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Wave Ceiling – Plettenberg Bay

Tensile Cables was approached to provide cables for replicating the wave-like ceiling at Barbouni, a beach restaurant designed by K-Studio at Costa Navarino Resort in Greece. This unique ceiling design, showcased since the restaurant’s opening in 2011, rests on a raised wooden platform above the sand, allowing waves to flow beneath. The building’s structure consists […]

Vertical Balustrade Cables – Gift Acres Estate

Step into the realm of architectural elegance with the enchanting staircase gracing the entrance of a home in Gift Acres Estate, Lynwood Ridge. Crafted with meticulous detail, this staircase transcends mere functionality to become a statement piece, weaving together modernity and natural beauty in perfect harmony. These cables not only serve as structural support but […]

International Green Wall Day

Green Wall Day February 15th 2024 International Green Wall Day on February 15th celebrates and highlights the beauty and environmental benefits of living walls, green walls, vertical gardens. The date marks the anniversary of the birth of the living wall inventor and visionary landscape architect Stanley Hart White in 1891, over 130 years ago. This […]

Introducing: Our New Label Facing Wine Pegs!

Tired of searching for the perfect bottle of wine? We have the solution you’ve been waiting for! Presenting our innovative Label Facing Wine Display Pegs, specially designed to enhance the organization and visual appeal of your wine collection. Experience the Benefits: Improved Organization: Keep your wine bottles neatly positioned with their labels facing forward, allowing […]

Cable Balustrades: A Secure and Stylish Choice for Your Home

If you’re looking for a stylish and secure way to enhance your home’s exterior, consider cable balustrades. Cable balustrades are a modern and durable choice for decks, balconies, stairs, and other areas where safety and aesthetics are both important. What are Cable Balustrades? Cable balustrades consist of a series of cables that are tensioned between […]

Factory Swaged Balustrade Cables

Factory Swaged Balustrade Cables Our in-house fabrication department produces factory swaged cables which enables you to supply your customers with a more professionally finished, streamlined, quicker and easier to install cable balustrade. We can factory swage cables from 3mm up to 16mm using our range of hydraulic roll swaging machines. All our cables are packaged and […]

5 Advantages of Stainless Steel Wire Rope Balustrades

5 Advantages of Stainless Steel Wire Rope Balustrades When selecting a material for a balustrade or barrier, it is crucial to consider not only aesthetics and performance but also its impact on surrounding views. Additionally, the maintenance requirements of the balustrade should be taken into account, especially in commercial settings. While glass is a popular […]

Cable Wine Racks

Cable Wine Racks Cable wine racks are a contemporary and aesthetically low-key way to store your valuable collection of wine.   Tensile Cables uses thin 3mm stainless steel cables to support the wine racks and the low visual impact of the system gives the bottles a feeling of hanging in space.   The system can be […]

Stainless Steel Cable Balustrades: A Versatile and Stylish Solution

Stainless Steel Cable Balustrades: A Versatile and Stylish Solution Cable balustrades made from stainless steel are an excellent choice for creating defined boundaries and zones in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Not only do they enhance the overall aesthetics of your property, but they also provide a secure barrier and ensure safety in outdoor areas. […]

Green Wall Trellis – Stainless Steel Cable

Green Wall Trellis – Stainless Steel Cable: A Perfect Combination of Style and Functionality If you’re looking to enhance the aesthetics of your green wall while ensuring its stability and durability, then stainless steel cable green wall trellises are the ideal choice. These trellises not only provide a visually appealing design but also offer numerous […]

Cable Wine Rack – Sable Hills Waterfront Estate

Sable Hills Waterfront Estate is situated north east of Pretoria, with views of the the Roodeploot dam and surrounding bushveld this home was designed to incorporate every aspect of is surroundings. CG Konstruksie contacted Tensile Cables to help design and supply this custom made cable wine rack. In this home the cable connectors have low […]

Products: Stainless Steel Cable 1×19, 7×7 and 7×19

Stainless Steel Cable 1×19, 7×7 and 7×19 Stainless Steel Cables are the core of our product range. We hold stock of Marine grade 316 Stainless Steel cable from 1.5mm to 16mm diameter in various constructions including 1×19, 7×7 and 7×19. Providing our clients with high quality products is important to us which is why our […]

Building to Regulation: A Guide to SANS Balustrading Codes

Introduction: Building and design regulations play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and integrity of structures. When it comes to balustrades, adherence to the South African National Standards (SANS) regulations is of utmost importance. Balustrades not only enhance the aesthetics of a space but also serve as a vital safety feature, providing protection and […]

A Brief History of the Use of Stainless Steel Cable

Stainless steel cable has a fascinating history that spans several centuries. Here’s a glimpse into how this versatile material has evolved over time: Early Developments 1913: English metallurgist Harry Brearley discovers stainless steel while searching for a corrosion-resistant material for gun barrels. 1920s: The first commercial use of stainless steel cables, mainly in the shipping […]

Stainless Steel Cable Balustrades

When it comes to balustrading, choosing the right materials is essential for both safety and aesthetics. One popular option is stainless steel cable and tensioners. Here are a few reasons why they are a great choice for your balustrade project: Durability: Stainless steel is known for its strength and resistance to corrosion. This makes it […]

Popular: Cable Trellis Systems

Using Stainless Steel cable as support structures for green walls or facades can provide a very practical solution for beautifying buildings and has become very popular for both large scale and domestic greening projects. Cable trellis systems are more robust and durable than those made from other materials such as timber or plastic. They are […]

A Look Back: Suspended Staircase in Midrand

In 2018 Tensile Cables was commissioned by A & D General Services to supply the stainless steel cables to suspend a two flight staircase at the Cummins Southern Africa Regional Offices (CSARO) in Midrand. While other solutions were attempted to secure the staircase from a structural point of view, cables offered a more aesthetically pleasing […]

Industry News: Project by Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects New York

Check out this amazing project by Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects New York. We love the use of Catenary cables to suspend the lights. The term “Catenary” refers to a curve formed by a cable, rope, or chain under its own weight when supported only at its ends. Catenary lighting allows designers flexibility, whether they are […]

New Product Showcase: Wine Rack Cable Systems

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 three different basic applications: […]

Majik Forest Trellis

Tensile Cables recently completed trellises at Majik Forest Shopping Centre in Durbanville. A green wall is an urban and architectural element in areas that otherwise have no natural green context. A green facade has the ability to transform the outer skin of our cities into a living landscape, allowing the concrete and brick to become […]