Stainless Steel Architectural Tension Systems

Petersen Stainless has been supplying the architectural structures and tensile fabric markets for over 25 years with high-quality, UK manufactured terminals, tensioners, structural stainless cable systems and stainless steel tension bar systems.

Petersen are a truly global company, with cable assembly facilities in the UK, Sweden and Malaysia to give you quick and efficient service and delivery.

As well as our extensive range of standard product which we carry in stock, as a UK manufacturer we are able to provide custom architectural tension solutions to projects. Adaptation of product with a fast and flexible approach is assured by our ISO9001:2008 and AS9100-C certified quality system. Full traceability and certification from the steel mill to the construction site is provided as standard. All of our fittings are manufactured from solid bar ensuring their structural integrity; no welding or casting is used.

Petersen has an excellent track record on quality, cost and delivery and has supplied products integral to many prestigious structures around the world.


  • Hong Kong Aviary, H-K
  • Wanchai Convention Centre, H-K
  • Doha International Airport, Qatar
  • Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, UK
  • Lusail Bridge, Qatar
  • Kiev Olymipic Stadium, Ukraine
  • O2 Ropewalk, UK
  • Jubilee Line Extension, UK
  • Nile Barrier Security Net, Egypt
  • Chester Zoo, UK
  • Manchester Victoria Station, UK
  • Tiger Enclosure, London Zoo, UK
  • Basilica di Massenzio, Italy
  • Passport Office, Durham, UK
  • London Eye, UK
  • Please select from one of the architectural tension systems below

    Stainless Steel Structural Tension Bar / Architectural Tie Bar Systems

    Tension bar systems are used in lightweight structures where high stiffness tension members are required.

    Cable Tension Members

    Cable Tension Members are typically used to span long distances or in applications where the bend in the cable is used to provide tension to whatever is attached along its length - for example Catenary Cable Systems, Bow Truss / Bow Strut Glass Supports, Cable Net Structures and Tensile Fabric Structures.