If you’re looking for a modern and stylish way to add safety and security to your home or office, then a stainless steel wire balustrade could be the perfect solution.
Wire balustrades are made from high-quality stainless steel and can be customized to suit any space.
They’re perfect for balconies, stairs, decks, and patios, and can even be used indoors.
If you want a sleek and chic balustrade that still provides safety, opt for a stainless steel wire one.
This type of balustrade is perfect for balconies or decking as it offers an unobstructed view while also being durable.
If you need help with installation, don’t worry! We’ve provided some tips below to make the process easy-breezy.
Wire balustrades are strong and durable, making them an ideal choice for areas that see a lot of foot traffic.
They’re also low maintenance, so you won’t have to spend hours cleaning and polishing them.
Stainless steel wire balustrades are available in a range of different styles and designs, so you’ll be able to find the perfect one to suit your space.
If you’re looking for a way to add safety and security to your home or office, then a stainless steel wire balustrade could be the perfect solution. Wire balustrades are made from high-quality stainless steel and can be customised to suit any space.
For more information on wire balustrades, or to find out how we can help you create the perfect solution for your space, contact us today.
We’d be happy to discuss your options with you and help you choose the right product for your needs.
The benefits of installing a stainless steel wire balustrade include:
- -They are extremely strongand durable.
- -They are low maintenance.
- -They can be customised to suit any space.
- -They are perfect for both indoor and outdoor use.
- -They add safety and security to any home or office. If you’re looking for a way to add safety and security to your home or office, then a stainless steel wire balustrade could be the perfect solution. Contact us today to find out more about our products and services. We’d be happy to discuss your options with you and help you choose the right product for your needs.
How much does stainless steel wire balustrade cost?
The cables cannot stretch more than 85mm in total once installed, which makes them a safe and building code compliant option. Furthermore, they are generally maintenance free. Stainless cables start at $350 per lineal metre supplied and installation costs are included.
How far can you span the wire balustrade?
The maximum height for any wire balustrade is 4 mtr. (deck to ground level), with a maximum spacing of 100mm between wires. However, we recommend 80mm as it allows posts further apart while still maintaining safety. When pulled apart, the resulting gap cannot be more than 125 mm wide.
How many wires do you need for the balustrade?
If you are looking to create a wire handrail that is 40mm thick and 1000mm above the ground, then you will need 11 runs of wire spaced at 80mm intervals.
Step-By-Step Instructions For Installing A Stainless Steel Wire Balustrade
The first step to take when installing a stainless steel wire balustrade is putting together the end posts and intermediary posts that will make up the frame.
Ensure you read over the supplier’s instructions before beginning this process.
Double-check that you have the proper tools and all of the necessary materials before continuing to the next step, which would be attaching wires.
It’s very frustrating having to pause in the middle because you’re missing an important component that is needed to complete the project.
To secure the wires for your stainless steel wire balustrade system, you’ll need to insert them into sockets which you will then attach to the end posts.
To make sure that the wires remain level, all of the holes attaching the sockets to the posts must be even with each other. An easy way achieve this is by drilling guide holes into a thin plank of wood; set it up against one post and drill through both before moving on to the next post(s).
Before you start, make sure all of your posts have sockets. Next, insert one end of the wire into a socket on one of the posts.
Once that’s done, take the other end of the wire and thread it through any holes in any intermediary posts before putting it in the last socket on opposite post; if needed, use wire cutters to adjust length. To finish up, slowly tighten each screw until secure.
What are the benefits of choosing a stainless steel wire balustrade system?
A small number of stainless steel wires weigh much less than a full panel of glass, acrylic, metal, etc.
The decreased weight means that the supporting posts and handrails can be skinnier too, opening up your view and creating a more simplistic look.
There are three primary materials people use for balustrades: wood, metal, and brick.
Wood is a frequent pick for those who want to safeguard decking because it’s often easy to find a match that will create a subtle shift between the balustrade and the deck. Additionally, drilling into wood is typically quite simple.
You could also use metal to create a delightful contrast and give the area more of an industrial edge.
Stainless steel would be our recommendation. It’s strong and long-lasting, able to endure harsh weather conditions and environments, like pollution in inner cities. Plus, it only needs to be wiped down with soapy water every once in a while.
You should always think about safety when installing a stainless steel wire balustrade, especially if the decking is raised and presents a fall hazard, or if the balustrade is for a balcony.
In the latter instance, we recommend that you use vertical wires instead of horizontal wires. This is because horizontal wires can easily be used as a ladder by vulnerable children.
Additionally, be sure to research the maximum permitted distance between each wire as set by local building regulations. Our team at Glass and Stainless would be more than happy to advise you on this process.
Standards for Wire Rope balustrade
Before deciding to install a wire balustrade, please speak with your local council as the Building Code of Australia (BCA) has made several revisions to the regulations in recent years.
The most recent revision was in 2009, but there were also changes in 2005, 2007, and 2008. Other websites may not have updated their information yet based on these changes, so use caution when using other sources for reference.
As of MAY 2009, our understanding and recommendations are as follows.
If the drop from your deck is less than one meter, then you don’t need a balustrade. In this case, you can space the wire however you’d like and place the posts at any distance apart.
We recommend putting the wires approximately 100mm to 200mm apart and the 2 meters posts every.
Scenario 1: Handrails with a drop of 1-4 meters. The top of your handrail should be no less than one meter from the floor, and for best results, we advise using a top rail that is at least 40mm thick, and made from either timber or steel.
As of MAY 2009, the most recent spacing and distance regulations for wire balustrades are as follows: when using Hydraulic Swaged (Preswaged Kits) with 1×19 wire or Handswaged with 7×7 wire, the spacing between wires needs to be 80mm, and the recommended maximum distance between posts is 1.5 meters. Using a top rail at 1m off the ground and at least 40mm thick, you would need 11 wires. Please note that these recommendations should only be used as guidelines – we always recommend checking with your local council before installing your own balustrade.
If the fall from your deck is less than one meter, a balustrade isn’t required by law. You can space the wire and posts as you like in this case. Generally, we recommend spacing wires every 100mm to 200mm and placing posts 2 meters apart.
In scenario 2, your handrail must be at least 1m from the floor of your deck, and we recommend using a top rail that is at least 40mm thick. When using hydraulic swaged wire or hand swaged wire, the spacing between wires needs to be 80mm, and we recommend that the distance between posts is no more than 1.5 meters. Using a top rail that is 1m off the ground and at least 40 mm thick would require 11 wires.