Metal Hardware Supplies Flexi-Fit (timber) Wire Balustrade System (Excludes Wire Rope)
FAQ about this system:
Can I install this system myself? Yes, even someone with no experience can easily install all our wire balustrade systems. We even have simple step by step instructions available to view or download, click on the instructions tab for details.
Do I need any special tools?
Purchasing Factory Swaged Wires: If purchasing the Flexi-Fit System factory swaged; your wires will arrive to your door manufactured to your exact lengths. You will only require common handyman tools such as an electric drill, drill bits etc to install. We also recommend the use of a ProRig Multi Tool and ProRig Screw Eye Drive Bit for easier installation.
Purchasing Components Only: If purchasing the Flexi-Fit System components only; you will require a hydraulic press (in addition to common handyman tools) to correctly swage the components to the wire. Contact your local supplier for details on this. We also recommend the use of a ProRig Multi Tool and ProRig Screw Eye Drive Bit for easier installation.
What size and type of stainless steel wire do I use? This method is recommended for use with 3.2mm 1 x 19 - 316 grade stainless steel wire rope. This wire is the most functional for stainless steel wire balustrade systems due to its bright surface finish, attractive appearance, durability, strength and low stretch. To ensure a high quality finish to your balustrade we recommended the use of ultra high quality ProRig Wire Rope.
What spacing do I need between my wires? When using 3.2mm 1 x 19 stainless steel wire, you will usually need 80mm spacing (usually 11 runs) between your wires when using a standard one (1) meter high handrail (960mm to the underside) with 1200-1500mm post spacing. This is only a general guide, please visit our regulations section for detailed information on the current NCC Regulations.
Can I use this balustrade system on a stair or angled section? Yes, the Flexi-Fit System can easily be used on a stair or angled sections.
What size pilot hole should I drill for my Screw Eyes? You will require a 4mm hole to a depth of approximately 60mm.
What is the maximum length run I can do? The Flexi-Fit System can easily span up to 10 meters. Rigging Screws can be used on either end to achieve longer runs. Please contact your supplier for further information prior to ordering.
What size hole should I drill through my intermediate posts? A 7.5mm hole through your intermediate posts will allow the swage stud (of the rigging screw) to pass through. Please note: If you are using grommets, the required drill size is 11/32" at a depth of at least 10mm from each side.
Can I take my balustrade wire around corners? It is highly recomended not to take the balustrade wire around corners with this system.
Can I use this system if I have timber posts? Yes.
Can I use this system if I have metal posts? No, however with some minor component changes the Flexi-Fit System can suit metal posts and will give your balustrade a similar look.