Stretch Structures are up to Mammoth Inflatable Task
We love of our latest inflatable creation, just another example to show our clients that we can create just about anything!
Meet a life sized woolly mammoth. A temporary display commissioned by the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum. The exhibition has been curated especially for children to answer all their questions about mammoths. When did the mammoths go extinct? How did it happen?
Penny Packham, Public Programs Officer, was delighted with the inflatable structure – ‘Looks wonderful. Everyone smiles when they see it!’
So how do we go about taking an idea and turning it into a reality? Read more about how inflatable shapes get you noticed, or check out our collection of inflatable structures and sealed inflatable shapes.
The mini mammoth exhibition is currently on display at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum until 22 July 2018. So if you’re near Bathurst, pop in for a visit, it’s not everyday you get to meet a woolly mammoth, or check out their video’s on Facebook
How hard is it to attach a Stretch Tent to Concrete and Walls?
We all know how quick and simple stretch tents are to set up on grass. Lay your stretch tent out, determine where the pegs go and in no time they’re in the ground and your stretch tent is starting to take shape!
But what happens if it’s on concrete or against a wall?
Well, believe it or not it’s just as simple, all you need is a bracket and some bolts.
Using a 12mm /15/32” size Dynabolt or Sleeve Anchor and a Galvanised steel Angle Bracket is all you need to safely anchor your tent to concrete or brickwork.
Use the same steps as if you were on grass:
- Lay out your tent in the position you desire.
- Mark where you want the anchor points.
- Drill and anchor the brackets.
- Attach a carabiner clip.
- Start to erect your stretch tent.
You can then apply the same method if you were attaching to a brick or timber wall or a roof!
If attaching to timber just replace the Dynabolt or Sleeve Anchor with a Coach screw.
Once you have finished using your stretch tent, just remove the bracket and bolt and it’s like you were never there.
These methods are fast and strong and will allow you to enjoy your stretch tent in any situation.
Super Custom Stretch Tent Projects
With the end of 2017 fast approaching, let’s look back at some of our custom stretch tent projects that left a lasting impression on us!
Read how SEAM created a School-in-a-Box concept – educational resource materials (library, computers etc) are stored in a small central box which is secure and weather-proof. When open, shelving and a fold-out work space for the computers is revealed. And this is where Stretch Structures come in: all school materials are protected by a super-durable, weather resistant tent with retro-fitted guttering system which not only looks good, but works to collect rain water.
Read how the ultimate travelling band, The Scallywags run their own event, Field Good Music, as well as appearing all over the UK. And with them all the way is their trusty bright yellow Bedouinflex Stretch Tent attached to their tour bus – their signature draw card!
Read how Tommy Lyle of Wood of a Kind builds environmentally friendly wooden stages for festival clients and chose Bedouinflex Premium stretch fabric for the custom canopy of the stage in order to insulate and waterproof the wooden structure. The concept: the stage needed to be permanent, but the waterproof canopy would be assembled and disassembled according to the up-coming event.
Read how the Jaguar XE was launched @ the Australian F1 Grand Prix under a Stretch Tent and Truss. The client brief: “the largest, most impactful brand exposure possible – as eye-catching as the car!” The stage truss structure for Jaguar provided dynamic design and the tasteful combination of precision stitched leather, chrome and highly polished alloy surfaces.
With Christmas just around the corner here at SMFS we have a great deal of experience in creating innovative and eye catching Christmas products and event structures. A range always popular is our inflatable snow globes and ever popular stretch lycra Christmas tree.
With a broad range of standard one dimensional and 3 dimensional designs stretch shapes are lightweight, easy to install and collapsible for easy shipping. Hanging and free standing models are available in a broad range of designs, and you’ll be surprised at how reasonably priced they are.
For more information visit www.stretchstructures.com or contact us
(AUS) Tel: +61 2 8916 6231
(UK) Tel: +44 20 3769 5402
(US) Tel: +1 213 401 2531
(NZ) Tel: +64 9 951 9917
Summer months are a key focus for us on outdoor events and structures. The current trend is for pop up structures for outdoor events, expos, shops and restaurants.
However we still find a great deal of excitement in the challenges presented in designing creative, attractive and functional indoor structures. A recent example of this was an updated design for the modular inflatable Health Check booth for the Victor Chang Institute. The Health Check Booth was launched in 2010, and as a community program by the Victor Chang Institute it helps people to focus on and understand some of the basic risk factors that could affect their heart. The modular inflatable booth is a fully mobile and portable service and can be set-up in a range of shapes in any convenient location.
Further information on the booths and the Victor Chang Institute can be found here
Exhibitions, product awareness and the WOW factor? …. if this is what you are after then our inflatable spheres are a great addition to any marketing plan. We can produce a vast range of sizes starting at 600mm and complimented by our easy branding options with your logos or other artwork. Discounts available for 5 or more.
Stretch Tents are incredibly versatile, hence there are so many different setup configurations to choose from. This is why they are perfect for any event! Check out our helpful Stretch Tent setup instructions in the below video.
Customers often ask us questions like:
- What size tent should we buy?
- What shapes can we create?
- How many riggers are required to install our Stretch Tent?
- How many people can be seated vs standing?
The answer to any of these questions depends on the size of your tent and event. We have created various Sizing Graphs in an attempt to answer the majority of your questions, and be sure to visit our Sizing Gallery with ‘real life’ examples of Stretch Tent installations.
For more information please Contact Us
Halloween is a day (and night) filled with fun, plenty of candy and perhaps even a few spine-chilling moments (is that a White-Walker in the bushes?).
People tend to go a little overboard when it comes to decorating – and why not? This is where we can help out and perhaps provide a little bit of structural inspiration.
As you may know, we have a variety of structures at our ‘one-stop-shop: https://www.stretchstructures.com/ but we’d like to take this opportunity to show you some structures that may lend themselves to your Halloween celebrations.
These lycra structures reflect any light being cast upon them, making for a somewhat eerie glow.
This bright orange Stretch Tent has been further enhanced with internal lights and spooky, Halloween inspired lights projected on the surrounding trees.
Our AXION range of structures are available in oranges, purples or straight black. Add side walls and print a few ghoulie type images and your set for a spooky night.
Last word: We were talking about structures, yes, but as a parting shot, consider these internal lit airflow inflatable lights. Follow the link for more information: https://stretchtents.com.au/collections/inflatable-lights
Stretch Structures have had the privilege of working with amazing clients to design and deliver incredible custom-made stretch tent structures. We thought we’d share a few with you and walk through our process for custom designs. Interested? It’s all about making your dream become a reality – if you dream it, we can build it.
For custom design-build projects, we use a 5 stage process:
- Stage 1 – Engagement and client briefing
- Stage 2 – Initial design engagement with artists impression to scale with elevations, for client approval
- Stage 3 – 3D mock-up on the computer and final pricing
- Stage 4 – Pattern and manufacture
- Stage 5 – Art work
We provide Stage 1 as a free engagement service to enable us to understand the project, determine if we can assist you and provide a broad-based estimate. There is then a charge of 10% to proceed with Stage 2. Payment terms are then 50% to proceed into detailed design and production with the remainder due prior to delivery and installation.
What is and isn’t included in the estimated price:
- Full design and engineering of concept structure – included in price.
- Surveying the site (where possible) – included in price.
- Support frame structure manufactured – included in price.
- Fabric patterning and artwork – included in price.
- Foundation/Staging installed – not included
- Installation – organized crew arrive on site to install the structure – not included
From this information, you should be able to get a good pricing estimate to see if we are in the ballpark. If so – next steps:
- A design meeting to set the scope and define the design brief.
- Get confirmation of intent through 10% deposit
- Start design drawings and engineering and firm up on a fixed price.
There are a broad range of options for structures including but not limited to:
- Installation Services – Training or Activation (via a third party)
- Flooring (broad range of options including integrated flooring)
- Coloured Fabrics
- Branding – full colour CMYK + White digital printing
- Internal fit out
- Truss Support System
- Ballast Systems – Internal or external options
- Blower noise reduction system (for inflatables only)
- Road cases/stillages
Contact Us to discuss your options.