Wire Balustrade Kits | Surface Mount

Stainless Steel DIY Wire Balustrade Kits

Self Assembly Wire Balustrade Kits, Flat Mount

Complete flat surface mounting balustrade wire and fixings kit. Ingenious ball and socket design to allow for inclines, with all components produced from 316 marine grade stainless steel.

UK made stainless steel balustrade wire kits usually delivered 48 hours from order.

This product is made in Britain

Balustrade Wire Kit

Wire Balustrade Kit - Surface Mount

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Wire Length
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Surface Mount Sockets Wood Thread Screws Tension Fitting DIY End Fitting Code Price (inc VAT) Quantity 
1m Wire Balustrade 4 1 2 2 1 1 B4-CL-04-1-A £33.60
2m Wire Balustrade 4 2 2 2 1 1 B4-CL-04-2-A £34.80
3m Wire Balustrade 4 3 2 2 1 1 B4-CL-04-3-A £36.00
5m Wire Balustrade 4 5 2 2 1 1 B4-CL-04-5-A £39.00
7.5m Wire Balustrade 4 7.5 2 2 1 1 B4-CL-04-7-A £42.00
10m Wire Balustrade 4 10 2 2 1 1 B4-CL-04-10-A £45.00

Each assembly consists of:

  • 4mm diameter 7x7 stainless steel rope
  • Two flat mounting sockets
  • One attached ball & one removable threaded ball
  • One tensioning adjuster with lock nut
  • Supplied complete with all relevant fixings

Flat Mount Wire Balustrade Kit

The Essential Partner

Hand Held Wire Cutters for a neat and tidy cut.


Installation Advice

The balustrade wires in place

Before installation we would recommend you consult with your local building control.

Plan your project in advance to ensure you have the correct number of posts, wires and fittings remembering to take into consideration end post and corner post termination clearance and position.

Stainless steel wire cables should be spaced a maximum of 100mm apart.

Vertical posts should be spaced at a maximum of 2 metres apart to ensure a strong frame.

Self Assembly System Balustrade Diagram
Measuring the balustrade wire

Measure twice, cut once!

Please be as accurate as possible.

Each cable has an adjustment of plus or minus 20mm.

Cable tensioner with +/-20mm of adjustment

Running Cables Through

Where can I mount my balustrade sockets?

This deck balustrade wire system is suitable for mounting onto either timber posts or masonry wall surfaces using a 70mm countersunk wood screw (supplied).

Note : If mounting onto masonry surfaces please drill a hole and insert a plastic plug before fastening. Sometimes if a wall is particularly brittle or old - a chemical resin may be applied to further strengthen the hold.


Running Cables Through

You can run cables up to 10 metres!

Pass cables through any intermediate posts to minimise the number of cables you'll need!

Stainless Steel Balustrade Wires Running Through Intermediate Posts


Need Some Help!

S3i Video

Video: Wire balustrade kits. Installation guide for the self assembly balustrade wire kits.



Wire balustrade kits. Installation video for the self assembly balustrade wire kits. An ingenious ball and socket cable railing design to allow for inclines, with all wire balustrading components included.

Need some help?

Download and print our installation advice sheet for the DIY Surface Mount Balustrade Wire Kit.


DIY Installation Instructions

1. Getting Started

It is a good idea to layout your design onto the relevant surface with a pen or chalk prior to drilling any holes.

Layout Your Project

2. Drill Pilot Holes

The stainless steel wood screw allows direct installation into hardwood timber (such as oak) or, if combined with the correct plastic plug, it is attachable to almost any masonry surface (we recommend a 3mm drill piece for direct installation or a 7mm if inserting a plastic plug).

Drill Pilot holes

3. Mount Hubs into Position

Using a screwdriver fix the surface mounting hubs using the stainless steel wood thread screws.
Tip: Position the opening facing downwards for a better final look.

Mount Hub into Position

4. Prepare Pre-Fixed Ball End

Starting with the pre-fixed tension ball end, screw out the ball end to reveal approximately 20mm of thread, you will need this to apply your final wire tension once installed.

Prepare Pre-Fixed Ball End

5. Mounting Pre-Fixed Ball End

Place the pre-fixed tension ball end into the mounting hub.

Mounting Pre-Fixed Ball End

6. Mark Wire for Cutting

Pull the cable over to the other fixing post and align to the spanner flat of the DIY compression fitting.

Mark your wire ready for cutting with either a pen or chalk.

Note: The stand off from the mounting hub is 30mm.

Mark Wire for Cutting

7. Cut Wire

Cut your wire to required length, we recommend using a set of good wire rope cutters to give you a neat and tidy cut.

Remember - measure twice, cut once! Please be as accurate as possible.

Each cable will have an adjustment of plus or minus 20mm.

Cutting Wire

8. DIY Compression Fitting

You are now ready to attach the DIY end fitting.

The first step is to take apart your DIY compression fitting.

DIY Compression Fitting

9. Thread Nose Piece onto Wire

Taking the blank cable end place the nose piece over the stainless steel wire rope (ensuring the thread end is towards the end of your wire).

Thread Nose Piece onto Wire

10. Thread Cone onto Wire

Thread the cone onto the wire and push into the threaded cone chamber.

Thread Cone onto Wire

11. Place Ball End onto Wire

Take the stainless steel body and push onto the wire, eventually bringing the three component parts together.

Turn in opposite directions to thread them together.

Place Ball End onto Wire

12. Secure Ball End Fitting

Using a pair of 8mm and 9mm spanners screw the two sections together until tight.

Secure Ball End Fitting

13. Mounting Ball End Fitting

Insert the DIY ball end into the fixing hole of the hub.

Note: if you require more slack in your wire to insert the DIY end simply return to the fixed end ball and unscrew to expand to the required length.

Mounting Ball End Fitting

14. Tension Wire

Returning to the pre-fixed ball end, simply screw in the thread using a 5mm spanner to achieve the desired wire tension.

Once you have achieved this lock the nut into place using a 10mm spanner.

It is important that the wire rope is not allowed to be twisted.

Tension Wire

Running Cables Through

Tensioning Sequence

To tension the balustrade wires, we recommend starting from the centre and working out (see example diagram below). Do not fully tighten individual wires as this will create uneven tension throughout your system, just tighten enough to hold in place. Once all your wires are installed, tighten each wire in turn by slight increments to achieve a solid and fully secure finish.

Balustrade Wire Tension Sequence

The balustrade wires in place showing the DIY fitting


Reviews

Wire Balustrade Kit - Surface Mount

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one month ago
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Gives a professional touch
one month ago
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Excellent quality, well made, easy to install, but S3i need to supply a 5mm spanner with the kit to tension the cables.
2 months ago
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Good product - installation straight forward with well designed tightening system.
2 months ago
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Good quality and relatively easy to install. Flexible and very safe solution.
4 months ago
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Excellent quality product and easy to install with the help of the DIY video. Will definitely be using more rope balustrade in the future and couldn't recommend this company enough
4 months ago
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Excellent product, very good quality
4 months ago
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Quality product easy to install (follow video) looks the business
4 months ago
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Excellent product, looks good and was delivered within days
4 months ago
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I like the design and look of the wire rope system purchased. It was disappointing that the full order was not included - wire cutters left out. The instructions were straight forward and I followed them closely . One of the wire end tighteners was cracked when I came to tighten up which i reported. I was given a 10% reduction on the cost of the purchase in response to a request for replacement. I don't know whether this crack occurred as result of following the instructions for putting up the wire rope system and as a result the end of the wire falling out of the holder onto concrete patio. I would recommend tying in or an elastic band around the end pieces to prevent them falling out of the holders while tightening the wire to avoid this. After a delay in responding to my attempts to get in touch I did receive an apologetic response although not acknowledging the damaged tightener.
5 months ago
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Lovely product. I would say the tigtening mechanism was a little fiddly but other than that was straight forward to instal
5 months ago
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Good product with high quality!
5 months ago
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Used on our raised deck, looks fabulous and provides a barrier without obscuring the view. Easy to use, we’re thrilled with it.
5 months ago
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Easy to install, well made product. Good instructions on website.
5 months ago
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All the products we bought were great quality, looks great and we will definitely purchase from S3i again, delivery was really fast and all full order was complete, Very Happy Customer.
5 months ago
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I have bought several of these kits for different jobs over the years, they are of an excellent quality and simple to use
5 months ago
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These wire kits are just brilliant and make our refurbished decking look stunning.
6 months ago
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easy to install, video easy to follow, looks good , looks good quality only time will tell
6 months ago
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Came in strong packaging. Each part looks excellent. Looking forward to putting them in place
6 months ago
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Excellent well designed kit that looked wonderful on the decking I built for a customer. They wanted to keep the open view as much as possible but have the reasurrance that there was a barrier to stop customers of the b&b falling down the river bank.
6 months ago
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easy to fit to give good solid installation
7 months ago
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Great product, easy to fit. Ensure you have good wire cutters
8 months ago
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Excellent product it does exactly what it says on the tin!! Would highly recommend.
9 months ago
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Nice finish, good design, should do the job nicely!
9 months ago
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Good looking & easy to install wire balustrade system. Plenty of online advice for the inexperienced diy fitter.
10 months ago
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Easy to install and very good quality.
11 months ago
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This is a great product that is easy to install and gives a professional first class finish. Good communication from S3i and fast delivery. Would highly recommend.
one year ago
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Works a treat. Simple to fit.
one year ago
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Great piece of equipment which finished my job of superbly
one year ago
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Great product. Fast service
one year ago
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Very good quality kit. Having looked as other parts in various shops I am pleased to say that these are a far better quality. Instruction video very easy to follow. If you are wanting to run the wires through posts then I would suggest taking the plunge and buying a drill press as messing this up will make this high quality kit look nasty.
one year ago
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Great quality product, looks fantastic on my staircase 😎
one year ago
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Superb product easy to install and looks fantastic
one year ago
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Looked fabulous and was really looking forward to using the system but unfortunately my client, for whatever reason changed her mind and all had to be returned. Returns dealt with very well.
one year ago
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Quality product and well designed.
one year ago
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Excellent product just as described on the website, delivered very quickly to me.
one year ago
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Very well finished product, easy to assemble and looks great.
one year ago
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Great product, easy to install and looks fantastic - only negative is that we found it hard to find a 5mm spanner and a 7mm long wood bit so had to improvise.
2 years ago
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Really well made easy to fit and looks fantastic when finished
2 years ago
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Ten out of for easy no fuss service very professional product simple to fit looks stunning
2 years ago
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Well made. Arrived in good time. Looks great.
2 years ago
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Excellent easy to use quality product
2 years ago
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Fairly easy to fit with basic DIY skills & looks superb. Reasonably priced & courier service was exceptional.
2 years ago
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Great product, very easy to order online, would definitely use this company again!!!
2 years ago
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well made and looks great, easy to assemble
2 years ago
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very easy to fit - great quality product
2 years ago
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Easy and quick to install 👍🏻
2 years ago
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Very neat solution easy to mount, once compressive handrails in place, easy and neat to go up steps using the clever ball joint.
2 years ago
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the kit is just what I wanted to complete a project . the website made it easy to understand how the kit is to be installed .Easy to order and came promptly in post . Great product , great service
2 years ago
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This kit is excellent. I was worried that the compression fitting would not grip the wire well but the inside of the olive is threaded which makes it grip solidly they where easy and quick to fit and the results look great. I would highly recommend these.
2 years ago
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Great product. Great product.

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