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Rod Systems – The Benefits

Rod systems are a logical inclusion in Tensile Cables’s service offerings. They can be a cost effective, efficient solution in projects under strict deadlines. Load requirements can be quickly and effectively measured for exact lengths required reducing design and manufacture time.

A Tower House to the Treetops

Tower House is a nest in the tree tops, a family vacation home used predominantly in the winter months. Gluck+, the architects on the project wanted to capitalise on view above the treeline and design a house that not only admired its surroundings, but was also a soft footprint on it.

Trellises of Bougainvillea in an Exotic Garden

African Landscape Design with Otten & Partners Architects collaborated on the refurbishment of House Schotte and the result was an elegant home in Tamboerskloof with the most beautiful top quality finishes. An outdoor living area looks from the porch to an elevated pool and its landscaped surrounds.

Blok: The Urban Residential

Taking the Atlantic Seaboard and now the Mother City by storm is the property developer Blok. In a world where it’s now the norm for residential spaces to be in an urban setting, Blok isn’t trying to be something they’re not. In fact, they’re embracing the urbanisation of the residential space making their developments

Seattle Coffee Company Sea Point – Green Wall in an Urban Setting

A brand new Seattle Coffee Company store has opened in Regent Road in Sea Point, Cape Town and Tensile Cables supplied the cable trellises for their all new outdoor area. Over four years ago, Craft of Architecture (COA) took on the task of introducing a new look to the Seattle stores.

A Pool Room in the Forest

At a residence in Noordhoek, Tensile Cables supplied the cables for a roof truss for a wet room, including an enclosed heated swimming pool, a steam room and bathrooms. Contractor and project manager Nevil Walter, designed the pool room with transparent roof sheeting, and a hollow triangular section supporting it.

Imizamo Yethu Water Platform in Digest of SA Architecture

Congratulations to Mike Louw, Senior Lecturer, and the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics at the University of Cape Town for their project feature in the 21st Digest of South African Architecture. The article features their 2016 Water Platform, for which Tensile Cables was a Project Partner.

110 The Lofts

Tensile Cables and Scotchworx Carpentry collaborated on a beautiful and unique installation at the new apartments The Lofts in Tokai, Cape Town. The client, Michael Anderson of O La La Interiors was renovating the 70m2 studio loft apartment, and wanted a more elegant solution for the staircase and landing balustrades which overpowered the space.

Tensile Cables & Tension Structures – closer than ever

As some of you may know, Tensile Cables’s sister company Tension Structures has been an influential player in the tensile fabric structure industry in Southern Africa and internationally since 1993, with Ken Price at the helm holding over 40 years of structural engineering experience. While Tensile Cables and Tension Structures have always worked alongside one another, and together completed many successful projects

A green wall in a contemporary courtyard

In a tranquil contemporary garden, a full scale wall trellis turns what would have been a blank white wall into the perfect finishing touch to an enclosed courtyard. The trellis is made up of Marine Grade 316 stainless steel cables tensioned to L-shaped end brackets and fixed with Tensile Cables’ custom designed trellis clamps.