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3D Printed Houses

Concrete 3D printed houses in Holland

Image courtesy of In Eindhoven, The Netherlands, companies are working together with Eindhoven University of Technology and the local municipality on Project Milestone – a project using 3D printed houses for the first time. The buildings need to conform to building regulations, and meet the requirements of layout, style and comfort of the homeowners who […]

Wood screw to wood screw

Balustrade System 10 – 4mm socket & wood screw to socket & wood screw

One of the systems of balustrades that Tensile Cables offers for easy installation is a 4mm socket & wood screw to socket & wood screw solution. The benefits of this system is its clean finish into an all timber post balustrade without the need for stainless steel dome nuts protruding out of the outside of […]

Garden City Mall

Energy Saving Garden City Mall, Lusaka

Tension Structures was commissioned to design and install the walkway atriums; as well as two entrance roofs for an accumulative area of 2,500m2 at Lusaka’s Garden City Mall in Zambia. Tensile Cables supplied the cables for the structures. This project features conical peaks reminiscent of snow capped mountains that run along the entirety of the […]

My Green Home Project

My Green Home Project

In an effort to scale up the low carbon building efforts in South Africa’s major cities, the Green Building Council in collaboration with the C40 Cities initiative – a group of major world cities trying to cut climate-changing emissions – has launched The ‘My Green Home’ project. The project told the story of The Ngewana […]

green wall

Green wall in a city garden

Tensile Cables recently supplied a large rectangular stainless steel cable trellis for a green wall in a small city garden in Kloof Road, Cape Town. The design brief was for a neat and formal garden. The landscape designers on the project, Contours Design Studio in collaboration with John Jacob Interiors, wanted to create a space filled […]

Roof with Tensile Cables

Europe’s largest polycarbonate roof with tensile cables

Images courtesy of Clad News International architecture practice von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) were tasked with an upgrade of the Slaski Stadium in Chorzów, Poland in order to bring it up to international standard for track and field competitions. gmp were appointed to expand the structure to hold 54,500 seats and improve its operational […]

How to order a green wall trellis system

We offer a turnkey green wall cable trellis system including vertical and horizontal 3mm cables, and our custom designed end brackets and trellis clamps for installation on small to large scale walls. Made from Marine Grade 316 Stainless Steel, these trellis systems are suitable in even the harshest climates boasting an extended lifespan. What are […]

Balustrade systems: Swaged stud to swaged stud

Tensile Cables offers strong and elegant stainless steel fittings for a range of different balustrade solutions. These solutions are simple to install on site, and can be customised in length and size of fittings to suit a variety of design concepts. This system is available in 3mm, 4mm light duty, 4mm standard and 4mm, 5mm […]

cable balustrade

Cable balustrades framed in timber in Oranjezicht

In a home renovation in a Oranjezicht, Cape Town, Tensile Cables was asked to supply its stainless steel balustrade cable systems by Peter Cooper from HPC Carpentry and Joinery. Balustrades appear on both the third floor between two sophisticated timber screens giving privacy to the bedrooms, as well as surrounding the deck and braai area below. […]

4 Unique Vertical Gardens for small spaces

Vertical Gardens are popping up in business parks, shopping malls, and even as practical features for smaller spaces like these we’ve found below. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing but they are a practical use of space, and offset your carbon footprint. Indoors and outdoors, trellises, and pockets. Poolroom garden shed Kitchen herb garden Courtyard […]

Domo Ensamble Studio Design Indaba

Ensamble Studio at Tippet Rise Art Center

Image courtesy of Design Indaba Award-winning Spanish architects, Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa from Ensamble Studio were part of the 31 speakers at this year’s Design Indaba Conference 2018 in Cape Town. One of their most iconic pieces showcased at the Indaba was their Structures of Landscape series created for and at the Tippet Rise […]

New Products

New Products on our Website

We have launched new products on our website for quick and easy quoting online. Simply browse the products you wish to use in your installation, including size and quantity, add to a quote request, and you can send us a quote request along with the details of your project. Tensile Cables will then respond to […]

Floating Staircase

Blunt Architects Floating Staircase

Blunt Architect’s Pieter Steyn designed and built his own house 2 years ago and installed a beautiful floating staircase creating a majestic entry to their home. 14 steel steps are suspended by vertical cables offering not only support, but acting as an external balustrade. Where the cables are fixed to the ground, a garden bed […]

Structural Rod Systems

Tensile Cables offers a range of rod systems which are ideal for roof trusses, structural supports, and bracing. The benefit of these systems lies in the galvanised steel rod that has higher stiffness than the equivalent size cable. Rod systems can be made up to specific lengths using a coupler nut design which joins rods together should […]


How To Use the Quote Request on our Website

The latest functionality we have added to our website is an online quote request feature via the product section of our site. Our new product page allows you to quickly navigate through our product range and see the specifications, sizing and detailed system drawings of our product range. Through our ‘Request a quote’ button, you […]

porticos and pergolas

Deckscapes Porticos & Pergola

Tensile Cables was tasked by Deckscapes to supply bracing cables for a timber portico over a doorway in a home in Constantia, as well horizontal cables for a pergola. While being structurally very strong and sound, the minimalism of the cables creates a modern look and feel. There is a simplicity to the structures, and […]

What's in store

What’s in store for 2018?

After a great year in 2017, we look ahead to what’s in store for in 2018 and what we’d like to achieve. Structural Cable Projects Tensile Cables is looking to add further structural cable projects to our jobs list for 2018. We will still offer balustrade and trellis cable solutions, but will also be focusing […]

Looking back at 2017

Looking back at 2017

In this article, we’d like to take the time to have a look back at some of the highlights of 2017 for Tensile Cables. We have finished some fantastic new projects, and launched a new website. Read more below. Century City Hotel Trellis The Century City Hotel opened in early 2016 adjacent to the Century […]

Century City Hotel Trellis

The Century City Hotel opened in early 2016 adjacent to the Century City Conference Centre as part of the mixed use Century City Square development by the Rabie Property Group. The development has been awarded a 4-Star Green Star – Custom Mixed Use Design rating by the Green Building Association of South Africa. Flanking the hotel […]

Suspended Floor Leopards Leap

Suspended Floor at Leopard’s Leap Tasting Room

Situated in South Africa’s famous Franschhoek Valley, Leopard’s Leap winery boasts a gorgeous converted wine shed for their tasting room. Architects on the project Makeka Design Lab wanted to “create a fresh and lightweight architectural response to the existing shed and environs, employing “cascading space”, where spaces lead and flow unto each visually and physically.” As […]