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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 ...

Does Stainless Steel ever corrode?

Does Stainless Steel ever corrode?

One of the misconceptions that we sometimes come across is that stainless steel is corrosion-resistant. We all know it to be a high quality, durable material, often used in the harshest of environments, but occasionally it may be subject to ‘tea-staining’ (or surface rust). Whether this happens depends on a number of factors, including: the grade of stainless steel specified - by the way, all our Jakob materials are made from the highest grade (316) - often called marine grade the en...

Round the UK

Round the UK

Despite the typically inauspicious start to the British summer, we recently undertook a tour of some of the UK's favourite tourist spots. We thought we'd share our experiences - and provide some suggestions for visits. And as you may expect, these projects all have something in common. As well of course as being tourist attractions, they all prominently feature our Jakob products and systems. So what better way to while away some leisure time than checking out the quality of some of our favou...

Green Wall growth rates, what can you expect?

Green Wall growth rates, what can you expect?

Often when new green walls are being designed, we are asked: “how long will it take to grow and mature?” and the answer depends on a range of factors including the specific conditions of the particular site and the species of plant being grown. Along with the site conditions and species of plant being grown, there a number of other variables that will affect the growth rate of green walls. These variables include irrigation, soil condition, plant condition and maintenance to name a fe...

Don’t let tools contaminate your fasteners

Don’t let tools contaminate your fasteners

From time to time we’re asked about the issue of the corrosion of stainless steel fasteners, with many people under the impression that they won’t ever rust. Occasionally though they do and in our experience this is almost always down to the fact that the tools used to install the fasteners have poor quality tips and have transferred minute iron filings onto the screws. Once a bit of salt (and other contaminants from the environment) have done their bit, then rust (Iron Oxide) can form i...

Ecobuild Reflections

Ecobuild Reflections

Ecobuild 2013 provided a great platform for us to showcase our range of Jakob systems, and we were thrilled to be invited, once again, to contribute to a stunning green wall feature in the Ecobuild Arena, which was the centrepiece in the main hall. The feature was a showcase for the benefits of green walls, and through a combination of Jakob stainless steel wire ropes and Webnet, we were able to simply demonstrates the cost, performance and aesthetic benefits that our green wall system delive...

The many benefits of Green Walls

The many benefits of Green Walls

Green Walls (often called living walls) have been a feature of buildings for many centuries and while the traditional ‘ivy-covered’ façades of Victorian homes have now been replaced by modern, purpose-built systems, they deliver a wide range of benefits to buildings of all type, shape and size: Improved aesthetics Well designed and maintained Green Walls significantly enhance a building’s appearance - whether it’s to add a new aesthetic dimension, disguise a car park, refresh a tire...

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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.