Allpod by Tensile Fabric
Take the Inside Out!
Unique Dining Spaces
Allpod Standard and the new Allpod Stretch are our premium dining dome structures for an amazing and exclusive outdoor experience. Customers can enjoy the great outdoors whilst taking in spectacular views and remaining warm!
The pods are made in the UK from the highest quality plywood and polycarbonate frame. The standard Allpod has the space to seat 8-10 guests for full dining, and new to the range, the ‘Allpod Stretch’, has more space and more capacity for larger groups where sections are added to a pod to increase its size.
The pods are perfect for many occasions – a special brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, a romantic meal, after work cocktails, private group dinners and even as a small meeting space – and a previously disused space or terrace can be quickly transformed into an attractive and profitable al fresco dining area.
The domes provide a versatile solution and can offer benefits throughout the whole year – maximising your outdoor space in the winter and adding to your space in the summer.
Our pods can be positioned on an existing deck or paved area, or we can supply you with a new plinth deck – square, round or pod footprint sized. Most of the details cross over between the Standard and the Stretch structures.
Allpod Standard Details
- 24 mm highest grade plywood internal frame
- 4 mm UV stable polycarbonate
- Aluminium protective rib cover
- 3.745m diameter (external)
- 3m diameter size (internal)
- Sliding doors for easy action
- Multiple door options – your pod can be as open or closed as you wish
- Plinth available for non-level surfaces
- Standard colours: RAL 7024*, RAL 7003*
- Other colours available at additional cost
*Please check your own RAL chart
Allpod Stretch Details
- Available with 1, 2, 3 or more inserted sections, allowing more options and more capacity for customers.
- Each panel section adds an extra 1.45m to the length.
- The Allpod Stretch 1 (with 1 extra panel inserted to its length) adds 4.5m2 of internal space.
- The Allpod Stretch 2 (2 extra panels) adds an extra 9m2 of internal space.
- The Allpod Stretch 3 (3 extra panels) adds an extra 13.5m2 of internal space.
We can provide these additional items if required:
- Plinth – for uneven floors
- Insert floor – to cover tracking water
- Twin IP socket with tamperproof covers
- Blow heater – wood burner or Standard
- Overhead LED ring light – with dimmer
- Shade sail – covers 4 panels
- Vinyl shade graphics
Delivery and Setup
In the UK the pods are delivered to site in segments, being built up by either our experienced installation team or by the end user themselves. Building up an Allpod takes around 2 hours, with extra time required if any optional items are purchased – like plinths and floors.
Should you wish to, you can also deconstruct your pods for relocation or storage, if you only want them in place for certain seasons; a single pod occupies the space of 3 standard pallets.
Europe and Worldwide
Many overseas locations have a much longer winter season than we do here in the UK – making the Allpods perfect for extending and increasing capacity in these chillier climates.
We are experienced in exporting the Allpods worldwide. We are happy to arrange the transport/shipping but are also happy to allow you to do this if you have a preferred importing route. You will need a local importing agent to complete the local documentation as well as an EORI number. The pods are packed and shipped in flat pack form to minimise the size of the shipping crate, meaning you will need to build up the pods in your location.
We offer full support on build up and erection of the Allpod with a video, written instructions and comprehensive drawings. The Allpod is straightforward to put together with no specialist tools required. Each Allpod will take around 8 hours to assemble from flat pack and a further 2 hours to bring the segments together to form the final dome shape. We will of course provide ongoing support, and can supply you with any necessary spare parts that may be required for the future.
To date we have successfully exported pods to customers in Austria, Italy, Hungary, Norway, Slovenia, South Korea and the USA! Watch this space as more Allpods pop up!
Cosy for Winter
Not only does the pod create a real talking point and visual feature for a restaurant terrace (great for your PR!) it is also extremely practical as it keeps customers warm, cosy, dry and protected from the autumn and winter elements, whilst boosting revenue.
In the colder months the pods can be furnished with stunning fur throws, warm blankets, candles, fairy lights, etc. The pods also retain their heat really well as they are provided with brushes at the doors and a sealed ventilation dome at the top. Extra warmth is best provided by a thermostatic blow heater — perfect for the colder seasons and for those chillier summer nights.
Cool for Summer
In the spring and summer months you can either place your pods into storage, or you could deck them out with greenery, summer lanterns, strings of lighting or bunting, and brightly coloured cushions and throws.
On warmer days the retractable door(s) can be opened to let air flow through, or fabric sails can be added to the panels for a lovely shade effect. On those chillier or wetter British summer days, the pods keep customers warm and protected from the wind or rain so they feel like they are dining in the great outdoors whilst remaining lovely and warm.
Since adding the pods to our outdoor terraces we have seen a significant increase in our turnover as a result of the pods being in high demand and clearly driving a lot of interest. Our customers love the cosy feel of them and the fact that they can experience private and exclusive dining and cocktails, whilst staying warm and dry and taking in our spectacular London skyline view. It gives them a real feeling of something special.
We have been very impressed with the high quality of the pods (we have eight in total) and they have lasted well — there are lots of cheaper versions on the market but you can really see and feel the difference with the Allpod.
The Aviary London
The pods are amazing and have made our restaurant even more popular.
Ala Turka Restaurant
Not only were TensileFabric professional and accommodating during purchasing and contraction stages, the quality of the team's work is unparalleled. Since install we have noticed nothing but good customer feedback.
Rare Restaurants Ltd
Our restaurant in Bristol sits within a shopping centre that is open to the elements — so we wanted to be able to offer our customers an exclusive dining area and experience where they would stay completely dry and protected from driving rain. The pods have been really popular so far and have created a real buzz around the shopping centre and with our customers. Tensile Fabric have been extremely professional and easy to work with and we would definitely recommend them to others.
The Real Greek
Allpod by Tensile Fabric
Create a Unique Dining Space
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