Adjustable Compression Struts


  • Can be used in compression, tension and also reverse loadings
  • An architectural alternative to steelwork
  • Adjustable system, allowing for site anomalies and ease of installation
  • Circular steel creating optimum strength

Macalloy offers two types of compression struts. The Architectural Strut Range and the Standard Compression Strut System.

Macalloy Architectural Compression Strut

The Architectural Strut is offered in either: carbon, galvanised or stainless steel finish.

The Macalloy Architectural Compression Strut provides an aesthetically pleasing long taper to each end of the compression strut.

The system uses the same fork end system as the Macalloy tension bar and cable systems, allowing for a successful combination of all three systems. 

The Architectural Compression Strut comes complete with an adjustable locking collar that provides a seamless link (hiding the thread used to connect the fork) between the fork end and the strut.

Available in all major CHS (Circular Hollow Section) diameters from 33.7mm to 323.9mm. Custom dimensions are offered on request.

Macalloy Fixed Compression Strut


  • Cost-Effective CHS solution
  • Available in kit form on request
  • Available in a number of finishes
  • Complements the rest of the Tension Structures range

The Macalloy Fixed Compression Strut provides an architectural, cost-effective, alternative to the standard finish applied to standard hollow tube sections.

The fork is designed with the same critical dimensions as the standard Macalloy fork end which allows for it to be used in conjunction with other Macalloy systems.

The Macalloy Fixed Compression Strut is available in carbon steel as standard, a galvanised option is also available.

Standard sizes are available for CHS diameters 33.7mm to 323.9mm.

Larger sizes and stainless steel available to special order.

For further details including compressive capacities, CHS Diameters and thicknesses, levels of adjustment and component dimensions please download the Tension Structures brochure here.