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Monthly Archives: June 2017
We understand that most people have never fitted a steel wire rope balustrade before, there is a lot of questions that we regularly get asked regarding all aspects from fitting, to which products are best and which items work with each other.
It is not too difficult to fit your wire balustrade system yourself, here at GS Products we sell all the parts and tools required for all levels of DIY enthusiasts to be able to buy and fit with the minimum amount of hassle.
Q. Which steel wire rope do you recommend?
A. We recommend using a 4mm diameter stainless steel 1x19 wire rope, the stainless steel wire rope we supply for your balustrade is A4 grade so it will never rust. 4mm is a industry standard diameter for wire balustrades. The 1x19 relates to the strands (make up) of the wire, it has 19 individual strands which makes the wire rigid and helps keeps your runs as straight as possible. We sell this wire rope by the meter and also in bulk reels.
Q. Do you sell all the tools that will be required?
A. Yes, We sell the hydraulic crimping tool and the wire rope cutters - these are the only specialists tools you will require. We sell set wire rope kits with these tools included or you can buy them on their own
Q. What is the space required between each run?
A. Building regulations state the gap should be no bigger than 100mm set apart between each run, this is what we recommend.
Q. How many balustrade runs can I have?
A. As long as each run is evenly spaced out at a recommended 100mm, you can have many runs as you require.
Q. Are all the fittings Stainless Steel?
A. Yes, all our fittings are A4 Grade Stainless Steel - the best grade available to buy - this ensures your cable balustrade will last for many, many years.
Q. How do the adjusters work?
A. You simply swage the wire rope into the sleeve on the adjuster and simply rotate the body open or closed. These adjusters are very popular as they allow you to easily keep your cables taught.