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Trellis holders - for rigid stainless steel trellises

Rigid metal trellises play an important role in wall greening. FassadenGrün sells various metal trellises as well as several types of stainless steel holders for different wall types. Four to five holders are generally necessary to attach a rigid trellis to the wall or facade. In the first section of this page you can compare the holders before studying the individual product sheets. Please also consider the remarks at the bottom of this page.

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Growing grid RG 120004 (steel) with thunbergia alata on a wall
Various types of holder for grids

Comparison

Selection by criteria

Plastic / Stainless-steel

"Mini"

Simple and inexensive

Middle-size holders

"Eco"

Standard holder

Big holders

"Classic-L"

Higher wall distance

Large holders for stainless-steel trellises

"Premium"

Smooth shaft in AISI 316

Holder for thin beton walls

"Short"

For thin beton walls

Holders for ETICS insulation panels

"Styro"

For insulation panels

Heads for grid-holders

Heads

Do-It-Yourself

How to successfully install a plant training aid

All grid holders shown above can be compared here. They can be used in several ways, all of which are described below, framed by further tips on how to place a plant training trellis G 1200X and RG 1700X and on how to choose the right number of holders. With our "Styro" holder, installation on externally insulated walls is also possible! The fixing of scissor grids RR 10000 is done differently, the fasteners are included in the kit.

Which grid holders should be used?

Stainless-steel holders should always be used to mount stainless-steel trellises and grids. When using galvanized steel for the holders, corrosion and rust will occur at the contact points. Stainless-steel grid holders from FassadenGrün can nevertheless be used for (large) galvanised grids. See "Stainless steel" for more information on elecrolytic corrosion protection. Plastics and stainless steel can also be used together without problems.

Versatility of the stainless-steel rigid trellises

1. Our climbing plant training trellises have no fixed attachment points - the wall mounts can be placed in the most convenient positions. This is particularly important if the masonry joints in exposed masonry determine the layout of the holders.

2. The holders can be used on horizontal or vertical rods. The horizontal rods are better suited because the holders are then slightly shifted in from the outer grid edge, which underlines the elegance of the trellis.

2. The fixing can be done on both the horizontal and the vertical rods. The vertical rods are better suited because the holders can be slightly shifted in from the outer edge of the grid - this underlines the elegance of the trellis.

All grid holders of FacadeGreen (except the model GH 04050) have an 8 mm wide groove. The trellises have a little play, wich allows to compensate inaccurate drillings. The grille is jerked into the grooves and the position is adjusted vertically and horizontally with a spirit level.

5. A variety of grid holders are available, with different wall distances, prices, designs, etc.

Four-point Attachment

The standard solution! The stainless-steel trellises are rigid, the bars don't need to be tensioned like the cables on a cable-system. The wall holders don't have to bear the extra load of the tensioned cables, and four mounting points really are the optimal solution. There are however other possibilities with both more and less holders.

Six-point Attachment

Six holders may be useful to increase the stability of medium-sized trellises (170 cm x 60 cm) in some circumstances. In public areas for example to prevent vandalism, or when the grid is mounted on a facade with polystyrene "insulation" panels with the holder GH 08555.

Five-point Attachment

One holder is placed in every corner, and the fifth holder is place in the center of the trellis. This is recommended for the 170 cm x 60 cm trellis with 6 mm rods.

Three-point Attachment

The number of holders can also be reduced to three. Two holders are placed in the upper corners, the third holder is placed on the lowest or second lowest horizontal rung. It might be impossible to place the lower holder so that's at the same distance to the left and to the right side of the grid. This can be compensated, e.g. by filing an additional groove in the head of the the grid holder.

Minimalist fixing

If you want the mounting to be really minimalistic, you can use only 2 holders per trellis grid. This should only be done in exceptional cases, and only for small trellises. The holders are placed on a diagonal of the trellis, later adjustements are likely to be necessary.

Wich side on the exterior?

The trellises are usually mounted with the longer vertical rods facing outwards (visible side) - this emphasizes the vertical lines.

Base of the trellis

At what height above the ground should the trellis be placed? This depends on the growing height of the plant, 30 - 70 cm above the ground are common. The plants should be guided above the splash-water zone at the base of the wall. If the plants are being grown in a container, the grid must be set a little higher. Bamboo rods may be used to guide the shoots to the trellis, as well as Binding material to secure them to the trellis.