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System G - Stainless Wire Balustrade Kit

Tensioner and Swage Stud Slimline Balustrade System.

Price: $14.20 per run (cut to length and factory swaged) + wire + GST

System G Stainless Wire Balustrade Kit


Our Tensioner and Swage Stud Slimline Balustrade System tensions the balustrade wire inside the post and offers a professional looking stainless steel balustrade.  This DIY wire balustrade kit is useful where timber or steel anchor posts are being used and where two wires do not terminate on a corner post.  The swage studs can be pre-swaged onto the wires in our factory or you can hire one of our easy to use hydraulic swaging tools and swage them yourself. The tensioner is tightened using a 6mm Allen key.


Below are examples of wire balustrade projects using the Tensioner and Swage Stud Slimline Balustrade System with metal posts.(Click to enlarge photos).

slimline wire balustrade using Allen Key tensioners and swage studs Allen Key tensioners and swage studs with Swivel Connectors  



How to install DIY stainless steel balustrade, System G

System G wire balustrade kits are easy to install. All you need is a tape, drill, drill bit and 6mm Allen Key.  Just follow the steps in “DIY Stainless Wire Balustrading the AAA Way” or our System G Stainless Wire Balustrading instructional video.

When installing the Tensioner and Swage Stud Slimline Balustrade System we recommend 3.2mm 1 x 19 stainless steel wire rope which is the smoothest and strongest wire for stainless steel balustrades.

This hydraulically swaged stainless steel balustrade system is suitable for runs up to 10 metres long.

The stainless steel balustrade wires can be spaced 80mm apart provided the distance between the intermediate posts is no greater than 1200mm.

Do not bend balustrade wire around corners.  Bending can damage the wire, put excessive stress on the anchor posts and make it difficult to tension.  Balustrade wires of System G cannot be used on corner posts.

The tension of the stainless steel wire can be checked by hanging a full 2lt milk container on the wire in the mid-point between the posts and measuring the deflection. If the wire deflects more than is allowed by the BCA Guidelines then the Allen Key Tensioners will need to be tightened. Be careful not to over tension the balustrade wires as this will put excessive strain on your anchor posts.

Wire Balustrade Installation

Drill an 8.5mm hole in the outer face of the anchor posts to locate the ALLEN KEY TENSIONER (H-TEN-06).  Push the ALLEN KEY TENSIONER into the hole.  Feed the stainless balustrade wire (with Terminal Stud swaged to other end) through the intermediate post into the hole until it meets up with the ALLEN KEY TENSIONER (H-TEN-06).  Note: You will need a 7.5mm hole if nylon grommets are not being inserted in the hole and 9.0mm hole if nylon grommets are to be used.

Rotate the ALLEN KEY TENSIONER to screw it to the swaged terminal stud.  Use a suitable size Allen key to rotate the ALLEN KEY TENSIONER until the desired tension is achieved in the wire.

Stainless steel balustrade supplies are available from AAA Metal Suppliers' Sydney showroom and factory in Wollongong.