The Pod, Lloyds TSBBackground: 
UK Specialists in Tensioned Fabric Structures and Pods Since 2000

Top tips for picking the right fabric

How to choose the right fabric for your structure

Tensile fabric means fabric under tension – it is important to understand this as contrary to popular belief, we rarely use stretchy fabrics as they tend to be unpredictable. And for fabric structures we need complete accuracy.

Before selecting a fabric we primarily need to know:

  • what it is going to be used for
  • if it is for indoor or outdoor use
  • how it’s going to be used
  • what it looks like
  • how wide it is
  • if it is waterproof
  • its fire rating

We then look at a number of factors before recommending fabric for a particualr project, including:

Read more details about all of these factors at: Fabrics for Tensile Fabric Structures

A different fabric has been selected for all of the images on this page depending on the requirements for each project - visual, acoustic, printed, weatherproof and interior sun shading

By Abi Smith, 09/11/2021