• Control heat and glare

  • Feature sails that perform a function

  • Hide old surfaces and enhance acoustics

  • Any shape, colour or image

We have been simplifying cutting edge tensile structures since 2001, our latest offering InShade brings together everything we know to create our simplest product to date.

InShade has been engineered to make design, fabrication and installation of tensile fabric sails simple, quick and cost effective. Have a look at some the projects shown below and in our gallery and then call us to discuss your requirements. Further information is also available at www.tensarc.co.uk

Solar Control

InShade now makes it easier to create the solution you want, providing the solar control you need while maintaining a light filled space with an open view.

InShade sails are designed and manufactured in the UK, using solar control fabrics developed specifically for this application. These fabrics have a dense fabric structure that blocks the harsh power of the sun, with most of the suns energy reflected as heat. However, around 20% of the light is refracted through the layers of fibres that make up the fabric. These fibres diffuse and filter this sunlight bathing the space below in a cool soft light.

Read more
Solar Control Commercial Roof Shade


The low tension levels in stretch fabric sails can be used to reduce the sound reflected off of hard surfaces, softening the space and preventing echo.

Case study by Meeting Space:

The Problem - A large atrium space was formed by closing two wings of a building. The space was used for social events, exhibitions, and presentations to large audiences. As well as large areas of hard surface the acoustic issues were exacerbated by a pitched glass roof which tended to focus the sound towards the centre of the room. In addition to the poor acoustics this glazed roof caused excessive heat gain and glare.

The Solution - The solution was stretch fabric acoustic wall panelling and stretch fabric ceiling sails. To target low and mid frequencies the face of the stretch fabric panels were positioned off the wall and backed with acoustic foam and a 60mm air gap. High level fabric ‘sails’ were installed to overcome the glare and excessive heating problems, these sails also act as membrane (panel) absorbers reducing resonance by low frequency noise.

Read more
Commercial Roof Shade Sail for Sound Reduction


InShade as a concept is incredibly simple but it works so well that the options are almost limitless and the results are always stunning. Your solution will be tailored to your space and developed specifically to meet your requirements.

Our designers will work closely with you to realise your vision and with our passion to create beautiful solutions, experience in tackling challenging problems and advanced software to create complex forms this process is often quicker and easier than you imagine. We believe beautiful designs can be created for even the most demanding of spaces and we guarantee to add some wow factor to every project!

Colour Match - Available for all of our fabrics, short runs can be produced in any Pantone or RAL colour so that you can always get exactly the colour you want.

Duplex - When heat is gain is a big issue but you still want great colour our Duplex colour fabric is the perfect choice – the duel sided fabric means compromising is not required.

Colour Wash - White sails can be front or back lit – instantly change the mood or create quickly changing dynamic forms and images - perfect for internal spaces and night time use.

Printing – For branding, images or artwork – high definition printing can add punch, glamour

Read more
Bespoke Commercial Roof Shade Sail