Sports halls and other indoor leisure facilities can be expensive to build and maintain but an increasingly popular option is the use of tensioned membrane structures for indoor sports.

Tensioned membrane buildings are perfect for indoor leisure facilitiesThe main attraction of these buildings is their cost-effectiveness: the materials themselves are cheap, delivery to the site is simple and they are very quick to erect which cuts down on labour costs too.

The design of tensioned membrane structures for indoor sports could not be easier. The membrane itself is held up by galvanised steel roof trusses which are either supported in the concrete foundations, with the membrane starting at ground level, or attached to simple concrete walls.

They are durable, stylish and strong enough to withstand the worst the weather can throw at them. And they are also very easily maintained which reduces on-going costs. The translucent membrane itself lets the daylight through and they are also warmer in winter and cooler in summer because of the thermal properties of the membrane, making them ideal for the users of sports halls.

Tensioned membrane buildings are light and cool in summer and warm in the winterAt RSG, we are totally independent of all our suppliers, which means we provide leisure centres with impartial advice on the best materials to use and the design, based on our experience and know-how.

We can supply all the materials required for the construction of sports halls built with tensioned membranes but we also offer a design-and-build package, including design, sourcing of materials, all the groundwork and the final build. This leaves our customers with just one point of contact – RSG. And it leaves us free to get on and do what we do day-in, day-out ie managing concrete and tensioned membrane construction projects.