Tension membrane structures can be defined as any structure where a pretensioned fabric is used to provide a dynamic roofing or artistic solution.
- Car park shading
- Childcare play areas
- Shade around hotel and resort pools, bars, restaurants and open spaces
- Stadium roofing
- Shopping center roofing
- Feedlots and dairy farms
- Parks and recreational facilites
- Atriums and skylights
Tension Membrane Structures provide both aesthetically pleasing and functional roofing solutions. The obvious advantages of tension membrane include:
- The ability to shape the fabric to heighten the profile and aesthetics of a development;
- They are considerably lighter in weight than traditional structures, reducing compressive loads on walls and columns;
- They are less expensive than glass or polycarbonate as a roofing product where a translucent finish is required;
- Construction and erection times are significantly less than traditional materials.
- They require less ongoing maintenance than glass or polycarbonate roofing;
- They allow architects and designers uninhibited use of their imagination.
- Creating convection currents to considerably reduce ambient temperatures in outdoor or “al fresco” situations.
- Providing lightweight additions to conventional buildings for weather protection at entries and walkways. Providing the potential to increase usable areas around restaurants and bars.
- A lifespan to 30 plus years.