MMA ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS LTD
Suppliers of: Steel Wire Rope, Stainless Steel Rods & Ties, Webnet Mesh Systems, Green Wall systems, Green Wall Systems, Stainless Steel Wire Rope, wire rigging, tension rods, wire ropes
Jakob UK (operated by MMA Architectural Systems) is the leading supplier of Stainless Steel Wire Ropes, Mesh, Rods and Steel Cables
As sole UK distributor for the Jakob range of wire rope and rigging systems, we have supplied high quality stainless steel wire rope assemblies, tie rods and fittings for over 25 years for projects of all type, size and complexity
Our products are manufactured from High Grade 316 Stainless Steel by Jakob in Switzerland and are backed by our experienced support team which is there to advise you on every aspect of the project from design and supply to installation and maintenance.
Whether you are looking for wire rope assemblies for balustrades, or want to talk to our design team about a green wall installation, our support staff are there to help. If you have a project in mind, please contact us for a quote - we can get a quote to you within a few hours.
This range provides great scope to design solutions for different applications and includes swaged clevis ends, clevis with turnbuckle and clevis with external thread. Other wire rope fittings such as eye ends, end stops, ball ends and thread ends are also available. Please contact us, or download our comprehensive product catalogue for more information on our range of stainless steel wire rope assemblies and wire rope fittings.
All of our products are made from High Grade 316 Stainless Steel, offering many advantages, including: 316 "marine grade" stainless steel with a size range of 6mm up to 24mm, Tension Rod System approved by EOTA, Bespoke design available and ideal for structural applications
Webnet is ideal for many different applications, including: balustrade infill, animal enclosures, art forms, plant supports, safety nets, fencing and aviaries.
Green Walls (sometimes called Living Walls) provide an environmentally friendly, sustainable solution. From a small garden wire trellis to huge multi-storey car parks, we have a solution. Drawing on combinations of products (including our Stainless Steel Wire Ropes, Rods and Stainless Steel Mesh Systems) our Green Wall Systems allow a variety of designs to be achieved on the vast majority of building structures.
The majority of our products can be purchased online from our website shop. For any of our products you are welcome to contact us by phone and we will happily assist with any technical or purchase enquiries.
MMA also supply a wide range of GEGGUS entrance matting systems. Manufacturered in Germany, the Geggus System is an etremely hard wearing and robust entrance system ideal for retail and commercial applications. Please visit our dedicated website for further information on this products: www.geggus.co.uk/
Further techncial information, image galleries and product specifications are available through the MMA website or via the BPi Download Library.
10 Advantages of Stainless Steel Webnet Wire Mesh
1. It’s malleable and flexible
Webnet wire mesh has a fabric-like structure which makes it very useful for ‘wrapping’ around unusually shaped structures and shapes. Examples of this include being used to provide safety in car parks, at sports grounds and in children’s playgrounds.
2. A durable, low maintenance material
Webnet wire mesh is extremely durable and strong, made from marine grade 316 stainless steel, Webnet is suitable for projects that require longevity. Also, Webnet requires little to no maintenance after installation.
3. Provides fall protection
Webnet can be used to create fall protection for a variety of applications, including on bridges, car parks, balconies and elevated walkways.
4. Useful in green façades
Façade greening can be created using Webnet, creating a robust structure for plants to grow up – providing aesthetic and ecological benefits.
5. Handles heavy loads
The ability to handle large loads is an advantage of Webnet, as it makes it suitable for fall protection and is able to cope with the weight of plants on large scale green walls.
6. Provides wall replacements
Defining separate spaces can be achieved with Webnet as it is able to act as a wall, proving to be particularly useful in small spaces to separate areas whilst still allowing for a flow of light.
7. Can create animal enclosures
Animal enclosures can be fabricated using Webnet wire mesh systems, creating enclosures that allow animals to roam freely. Webnet comes in various apertures and sizes to suit the application.
8. Light, attractive design
The light, filigree design of Webnet provides safety without having a negative impact on the design of a structure and without blocking the flow of light.
9. Use for artistic or business purposes
Artistic facades can be created using Webnet, by attaching steel plates in a configuration that creates a pattern, logo or company name. Available in a wide range of colours, they can also be coated with reflective film so that it can even be seen at night. Read more about Jakob Webnet ID plates here.
10. Can be coloured as desired
Depending on a project’s requirements, Webnet can be painted in a number of colours in a range of finishes.
For more information about Webnet, or to discuss an upcoming project involving Webnet, please feel free to contact us.
Fall Protection for Building and Bridge Infrastructure
Building regulations in the UK stipulate that structures such as car parks, balconies, stairways, bridges and elevated walkways must have safety systems in place to prevent accidental falls and injuries. Jakob’s range of high quality, high performance stainless steel products provides solutions to meet design and safety compliance standards, providing visually appealing fall protection for building and bridge infrastructure.
When providing protection in a car park, Webnet wire mesh can be a lower cost alternative to enclosing the entire structure. The system’s open structure allows natural ventilation through – and natural light into the structure, whilst allowing fumes from cars to be released. Webnet protection also deters anti-social behaviour. As well as these performance benefits, a Webnet façade can also provide a green wall for one (or more) of a car park’s elevations, and even a framework for artistic displays.
The car park at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool is a great example of the system in use, with Webnet being used to enclose the gaps on the sides and on the top floor of the car park.
Providing fall protection on bridges has often led to the view from the structure being compromised. However, used in an optimal rope diameter and aperture size, Webnet can create a non-climbable safety barrier on bridges without blocking the views or detracting from the architectural design or aesthetic of the bridge. In addition, Webnet can be used to create subtle catch nets underneath the structure of bridges.
For example, Webnet has been installed on the 1,450 metre high Ganter Bridge in Switzerland; providing safety, without impacting on the beautiful views.
To meet building regulations and prevent falls, balconies must be protected with balustrading that is not climbable. Webnet wire mesh provides the ideal balustrading infill, its filigree-like appearance meeting building safety regulations, whilst also adding architectural value. When being used for balcony balustrading, the system can be customised using our Webnet ID product, allowing for screens, logos, signs, and art to be easily and effectively created.
The unobtrusive appearance of Webnet wire mesh makes it a great product for providing safety on staircases. Available in made to measure sizing, Webnet can be retrofitted onto pre-existing staircase balustrades, or installed in frames with posts and handrails to create a new and complete system. Webnet wire mesh can also be used to create safety curtains on staircases, providing free-standing safety that can create a striking design feature. Providing fall protection with a sleek and modern design, Webnet is a popular choice for staircase safety, both indoors and out.
Any walkway situated at height must provide protection against falls. Made from marine grade 316 stainless steel, Webnet is a flexible and versatile material that can be used to enclose such structures for safety purposes, securing elevated walkways both inside and outside, and requiring little to no maintenance.
The London Monument viewing platform is a great example of Webnet being used to secure an elevated walkway.
For more information about any of the applications of Webnet wire mesh, or to discuss an upcoming project, please do not hesitate to contact us.