Tension Membranes

Tension Membranes

Tension membrane structures are revolutionizing outdoor roof construction. Over 80% of new stadiums worldwide now feature fabric structures, moving away from heavy steel and corrugated iron. These lightweight steel frame fabric structures offer a modern and practical solution for various applications.

What is a Tension Membrane Structure?

A tension membrane structure is a fabric roof supported by compression or bending elements such as beams, masts, or compression rings. These structures are:

  • Attractive and Modern: Sleek designs with minimal steelwork.
  • Economical: Cost-effective and able to span large distances.
  • Natural Light: Transmits more light than traditional roofs, reducing the need for artificial lighting.
  • Versatile: Capable of creating complex shapes and forms.
  • Heat Reflective: Reflective materials that deflect heat, provide shade, and are waterproof.
  • Year-Round Use: It can be fitted with blinds to enclose areas and is suitable for all weather conditions.
  • Durable: Long-lasting with 15-20 year warranties, often outlasting traditional roof systems.


Tension membrane structures are ideal for:

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Clubs and Pubs
  • Event Venues