A Little Bit About Us…

We are TensileFabric – We love and understand fabrics and we design, manufacture and install fabric structures for a variety of uses and for a diverse customer base. Tim Youde and Marc Powell have joint ownership and between them, a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry.

Tim Youde

Tim Youde

Design Director

Trained in 3D design Tim has always been a practical hands-on type designer. He started his career in fabric structures back in 1995 working on a multitude of projects for both blue chip companies and the main UK-wide leading architectural practices.

Now co-owner of TensileFabric, Tim's broad experience of 'tensile fabric' and how fabric should be formed, designed and delivered, means that he has helped the business grow into a successful design-led firm.

Tim is a keen mountain biker, kite surfer and snowboarder – if he can ever find the time between DIY and two young children!

Marc Powell

Marc Powell

Director / Company Secretary

Marc has over 25 years of experience working with fabric structures, having an unrivalled knowledge of all exterior, interior and exhibition installations. Previously working as part of a large fabric installation team, both nationally and internationally, Marc gained a wide knowledge of small scale exhibition structures, huge permanent exterior canopies, and everything in between!

Now co-owner of TensileFabric, Marc uses his extensive knowledge to lead on all installations, ensuring each project is installed in the most suitable, efficient and safe way possible.

Marc enjoys a busy family life - though you may just find him tinkering with a motorbike or two or leading his scout group to their next camp!

TensileFabric works in partnership with our sister company, Fabricworks, to manufacture the structures at our production space.

Gareth Cridland

Fabric Production

In charge of fabric production, Gareth has over 15 years' experience of project managing and manufacturing the building of fabric forms. He has a wealth of technical fabric knowledge and is a huge asset to the team.