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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 ...

Webnet has the ceiling covered at the new Gurmels gym

Webnet has the ceiling covered at the new Gurmels gym

Webnet, a flexible net structure made of stainless steel rope and metal sleeves, allows architects to design wide- or fine-meshed net structures to meet the varying needs of different projects. Webnet is a hugely flexible material with a wide range of uses. It is suitable for protecting, securing or dividing buildings or building zones - for example on bridges, roofs and in sports facilities; it can also serve as a fence, or as balustrades infill in staircases; or it may be used as a training...

Webnet delivers elegance and safety across the Seine

Webnet delivers elegance and safety across the Seine

Completed in 2006, the 'Simone de Beauvoir' footbridge across the river Seine is one of the most striking new structures in Paris and in 2007 was awarded the coveted 'European Steel Design Award'. Jakob supplied the stainless steel nets for the balustrade infill on the bridge, delivering an attractive, cost-effective and safe solution. Designed by architect Dietmar Feichtinger, the new €21m bridge, situated in the Eastern part of the city, is the 37th bridge to cross the Seine, connecting t...

Building Zoo Enclosures with Webnet

Building Zoo Enclosures with Webnet

Across the world, zoos and wildlife parks continue to attract high visitor numbers, the popularity of each attraction determined not only by their size and the variety of species represented, but also by the design of the animal enclosures and the public's 'viewing experience'. Since Carl Hagenbeck first introduced open viewing enclosures in the early 20th century in Hamburg, the ultimate aim has been to present animals in an environment as close as possible to their natural habitat - without...

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