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System J - Stainless Wire Balustrade Kit

Mini Rigging Screw with Mini Fork Terminal Balustrade System

Price: $13.40 per run (cut to length and factory swaged) + wire + GST

System J Stainless Steel Wire Balustrade Kit


The Mini Rigging Screw with Mini Fork Terminal Balustrade System (System J) is ideal for small runs where you wish to minimise the appearance of the turnbuckles.  The stainless steel balustrade fittings can be pre-swaged to your exact measurements in our factory or you can hire one of our easy to use hydraulic swaging tools and swage the stainless balustrade fittings yourself. Stainless steel balustrade System J is quick and easy to install and is suitable for timber, steel or masonry anchor posts.


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How to install System J stainless steel balustrade

Our Mini Rigging Screw with Mini Fork Terminal Balustrade System is easy to install. All you need is a ruler, drill, drill bit and screwdriver. Follow the steps in “DIY Stainless Wire Balustrading the AAA Way” or our System J Stainless Wire Balustrading instructional video.

When installing stainless balustrade kit J we recommend using 3.2mm 1 x 19 stainless steel wire rope which is the smoothest and strongest wire for stainless steel balustrading.

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

To conform with the BCA Guidelines, the balustrade wires can be spaced up to 80mm apart provided the distance between the intermediate posts is no greater than 1200mm.

Do not bend the stainless wire rope around corners. Bending can damage the wire balustrade, put excessive stress on the anchor posts and make it difficult to tension.

The tension of the 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 balustrade deflects more than is allowed by the BCA Guidelines then the turnbuckle will need to be tensioned further. Be careful not to over tension the stainless steel balustrade wires because this will put excessive strain on your anchor posts.

Drill a 5mm hole to screw the lag eye screws into the timber anchor posts and a 7.5mm hole to allow the swage stud to pass through the intermediate posts. If nylon grommets are to be inserted into intermediate posts a 9.0mm hole is required.

If using steel posts we suggest you use a stainless eye bolt (lifting eye) with a blind nut rivet as the anchor point.

If using masonry posts we suggest you use an 8mm Dynabolt (or similar) with a minimum length of 40mm and attach a 6mm Stainless Eye Nut to the thread for the anchor point.

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