Visually striking, tensile membrane architecture is a highly sophisticated medium that offers unique qualities for architects, designers and engineers to experiment with form and create alternative solutions to every day design challenges. Characterized by its ability to produce ground-breaking designs, it also provides numerous functional advantages. Here are a few reasons why:

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UNLIMITED DESIGN FLEXIBILITY

Tensile membrane architecture provides unlimited opportunities for design. This is made possible due to the inherent flexibility and lightweight nature of composite membranes. Previously inconceivable shapes and forms are made possible due to the highly flexible nature of the fabrics.

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LIGHTWEIGHT NATURE

Tensile membrane is unique in its ability to enclose large expanses of space with limited supporting steelwork compared to conventional roofing structures. The lightweight nature of tensile and reduction in supporting materials makes it a cost-effective solution.

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FABRIC VARIETY

Tensile membrane architecture covers a variety of highly durable performance fabrics that provide a variety of functions for specific environments. From insulated membranes providing thermal regulation to highly flexible stretch membranes that allow for rapid deployment amongst other benefits.

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LOW MAINTENANCE

Given their ability to enclose vast spaces, tensile structures are remarkable in that they require minimal maintenance compared to conventional buildings of the same magnitude.

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CODE COMPLIANCE

The result of highly sophisticated engineering technology, tensile systems comply with stringent construction codes. Depending on the type of membrane and specific project requirements, these superior structures perform well in extreme environments and fluctuating weather conditions.

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COST EFFECTIVE

A further benefit of lightweight tensile membrane structures is cost-efficiency. An ideal choice for property owners, particularly in remote areas, the ease of logistics compared to transporting traditional construction materials is much lighter on the pocket and a sound investment overall.

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