To stretch or not to stretch?

To stretch or not to stretch?

The stretch tent. A term which appears to be pretty self-explanatory. Without seeing a picture, one would easily visualize fabric stretched and manipulated to create a desired shape. And yet, further digging reveals the elaborate theory of tensile technology, discoveries which are considered relatively new. One of the most iconic structures being within Colorado — the Denver International Airport.

With its breathtaking and simplistic arches, DIA provides a structures which has uniquely trademarked itself as a modern, sophisticated and elegant building. But if this structure has become such an architectural phenomenal, then why have we not seen more of these structures? Upon further research, you will soon discover it has taken extensive R&D to perfect the synthetic material which composes the tensile structures. And the same goes for the smaller replicas mimicking the same technology, the stretch tent.

First making a presence in South Africa, stretch tents have been taking the world by storm. These premium tents have simplified the event planning process. Although the benefits are numerous, we have summarized these into four points to help determine whether stretch is right for you!

Versatility
While planning an event, you are constantly juggling. Venue, caterers, attendees…and the list goes on. The last thing you should be worrying about is whether or not the venue accommodates a tent. Or if the venue is incapable of having a traditional canopy, what is your plan B for bad weather? Your hard work should not be changed or altered from its original perfection. Stretch tents can adapt to their surroundings. No longer are you limited to wide, flat spaces. These tents can also be rigged on different terrains or the sides of buildings.

Durability
Why have a tent if it can’t withstand the elements? These tents are made specifically for their weather resistance. Not only are they stylish, but they will also protect your guests from any unwanted wind, rain or hail.

Elegance
This is your event, you’ve gone through the effort of making it look fantastic. Why settle for second best when it comes to a tent? The last thing you want is a greenhouse imitation or a tent that is hot, stuffy and brings out your hidden claustrophobia. In contrast, we have beautiful sloping arches and open layouts which incorporate a simplistic elegance. This is a blank canvas waiting for your creativity.

Affordability
In regards to stretch tents, affordability is two-fold. Firstly, the price of the stretch in correlation with their superior quality (being durable and beautiful). Secondly, with the flexibility of these tents, you will not be limited to tent designated venues or expensive indoor alternatives. With more lee-way on location, you are bound to find the perfect location at a cheaper price.

With these innovative structures, it’s a wonder we haven’t all jumped on this bandwagon already! Stretch tents are only recently becoming a phenomenon in the American market, allowing you to stand out from the crowd with these beautiful structures. Whether for your next wedding, festival, corporate or private event — there is always a place for a stretch tent.

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