industries constructionInitially the bridge manufacturing/repair sector led the way for use of Tension Control Bolts however TCBs are utilized in many dynamic structures, wherever there is a need for steel to steel connections.

Primary applications include:


New Road, Rail & Footbridges as well as Rivet Replacement & bridge strengthening. TCBs can be found in Beam, Cantilever, Arch, Suspension & Cable-stayed bridges.

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High Rise /Skyscrapers

The trend towards ever taller commercial office and residential towers results in both higher vertical and lateral loads.

To mitigate against the associated wind loading Tension Control Bolts from TCB Ltd can be found in some of the world’s tallest developments.


The most architecturally impressive sporting venues and concert auditoriums in the world have used TCBs from TCB Ltd in large quantities. Whether designed for watching athletics, football, rugby, tennis, motor racing & horse racing, stadia steel connections are characterized by highly bespoke details tuned to non-standard geometries. TCBs can be found in standard joints, bespoke solutions & even seating security and have been extensively incorporated into standard, retracting and cable net roofs.

Wind Energy

Tension Control Bolts have been incorporated into tower & turbine design for leaders in the wind energy market. Use of TCBs in shell tower structures enables turbine heights in excess of 148m which in turn provides more efficient power generation.

TCBs also have many other diverse applications including power stations, mining & tunnelling, electrostatic precipitators, warehouse racking for automated robotic picking, overhead line electrification, signal gantries, sub-sea turbines and roller coaster braking systems.

Greenkote® anti-corrosion protection

Tension Control Bolts Ltd has its own metal coating plant producing an environmentally friendly anti-corrosion coating called Greenkote, which is comparable to galvanising, although it is harder wearing and readily accepts all paint systems. Learn more about Greenkote.