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10 Advantages of Stainless Steel Webnet Wire Mesh

10 Advantages of Stainless Steel Webnet Wire Mesh

It’s malleable and flexible Webnet wire mesh has a fabric-like structure which makes it very useful for ‘wrapping’ around unusually shaped structures and shapes. Examples of this include being used to provide safety in car parks, at sports grounds and in children’s playgrounds.  A durable, low maintenance material Webnet wire mesh is extremely durable and strong, made from marine grade 316 stainless steel, Webnet is suitable for projects that require longevity. Also, Webnet requi...

Fall Protection for Building and Bridge Infrastructure

Fall Protection for Building and Bridge Infrastructure

Building regulations in the UK stipulate that structures such as car parks, balconies, stairways, bridges and elevated walkways must have safety systems in place to prevent accidental falls and injuries. Jakob’s range of high quality, high performance stainless steel products provides solutions to meet design and safety compliance standards, providing visually appealing fall protection for building and bridge infrastructure. Car Parks When providing protection in a car park, Webnet wire mesh...

Architectural Netting: A New, Highly Versatile Building Material

Architectural Netting: A New, Highly Versatile Building Material

The Webnet wire mesh system is proving to be a flexible, versatile and widely used material for construction and artistic projects. The pre-constructed, lightweight structure of Jakob’s Webnet wire mesh has many great characteristics that makes it the perfect choice for a wide variety of applications – from green walls to balustrading and catch nets to animal enclosures. Why use Webnet Wire Mesh? Webnet has a number of key advantages of over other, traditional building materials such as...

Jakob Worldwide

Jakob Worldwide

Although at MMA our focus is primarily on projects within the UK, we also like to stay close to our Jakob partners throughout the world – and keep an eye on the projects they are involved in. As a group we are involved in projects of hugely varying shape, scope and complexity throughout the year and we know how helpful it is to look at how our products have been used elsewhere when architects and designers are looking at their own schemes. A small selection of them are showcased here, not jus...

Do compromises have to be made to achieve both beauty and safety in architecture?

Do compromises have to be made to achieve both beauty and safety in architecture?

There was a time when features that were required primarily for safety came at a cost. Clearly they were important, but they always seemed to be at the expense of elegance, style and aesthetics. Think ugly fire escapes stuck on the sides of apartment buildings; looking like a last-minute addition, they weren’t integrated into the design and did nothing for the visual appeal of a building. Our awareness of safety issues, and the standards we must adhere to, are quite rightly higher now than t...

Green Walls Help Clean the Air We Breathe

Green Walls Help Clean the Air We Breathe

Air pollution is widely recognised for being the most significant environmental risk to human health in the UK, and the fourth biggest threat overall – after cancer, heart disease and obesity. This has led to local authorities and national governments taking increased measures to improve the quality of air in towns and cities. The common view seems to be that air pollution is caused by the increasing amount of traffic on our roads, and whilst this is undoubtedly a huge contributor, there is a...

Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

Whether it is to provide safe and secure protection for multi-storey car parks, or a fall protection system for bridges, the Jakob Webnet system has been used in projects worldwide to help protect people from accidental falls and prevent suicide attempts. These projects have all been completed without compromising the design integrity of the building or structure, the achievement of which had previously been a major thorn in the side of architects, as they had to battle to balance a wide ra...

7km of Wire Ropes for New Canary Wharf Station

7km of Wire Ropes for New Canary Wharf Station

Project Focus: 7km of Wire Ropes for New Canary Wharf Station Last year, we supplied and installed over 7km of Jakob stainless steel Vissline wire ropes to form the elegant and robust balustrades that surround the stunning new Canary Wharf station. With the new Elizabeth Line station located next to the old Canary Wharf Docks, the design of the wire rope balustrades clearly echoes the nautical history of the area, with the stainless steel specification also dictated by the need for high corr...

Improve your wealth by planting a green wall!

Improve your wealth by planting a green wall!

Green Walls provide many health and environmental benefits - improving air quality, reducing pollutants in run-off, reducing noise and providing a natural habitat for wildlife, to name but a few. In summer, they also help to cool the air within and around masonry by providing shade, and by reflecting back some of the sun’s heat. And in winter, they can help to reduce wind chill, protecting masonry from rainfall and/or the effects of freeze/thaw cycles. Crucially, they also trap warm air next...

Jakob Goes Live at Hampton Court on Saturday Kitchen

Jakob Goes Live at Hampton Court on Saturday Kitchen

When we were asked to provide some of our Jakob stainless steel wire ropes for the RHS Kitchen Garden at this year’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, we had no hesitation in saying yes, especially as the garden was being designed to promote ways of growing fresh food at home. Award-winning designer Juliet Sargent created the Kitchen Garden which featured herbs, edible flowers and vegetables. The plants were not only grown in traditional beds, pots and planters, but also vertically on our J...

‘Love Your Garden’ Loves our Green Walls

‘Love Your Garden’ Loves our Green Walls

Back in April, we received a call that was not exactly a typical enquiry. It was from a TV producer working on Alan Titchmarsh’s ‘Love You Garden’ programme, about a project they were filming in Plymouth. Once we heard about the nature of the project – and the recipient’s inspirational story, when we were excited to be able to help and were delighted to design, supply and install a Jakob green wall (also known as a living wall) for the garden. Our Jakob green wall system was used...

Green Walls Help ‘Greening Grey Britain’ Initiative

Green Walls Help ‘Greening Grey Britain’ Initiative

As pollution and flooding is becoming an ever-increasing problem in towns and cities, gardens and plants are needed now more than ever. To help address these issues, the RHS launched a ‘Greening Grey Britain’ initiative, aimed at inspiring people in urban areas to grow plants. So, when the RHS asked us to get involved in the programme at the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we immediately answered with a resounding ‘yes’! At the show, the RHS built the Greening Grey Britain garden and i...

It’s Stainless Steel... but not as we know it

It’s Stainless Steel... but not as we know it

The beauty and elegance of stainless steel is very well recognised, but it’s versatility is perhaps less well understood. In fact, there are a number of different materials that share the core qualities of stainless steel, but vary slightly in terms of their strength, malleability and corrosion/ staining resistance to staining, allowing specifiers to select the precise material composition to meet their specific needs. These are the five main alternatives: Austenitic The ‘300 series’, ...

A little maintenance goes a long way

A little maintenance goes a long way

Stainless steel is a beautiful material. OK we may be biased, but its elegant, modern appearance is one of the reasons why it has been specified in some of the world’s most prestigious architectural projects. But, as with all things of beauty, its lasting appearance can’t always be taken for granted and a little regular maintenance can go a long way to ensuring a long, attractive life. To some degree, all grades and finishes of stainless steel may in some conditions be prone to staining ...

The Beauty and Benefits of a Stainless Steel Wire Rope Balustrading

The Beauty and Benefits of a Stainless Steel Wire Rope Balustrading

Stainless steel wire rope balustrading offers an elegant, modern alternative to traditional materials, providing the perfect combination of style and functionality. Cable railing is perfect for bringing new life to an existing deck structure, or and when creating a new deck. Whether the project is for a makeover or a new build, wire railing balustrades offer a wide range of options and benefits. Maximising Views Breath-taking views deserve to be seen and enjoyed, but traditional balustrades ...

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Jakob Rope Systems is supplied exclusively in the UK by MMA Architectural Systems, providing quality solutions for Green Walls, Car Park Safety, Animal Enclosures and Bridge Safety. We are also the sole UK agent for the proven Geggus Entrance Matting System.