• ETFE roof over school courtyard
  • ETFE roof over bus station
  • ETFE cushion roof over bus station

ETFE Cushions – A beautifully engineered, lightweight building alternative to glazing.

Made of a copolymer extruded into thin films, this durable material can achieve light transmission up to 95%.

At 1% of the weight of glass, you can watch the bottom line of your project shrink as we reduce the size of steel and foundations required to support this ‘floating’ system.

Further reading: ETFE: an Economical Alternative to Glass

Systems range from cable-supported single-layer to insulated multi-foil cushions. Cushions range from two to four layers – depending on the required insulation.

ETFE cushions are filled with air using an Air Handling Unit (AHU). This unit’s job is to maintain the pressure in the system between 200-300 pa, depending on the size of the roof. The AHU is very efficient, consuming power equivalent to a 100w light bulb.

How to specify

Our products are easy to specify. Drop this clause into your architectural specification or download our full H80 Specification.


System Manufacturer: Architen Landrell Manufacturing Limited

Size: As per architect’s drawings

Fabric: ETFE Foil

Configuration (delete as applicable): 2 / 3 / 4 Layer ETFE Cushions

  • Outer Membrane: ETFE Foil (Fritted)
  • Middle Layer 1: ETFE Foil (Clear)
  • Middle Layer 2: ETFE Foil (Clear)
  • Inner Layer: ETFE Foil (Clear)

U-Value (delete as applicable):

  • 2 Layer: 2.9 W/m2K
  • 3 Layer: 1.8 W/m2K
  • 4 Layer: 1.4 W/m2K

For more information on ETFE Foil, please look at our Materials section. For bespoke projects or additional information, our experienced team will be happy to guide you through the specification of an Architen ETFE Cushion System.

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