About Us 

Fabricworks designs, manufactures, prints and repairs fabric structures for exterior, interior and exhibition use. Using our vast knowledge of fabrics we will be able to advise on what best suits your project.

We carry stock of a large range of fabrics and work with the best suppliers throughout the world so can always source what you are looking for.

WHAT WE DO

Design

 

Repair

Manufacture

Fabric

Print

The only limitation is your imagination!

Fabricworks was established in 2006 to service the fabric structure and exhibition industry, as well as offering flexiblily to its sister company TENSILE FABRIC helping them to producte high end tensile sturctures.

Over time we have branched out into many fabric sectors including Printing, Exhibitions, Sun Shades to be honest if we can sew or weld as we have the skill set to do it.

All of our products are manufactured here in the UK in our purpose built loft space in Somerset and the range includes canopies, tensile fabric structures, shade sails, exhibition stands, fabric ceiling and covers as well as tent and awning repairs, trailer covers and even a horse blanket repair.

We operate throughout the UK and Europe across a broad range of sectors from general public to local authorites, education, sport, retail, exhibitions and hospitality.

Over the years Fabricworks has grown to be a global manufacturer, with an excellent team. We have a vast amount of  experience between us so feel free to get in touch with any questions.

Only the Best

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We Recycle

We pride ourselves on recycling our fabric off cuts which are not huge due to the nesting program we use to cut down on fabric waste. We can recycle a off cut as small as 50mm x 50mm, this goes to Kate at Flotsam Flo who makes wonderful items from what would have gone to landfill. Kate will also make use of old fabrics we replace so we are doing our best to be green recycling 95% of our waste.

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New Technology Meets Old

We pride ourselves on keeping our machines up to date with our 14m traveling head welder, automated sewing machines and the most up to date design packages. However, we never lose site of the old sail making techniques we learnt way back when working at Architen in the late 80s. We still house some of the older Singer sewing machines so when required we can give a shade sail the retro look, this has proved invaluable for reproduction work for castles and film sets.

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High Quality Construction

We use high-quality fabric sourced from Germany, France and Spain, we have worked with these suppliers for decades and our knowledge of the fabric is invaluable as is the support of our suppliers, coupled with our state of the art machines in our purpose-built facility and our highly skilled fabric technicians mean the end product is made to the highest standard with every attention made to the finest detail.

Sail Loft Cone Patterns

Who Are We

We are Fabricworks – Our passion is fabric and what we can create from it….

Gareth Cridland

Gareth Cridland

CAD Design & Project Manager

Over 30 years experience in CAD design, fabric manufacturing, project management and installation of fabric structures for clients such as:

Asos, Adobe, Le Coco Beach Mauritius, MOD Abbeywood Filton Bristol, Royal Armouries, Junk Bay Hong Kong, Broadmead Fabric Sail Bristol, VUE Cinema Cribbs Causeway Bristol, David Lloyd Pool Barrel Vaults, Jaguar F1, Williams F1, Vauxhall, RAC, British Steel, Motorola, Blackberry, Dyson and Nestle.

Gareth has a wealth of technical fabric knowledge including UV Protection, Acoustics and Printing, couple this with being fully trained in CAD design and Graphic design, means he is very well placed to advise you on your project from start to finish. This includes Shade Sail position and size, fixings, frame sets and steelwork.

Gareth enjoys many hobbies including surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, Photography and competing long distance trials on his motorbike. Also squeezing in the odd half marathon here and there when his schedule allows!

Colin Puckle

Colin Puckle

Production Manger

Over 35 years experience in the industry manufacturing fabric structures for the likes of:

Debenhams, Microsoft, Sage, Tetley, Stratford Bus Station, CIOB, Perkins Engines, DePuy, Formula One and countless exhibition companies worldwide.

Colin can use a vast wealth of experience using old and new sail making skills, this can involve the modern-day plot cutting on a vacuum bed to setting out on the floor using flexi-curves and string to create the sail/fabric structure required.

He will even work to a frame that you can bring down to our prototyping area.

Colin has also devised a way of carrying out stitch repairs on site, this has been in demand for the Safari Tent over the past few years, his technique requires two fabric technicians working opposite each other to hand sew patches and zips in place.

In his free time Colin’s hobbies include spending time with the family, mountain biking, lots of walking with the dogs, cinema, music, a bit of theatre and comedy.

Daniel Cridland

Daniel Cridland

Fabric Technician

Over 25 years experience in the industry manufacturing Tensile fabric structures for Arciten and Arciten Landrell before joining us many moons ago here at Fabricworks.

Dan’s knowledge of fabricating a tensile structure is invaluable, he operates our 14 meter traveling head welder and is a wizard on a sewing machine. Dan also maintains our welders and sewing machines keeping them in A1 condition ready for the next project, we always knew have a trained motor mechanic would come in handy (Thanks Dan).

Dan & Colin the dynamic duo, can often be found on site carrying out fabric repairs on Safari Tents and fabric glamping structures our client always mention what a delight they are and how amazing their work is.

In his free time Dan is very much the family man with his two girls Meghan & Rose and youngest Dexter, if not at rugby with Dexter they will often be away in his camper van generally heading to the coast for body boarding and fun in the kayak. Then probably back to the pub or off to watch Bristol Bears.

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

Vincent Van Gogh