Leading Innovators in Bespoke Tensile Structures

Quality Structures, Designed for Life

Intricate Detailing within the Membrane

Award Winning Structures

Professional Event Structures

J & J. Carter Ltd

J & J Carter is a name synonymous with award winning tensile fabric structures.

Tensile fabric structures make it possible to create dramatic, exciting and striking architectural works as they offer variety of form, translucency, colour and softness, are lightweight and use tension to create the three dimensional form.

We provide turnkey solutions for the design, manufacture, installation and servicing of all types of fabric structures and enclosures, including event marquees and sports halls, along with providing a range of accessories and transportation products.

A J & J Carter structure is of the highest quality materials and components, with long life expectancy, capable of meeting all fire & safety regulations and supplied with a manufacturer's 10 year warranty.

Project Showcase

Tasker Millward School - sustainable replacement membrane

Tasker Millward School

Sadly the original air dome collapsed due to a combination of vandalism and lack of maintenance and was rendered irrepairable.

Hilton Birmingham Metropole - fabric structure

Hilton X-Football Arena

J & J Carter were commissioned to design and build the temporary cages, and the fabric structure surrounding them, for the high profile event.

Blackbrook Tennis Centre - indoor courts

Blackbrook Tennis Centre

Due to high demand for tennis facilities in the area, it was necessary to expand the centre by increasing the number of indoor courts without incurring the costs of traditional brick building.

Winchester Tennis Club - Tensile Fabric Frame structure

Winchester Tennis Club

To maintain its reputation as a leading club and to enhance its offering to members, the Club recognised the necessity for year-round playing facilities.

Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Bayer Pharmaceuticals

J & J Carter were appointed to design and install fabric architecture in the form of a ceiling feature to the atrium of the three storey office block in Newbury.

Victoria Square

Victoria Square

Victoria Square is Belfast's number one shopping destination. It is home to over 50 stores including House of Fraser, Topshop, Cruise, Reiss and H&M.

Victoria Park Health Centre -

Victoria Park Health Centre

The Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust wanted to refurbish the gardens of the Victoria Park Health Centre to create an outside area for patients to use.

Wellsprings Leisure Centre

Wellsprings Leisure Centre

J & J Carter were responsible for the design and build of a tensile fabric sail canopy at the Wellsprings Centre in Taunton, Somerset.

The Malls

The Malls

The Basingstoke improvement works included the installation of a clear roof canopy and removing heavy over-hanging concrete canopies.

The Lights Theatre

The Lights Theatre

J & J Carter were appointed to create and install the canopy to the exterior of the building.

Kilworth House Hotel & Theatre

Kilworth House Hotel

The site for the auditorium was a wooded glade in the grounds of the hotel, which presented challenging build circumstances.

Gatwick Airport - Tensile Fabric Façade

Gatwick Airport

J & J Carter Ltd acted as a Specialist Contractor for Costain Construction to install a Tensile Fabric Façade.

Case Studies

Case Studies

J & J Carter have worked on a range of projects, delivering high quality tensile structures & architecture....read more

Tensile Fabric Structure - Above

What is a Tensile Fabric Structure?

Tensile structure: A structure that is characterised by a tensioning of the membrane system (typically with wire or cable)....read more



J & J Carter are proud to have received a range of awards for our innovation in engineering quality tensile structures & architecture. ...read more

Latest News

Latest News

A lot is happening here at J & J Carter Ltd - have a look at our News Articles below for further information...read more

Blackbrook Tennis Centre We were looking to expand the tennis centre and a fabric/frame structure was the ideal solution. The fabric pavilion that was built by J & J Carter provides a substantial enough space for the additional courts required and was erected with minimal disruption to the centre. The excellent design and high quality nature of the structure provides an ideal environment for the sport for which it is required.
L. Hawkins Brilliant news, brilliant service, brilliant product (originally seen at a friend's house),
Many thanks for such a prompt service,
kind regards,
Royal Marquees Thank you and your team for all their help in getting the roofs. Made in only 24hrs
A big pat on the back
Thank you
De Boer Structures U.K Fantastic service always received. Always efficient and helpful. Thank you.
SS Shieldhall I would like to say thank you to you and your fantastic installation team. You delivered exactly what we agreed and the team that installed the canopy couldn't have been more professional and helpful.
S.Sampson I am very pleased with the quality of the products made by J & J Carter. For me, they made the sidesreens and a tensile canopy for a garden gazebo. I was also very pleased with how helpful the company was. Even though they must have clients with very large orders they still give first rate service to individual customers. Many Thanks.
Manchester College The installation of the canopy was outstanding from start to finish, with minimal disruption during our busiest week of the year, enrolment week. Visually it works to provide an exciting touch to the building approach.
National Railway Museum The work carried out by J & J Carter was actually finished before the anticipated completion date, with minimal disruption to ongoing activity at the museum. The structure is impressive, reliable and fully functional in the purposes for which it was intended.
Stringer & Jones Architects The superb design has worked to enhance the terrace and assist in providing an idyllic surround for the residents of the development to enjoy the views of the ocean, which is a major selling point. The outstanding quality of work gives us confidence that the canopies will withstand the environmental conditions of the location. J & J Carter worked admirably alongside the builders to fit into the scheme.
Arup From a design point of view this was an extremely challenging piece of engineering design and we had to have complete confidence in the manufacture and erection - which we did get from J & J Carter. Also the programme was incredibly tight and from when we first approached them very late in the day they did deliver to the project deadlines.
Sandown Park Racecourse The canopies have modernised and improved the appearance of the racecourse. As well as providing adequate coverage for our spectators in all types of weather, the floodlit canopies have made the area multi-purpose as we are able to use it in the evenings.
Simpson Hilder Architects Visually the canopy is exactly what the Client was looking for. It is an attractive and unique feature, that gives the site a profile. We would be confident in specifying J & J Carter again for similar projects.
Cricklade Theatre We are extremely pleased with the canopy - it is striking, contemporary and perfectly suited to our venue. From a functional point of view it provides adequate coverage and looks as good now as it did when first installed. We had to work to a very tight budget and J & J Carter proved themselves to be reliable by delivering on time and within budget, and the level of service we received was very reassuring.
Howard Cross Marquee Hire Best quality PVC we've ever had.
Leisure Interiors 2000 I wish all my customers and suppliers were like them.
North West Marquee Hire They're absolutely excellent.
Meridian Marquees & Temporary Structures They're second to none.
Boats for the Handicapped We are very happy with the product. We are a small Charity and we needed the product to a specific job.
Mc Wittons They do us proud whenever we use them.
Glasdon Manufacturing They've always come across in a professional manner, and we've always found them to offer a professional service.
Tiger Hire I'd point people in their direction.
Brizo UK Looks great. Signed off.
Very happy with the service and the way you guys work. Cant wait to see them.
White Pavilion Gazebos J & Carter have supplied us for many years - 100's of canopies and 1,000's of side screens for our luxury gazebos. Without exception, my customers tell me how much they appreciate the quality, the style and the robustness of their products. A big thank you to Robert and his team.
M. Bowler I have dropped your name to Layher and they are mega impressed with you helping us out how you have and your quick turnaround and they are shaking the tree on your behalf, the director knows and if you don’t hear anything from them soon I will sort out a direct introduction.

Thanks again, you’ve really helped us out today.
Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association We found the product and service to be of a very high standard, on time and excellent communication.
Anthony Stiif Associates - Woodley Town Centre We found your service very good. Quick turn around of queries was very helpful, dealing with iterations and general communication was good, as was dealing with Artura.
The results are good – we are looking forward to lights being installed!!!
Kind Regards, Anthony
Morris & Blunt - Woodley Town Centre Hi Robert, We were more than happy with your service, I’m on leave from this afternoon for 3 weeks and I will fill out your form upon my return.
Kind Regards, Daniel Hobson