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 20 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.
Stainless Steel Rope and fittings
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.
Although at MMA our focus is primarily on projects within the UK, we also like to stay close to our Jakob partners throughout the world – and keep an eye on the projects they are involved in. As a group we are involved in projects of hugely varying shape, scope and complexity throughout the year and we know how helpful it is to look at how our products have been used elsewhere when architects and designers are looking at their own schemes.
A small selection of them are showcased here, not just to show the versatility of our systems, but also to show applications and solutions that might resonate in the UK.
We’ve added a brief summary of each project below, but if you’re interested in finding out more, please just follow the links for a more detailed case study.
New York, USA – The High Line Park
Formerly an elevated freight train line and now a public space, High Line park crosses Manhattan’s busy streets. Our Webnet system provides unobtrusive protection for visitors.
Paris, France – Simone de Beauvoir Bridge
Crossing the river Seine, this bridge incorporates Jakob Webnet in the railings along the length of the deck, providing both beauty and protection to pedestrians.
Krakow, Poland – Krakow Zoo
The elegant enclosures for Siberian tigers, snow leopards and panthers all feature Jakob Webnet, which provides a light and airy habitat, without compromising strength or security.
Sydney, Australia – One Central Park
15,000m of Jakob stainless steel wire ropes and rods have been used to create a stunning Green Wall façade for these two striking residential towers.
Do compromises have to be made to achieve both beauty and safety in architecture?
There was a time when features that were required primarily for safety came at a cost. Clearly they were important, but they always seemed to be at the expense of elegance, style and aesthetics.
Think ugly fire escapes stuck on the sides of apartment buildings; looking like a last-minute addition, they weren’t integrated into the design and did nothing for the visual appeal of a building.
Our awareness of safety issues, and the standards we must adhere to, are quite rightly higher now than they’ve ever been. Thankfully then, materials have been developed that enable both safety and design objectives to be achieved.
Our own Jakob stainless steel architectural systems are a great example of these modern solutions. Combining quality, strength, elegance and flexibility, our systems are suitable for a wide range of safety applications including fall protection, suicide prevention and much more.
Whether it’s a viewing platform 200 feet in the air, a bridge spanning a 350m wide, 100m deep gorge, or a 260m long suspended walkway in the Swiss Alps, our Webnet wire mesh system is helping to provide safe and secure protection, without detracting from the structure they are an integral part of. Although incredibly light, the stainless steel Webnet system is also exceptionally strong and durable, providing the perfect combination of contemporary elegance and reassuring safety.
This combination of qualities makes the system suitable for a wide range of applications and it has been used in projects of all scale, scope and complexity around the world. For example, for the higher levels of car parks, Webnet has been used extensively to provide both a secure fall prevention system and an effective suicide deterrent, whilst still allowing light and air into the car parks.
It can also be used to safely enclose spaces; at an infant school in the South East of England, the system has effectively been used to fully enclose a flat roof to create a safe and light additional play space. And on the subject of enclosures, the system is also widely used to create attractive yet secure enclosures at zoos and wildlife parks, where Webnet not only keeps animals safely enclosed, but importantly also allows visitors to enjoy virtually uninterrupted views of them in their habitat. A measure of the system’s flexibility is that it has been used to enclose a wide variety of animals - ranging from birds to tigers.
The range of applications really is incredibly broad, including a project in Switzerland, where Webnet was installed around the perimeter of a new rescue helicopter landing pad at a hospital in Bern. Over 250 m² of Webnet was incorporated into the design to create a ‘fall-stop’ around the complete perimeter of the pad.
We really enjoy working with architects and designers to help find safe and effective solutions. So, if you’re working on a project, please give us a call. We’ve got lots of experience to draw on, and we love rising to meet a new challenge!