Guiding You from Consultation through to Installation

All our projects, from initial consultation to complete installation, are organised by a specific project manager. This is our promise to you that at each and every stage of a project we will provide simple yet sensible advice, guiding you through any unfamiliar territory and providing full telephone support. We believe that clear and available communication as well as consistency in the working process are all key parts of a successful working relationship. Through wide-ranging experience and expertise, the project manager will navigate each client through the process, from initial design ideas through to manufacture details and installation considerations.

See also: What We DoDesign Process

Initial Consultation

Here we establish an overall brief of what the client is wishing to achieve. This may involve a request to the client for visuals or architectural drawings, as well as attending design meetings and site visits.


With solid brief to hand, TensileFabric will offer initial design concepts including fabric types, type of structural support e.g. timber or steel work, rigging options, installation layouts and any extra features such as printing. Read about our design service…

Budget & Quotations

Once the client is happy with the design of the product, TensileFabric will provide budgets and quotations including the confirmation of sketches or visuals where appropriate.


Once design and budget are approved, detailed design commences. This includes general arrangement drawings and foundation designs. Detailed fabrication drawings then follow. Once these are fully approved, manufacture can begin. This involves 3D CAD modelling of fabric and the manufacture of steel or timber components, culminating in a series of specialist parts all ready for installation on site.


When it comes to installation our riggers have the experience that makes all the difference. The project manager, briefing the site team on all aspects of the build, leads the installation and makes sure the client is kept up to date with progress and any changes on site, and ensures that a consistent communication flow is present throughout the project. More about installation…

See also: What We DoDesign Process