and whilst the quote from Tensile Solutions was the most competitive, it also conveyed a sense of Sam Walker’s enthusiasm for the project. He didn’t disappoint.

From the initial discussions on detailed design to the finished installation, Sam was flexible, professional and easy to work with, helping us to enhance our design with his expert knowledge and design flair.  He kept us informed of progress, stuck to our agreed programme and budget and worked tirelessly to deliver a high quality installation with the minimum of fuss.

If you are thinking of having a tensile canopy, this is the company you want to build it for you.”

Rob Weedon – Architect & Partner, Saunders Architects

Tags: Bespoke Garden Canopy | Fabric Garden Structure

'Halo' Tensile Fabric Canopy at Trelewis Primary School

16 April 2012

Tensile Solutions provided a specialist tensile fabric engineer to Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd to assist in the installation of a 'Halo' tensile fabric structure at Trelewis primary school, Merthyr Tydfil.

The brightly coloured tensile fabric canopy provides 6m x 6m of waterproof, UV protection for use an outdoor classroom or covered area for children's play. 

Tensile Solutions now offer our own range of tensile fabric structures. 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: Halo | Fabric Architecture | Installation

'Pow Wow' Shade Sail & 'Conic' Tensile Structure at Varna School

27 March 2012

Tensile Solutions provided a specialist fabric engineer to Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd to assist in the installation of a 5m x 5m 'Pow Wow' shade sail and an 8m diameter 'Conic' tensile fabric structure at Varna Community Primary School, Manchester.

The shade sail provides UV protection for the children from the sun and the large 8m diamemter tensile conic provides waterproof year round protection whatever the weather.

Tensile Solutions now offer our own range of tensile structures and shade sails. 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: Shade Sail | Fabric Architecture

'Skylar' Tensile Fabric Structures at St Catherine's Hospital

22 March 2012

Tensile Solutions installed 3no. 'Skylar' tensile fabric shade sail structures on behalf of  Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd at St Catherine's Hospital.

The Skylar’s were installed in the courtyard of the new hospital in just one day. 

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: Skylar | Vinci Construction | Signature Structures | St Catherine's Hospital | Couryard Canopies

Kent Cricket Club 'bowled over' by new Tensile Fabric Canopy

15 March 2012

Sainsbury’s and Kent County Cricket Club 'bowled over' by new tensile fabric entrance canopy... 

Tensile Solutions installed a 5m x 3m 'Iron Mountain' tensile fabric structure outside a new Sainsbury’s store at Kent County Cricket Club on behalf of Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd

The installation of the fabric shelter / entrance canopy took just one day with the aid of a telehandler. 

The new Sainsbury’s store in Canterbury is now open and the fabric structure provides shelter and clearly defines the entrance to the shop.

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.

Now that's what I call cricket!

Tags: Iron Mountain | Kent Cricket | Cardy Construction | Entrance Canopy | Sainsburys | Signature Structures |

'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

'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

'Hoop' Tensile Fabric Structure at St. Peter's School, Cardiff

26 August 2011

Tensile Solutions provided Fabric Architecture Ltd with specialist installation engineers to assist with the installation of their new 'Hoop' tensile fabric structure.

At 10m x 10m it provides excellent coverage for the children to enjoy come rain or shine. The fabric is waterproof and also blocks all harmful UV radiation. The bright colours make it fun iplace to be under and it works well as an outdoor classroom too.

Installation took just two days with the aid of cherry pickers. Tensile Solutions also made good to the tarmac around the stanchions.

Tags: St Peter's School Cardiff

'Fort' Tensile Fabric Structure at Abbey Lane School

24 August 2011

Tensile Solutions put the finishing touches to a 14x5m 'Fort' tensile fabric structure at Abbey Lane School in Sheffield for Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd.

Working well in this large refurbishment of an existing school the fabric structure creates a great focal point whilst forming a walkway between school buildings.

Tags: Abbey Lane School | Fort Canopy

'Bandshell' Tensile Fabric Structure at Eastlea School, London

23 August 2011

Tensile Solutions provided specialist tensile fabric engineers to Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd to assist in the installation of a '10m Bandshell' tensile fabric structure at Eastlea School in London.

A crane was used in the installation which took just two days. 

Specialist tensile fabric installation engineers were provided to Fabric Architecture Ltd with CPCS slinger / signaller qualifications.

The new tensile structure provides an outdoor teaching and learning space and the additional lighting truss means it's perfect for outdoor performances too!

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: Eastlea School | Fabric Architecture | Bandshell | CPCS Slinger Signaller | Crane

'Sirocco' Tensile Fabric Structure at St. Theresa's School, Leeds

19 August 2011

Tensile Solutions installed a '5m Sirocco' tensile fabric structure at St. Theresa's Catholic Primary School in Leeds on behalf of Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd.

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

The new tensile structure looks stunning whilst providing shade, rain cover and an outdoor classroom in the schools new playground.

Tags: Sirocco | St Theresa's School

'Double Conic' Tensile Fabric Structures at Laisterdyke College

18 August 2011

Tensile Solutions installed the steel for 2no. 'Double Conic' tensile fabric structures at Laisterdyke Business & Enterprise College on behalf of Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd

The installation of the steelwork was completed in just one day using a telehandler and cherry picker. Engineers had CPCS telehandler and IPAF qualifications.

Cables were also drawn through pre-fabricated holes in the masts of the structures for lighting to be added. 

Tags: Laisterdyke College | Double Conic

'Pow Wow' Tensile Fabric Shade Sails at Roecroft School, Stotfold

16 August 2011

Tensile Solutions installed 6no. 'Pow Wow' tensile fabric shade sails at Roecroft School, Stotfold on behalf of Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd.

With wooden pressure treated timber masts, galvanised bases and an architectural grade HDPE shade fabric, these shade sails are built to last and blend well into a playground environment.

The installation of these tensile fabric shade sails was completed in just two days.

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: Roecroft School | Pow-Wow | Shade Sails | Roecroft School | Pow-Wow | Shade Sails

Tensile Fabric Structures Dismantle at World Class Sporting Venue in London

11 August 2011

Tensile Solutions supplied McGregor Polytunnels with a specialist engineer to assist in the dismantle of 2no. tensile fabric entrance canopies at a prestigious east London sporting development.

The dismantle took place over three days using a 50T crane and scissor lifts.  

These tensile structures are due to be re-erected later in the year.

 

'Inverse Double Conic' Tensile Fabric Structure at Friarage School

05 August 2011

Tensile Solutions provided Fabric Architecture Ltd with a specialist engineer to assist in the installation of a bespoke 'Double Inverse Conic' Tensile Fabric Structure at Friarage School, Scarborough. 

The installation was completed in three days using a telehandler and cherry picker.

Also installed at the same time was a 5m x 5m Shade Sail to provide the children in the playground with some cover from sun.

The school are delighted with the results!

Tags: Friarage School | Inverse Conic | Friarage School | Inverse Conic

Installation of Shade Sails for Fabric Architecture Ltd

28 July 2011

Tensile Solutions installed 9no. 6m x 6m 'HyparShades' shade sails and 1no. bespoke 10m x 10m shade canopy for Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd at Sirius Academy in Hull.

Unlike traditional shade sails these are engineered to stay up all year round and have an integrated snow cable.

All these canopies were installed in just two (very long!) days ensuring that the both the main contractor, Balfour Beatty and Signature Structures Ltd schedules were kept on track!

Tags: Sirius Academy | Shade Sails

Signature Structures Ltd HyparShade Shade Sail Installation

25 July 2011

Tensile Solutions installed a 6m x 6m Shade Sail on behalf of Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd at a new build school in Merseryside.

The fabric is a high specification knitted polyester shade fabric that comes in a range of bright and vibrant colours and blocks up to 95% of harmful UV ray.

The structure is located on the roof and will provide a sheltered play area away from the sun and rain. 

Lighting is also due to be integrated into the tall masts.

The pictures have not been photoshopped - the canopy really is that bright!

Tags: Stockbridge School | Shade Sail

Tensile Fabric Structures Installation at World Class Sporting Venue in London

24 June 2011

Tensile Solutions supplied McGregor Polytunnels with a specialist engineer to assist in the installation of tensile fabric entrance canopies at a prestigious east London development.

"Sam Walker worked with us on a complicated and time pressured project at the site of a world class sporting event in the UK. He operated calmly under pressure. worked hard, came well equipped and with the right attitude. With Sam’s invaluable assistance the project was completed on time and to specification… I thoroughly recommend working with him.

Alasdair McGregor - Director, McGregor Polytunnels & Structures Ltd

Bespoke Tensile Fabric Garden Structure 'The Roller' in Monmouth

23 May 2011

Tensile Solutions were commissioned to design, manufacture and install a bespoke garden canopy over a decked area in a stunning private garden in rural Monmouthshire.

The garden sail is 4.5m x 4.5m and consists of rolled and polished stainless steel masts and a tensioned architectural fabric canopy. Included in the works were the foundations and reinstatement of the existing wooden decking around the masts.

The high specification tensile structure was bespoke to our customer’s requirements and provides a contemporary yet functional twist to a traditional setting. Shelter from the sun and rain mean that the new owners can enjoy al fresco living whatever the weather!

This beautiful garden structure is now for sale as part of our new product range. It can be tailored to your specification or size and lighting can also be integrated into the design. 

For more information or for a quotation please contact us.

Tags: Garden Structure | Garden Sail | Bespoke Tensile Fabric Structure | The Roller | Garden Canopy

5m Pagoda Telscombe Cliffs Nursery, East Sussex

05 May 2011

Tensile Solutions supplied and installed a 5m Pagoda courtesy of Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd at Telscombe Cliffs Nursery, East Sussex.

The nursery needed an outdoor classroom over their playground. The great design and size of the pagoda fitted the bill perfectly and created a protected area underneath for the children to play and learn.

Tensile Solutions provided a turnkey solution for the school including groundworks and making good. Installation was completed in just one day including all groundworks and making good, causing minimal disruption for the nursery.

Here’s what the nursery say:

“Now we have the Pagoda installed I would just like to say how fantastic it looks and how pleased we are with it. You have done an excellent job and have been most professional throughout. The Pagoda is allowing the children to play outside in all weather and be protected accordingly at all times. We have also received numerous comments from parents with regards to how good it looks. Many thanks again for installing this wonderful product.”

 Mrs Jackie Wales, Telscombe Cliff Nursery

Tags: Pagoda | Telscombe Cliffs Nursery |

Springwell SEN School, Barnsley - 5m Mistral

18 April 2011

Tensile Solutions provided specialist engineers to Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd to assist in the installation of a 5m Mistral Tensile Structure.

The fabric structure was installed in one day using a telehandler and mobile scaffold tower.

The canopy which is part of a significant BSF development provides children with special educational needs a fun and safe covered outdoor play and classroom area.

Engineers for this project had CPCS telehandler, Signaler, Slinger, Banksman, IPAF MEWP & PASMA Scaffold Tower qualifications.

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: Springwell SEN School | Fabric Architecture Ltd | Mistral

East Berkshire College - 7m Mistral

15 April 2011

Tensile Solutions provided specialist engineers to Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd to assist in the installation of a 7m Mistral Tensile Structure. With limited access due to a courtyard location the structure was installed by hand and access was from mobile scaffold towers.

Tags: East Berkshire College | Mistral | Fabric Architecture Ltd

Shirebrook School, 4m Mistral and 6m Sirocco

14 April 2011

Tensile Solutions provided a specialist engineer to Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd to assist in the installation of a 4m Mistral & 6m Sirocco at Shirebrook School in Mansfield.

The tensile structures were installed in one day using a telehandler and mobile scaffold tower.

Tags: Shirebrook School | Sirocco | Mistral | Fabric Architecture Ltd

Brands Hatch - Bespoke Hypar Tensile Fabric Structures Remedial

31 March 2011

Tensile Solutions provided Fabric Architecture Ltd with a specialist engineer to assist in installing two new fabric canopies to the tensile structures at Brands Hatch.

The large canopies cover the ‘Directors Terrace’ and the pit lane restaurant and provide a visually stunning shelter over the viewing and eating areas whatever the weather.

Tags: Brands Hatch | Directors Terrace | Hypar Canopy | Brands Hatch | Directors Terrace | Hypar Canopy | Fabric Architecture Ltd

7x5m Classroom Canopy Installation in Durham

18 March 2011

Tensile Solutions provided Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd with specialist fabric engineers to install the fabric canopy on a 7x5m 'Classroom' tensile fabric structure at Durham St Johnston Academy. 

The structure is now as good as new! 

Tags: Durham St Johnson Academy | Durham St Johnson Academy | Classroom Canopy

8.5m Diameter Pagoda Star

11 March 2011

Tensile Solutions installed an 8.5m diameter Pagoda Star Tensile Fabric Structure on behalf of Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd.

Installation was completed in just one day including all ground works by using a specially developed rock spike pile driving Unimog! This brand new method of installation allows significant cost and time savings, compared to traditional mass concrete footings. For more information please contact us.

Many thanks to Garth Bradbury Fencing Contractors Ltd for providing the Unimog & spike.

http://www.gbfencingcontractors.com/ 

6x9m Double Conic Tensile Fabric Structure at York Racecourse

08 March 2011

Tensile Solutions installed a 6x9m Double Conic Tensile Fabric Structure on behalf of Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd at York Racecourse.

A telehandler and cherry picker were used in the installation of the steel and canopy which was completed in just one day.

Engineers for this project had CPCS telehandler, IPAF MEWP & CPCS Signaler, Slinger, Banksman qualifications.

Tags: York Racecourse | Double Conic

Quad Conic Tensile Fabric Structure - St Urbans School Leeds

27 February 2011

Tensile Solutions provided specialist subcontract installation engineers to work under the direction of Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd site supervisors to install a 24m x 7m 'Quad Conic' tensile fabric structure in Leeds.

The installation was completed in three days with the aid of 35T crane and the single piece fabric canopy was installed using a specially fabricated spreader beam.

The quad tensile fabric conic formed part of the schools refurbishment and provides a multitude of functions including outdoor classroom, play area, parents waiting area, meet and greet etc.

Engineers for this project were supplied with CPCS telehandler, IPAF MEWP & CPCS Signaller, Slinger, Banksman qualifications.

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: Quad Conic | Installation Tensile Fabric Structure | CPCS | St Urbans School

'Triple Conic' Tensile Fabric Structure Installation at Tesco, Kingsbridge

09 February 2011

Tensile Solutions provided specialist subcontract installation engineers to work under the direction of Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd site supervisors to install this 18x7m 'Triple Conic' tensile fabric structure in Kingsbridge. The installation was completed in three days with the aid of 35T crane and specially fabricated spreader beam. Access and installation was made more complicated due to the structure sitting on a raised area several metres above the car park and access level.

This development formed part of a new build Tesco store and grounds. The Triple Conic covers part of a walkway to the store and provides a focal point and shelter in all weathers for shoppers.

Engineers for this project were supplied with CPCS telehandler, IPAF MEWP & CPCS Signaler, Slinger, Banksman qualifications. 

Tags: Tesco Kingsbridge | Triple Conic

'Triple Conic' Tensile Fabric Structure Installation at Tesco, Yate

20 January 2011

Tensile Solutions provided specialist subcontract installation engineers to work under the direction of Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd site supervisors to install this 18x7m 'Triple Conic' tensile fabric structure at Tesco in Yate.

Engineers for this project were supplied with CPCS telehandler, IPAF MEWP / SPB & Signaller Slinger qualifications. 

Tags: Triple Conic | Tesco Yate

'Single Conic' Tensile Fabric Structure Installed at Harton Primary School, Newcastle

14 January 2011

Tensile Solutions installed a 6m Single Conic tensile fabric structure at Harton Primary School, Newcastle on behalf of Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd.

The structure was installed in 1 day using a Telehandler and Cherry Picker at this new build school.

Tags: Harton Primary School | 6m Conic

Tensile Fabric 'Classroom' Structure Installed at Polesworth Children's Centre

12 January 2011

Tensile Solutions installed a 7x5m Classroom tensile fabric structure at Polesworth Children’s Centre in Tamworth on behalf of Fabric Architecture Ltd & Signature Structures Ltd.

Access was tight and with the structure also over sailing an existing building so the set out was crucial.

Tags: Polesworth Children's Centre | Classroom Canopy | Fabric Architecture

Tensile Solutions website launches!

11 January 2011

Welcome to the new Tensile Solutions website designed by Hostpipe in Stroud.

Tensile Solutions specialise in tensile fabric structures. Offering turnkey design & buildinstallationproject management and canopy cleaning & maintenance.

Eastington Primary School - Bespoke Tensile Fabric Structure.

09 December 2010

Tensile Solutions designed, supplied and installed this bespoke tensile fabric structure at Eastington Primary School near Stroud in Gloucestershire.

The school required an outdoor classroom over their Early Years Playground. Sympathetic design was of paramount importance as this stunning old Victorian school sits in a beautiful Cotswold Village.

This freestanding contemporary fabric structure takes its cues from the curved stone arches that sit over every door and its clean lines and minimalistic design ensure a clear and protected area underneath for the children to play and learn.

Working closely with Gloucestershire County Council, the Headmaster, Malcolm Strang, Teachers and Governors, a solution was found that was both aesthetic and functional.

Tensile Solutions provided a turnkey solution for the school including groundworks and making good.

The fabric used on this structure is a silicon coated glass fabric and adds further benefit. It is very strong and durable and has a lifespan of 20+ years (at the end of which it is fully recyclable). It  blocks 100% of UVB radiation so the children are protected from harmful rays but lets through all UVA so plants underneath can still photosynthesize. This is just as well as there are large planters with flowers and vegetables underneath part of the structure now! It also has one of the highest translucencies of any architectural fabric letting through around 40% of visible light.   

“The development of an Early Years outside learning area was a key initiative for the school. Tensile Solutions worked closely with the governors, staff and pupils to design and install a fantastic canopy that is sympathetic to our existing Victorian building enabling the children to extend their learning beyond the classroom environment. As a relatively small rural school with a restricted site (and budget!) we were impressed with the efficiency and professionalism demonstrated by Tensile Solutions who have made a real impact on the provision we offer our young learners. Thank you.”

 Malcolm Strang - Headteacher, Eastington Primary School, Gloucestershire