AIR SUPPORTED PLASTICS GREENHOUSES IN ENGLAND
An alternative method of supporting plastics films which requires, no framework and therefore causes no obstruction is however quite feasible and is currently arousing interest in horticultural circles in a number of countries. This makes use of air pressure to provide the support.
The idea of using air pressure to support a flexible fabric building was propounded as long ago as 1911 by Dr. F.W. Lanchester who filed a patent on it (Lanchester, 1919).