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Tension & Compression Systems

Applications

Timber Construction

A combination of timber and steel can use the best properties of each material and achieve a cost-effective and attractive design. Our Tension Systems can be connected to the timber compression members, and if high loads are involved, several bars can be used together.

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Canopies

Canopies are frequently supported from above to provide unobstructed access below. Tension bars transfer the load from the front of the canopy back to the main structure or to a mast for free standing canopies.

Glazed Structures

The passage of light is normally a vital consideration in the design of glazed structures. The small profile of our system ensures the maximum transmission of light, while enhancing the overall appearance of the structure.

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Roof Structures

Trusses and lattice frames which support roofs can benefit from the replacement of tension members with the Halfen system. This will allow generous site adjustments to be made to accommodate inaccuracies within the frame. This would not be possible with a conventionally bolted frame.

 

 

 

 

Cross-Bracing

The use of anchor discs or cross couplers form a cross brace, allowing bars to lie in the same plane. This removes the need to offset bars, with the disc or coupler providing an interesting design feature for the panel.

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