Entries by Ruark du Toit

New! Vertical balustrade cables

This is a sneak peek of our new range of Stainless-Steel fittings for Vertical cables in balustrades that terminate in the metal post and specifically do not go through the posts. Vertical Stainless-Steel cable balustrades have become very popular in Europe and are starting to form part of building regulations in those countries. Tensile Cables […]

Garapa deck & Stainless Steel cables in Tamboerskloof

Today we showcase a Beautiful Garapa wood balustrade with a deck using Stainless Steel cables overlooking the leafy green Cape Town suburb of Tamboerskloof. This home renovation involved building a balustrade consisting of Garapa handrail and  posts using Tensile Cables signature Stainless Steel cables. Garapa wood is a high density and very durable hardwood species […]

Circular cities of the world: what can green infrastructure do? chuttersnap/Unsplash Daniel Johnson, ESCP Europe More than half of the world’s population currently lives in cities while projections show an increase to two thirds by 2050. Many people living in small areas means large amounts of waste, high resource consumption and loads of energy use. […]

Tensile Cables Stainless Steel Trellis systems

Trellis systems using Stainless Steel cables are becoming very popular for green walls and are being incorporated into designs in business parks and shopping malls across Cape Town and  South Africa. They are practical for gardens in commercial spaces as well as residential homes. Not only are the Stainless steel trellis cables aesthetically pleasing but […]

Spier Arts Academy vertical cables

Robert McKendrick of Scotchworx Carpentry was tasked to design and install vertical cables for a balustrade at the Spier Arts Academy at Union House in Commercial street, near the Parliament of Cape Town. Stainless Steel 4mm thick cables were connected to manufactured steel channels rather than the historical existing Oregon timber handrail in order to […]

Riposatevi Installation by architect Lúcio Costain in Brazil

Images from ArchDaily All images and Text description provided by the architects. RIPOSATEVI (Meaning: take a rest) is an installation designed by the architect Lúcio Costa for Milan’s Triennial of Architecture, held in the fateful year of 1964. In 2018, the work is presented for the first time in Rio de Janeiro and inside a […]

Holiday Lodge with a view in Tanzania

Images from World of Architecture All images © Stevie Mann Johannesburg-based architectural firm Nicholas Plewman Architects designed this lodge in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania. Jabali Ridge is a beautiful, sophisticated building set amid huge granite boulders with mesmerising views across the vast wilderness of the National Park.   It overlooks a landscape dotted with spiky palms […]

Cummings: Suspended Staircase in Waterfall City

Tensile Cables was commissioned by A & D General Services to supply stainless steel cables to suspend a two flight staircase at the Cummins Southern Africa Regional Offices (CSARO) in Midrand. The Cummings Building forms part of the new Urban developments in the Waterfall Logistics Precinct in Waterfall City. While other solutions were attempted to secure […]

Dr Pixley Memorial Hospital external sun louvers

Tensile Cables was tasked by Robertson Ventilation Systems with supplying Stainless Steel cable systems to structurally support external sun louvers for the Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital near Bridge City mall, north of Durban. External building facades have a direct impact and cost saving on the energy requirements of a building. Tensile Cables […]

Colored Pavilion by Architect Martin Pelaez

Image from ArchDaily All Text and description provided by the architects. Multicolored Pavilion, is a 50.0 m2 play pavilion designed for Fundaland, the inclusive and supportive park of Fundación A LA PAR. The Foundation works towards the rights and participation of people with intellectual disabilities in society. It has the archetypical shape of a house to show […]