For ultimate effect and flexibility, a tensile fabric structure is a popular option.
This type of canopy can be constructed to provide large expanses of uncluttered shade or shelter and lends itself to unique, eye catching configurations.
A lightweight, structurally stable steel frame provides the support for the tension of fabric across almost any desired shape and space. This tensioning gives the membrane the strength to withstand potential damage while creating a clean, smooth appearance.
Various types of fabric can be used, usually PVC treated with waterproof coatings and additives that include UV stabilisers.
Many of our designs offer different colour options and can be adapted to cover awkward spaces and bends.
A tensile fabric structure complies with the same design standards and loading regulations as other shelters, and our range is built to stand up to the fluctuating weather conditions experienced in the UK.
This makes a tensile fabric structure perfect for outdoor dining areas, including in the harsher coastal climates, or for providing outdoor shade in schools.
Rest areas in the workplace also benefit from tensile fabric structures, offering staff the opportunity to enjoy some fresh air during their breaks, even when it is raining.
This type of canopy works well as a covered walkway, due to the fact tensile fabric structures can offer a large clear span, and are often found at busy airports or transport interchanges.
They also require minimal maintenance and the fabric membrane safely lets in lots of natural light while protecting from the sun’s harmful rays.
At Broxap, our tensile fabric structures come with a design life in excess of 20 years, offering fantastic performance and durability.
However big or small your project is, talk to our teams today about the function and style of canopy your site requires.