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Current Financial Company Members of LSAA have their company profile listed on the LSAA website and can submit news, awards and other articles for publication on the website. 

Discounted fees apply for Conferences, Seminars and Design Award Entries.
Our members have a passion for realizing excellence in producing world class lightweight structures.
Members are engaged in the design, fabrication, erection of lightweight structures and are well supported by material suppliers of fabrics, fittings and cables.

Members are required to adhere to our Code of Ethics

 Members with complete service 
(Design, Engineering, Fabrication, Installation)

Members with Design and Engineering service


Members with predominantly Design, 
Fabrication and Installation service

Members with Software and Consulting Service


Members who are predominantly suppliers


Our Member Profiles are listed below in random order. Use the above links to display a company profile in a new window.

The Shann Group

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The Shann Group is a leading distributor and importer of high quality technical and industrial textiles designed specifically for use in blind and awning, digital print, architectural and commercial shade structures.

With more than 15,000 square meters of warehouse space across eight locations in Australia and New Zealand, The Shann Group is supported by strong infrastructure and a dedicated service proposition in every branch office.

Backed by a full-service, high-energy sales and customer service team, The Shann Group manages and supplies a comprehensive range of products from leading suppliers to a diverse range of industries. The company’s commitment to excellence and superior product sees its staff constantly travelling to trade shows and visiting with suppliers to ensure continual product development and improvement. This commitment combined with the expertise, product knowledge and passion of the team gives Shann an enviable advantage.

Website: www.theshanngroup.com 

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In 2015, Fabric Structure Systems and Structurflex merged their tensile architecture businesses to create Fabric Structures Ltd, combining over 60 years’ industry experience and knowledge.

Our highly-skilled, multidisciplinary team (based across two sites in Whangarei and West Auckland), provides expertise across every aspect of production, from a technical understanding of specialist textiles, best practice design/engineering processes, through to building consent applications and project delivery.

Innovation is at the heart of our culture, demonstrated through our award-winning bespoke local and international solutions, ranging from purpose-built architect-led solutions to design-led permanent structures.

At Fabric Structures, we collaborate with other industry-leading experts, including specialist tensile engineers, leading fabric suppliers, steel fabricators, local civil contractors and professional riggers.

Based in New Zealand, Fabric Structures Ltd specialises in the design and fabrication of bespoke architectural and event structures. We provide internal and external expertise on a wide range of materials including PVC, PVC Mesh, Metal Mesh, Lycra, PTFE and ETFE. We are also the local distributors for a range of architectural membrane products.

From cable tensioned structures to fixed frame canopies and inflatables, we deliver fabric solutions for commercial buildings, events and exhibitions, outdoor sport and recreation spaces and facades, across a range of sectors. Recent projects include; The Green SchoolHagley Cricket PavilionLaneways WhangareiThe Cloud and various zoo aviary & enclosures at Auckland Zoo.

Fabric Structures is committed to developing the ‘architectural textile fabrication and design’ industry as a whole. We have a demonstrated record of innovation and excellence in service delivery.


Website: https://www.fabricstructure.co.nz/
Phone: +64 (0)9 303 4373
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Project Articles on the LSAA website

  1. Green School Pods New Plymouth (2022)

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Nolan.UDA is a diverse national supplier of commercial & industrial textiles and associated hardware. The company has seven branches strategically located in capital cities throughout Australia. Each branch housing an independent sales team with inventory to service their specific requirements. Nolan.UDA prides itself on our core business principals: integrity, innovation and value for money.

Over many years, Nolan.UDA has established a solid and reputable network of trading partners around the world. These suppliers provide the comprehensive portfolio of products currently available. Each product has been put through rigorous testing to ensure performance, longevity and customer satisfaction.

Website: www.nolans.com.au


Tensys are structural engineering consultants providing specialist services for the design and construction of lightweight glazed structures, advanced building facades, lightweight stressed membrane structures and complex geometric forms with offices in Bath, UK and Melbourne, Australia.

Over the years, Tensys have been involved in more than 50 major sporting facilities including Rothenbaum Hamburg, Waldstadion Frankfurt, Berlin Olympiastadion, Incheon, Busan, Daegu, , Nehru Commonwealth Games Stadium Delhi, Skilled and Metricon Carrara Stadiums Australia, BC Place Vancouver and the National Stadium Warsaw. Current project (under construction) in Australia is the lightweight roof structure for the Queensland State Velodrome in Brisbane.

Other iconic structures for which Tensys have provided engineering services include the Burj al Arab

Hotel facade in Dubai, the Wimbledon Centre Court retractable roof and a number of large scale installations for the sculptor Anish Kapoor.

The core engineering skills revolves around the development of appropriate forms and geometry, in the selection and application of appropriate materials and details, in the calculation of performance under environmental loading and in the generation of fabrication information.

Breaking ground with new materials and use of materials (from different industries) in a built environment/application are part of the practice’s specialisation.

Using these core skills and structural engineering background, we have ventured into aerospace world with Tensys Dynamics providing consulting services to the NASA long durations scientific balloon project. Working on behalf of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, it has also been involved in the analysis and pattering of all major hybrid airships constructed to date.

Our philosophy is to work collaboratively to develop elegant solutions.

Tensys Engineers Pty Ltd
7/340 Gore Street
Fitzroy 3065

T: +61 (0) 3 9416 0066

F: +61 (0) 3 9416 3766

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Website: www.tensys.com

Project Articles on this website: (Last updated 2 November 2023)

  1. Peter Lim wins ING-IABSE Award
  2. Peter Lim honoured as a Life Member of LSAA
  3. Tensys wins ASI Award
  4. Engineering for 60 Margaret St Project
  5. Contribution to Metricon Stadium - Carrara
  6. Engineering for roof of Skilled Stadium, Robina, Qld.
  7. Wintergarden Art Facade - LSAA 2013 Design Awards - Award of Excellence
  8. Listen Out Festival - LSAA 2013 Design Awards - Award of Excellence
  9. Glen Eira Aquatic Centre
  10. Atmosphere Facade
  11. Mildura Riverfront Performance Venue
  12. The Grand Pavilion, RAS Melbourne
  13. Monash University Library Shade House (2018)
  14. Somewhere Other – Venice Biennale Structure (2018)
  15. Federation Square Stage Canopy (2018)
  16. Jakarta Velodrome Façade (2018)
  17. Ryde Shopping Centre Travelator Canopy (2018)
  18. Sumartran Tiger Adventure (2018)
  19. M Pavilion 2021 Sun Shade (2022)
  20. Spanish Pavilion Dubai Expo 2020 (2022)
  21. Sharjah Safari Birds of Africa Aviary (2022)

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Having successfully completed the multi-million dollar Grand Pavilion for Major Projects Victoria and Multiplex, Oasis Tension Structures has the resources to undertake projects of any size and complexity.

Oasis is a multi-award winning business and is the current ACASPA 2011 Overall Winner. Oasis also holds the IFAI 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award for tension structures less than 600sq.m. These, together with numerous other awards, are testament of Oasis's commitment to excellence over a journey lasting many years which continues today.

Interestingly, the history of Oasis can be traced back to its founder, Darryl Thomson, when more than thirty years ago as a young engineer he set out to develop the application and methodology for the use of shade fabric in tensile structures. He achieved great success developing an industry that spawned the everyday use of shade fabric with offshore processing and hardware store product lines that is part of the industry today.

But his heart lay elsewhere; his interests lay in applying his knowledge to producing unique designs to suit specific architectural, recreational and industrial applications. Oasis Tension Structures was founded in 1992 as one of five divisions within Gale Australia. Oasis commenced fabrication of shade sails in 1992 and has produced more than 10,000 since that time.

In 1995 Darryl purchased the division and along with business partner and fellow civil engineer, Peter Byrne, founded Oasis Tension Structures (Australia) Pty Ltd in 1996.

Since that time Oasis Tension Structures has continued its growth and has a developed a dedicated professional team of designers and managers who can assist with all aspects of tensile engineering from conceptual design through to construction and maintenance.

Oasis has undertaken work throughout Australia and has the flexibility and experience to work on international projects in locations including the United Kingdom, North America, South East Asia and the Middle East.

Tensile engineering is still a young and vibrant industry exploiting the advent of new materials, modern fabric technology and associated engineering techniques.

From its beginnings working with knitted shade fabrics, we have developed our experience and expertise and can now offer structures fabricated from fully coated woven materials such as PVC coated polyester weave and PTFE coated glass weave fabrics.

Oasis is dedicated to develop our ability to offer new forms, new materials and new solutions in tensile engineering. We have developed expertise to offer insulated roof structures incorporating insulation blankets and captured air pockets to provide tensile roofs with excellent thermal performance and we have developed our capacity with ETFE films to offer pillow structures.

ExpertiseOasis specialise in the Design and Construction of tension membrane structures.

From tensile umbrellas to the largest free form structure in Australia, Oasis has the ability to offer a complete range of shade fabric structure solutions to the commercial market.

Our professional staff has the expertise and ability to offer service and advice through all stages of a project starting with concept development and continuing through to detailed design and documentation, procurement and fabrication and finally installation for shade projects of all sizes.

Our experience with a variety of materials means we can tailor solutions to suit your requirements and your budget.

Contact Details:

Website: http://www.oasistensionstructures.com.au/

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Magryn and Associates Pty. Ltd. is a small structural and civil engineering consultancy based in Adelaide, South Australia, and undertaking work throughout Australia. We offer design services and expertise in civil and structural engineering, with a specialty in the area of coastal engineering.
We have permanent professional engineers and technical officers/drafters on staff, and specialist engineers contracted as required.

We undertake a large number of designs for shade structures of differing shapes, sizes and configurations. These range from simple shades to large architectural designs, to specialized designs such as barrel vault shades.

Shades may be in shadecloth or impermeable PVC membrane.

Generally clients like their shades to be as "free" and "unrestrained" as possible; however, all shades have the common problem that they develop very large internal forces. The balance and restraint of these internal forces requires careful consideration, and all of our shades are computer modelled in three dimensions to reflect their actual performance in the field.

Shade structures are generally designed and fully documented, ready for council certification and construction.

Website: http://www.magryn.com.au/

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Fabritecture is a specialist contractor for bespoke fabric structures & tensile architecture. We provide project management for design, supply, fabrication and installation, including ETFE, PTFE & PVC membranes.

Often, we work with builders & architects who struggle to find contractors to complete the works for projects that combine steel & other forms of cladding.

Every Fabritecture structure is designed and built to the strictest standards for safety, quality and sustainability. Our focus is on customer satisfaction, innovation of new and alternative technologies, and developing more efficient methods of environmental sustainability.

Fabritecture is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Alexander Pacific Group (APG). APG businesses currently employ over 60 people and have offices in Australia, USA, the Middle East, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Website: www.fabritecture.com

Project Articles on the LSAA website: (Last updated 12 May 2022)

  1. Jakarta ETFE Canopy
  2. Pacific Fair Resort Roof
  3. Pacific Fair Porte Cochere
  4. Perth Children’s Hospital
  5. Elizabeth Quay ETFE Ferry Terminal
  6. ITE College West, Singapore
  7. Queensland State Tennis Centre
  8. Adelaide Oval Redevelopment
  9. Soul Resort
  10. Cockburn Town Square
  11. Halo Nightclub
  12. Marassi Beach Resort, Egypt
  13. Oran Park Library Facade (2018)
  14. Yeppoon Shade Structures (2018)
  15. Carousel Shade Structures (2018)
  16. Scarborough Foreshore (2018)
  17. Macquarie University Campus Common (2018)
  18. QUT Sports Field (2018)
  19. Westfield Chermside Redevelopment (2018)
  20. Capital Square Podium (2018)
  21. The Canopy at Rosenthal (2022)
  22. Wigley Reserve (2022)
  23. Dreamworld Steel Taipan (2022)
  24. M6 Community Recreational Facility (2022)
  25. The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park (2022)
  26. Ken Rosewall Arena (2022)
  27. Commbank Stadium (2022)
  28. The Glen Shopping Centre (2022)
  29. Yogyakarta International Airport (2022)
  30. Westfield Newmarket (2022)








Established in 1983, Ricky is a family-owned and operated business that has evolved into Australia’s premier distributor of technical textiles, sun control fabrics, and print media, with locations in Sydney, Victoria, and Queensland.

Ricky is a leader in fabric and material for light weight structures with our Bochini, Coolshade and Ferroshade products available in multiple colours, market leading warranty and the highest of quality

We offer shade solutions that are worth investing in:

Bochini, ideal for lightweight tensioned structures and more, offers unparalleled versatility and performance. With 11 captivating colours, including Colorbond® inspired options, Bochini elevates projects with flair. Additionally, blockout variants in three colours provide design flexibility.

Coolshade by Ricky ensures durability and UV protection under Australian conditions. Supported by a 12-year warranty, Coolshade finds application in schools, parks, carparks, and shade structures, offering both function and style.

Our service model revolves around trust, experience, and personalised care, honed over four decades of dedicated service. When you partner with Ricky, you're investing in more than just products; you're aligning with a team dedicated to supporting you at every stage.

Specify Ricky today on your light weight structure jobs!

Website: www.rickyrichards.com.au 
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Location: 16 Park Rd Homebush NSW Australia, 2140
Phone: (02) 9735 3333

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Mehler Texnologies® – part of Freudenberg Performance Materials – is the globally recognized specialist for technical textiles. The Freudenberg Group is a German family company with a strong tradition in textiles.

More than 50 million square meters of this ingenious product are produced and sold under the name Mehler Texnologies® every year.

VALMEX®, belongs to Mehler Texnologies®. Over 60 years of experience in the field of coating and weaving formed this brand.

In 1937, the company’s founder Valentin Mehler never would have dreamt that his name would one day, parent the world’s most well-known brand of coated technical textiles in the premium segment. Unmistakable quality products, the latest generation of which is primarily used in textile architecture and other high-end specialist applications, have been produced under this brand since 1938.

Thus tradition and modernity are in perfect union during the continuous development work at the company.

The Mehler website is https://www.mehler-texnologies.com/en/

Case studies can be found HERE 

Local Contact: Dwayne Rickard
Mobile: +61 (0) 473 869 951
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Links to Articles on this website:

Green School, New Zealand 

Mehler is a sponsor for the LSAA Design Awards 2021


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technet GmbH
provides software for lightweight structural design.

The generation of free forms, the statical analysis and the subsequent cutting pattern generation is guaranteed by our software.

EASY is a fully comprehensive suite of software modules for the complete design of lightweight structures. Our experienced support team is prepared to help in various ways to optimise your production with technet's software.

Since being founded in 1989 technet GmbH has developed into a worldwide operating company. In addition to the headquarter in Berlin we have satellite offices in Stuttgart and a representation in Shanghai.

See websitewww.technet-gmbh.com 

Technet GmbH are a sponsor of the 2015 International Trade Fair in Frankfurt and the 20th International Workshop on Textile Roofs (See Other Events )

Rainbow Shade Australia

We are passionate about supplying shade solutions to protect Australians from the harsh Sun and allow them to enjoy their outdoor lifestyles more safely.

It is well known that the sun's Ultraviolet rays can cause serious damage to your skin and your property, that is why we have developed all our shade fabric products to provide to ultimate protection against the sun's damaging UV rays.

At Rainbow shade we understand that Australians love enjoying the great outdoors year in and year out, that is why we make sure all our solar protection fabrics are made to protect you for many years to come.

As a shade installation in a major investment for your home or business we are proud to say that our range of solar protection fabrics are the benchmark in quality and are manufactured using only the finest raw materials, polymers and colourants.

Contact Details:

Website: https://rainbowshade.com.au

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Head Office: 3/15 Kohl St., Upper Coomera, Queensland 4209
Phone: (07) 5580 5366

  1. Rainbow Shade and Serge Ferrari have combine to be the Platinum Sponsor for LSAA 2024

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Serge Ferrari is a manufacturer of flexible composite materials.

1960 - Ferrari family launches first inflatable structures in France.
1974 - Serge Ferrari sets up “Tissage et Enduction Serge Ferrari” unit.
Its purpose is to implement a unique patented technology, Précontraint®.

4 industrial sites in Europe (France - Switzerland - Italy),
commercial and logistical centres in Western & Eastern Europe, United States, Latin America, Pacific Asia and Middle East. Serge Ferrari products are distributed in over 80 countries.

Manufacturing process:
1/ Formulation: Combination of plastics and synthesized products including PVC and acrylic resins, fluorinated polymers
2/ Weaving:Production of continuous high-tenacity polyester multifilaments
3/ Weaving: Assembly of threads into reinforcing support for coating
4/ Coating: Application of formulations to woven support based on Précontraint® technology
5/ Recycling:Texyloop® exclusive process.

The Serge Ferrari blanket brand now embraces Précontraint® Batyline® Soltis®  Stamisol® Stamoid® Stamskin® Sign® it Decolit® product family names among others.

Products that meet transversely and complementarily the needs of multiple areas of application: outdoor textiles, furnishing fabrics, marine textiles, building textiles, tents and structures, etc.

A company wholly committed to sustainable development:
> Anticipated application of environmental standards and regulations.
> Industrialisation of Texyloop® composite textile recycling since 2008.
> 1% of turnover is dedicated to reducing the environmental footprint of the company and its products.

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BP 54 - 38352 La Tour du Pin Cedex - France
33 - 04 74 97 41 33 - 04 74 97 67 20

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - www.sergeferrari.com

Serge Ferrari and Rainbow Shade have combined to be the Platinum Sponsor for LSAA 2024 Conference and Design Awards

Serge Ferrari is a Platinum Sponsor for the LSAA 2018 Conference and Awards

Serge Ferrari is a sponsor for the LSAA 2021 Design Awards

MakMax Australia & Taiyo Membrane Corporation

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MakMax Australia is a world leading tensile membrane specialist in the design, fabrication and installation of fabric architecture. MakMax specialise in using PTFE and PVC tensile membranes, pneumatic ETFE foils, Tensotherm translucent membrane roofing and HDPE shade structures creating award winning fabric structures.

Internationally renowned for technical innovation, the investment in Research and Development of tensile membrane technology and possessing a worldwide reference list, MakMax personifies tensile membrane expertise, quality and style.

The MakMax range includes Architectural Membrane structures incorporating tensile and Tensotherm membrane roofing, shade structures and shade sails, Textile Façade, Textile Interiors, Architectural Car Park structures and Architectural Umbrellas including shade umbrellas.

Website: www.makmax.com.au

Project Articles on this website: (Last updated 12 May 2022)

  1. Trailfinders Australian Garden Flemings - Chelsea Flower Show 
  2. Metricon Stadium, Carrara
  3. South Hedland Town Centre (WA) LSAA 2013 Design Awards High Commendation
  4. Souk Okaz Public Theatre LSAA 2013 Design Awards - Award of Excellence
  5. Yatala Tank Cover
  6. Flemington Racecourse
  7. Australian Wildlife Centre Healseville
  8. 60 Margaret Street Sydney
  9. RAIA Bar
  10. Cabramatta Bowls Club
  11. Panoli Gate - India
  12. Southern Plaza Bar
  13. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium roof in Delhi
  14. Green Void
  15. Bondi Pavillion (2018)
  16. Hyper Coaster Queueing Canopies (2018)
  17. Marrara Tennis Centre (2018)
  18. Playford Bowls Club Triple Bowls Green Cover (2018)
  19. Inglis Selling Centre Warwick Farm Racecourse (2018)
  20. RNA Brisbane Large Animal Pavillion (2018)
  21. Perth Stadium Tensile Membrane Roof (2018)
  22. D'Arenberg Winnery Cube Umbrellas (2018)
  23. Perth Stadium Arbour Walk (2018)
  24. Navigation Park PVC Shade Structure (2022)
  25. Shore Grammar ETFE Skylight (2022)
  26. The Link, Chadstone (2022)
  27. Memorial Drive Tennis Centre (2022)
  28. James Cook University Ideas Lab Facade (2022)
  29. St Margaret’s Velarium Variable Shade (2022)

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We shape a better world

We are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world. We shape a better world.

Founded in 1946 with an initial focus on structural engineering, Arup first came to the world’s attention with the structural design of the Sydney Opera House, followed by its work on the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Arup has since grown into a truly multidisciplinary organisation. Most recently, its work for the Singapore Sports Hub has reaffirmed its reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs that reinvent the built environment. 

Arup brings together broad-minded individuals from a wide range of disciplines and encourages them to look beyond the constraints of their own specialisms.

This unconventional approach to design springs in part from Arup’s ownership structure. The firm is owned in trust on behalf of its staff. The result is an independence of spirit that is reflected in the firm’s work, and in its dedicated pursuit of technical excellence.

Home page: http://www.arup.com/

Australian Website: http://www.arup.com/global_locations/australia

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Pattons is a well recognized, accredited and award winning industrial fabrics firm focused on delivering innovative and creative structures and designs. Pattons was established in 1953 and has been delivering quality solutions for over 60 years. Pattons operates predominantly in the commercial and architectural sectors providing tailored structures for the construction and event industry.

Pattons focuses on pushing the boundaries of creativity when designing projects and upholds professional industry standards which is recognised by clients in their continued association with Pattons.

Pattons provide the full service from conceptual design through to engineering, fabrication and installation.

Pattons is located in Sydney and Canberra with projects extending nationwide and overseas.

Contact Details:

9 Aylesbury Street, Botany, NSW Australia 2019.

P: +61 (0) 2 8033 7754 or 1300 799 980 

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W: http://www.pattons.com.au/

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Hiraoka Architectural Structure Fabrics are designed to provide outstanding performance and aesthetic beauty. These fabrics are the result of 30 years of innovation and technical leadership in the architectural structure market.

Hiraoka pioneered the development of PVDF surface coatings, anti-stain technology utilizing photocatalysts, flame resistant technology and weathering resistance to provide an outstanding service life.

Hiraoka Architectural Structure Fabrics are available in a range of fabric constructions to suit medium to large scale fabric structures. Highly translucent materials are also available.

Hiraoka are now located at 2/37 Rimfire Drive, Hallam, Victoria, 3803
Phone changed to: (03) 8795 7322. (November 2012)

Website: Hiraoka Australia

Hiraoka is a Gold Sponsor for the LSAA 2024 Conference and Design Awards

Hiraoka is the LSAA 2018 Design Awards / Dinner Sponsor

Hiraoka is a sponsor for the LSAA Design Awards 2021

Links to articles on this website:

  1. Material supplied for Project: 60 Margaret Street, Sydney

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About Ronstan Tensile Architecture:

Ronstan Tensile Architecture provides the architectural/engineering community with end-to-end specialty contracting services, technical expertise and bold imagination that have resulted in some of the world’s most intriguing examples of tensile architecture. Ronstan maintains the unique capability to provide comprehensive services for small to midsize projects incorporating principles of tensile architecture, including concept development, design assistance, cable and fitting selection, structural analysis and installation.

Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Ronstan Tensile Architecture operates offices internationally.

For more information, visit www.RonstanTensileArch.com

Ronstan Tensile Architecture is a Silver Sponsor for the LSAA 2024 Conference and Design Awards

Ronstan Tensile Architecture is a Gold Sponsor for the LSAA 2018 Conference and Design Awards

For more product data and catalogs see: https://www.ronstantensilearch.com/category/download/

Projects on this website: (Last updated 12 May 2022)

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Gale Pacific is the name in advanced polymer fabrics for high-end commercial and industrial applications. We invented knitted shadecloth in the early 1970s. After several years of testing and development, we launched our first range in 1976. We are now one of the world’s largest manufacturers of shadecloth.

Our products are designed to:

  • Protect people and outdoor living environments from the harmful effects of UV rays and adverse weather conditions.
  • Improve the efficiency and competitiveness of agriculture through increased crop protection, improved water conservation and better plant yield.
  • Enhance architectural designs and construction applications.

We lead in technology, research and development, and in the manufacture of technically advanced outdoor polymer fabrics.

Our fabrics have a proven track record of performance in some of the world's harshest outdoor environments. Our continuing expansion into the industrial and commercial sectors is driven by our search for excellence and innovation.

We take claim to a portfolio of market-leading products that are considered benchmarks within the industry. Our brands include Commercial 95®, Landmark® and Canvacon®, among many others.

The Gale Pacific brand represents the combination of our unique product capabilities and the strategic integration of several highly regarded industrial fabrics companies. This is testament to the continuing commitment we have to strengthen and grow as a world leader in advanced polymer fabrics.

Website: www.galecommercial.com 

Gale Pacific is a Gold Sponsor for the LSAA 2018 Conference and Awards

Gale Pacific Shade Products endorsed by the Cancer Council - see article

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HVG Fabrics is your specialist provider of decorative and technical fabrics for shading, screening and performance fabric applications.

We look for differentiated product solutions that offer leading edge technical advantages. We partner with suppliers like Mehler, Sattler and Alnet who are global leaders in their field and we strive to offer distribution excellence through our national network with an emphasis on product and support ‘where you need it, when you want it’.

With a constant desire to innovate, push boundaries and develop product, HVG fabrics is an alliance partner with instinct you can trust.

Phone: 1300 854 811

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Website: www.hvgfabrics.com.au

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Structurflex NZ Pty Ltd

From humble beginnings over 70 years ago as a sail making company under the name of Sails and Covers Ltd, today Structurflex is an industry-leading fabric engineering and design firm with headquarters in New Zealand and offices in Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane, Dubai and Kansas City.

Extensive experience in the handling of specialised fabric materials, combined with the introduction of manufacturing techniques suited to fabric engineering, enabled the company to expand into other markets, and in 1981 Structurflex was formed.

Today Structurflex services the Transport, Architectural, Environmental and Promotional markets and has separate, specialised divisions for each.

With a commitment to investing into research and development, Structurflex remains at the forefront of emerging technologies and boasts a state of the art design and manufacturing facility. Combining the technology of tomorrow with the practical knowledge gained over more than 70 years has enabled Structurflex to deliver to clients an impressive range of high profile fabric engineering projects in New Zealand and around the world.

Website: www.structurflex.co.nz 

Some articles on this website:

  1. Rio Tinto Stadium
  2. Westlake Girls High School (High Commendation, LSAA 2013 Design Awards)
  3. 2012 International Achievement Awards
  4. Wellington Regional Bowling Club (2018)

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Versatile Structures is a Brisbane Based Company and we pride ourselves on our diverse portfolio, including projects in the sport, leisure, retail, residential, industrial and commercial sectors. Delivering high quality shade solutions and Structures.

We believe that building strong client relationships is incredibly important and we work closely with our clients to develop complete trust.

We believe diversity is our strength and this has ensured that we are a practice of choice. Our team has a great wealth of experience and know that, despite the complexity of the construction process, there should be no mystery to the client.

Our Directors experience levels some 40+years, range across all aspects of construction including; Design, Engineering, Project Management, Construction Management, Rigging, Installation and Fabrication.

Our product range covers shade solutions, shade structures, shade sails, commercial shade, membrane sails, aluminium screens, gates, billboard structures and certain domestic applications.

Whilst our local area covers greater Brisbane and SE Queensland, but we are equipped for projects at other locations.

Website: https://www.versatilestructures.com.au/

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Phone: 0405 401 500

Project Articles on the LSAA Website (Last updated 12 May 2022)

Noosa Botanic Gardens (2022 DA Entry)

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Pro-Knit Industries Pty Ltd are the leading manufacturer and supplier of 100% monofilament commercial grade knitted shade cloths. From our modern manufacturing facility situated in Brisbane, Queensland, we produce arguably the highest quality premium knitted shade cloth products available in the world today.

Our popular Monotec 370 Series of heavy duty commercial grade shade cloth leads the field in strength, longevity and durability. It is the only locally manufactured 90% UV rated shade cloth available in Australia.

Our range of Premium quality 100% monofilament shade cloth fabrics are available in a choice of 3.25m and 6.5m widths.

Combining the highest quality UV stabilized raw materials, the latest knitting machine technology and in excess of 80 years experience, we only produce the very best shade cloth fabrics to cover every situation and requirement.

Monotec shade cloth fabrics represent premium Australian quality when compared to alternative choices. And we can individually colour match and tailor our fabric to meet any requirement.

Website: www.monotec.com.au