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Tuesday, 28th February 2023 Wire Rope

Types of Balustrade Wire Ropes

Types of balustrade wire rope

What sets wire balustrades apart more so than the wire itself, are the options available for fittings styles and how you intend to use them. These fittings styles depend on your overall aesthetic as well as the situation of the installation; for example, using timber vs steel, or might your balustrade requirements be going in a straight line, or will there be multiple direction changes?

The most commonly used wire for balustrading purposes, however, is stainless steel in 1×19, 7×7 and 7×19, all in 3.2mm, and each being stocked, cut to your desired lengths here at Keble’s Trading.

In most applications, 90-95% of 3.2mm wire is used, and in some cases, people go up a millimetre to a 4mm wire.

The different styles of fittings available on the market

There are various styles of stainless-steel fittings available on the market and through Keble’s Trading, and it depends on the fittings that you require, such as hydraulic swage fittings vs hand swage fittings, for example. As well as these options, we also stock stainless steel eye nuts, eye bolts, turnbuckles, thimbles, wire rope grips, tensioners, pad eyes, eye screws, welded rings, shackles, and threaded rods. So, no matter what you’re after, we have everything you need under one roof.

Balustrade wire rope we offer

Here at Keble’s Trading, we offer the most popular and commonly sought-after wire rope for balustrading, which includes: 1×19, 7×7, and 7×19, all in 3.2mm. If you require an alternative size, please contact our team so that we can order and customise or tailor it to your specifications.

FAQs: Types of Balustrade Wire Ropes

Why invest in wire balustrades for your property?

There are many reasons to consider investing in wire balustrades for your property. Some benefits include not obstructing your line of sight from a distance. Wire balustrades look invisible to the naked eye and therefore do not obstruct your view should you install these on balconies or decking areas.

Another benefit is airflow. Wire balustrades provide natural airflow to circulate through balconies or decking areas, as well as through doorways of which they are installed near.

There is no need to re-paint wire balustrades as they are much easier to clean than glass materials. Depending on where your property resides, when cleaning your wire balustrade, only a mild soapy detergent is required. If you are based inland, you may only need to clean your balustrade every six months to one year, and if you are positioned seaside, you may have to clean every two months. Stainless steel is highly corrosion resistant; however, so seaside properties will benefit further from this material when it comes to safety and lack of wear and tear.

Finally, wire rope is the most cost-effective option for a balustrade, providing you safety, modern aesthetic vibes and longevity for a significantly lower price in comparison to other materials.

Do we need a professional to install balustrade wire rope?

If you’re a confident DIYer, you don’t necessarily need a professional to help you install your wire rope balustrade. We can provide you with simplified instructions on how to action this. However, if you prefer, we can pass your details along to a recommended tradesperson who may also be one of our trade customers.

Can I place bulk orders at Keble’s Trading to buy balustrade wire rope?

Yes, you can. If you’re a contractor or might be purchasing a large amount of wire rope balustrade for a commercial project or expansive property, we can most definitely offer discounts on purchases depending on the amount purchased. Give our office a call today to learn more.

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