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In this paper, the retrofitting method of thin-walled, cold-formed sigma beams using bonded carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) tapes is proposed. The effectiveness of the presented strengthening method is investigated by the means of laboratory tests and numerical analysis conducted on simply supported, single-span beams made of 200 × 70 × 2 profile by “Blachy Pruszyński” subjected to a four-point bending scheme. Special attention is paid to the evaluation of possibility to increase the load capacity with simultaneous limitation of beams displacements by appropriate location of CFRP tapes. For this purpose, three beams were reinforced with CFRP tape placed on the inner surface of the upper flange, three with CFRP tape on the inner surface of the web, three beams with reinforcement located on the inner surface of the bottom flange, and two beams were tested as reference beams without reinforcement. CFRP tape with a width of 50 mm and a thickness of 1.2 mm was used as the reinforcement and was bonded to the beams by SikaDur®-30 adhesive. Precise strain measurement was made using electrofusion strain gauges, and displacement measurement was performed using two Aramis coupled devices in combination with the Tritop machine. Numerical models of the considered beams were developed in the Finite Element Method (FEM) program Abaqus®. Experimental and numerical analysis made it possible to obtain a very high agreement of results. Based on the conducted research, it was proved how important is the impact of the applied reinforcement (CFRP tapes) in thin-walled steel structures, with respect to the classic methods of strengthening steel building structures.