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Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

Whether it is to provide safe and secure protection for multi-storey car parks, or a fall protection system for bridges, the Jakob Webnet system has been used in projects worldwide to help protect people from accidental falls and prevent suicide attempts. These projects have all been completed without compromising the design integrity of the building or structure, the achievement of which had previously been a major thorn in the side of architects, as they had to battle to balance a wide ra...

7km of Wire Ropes for New Canary Wharf Station

7km of Wire Ropes for New Canary Wharf Station

Project Focus: 7km of Wire Ropes for New Canary Wharf Station Last year, we supplied and installed over 7km of Jakob stainless steel Vissline wire ropes to form the elegant and robust balustrades that surround the stunning new Canary Wharf station. With the new Elizabeth Line station located next to the old Canary Wharf Docks, the design of the wire rope balustrades clearly echoes the nautical history of the area, with the stainless steel specification also dictated by the need for high corr...

Improve your wealth by planting a green wall!

Improve your wealth by planting a green wall!

Green Walls provide many health and environmental benefits - improving air quality, reducing pollutants in run-off, reducing noise and providing a natural habitat for wildlife, to name but a few. In summer, they also help to cool the air within and around masonry by providing shade, and by reflecting back some of the sun’s heat. And in winter, they can help to reduce wind chill, protecting masonry from rainfall and/or the effects of freeze/thaw cycles. Crucially, they also trap warm air next...

Jakob Goes Live at Hampton Court on Saturday Kitchen

Jakob Goes Live at Hampton Court on Saturday Kitchen

When we were asked to provide some of our Jakob stainless steel wire ropes for the RHS Kitchen Garden at this year’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, we had no hesitation in saying yes, especially as the garden was being designed to promote ways of growing fresh food at home. Award-winning designer Juliet Sargent created the Kitchen Garden which featured herbs, edible flowers and vegetables. The plants were not only grown in traditional beds, pots and planters, but also vertically on our J...

‘Love Your Garden’ Loves our Green Walls

‘Love Your Garden’ Loves our Green Walls

Back in April, we received a call that was not exactly a typical enquiry. It was from a TV producer working on Alan Titchmarsh’s ‘Love You Garden’ programme, about a project they were filming in Plymouth. Once we heard about the nature of the project – and the recipient’s inspirational story, when we were excited to be able to help and were delighted to design, supply and install a Jakob green wall (also known as a living wall) for the garden. Our Jakob green wall system was used...

Green Walls Help ‘Greening Grey Britain’ Initiative

Green Walls Help ‘Greening Grey Britain’ Initiative

As pollution and flooding is becoming an ever-increasing problem in towns and cities, gardens and plants are needed now more than ever. To help address these issues, the RHS launched a ‘Greening Grey Britain’ initiative, aimed at inspiring people in urban areas to grow plants. So, when the RHS asked us to get involved in the programme at the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we immediately answered with a resounding ‘yes’! At the show, the RHS built the Greening Grey Britain garden and i...

It’s Stainless Steel... but not as we know it

It’s Stainless Steel... but not as we know it

The beauty and elegance of stainless steel is very well recognised, but it’s versatility is perhaps less well understood. In fact, there are a number of different materials that share the core qualities of stainless steel, but vary slightly in terms of their strength, malleability and corrosion/ staining resistance to staining, allowing specifiers to select the precise material composition to meet their specific needs. These are the five main alternatives: Austenitic The ‘300 series’, ...

A little maintenance goes a long way

A little maintenance goes a long way

Stainless steel is a beautiful material. OK we may be biased, but its elegant, modern appearance is one of the reasons why it has been specified in some of the world’s most prestigious architectural projects. But, as with all things of beauty, its lasting appearance can’t always be taken for granted and a little regular maintenance can go a long way to ensuring a long, attractive life. To some degree, all grades and finishes of stainless steel may in some conditions be prone to staining ...

The Beauty and Benefits of a Stainless Steel Wire Rope Balustrading

The Beauty and Benefits of a Stainless Steel Wire Rope Balustrading

Stainless steel wire rope balustrading offers an elegant, modern alternative to traditional materials, providing the perfect combination of style and functionality. Cable railing is perfect for bringing new life to an existing deck structure, or and when creating a new deck. Whether the project is for a makeover or a new build, wire railing balustrades offer a wide range of options and benefits. Maximising Views Breath-taking views deserve to be seen and enjoyed, but traditional balustrades ...

Does Stainless Steel ever corrode?

Does Stainless Steel ever corrode?

One of the misconceptions that we sometimes come across is that stainless steel is corrosion-resistant. We all know it to be a high quality, durable material, often used in the harshest of environments, but occasionally it may be subject to ‘tea-staining’ (or surface rust). Whether this happens depends on a number of factors, including: the grade of stainless steel specified - by the way, all our Jakob materials are made from the highest grade (316) - often called marine grade the en...

Round the UK

Round the UK

Despite the typically inauspicious start to the British summer, we recently undertook a tour of some of the UK's favourite tourist spots. We thought we'd share our experiences - and provide some suggestions for visits. And as you may expect, these projects all have something in common. As well of course as being tourist attractions, they all prominently feature our Jakob products and systems. So what better way to while away some leisure time than checking out the quality of some of our favou...

Green Wall growth rates, what can you expect?

Green Wall growth rates, what can you expect?

Often when new green walls are being designed, we are asked: “how long will it take to grow and mature?” and the answer depends on a range of factors including the specific conditions of the particular site and the species of plant being grown. Along with the site conditions and species of plant being grown, there a number of other variables that will affect the growth rate of green walls. These variables include irrigation, soil condition, plant condition and maintenance to name a fe...

Don’t let tools contaminate your fasteners

Don’t let tools contaminate your fasteners

From time to time we’re asked about the issue of the corrosion of stainless steel fasteners, with many people under the impression that they won’t ever rust. Occasionally though they do and in our experience this is almost always down to the fact that the tools used to install the fasteners have poor quality tips and have transferred minute iron filings onto the screws. Once a bit of salt (and other contaminants from the environment) have done their bit, then rust (Iron Oxide) can form i...

Ecobuild Reflections

Ecobuild Reflections

Ecobuild 2013 provided a great platform for us to showcase our range of Jakob systems, and we were thrilled to be invited, once again, to contribute to a stunning green wall feature in the Ecobuild Arena, which was the centrepiece in the main hall. The feature was a showcase for the benefits of green walls, and through a combination of Jakob stainless steel wire ropes and Webnet, we were able to simply demonstrates the cost, performance and aesthetic benefits that our green wall system delive...

The many benefits of Green Walls

The many benefits of Green Walls

Green Walls (often called living walls) have been a feature of buildings for many centuries and while the traditional ‘ivy-covered’ façades of Victorian homes have now been replaced by modern, purpose-built systems, they deliver a wide range of benefits to buildings of all type, shape and size: Improved aesthetics Well designed and maintained Green Walls significantly enhance a building’s appearance - whether it’s to add a new aesthetic dimension, disguise a car park, refresh a tire...

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Jakob Rope Systems is supplied exclusively in the UK by MMA Architectural Systems, providing quality solutions for Green Walls, Car Park Safety, Animal Enclosures and Bridge Safety. We are also the sole UK agent for the proven Geggus Entrance Matting System.