Ladder formed trellises are the second topic discussed in FassadenGrün's area special systems. In comparison to classic structures, these trellises have more horizontal laths than vertical ones. These trellises are seldom chosen, because of the "ladder effect" (burglary). With help of the following examples, you will eventually be able to plan and build these trellises yourself. We supply the fastening technology.
The classic differentiation between lath and cross bar are turned around here. The vertical wood elements are fixated into the wall or surface and closer to the wall. The horizontal "laths" are screwed to the vertical elements and form ladders. For grapevines, set the laths 25 - 30 cm apart. For espalier fruit and roses 30 - 50 cm. The details talked about in another area are decisive for these trellises. Please also note what we write on the respective product sheet and in the area "Trellis holders".
These trellises emphasise the width of a building, not the height. Sometimes they are used for that design reason. They are practical for climbing plants such as grapevines, whose shoots work their way up step by step like with wire frames. The same counts for roses that flower better when the shoot are lead horizontally. These trellises can have protruding laths or a closed frame. By slanting the vertical axes you take a step towards "Fan trellises".