Tensile Fabric Structures

Tensile architectural fabric structures permit the design of exciting roof forms that would be almost impossible with traditional building methods.

Such structures have been developed since the 1970's and now include some of the most dramatic architectural works to date by offering a variety of form, along with translucency, colour, clearspan and softness. These structures are lightweight, using tension to create the three-dimensional form. Our membrane structures span generations in their durability, offering in excess of 30 years lifespan.

Tensile fabric structures are all prefabricated to engineered drawings and calculations, and applications include:-

  • entrances
  • walkways
  • features
  • sports stadiums
  • atria
  • retail
  • exhibitions
  • landmarks

Working alongside the client's professional advisors, we can provide architectural solutions using the latest in fabric developments. With an in-house team of structural engineers, project managers, installers, designers, membrane fabricators and steel/ aluminium fabricators, we provide a single source of supply for architectural fabric tent structures. 

Please contact us to learn more about the full array of unique, award-winning and location enhancing structures we have produced for a range of organisations.

Project Showcase

Tensile Fabric Stuctures

Tensile Fabric Stuctures

ambulance canopy at King's Mill Hospital

King's Mill Hospital

J & J Carter designed an ambulance canopy for King's Mill Hospital that aligned with the institution's commitment to environmental sustainability. Discover more about the tensile structure.

tensile fabric structure

Sandown Park Racecourse

As part of a multi-million pound refurbishment program to the Parade Ring, J & J Carter was tasked with designing, manufacturing and installing a canopy covering part of the stand area.