“The key to construction is experience and ‘know how.’ Beneath the clean lines and eye-catching creativity of the finished job is the craft, cleverness and courage of unsung experts.”
Jethro Jones, Director

Tensile architecture assembly is a specialised field. Fabrication is about always working with the best people, understanding the materials and how far you can push them, and setting a benchmark on quality. The flagship fabrics that drive the tensile fabric building boom each come with their own distinct attributes of lightness, strength, durability, fire resistance, clean-ability and compliance.

At Fabritecture we construct buildings that retain their fresh, clean appearance and require the minimal amount of looking after. By considering maintenance at the conceptual stage we are able to design in-systems and solutions that avoid the build-up of wind-blown debris and dirt. We also incorporate safe access systems to roof areas to make regular inspections safe and easy.

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Poly Tetra Fluoro Ethylene, or PTFE, is a high quality woven fibreglass membrane, coated in Teflon, and is an ideal fabric for tensile membrane structures. PTFE fabric is high quality, weather, fire and UV resistant, and extremely durable. The Teflon coating creates a smooth surface that allows the fabric to be ‘washed’ by the rain, reducing the need for frequent cleaning.

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ETFE (Ethylene-Tetra-Fluoro-Ethylene copolymer) is a lightweight material used in the construction of large-span roofing, skylights, and facades. It is a superb alternative to glass, where high light and UV transmission are required. This membrane demands less structural steel support than traditional glazed systems (rendering it easier to install and typically lower cost), and it is often considered a value-engineered option over glass roofing.


Poly Vinyl Chloride, or PVC, is the most commonly chosen fabric for tensile membrane structures. It is popular because of its cost-effectiveness to manufacture and install. It is versatile, and can meet a large range of colour and application needs, on both permanent and temporary basis. PVC is treated to be stain, fire and UV resistant.


“What can be more sustainable than using fewer materials?”

Jethro Jones, Director


Case Studies and Videos

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