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MAXIMIZING INVESTMENT IN TENT ARCHITECTURE: The Importance of Maintenance for Commercial Lodgings

Maintenance is essential to extending the life of tent architecture structures and commercial lodgings such as resorts, tented wilderness developments, tailored-to-brand resorts, and rustic nature camps.

Investors often see tents as a cheaper alternative to prefab cabins, timber, or other constructions, and therefore tend to have low expectations in terms of endurance and performance of tents.

However, when discerning investors are looking to create a luxury tented experience, the challenge is how to factor in maintenance to limit guest disruption, downtime, and replacement costs and optimize their investment.

Tensile fabric structures offer an innovative solution. Advanced textiles, structural sections, and quality fittings combine with precision engineering to provide a reliable, low-maintenance alternative to other building options.

All tented architecture structures are exposed to unique, varying, and increasingly extreme environmental conditions through the years. The maintenance of your tensile fabric structure is most economical when scheduled as a fixed operational cost.

Regular maintenance of tented structures provides the following key benefits:

Value Optimization extends design life and reduces the total cost of ownership.

Risk Reduction enhances occupant safety and maintains insurance and warranties.

Design Life Protection protects against extreme environments and weather.

Sustainable Practices reduce the carbon count of early replacement.

Our approach to maintaining a Tenthouse structure:

Our clients invest in Tenthouse Structures because they expect a premium quality product.

Tent and structural maintenance are integral to our 360 ͦ DPMC (design and project management cycle). This means working with our clients to tailor a maintenance program before handover to suit the tent structure, the site, and the lodge operation.

Types of Tented Structure Maintenance:

Professional, Regular, Preventive

On-site maintenance covers five broad categories:

  • Camp management routine procedures.

  • THS remote maintenance and repairs.

  • THS Engineering/technical inspections and reports.

  • THS scheduled maintenance and repairs.

  • THS exceptional maintenance and repairs.

Routine minor works maintenance is guide-lined for camp management, and maintenance kits are provided.

Rapid response remote support is available for issues as they arise, provided the problem is accurately documented.

THS inspections, scheduled and exceptional maintenance can be completed simultaneously for cost efficiency. However, we may recommend dealing with exceptional or preventative issues outside of scheduled maintenance.


Any structural and material warranty is always linked to a THS scheduled maintenance program.

Warranties and related maintenance programs depend on the product installed (e.g., temporary vs. codified structures, location/environment, structural and material types, material manufacturer's warranty limitations, and scope of our work).

Minimizing the guest disruption:

We understand the practical challenges of site access, and guest disruption, so flexible scheduling, advanced planning, and a rigorous procedural approach ensures minimum guest disruption and downtime.

Creating new tent architecture means providing a flexible, accommodating, and sustainable approach to tent maintenance that enhances occupant safety, minimizes operational disruption, and ultimately extends the design life of your investment.

Please get in touch with us directly for more information.


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