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Stainless Steel Wire Rope at FassadenGrün

This area includes wire rope, wire, and rods from Fassadengrün. Here you will find the respective product sheets. FassadenGrün recommends and sells stainless steel wire rope in different diameters, fitting for the respective greening project. Rods are also in stock, and infos on single strand wire completes this area.

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Stainless Steel Wire

Stainless steel wire

Wire made of stainless steel

Why Wire Rope?

During the baroque period, for example, trellis fruit still was growing on copper wires. Stranded stainless steel wire ("wire-cable") is used today primarily because it is still flexible even at a greater diameter. There does exist gigantic fastening systems with 16 mm cables, but FassadenGrün concentrates on stainless steel cables in the strengths of 2, 3 and 4 mms. Steel wires can work securely in a facade greening and guide the plant into the centre or wherever you’d like them. They provide surprising effects with their glittering, delicate lines, and climbing plants like to hold on tightly to the corrugated surface. In addition, wire cables are unbeatably flexibile because, unlike prefabricated lattice, they adapt, and for every situation you can find an arrangement! Attachments do not occur at predefined grid points, but can be adapted with wall brackets to the circumstances needed. Wire cables are also a clean solution. Pollution, algae and moss are no significant problem here.

Different Wire Rope Diameters

Thin steel wire with approx. 2 mm in diameter are suitable for slow growing plants like Clematis hybrids and annuals. They are used in Easy kits "Mini" and light kits. 3 mm wire is in the medium kits and cover almost all applicable cases. The cable will still let itself be tightened very well and bent by hand/pushed when attaching grips and the like. Cables of 4 mm are, therefore used with very strong growing plants like Wisteria and are only used with exceptionally high burdens. You can’t easily process and need higher biases for a streamlined appearance with the heavier cable. At FassadenGrün, they are included in the heavy and massive kits.

Metal rods within Fastening Systems

For users who put their wire rope system together themselves, FassadenGrün offers growing poles from 4 or 5 mm made of a strong stainless steel. They have, as opposed to cables,  a certain rigidity and can be installed additionally in cable systems. Useful to compress the growth. By such a reduction in the 'mesh size', some plants such as Clematis can climb better.

Single strand Wire Instead of Wire Rope

FassadenGrün sells besides wire also high-grade steel single strand wire DR 01220 with 1.2 mms of strength. Why? Although nowadays in almost all cases it’s better when wire rope is used instead of single strand wire, a solution with wire can be inexpensive in subordinated locations and be sensible, e.g., with the spanning of small wall fields where the wire ends then directly in staples, eyelets or similar. Cable clamps would then be cancelled.

Why High-Grade Steel?

Aren't simple, cheap galvanized cables and wall supports just as suitable as high-grade stainless steel? Yes, indeed, when it comes to a low-cost, limited pleasure. With such small parts, usually a thin-layer, Galvanic zinc coating, not a thick layer galvanizing is present. Under a greening, it comes to electrolytic corrosion along with slow drying and organic secretions. Soon, the zinc coating is dissolved and forms rust flags...

Cold Metal?

We sometimes hear that stainless steel wire is 'cold' and can lead climbing plants to damage. For the millions of vines that easily survive winter after winter on the metal wires, the problem is really unknown. At minus 10 degrees, plant and metal are the same temperature, because the plant has no intrinsic heat. It protects its stored cell juices with sugar, before icing and freezing can happen. A "heating up" isn't possible in summer either because the glittering steel cables reflect the light and heat.

Knotted and twined vine tendril on a strand made stainless steel cable.
Wire rope with grapevine
Historical greening with Dutchman’s Pipe on growing lines, Späth arboretum/Berlin
Historical greening with Dutchman’s Pipe on growing lines, Späth arboretum/Berlin
Old steel wires of approx. 1880, today used for clematis, Sierhagen/Schleswig-Holstein
Steel wire greening, Sierhagen / Schleswig-Holstein
Vertical, 3 mm wire ropes crosses a 4 mm rod on a balcony
Rods of stainless steel
Historical copper wire with iron eye into wood plugs for vines approx. 1850.
Historical copper wire for grapevine, Old mill Grimma / Saxony
Historical spanned wire for vines
Old historical spanned wire for vines, Kleinwelsbach / Thuringia
One cemented in eyelet for cheap steel wire, climbing rose approx. 1900.
Historical iron wire, castle Beichlingen / Thuringia