Tensile Membrane


When you need practical, all-weather protection with architectural freedom

Tensile Membrane Structures are made using the same fabric and structural steel as our COLA Canopy® backed with the same industry-leading warranty of 25 years. They provide practical protection for your community from the rain and sun while allowing plenty of natural light to shine through.

Some fabrics incorporate a heat shield to keep the temperature comfortable for your students too. Due to the lightweight nature of the fabric used, there is architectural freedom to create any form imaginable. A Tensile Membrane Structure suits our widest range of applications from playgrounds to walkways, bus-stops, click & collect and eating areas and more. Large or small, these shade structures are in a class of their own.

shade warranty
waterproof shade

Key features

  • Sun and rain protection. Heat resistant. 100% waterproof. Blocks over 99% of UV rays.

  • Product warranty: 25 years. Structurally engineered using galvanised RHS steel framework and fixings for ultimate safety and durability.

  • Lead time: 3 – 6 months. From confirmation of the contract.

  • Council consent not required 49 m2 and under. If larger, we take care of the consent process

  • Cover small to large sized areas.

  • Architectural freedom to create a wide array of shapes. Fully customised to your aesthetic.

  • 100 % turn-key solution. We take care of the design, council consents, manufacture, installation, maintenance, and more with our experienced in-house, NZ-based team.

A Tensile Membrane Structure is perfect for…

  • Playgrounds

  • Walkways

  • Classroom porches

  • Outdoor learning areas

  • Picnic or eating areas

  • Click and collect areas

  • Carpark shade and shelter

  • Connecting one building to another

Friendly staff, good communication, skilled at their job and a brilliant product!

Sally Wilson, Kamo Primary School.