DESIGN. SUPPLY. INSTALL
We are a design-driven, deadline-focused, production company with a wealth of in-house expertise. Our project managers work with our designers, logistics experts, and site teams throughout the project life cycle to ensure that your projects are delivered on time, to the exacting Tenthouse® Structures quality standards.
TENSILE ROOF AND FAÇADE DESIGN
Our expert technical design team work closely with client and their design consultants to: set out the basis of design, develop roof forms and facade concepts, consider interfacing, static and dynamic membrane conflicts, propose passive and low energy comfort opportunities, produce preliminary structural schematics and visualizations.
INTEGRATED, COMPLIANT AND LIGHTWEIGHT
To ensure well integrated design, our engineers follow a structural plan of work and precise design parameters. Working closely with appointed Engineers of Record, design reports, survey and reaction load information are issued. To ensure optimal lightweight design, the textile systems, top structure and anchorings are all engineered congruently and specified for long term performance.
FABRICATION & ASSEMBLEY
PATTERNS, SOLID MODELS, WORKSHOP DRAWINGS
After the structural concept, analysis and specification are complete and approved, the textile surfaces are meticulously detailed and patterned for confection. The membrane tension systems and compression support structures are solid modelled in advanced parametric software and outputs produced for workshop and assembly
ERP SYSTEM CONTROL
Management teams monitor projects by accessing real- time information about production and distribution. This permits proactive responses and decision-making as the project requires. Our automated tracking process maintains resource allocation ensuring deliverables are met on time, within budget and without compromising on quality.
STRATEGIC GLOBAL FABRICATION PARTNERS
Our well established regional and international supply chains give us the flexibility to meet capacity challenges & respond competitively in a global markets, and ensure efficient delivery.
WAREHOUSING & FREIGHT
Flexible warehousing and distribution planning ensure the clients’ freight and deliveries are controlled, service levels are preserved and timelines are adhered to.
ON SITE SERVICES
START RIGHT AND END RIGHT
Site management and technical supervisors work closely with the appointed general contractor to ensure accurate site set out, assembly and integration of our structures into the full project build.
SITE SURVEYS & SET OUTS
DESIGN TO SITE
Site surveys are conducted to ensure the best-considered fit of the tent design into the topography and surroundings. Survey information is relayed to the design team to generate site plan layouts once these are agreed upon with the client.
SITE RIGGING & SUPERVISION
SPECIALISED RIGGING SOLUTIONS
Experienced technical supervisors, qualified tensile riggers and trained finishing artisans are provided, specific to the site and installation requirements.
MAINTENANCE & SERVICING
Regular maintenance inspections, following cleaning and maintenance guidelines, will contribute to the longevity of your tensile asset. Maintenance agreements are available on request. We also provide spares and replacements on a per-order basis.
BEYOND OUR CORE SOLUTIONS
On select projects, we offer a full suite of project design, procurement and management solutions.
Our flexible approach allows our clients to tailor our level of involvement from concept through to handover, to better support their budget, program, and available skill set.
TENT DESIGN & BEYOND
Tenthouse® Structures offers additional design services to create unique luxury tented camps.
Our architectural and interior design associates provide a complete service including: front and back of house design, site planning, new or adapted tent layouts, unique public precincts and the complementary interior concept.
INSIDE OUTSIDE ARCHITECTURE
Our clients are looking for design that integrates well within their pristine landscapes. To successfully craft such spaces we challenge existing design ideas about “inside” and “outside”.
We develop hybrid spaces from first principles, employing lightweight materials, holistic design strategies and structural forms to create an evolved architecture, driven by the need for an immersive guest experience.
ORIENTATION, POSITIONING & SPACE
When planning the layout of camps we position our structures to optimize guest viewing, whilst mitigating environmental effects. Our holistic design focus places the living space at the heart of our tensile architecture. By balancing environment and living space we bring guests closer to nature.
FF&E GLOBAL PROCUREMENT
STRATEGIC GLOBAL ALLIANCES
Through our local and international partners, Tenthouse® offers a full sourcing and procurement service. We source fixtures, fittings and finishes adapted to your environmental context and specified international standards.
CONSIDERED AND CRAFTED DESIGN
For an easy one-stop shop, we offer curated furniture designs to complete a contemporary, traditional, or eclectic interior. We are sensitive towards your cultural and aesthetic sensibilities, remaining authentic to the crafted design of your region.
We also provide a bespoke solution guiding you through conceptualization, product development to the finished piece without compromising on functionality or pricing.
Successful project completion hinges on an experienced, professional, and technically savvy project team that can collaborate with all stakeholders at all levels. Our seasoned team manage turnkey or partial turnkey-solutions for standard products and select custom projects.
OUR #madeforthewild FOOTPRINT
From our offices in Cape Town and Singapore, and in collaboration with key production facilities in South Africa, India, USA and Mexico, France, Italy, and Taiwan, our teams have successfully completed more than 60 projects in over 15 countries.