Tensile buildings from Collinson Construction

A UK leader in tensile buildings

Our tensile construction division has been delivering high-quality tensile buildings and tensile structures in the UK and Ireland for 20 years, drawing on five decades of international research and development experience in tensile building technology.

We’ve become recognised experts for delivering tensile structures for projects across various sectors, including sports and leisure, warehouse and logistics, ports and harbour, aviation and hangars, waste and recycling and other industrial buildings.

What sets us apart in the tensile roof structure industry is our reputation for excellent quality, attention to detail and customer care. You can be confident of a professional service from project conception to completion.

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Is a tensile building right for your project?

Tensile structures can be used for wide variety of building applications, and really come into their own when you require a high-performance solution to cover a large area.

Tensile fabric buildings are created through a lattice steel framework which is covered with a heavy-duty architectural membrane. The tensile roof structure allows daylight to permeate into the building to create a pleasant internal environment, while the clear span nature of the structure maximises space.

Depending on your requirements, these clear span tensile roof structures can offer a competitive solution compared to more traditional building methods and can be completed relatively quickly. Above all, tensile buildings, sometimes referred to commonly as tent buildings, create a safe, robust, reliable and long-lasting building solution.

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The many benefits of tensile structures

A tensile building solution can offer you many advantages for your building project. The performance features of our tensile structures and tent building technology include.

  • Cost-effective

    Tensile offers a competitive solution compared to more traditional alternatives, particularly when covering large areas. Your overall project cost is lower and time on site is reduced.

  • Safe and reliable

    The tensile building system used by Collinson has been used in hurricane zones, high-snowfall regions, coastal areas, and desert environments. Rest assured your building will withstand the harshest conditions.

  • Superior weather protection

    The fabric membrane is factory welded for maximum strength and has three times the tension retention of conventional fabrics. A revolutionary treatment also prevents moisture tracking to keep the fabric looking fresh.

  • Long lifespan

    Our tensile structures offer a permanent building solution that will provide you with many years of service. The tensile membrane cover has a design life of around 35 years and is fully recyclable. A new membrane can be installed over the existing steel superstructure meaning a building lifespan over 50 years could reasonably be expected.

  • Unbeatable Size

    With the ability to clear span up to 100 metres wide, your tent building will be free from obstructive internal columns allowing you to maximise the space available.

  • Natural daylight

    The semi-translucent membrane allows daylight to flood the interior, providing a bright and welcoming environment. This can significantly reduce electricity usage needed for lighting in daytime conditions.

  • Fully customisable

    Tensile offers a competitive solution compared to more traditional alternatives, particularly when covering large areas. Your overall project cost is lower and time on site is reduced.

  • Fire safe

    The fabric is tested to BS7837 and BS7157. It will not propagate flame or sustain combustion. In the event of a fire the fabric falls away, purging heat and preventing structural collapse.

Why use Collinson for your tensile building project?

Backed by five decades of international expertise

Collinson utilises world-leading Best-Hall technology for its tensile building projects. Collinson is the sole UK distributor for Best-Hall which has delivered over 5,000 buildings worldwide.

Unrivalled knowledge

As a forerunner of modern tensile buildings in the UK, we have delivered tensile projects and tent structure buildings in a variety of locations, including harsh coastal environments and parts of the UK that experience seasonal extremes in temperature.

Working in true collaboration

We are committed to helping you achieve your goals by acting as a trusted tensile construction partner. We listen carefully to what you want to achieve and offer sensible and practical advice on the best building system to meet your requirements.

A comprehensive service

We have a highly skilled in-house design and projects team, complemented by a hugely experienced on-site construction and installation team. It means we can work with you to take your project from conception through to completion.

We genuinely care

We care about lasting relationships. For us, the project doesn’t end when we’re finished on site. We ensure you are completely happy with your building and the service we’ve provided.

Sector experience

We have a deep understanding of the sectors we work in, including relevant design guidelines and regulatory environments. Whether port and harbour buildings, warehousing and logistics, sports and leisure, and many others, we have built true sector expertise in tensile construction.

A commitment to aftercare

We have a dedicated in-house aftercare team to support you following project completion and handover. We will provide you with all contact details for our team, which will also be recorded in the operation and maintenance manual we provide to you upon completion.

Let’s build something great together

To find out more about the benefits of tensile buildings and tent structure buildings and to discuss how our we can support your tent building goals, please contact our team.

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