Metal Hardware Supplies - Total-DIY 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?
Components Only: When installing the Total-DIY System components only; you will require HS-14CR Hand Swager and Cutter (in addition to common handyman tools) to correctly swage the components to the wire. We also recommend the use of a ProRig Multi Tool for easier installation.
What size and type of stainless steel wire do I use? This method is recommended for use with 3.2mm 7 x 7 - 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 flexibility. 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 7 x 7 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 Total-DIY System can easily be used on stair or angled sections.
What is the maximum length run I can do? The Total-DIY 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 4mm hole through your intermediate posts will allow the wire 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 possible to take the balustrade wire around corners with this system although we do not recommend it as it can fatigue the wire.
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 Total-DIY System can suit metal posts and will give your balustrade a similar look.