Rigid & Flexible Wire Mesh ForFacades &
Wire mesh for facades and exterior cladding are effective ways to blend form and function. The customizable open area of wire mesh offers unrestricted ventilation and access to natural light with varying degrees of solar shading, while the durable materials provide security for open structures. Though rugged, the timeless spirit of wire mesh adds classic design features to architecture. Office buildings, parking garages, sports arenas, and more take advantage of these qualities, maximizing the benefits that come from natural elements while decorating the building’s exterior.
Available in both Rigid and Flexible patterns, each option has many benefits and can be tailored to suit your needs. Rigid Mesh uses a panelized approach, easily securing building openings and attaching to supporting structures as a facade. Flexible Mesh is available in extreme widths and lengths, creating uninterrupted expanses of material without the need for vertical supports.
Rigid & Flexible
Wire Mesh For Facades
The term “Rigid” is used to categorize products of wire mesh in which the construction method creates a tight intersection where the wires cross over one another within the grid. Banker Wire offers two types of wire mesh that are categorized as “Rigid”. Pre-crimped woven wire mesh uses wire formation to define the location of the intersection as well as to restrict movement. Welded wire mesh for facades use a resistance weld to do the same. This established intersection defines the wire mesh grid and creates a repeat over a given dimension. The openings within the grid are therefore controlled and can be applied to an application once a sheet’s dimension and shape is provided. The term rigid does not suggest that the mesh will be infinitely stiff. Stiffness is a factor that is primarily defined by the diameter of the wire used within the grid.
While customization is always a welcomed option, the following fundamental perimeter framing methods exist to provide quality and cost effective solutions.
Banker Wire offers the following Rigid Systems:
- Versatile Spine
- Angle Iron
The term “Flexible” is used to categorize products of wire mesh in which the construction method creates a loose intersection where the wires cross over one another. This flexible weave is constructed of a spiral shaped wire that links together with a rod that passes through the spiral shape’s opening. Together, these links combine to create a belt. Rigid in the direction of the spiral, a belt’s length dimension is defined once tension is applied, allowing the spiral and rod to nest. Without tension, the spiral mesh length can be collapsed into a tight bundle. Therefore, this flexible situation calls for a system that can control these characteristics in an effective way for the built environment.
Banker offers these tension fastening systems for flexible mesh:
- Round Thread
- Flat Thread