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Showcase: Wine Rack Cable Systems

  July 2021 Tensile Cables has designed a sleek range of Wine Rack Cables that suspends your Wine Collection on Stainless Steel Cables. Our Wine Rack Cable Systems are ideal for Wine Farms, Retail Outlets, Restaurants & Wine Collectors to display their Wine Collections in a superior way. Tensile Cables supply Cable Wine Racks for […]

POPIA Compliance

Good day to all the subscribers of Tensile Cables. As you are aware, the new RSA Protection of Information Act (POPIA) will become effective soon. As a result, we address this letter to you to explain the usage of your data, and offer you an opportunity to unsubscribe below. In terms of a variety of […]

New Suspended Wine Rack Cables

Tensile Cables has designed a revolutionary and sleek range of Wine Rack Cable Systems that suspends your Wine Collection on Stainless Steel Grade 316 Cables. Our Wine Rack Cable System is ideal for Wine Farms, Restaurants or Wine Collectors who want to display their Wine Collections in a unique way. As well as enhancing the […]

New! Wine Rack Cables

Tensile Cables has designed and manufactured a new range of sleek Wine Rack cable systems to suspend your cellar wine collection on Stainless Steel Cables. Our Wine Rack Cables are suitable for all wine collectors, wine farms and restaurants. This new and suspended display method will allow your wine bottles to appear to float in […]

Vertical Cable balustrade in Grotto Bay

This Vertical balustrade is in Grotto Bay, a private and exclusive property estate on the West Coast of South Africa and was designed by Ontwerp Architecture. The Grotto Bay Estate comprises of 685 hectares of Strandveld and Sandveld bush. Grotto Bay forms part of the Cape West Coast Biosphere reserve which was proclaimed by UNESCO […]

Gatlinburg Sky Bridge

The Gatlinburg Sky Bridge opened on May 2019, in the beautiful American state of Tennessee, home to the Great Smoky Mountains, a sub range of the Appalachian Mountains. It is 42.6 meters long at its mid-point and at 207 meters long and 1.5 meters wide, it is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America. […]

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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 […]

Product feature – Wood screw to concrete system

One of the many balustrade systems that Tensile Cables has to offer is our iconic wood screw going into wood and terminating into concrete on the opposite side. This system is very suitable to use when there is no access behind a wood post or concrete pillar or when you can’t move the post or […]

A Timber and Cable balustrade in Durbanville

In the beautiful suburb of Durbanville, famous for its incredible views and wine Estates, like Diemersdal, a local resident wanted to modernize the old Stainless-Steel balustrade staircase in this home. The wooden staircase winds its way centrally up 3 stories to the top floor. Robert Mckendrick from Scotchworx was contacted to assist with the new […]

Hanging Gardens at the Perez Art Museum, Miami

Image from ArchDaily The outside of this exquisite building creatively meets with what is inside the Perez Art Museum. Designed by world renowned Artist Patrick Blanc, the vertical gardens at the entrance to the museum are inspired by the hanging gardens of Babylon. The hanging gardens were created out of fibreglass tubes supported by galvanised […]

A second suspended staircase

In May 2019, we featured an impressive staircase by GL Welding suspended by cables for a minimalist finish in a clients home. They have since installed a second staircase at the residence, also featuring a complimentary glass balustrade. The cables are neatly secured into the ceiling and fitted to the edge of each stair, with […]