Space. Simple form. Both mask a complexity inherent in tensile architecture. The structure in place, itself evidence of science and careful planning, stands to remind us of what can be achieved with the intelligent use of rods working together in tension.
Be it a glazed curtain wall, a suspended roof structure, a simple yet elegant suspension bridge, or a cable net or grid structure, all can depend on rods as the primary load carrying elements. The results are structures of unique depth and openness, with large spans made possible by balancing the need for reduced self weight, with the application of minimalist and efficient high tensile rod tendons. This is lightweight tensile architecture and a Ronstan passion.
An attractive carbon steel rod system of unparalleled tensile strength
Up to 6.0m (19.7ft) for ø M12-M16mm (0.472-0.630in.)
Up to 12.0m (39.4ft) for ø M20-M100 (0.787-3.937in.)
before joiners are required
M12 (0.472in.) to M100 (3.940in.)
Highest load capacity reducing the mass of your structure with flow on benefits in transport and construction costs.
Large range of sizes to allow consistent detailing throughout a project.
Galvanised, raw or primed finish allows for on site paint matching to structure colour and finish.
Attractive tapered nut and recognisable “tear drop” fork for a simple elegant style that will not date.
Simple connection detail of pin and fork minimising installation time.
A fine grain micro alloyed carbon steel which is fully weldable.