Metal trellises play a major role in wall greening; FassadenGrün sells a variety as well as several types of corresponding stainless steel fittings (mounts) for various wall types. Four to five fittings are generally necessary to attach a metal trellis to the wall or facade. In the first window of this page you can compare the fittings before studying the individual product sheets. Please also consider the tips at the bottom of this page.
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All trellis fittings/mounts shown above can be compared here. They can be used in several ways, all of which are described below, outlined by further tips on the placement of your trellis G 1200X and RG 1700X and on how to choose the right number of holders. With our "styro" fitting, installation on externally insulated walls is also possible! The mounting of a scissor lattice RR 10000 is done differently; fasteners are included in the kit.
Stainless-steel fittings (mounts) should always be used to mount stainless-steel trellises and grids. If inferior holders made of galvanized steel are used, corrosion and rust will occur at the contact points. Stainless-steel grid fittings 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.
1. Our trellises have no fixed attachment points (pre-bent grommets/eyelets), so 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 mounts/holders.
2. The mounting can be done on either the horizontal or the vertical rods. The horizontal rods are better suited because the fittings can then be slightly shifted in from the outer edge of the grid, which emphasizes the elegance of the trellis.
3. A specific number of attachment points is not required by the lattice shape; one is free to choose between 2 and 6 points.
4. All trellis fittings from FacadeGreen (except the model GH 04050) have an 8 mm wide groove. The trellises can be positioned with a little wiggle-room; small inaccuracies in drilling are compensated in this way. The trellis is shaken/jiggled into the grooves and the position is adjusted vertically and horizontally with a spirit (water) level.
5. A variety of trellis/grid mounts with different wall distances, prices, designs, etc.. are available.
The standard solution! The stainless-steel trellises are rigid, and the bars don't need to be tensioned like the cables on a cable-system. Therefore, the wall fittings 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 options with both more and fewer mounts.
In exceptional cases six mounts can be useful to increase the stability of medium-sized trellises (170 cm x 60 cm): in public areas, for example, to prevent vandalism, or when the trellis grid is mounted on a facade with polystyrene ("styro") 'insulation' panels with the fitting GH 08555.
Here the four-point attachment (one mount in every corner) is supplemented by an additional point exactly in the middle of the trellis. This solution is recommended if the medium-sized trellis (170 cm x 60 cm with 6 mm rods) in the inexpensive (but slightly less powerful) version-- 5 mm wire instead of 6 mm-- is installed.
The number of fittings (mounts) can also be reduced to three. Two fittings are placed in the upper corners; the third is placed on the lowest or second lowest horizontal rung. It might not be possible to place this lower mount (the only one on its axis) so that it is at the same distance to the left and to the right side of the lattice grid. This can be compensated by filing an additional groove in the head of the the trellis fitting.
If you want the mounting to be really minimalistic, you can use only two fittings per trellis grid. This should only be done in exceptional cases and only for small trellises. The two mounts are then placed on a diagonal of the trellis; later adjustements are likely to be necessary.
At what height above the ground should the trellis be placed? This depends on the growing height of the plant-- usually 30 - 70 cm above the ground. The plants should be guided above the splash-water zone at the base of the wall (usually not cultivated in this splash water area). If the plants are being grown in a container, the trellis grid must be set a little higher. Bamboo rods may be used to guide the shoots to the trellis, and binding material used to secure them to the trellis.