Collingwood School gymnasium roof is an excellent example of the durability and permanence of a tensile fabric membrane, originally installed by Shelterspan the fabric has been in place since 1979.
Architen Landrell Managing Director, Lance Rowell was working for Shelterspan as the Production Manager at the time and was involved with the initial production and installation of the Collingwood canopy, Lance is delighted to be replacing the fabric on a structure that I worked on 33 years ago, tensile fabric really does stand the test of time and this has been proven here at Collingwood.
The original membrane is being replaced with PVC fabric that is more technically advanced than the fabric used 32 years ago but retains similar properties. All of the framing and fixing details from the original structure are being reused for the replacement fabric and the old fabric is being recycled.
Having been given the go-ahead to start the replacement project at the end of June we are working to a deadline of September 2012 in time for the new academic year, this may seem tight but with our experience and expertise we can easily achieve this.
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