Ferrier Wire and Design Metals offers a wide variety of wire mesh (weavemesh and weldmesh), perforated metals (design and round hole pattern) and expanded metals for use in a wide variety of industrial, architectural and design applications. Please contact us to see if we can assist you with your requirements and or would be interested being the subject of a blog post.
Exploring Core Components And Benefits Of A Wire Mesh Facade
A wire mesh has numerous applications, one of them being in the architectural sphere as a wire mesh facade. As the name suggests, a wire mesh facade is made of numerous mesh panels covering the entire exterior of a building or structure. They are held together by tensioning the panels atop a substructure that acts as a support. In this blog, the core components of this wire mesh facade will be explored along with some benefits.
Core Components Of A Wire Mesh Facade
Substructure: This acts as the base of the facade and is connected directly to the building.
Clevis Hardware: This is essentially the component connecting the wire mesh panels to the frame of the substructure. They are mounted along the top and bottom of a flat tension profile, which will be defined below.
Flat Tension Profile: This connects the clevis hardware to the wire mesh and acts as a clamp.
Pressure Springs: The wire mesh in the panels needs to be tensioned properly. For this, pressure springs are attached to the top or bottom of the substructure.
Intermediate Tubes: For really long panels, intermediate tubes are added in between to act as additional support along the length of the panel.
Benefits Of A Wire Mesh Facade
Can Cover An Entire Building: Due to its simple yet reliable design, a wire mesh facade can easily cover the entire length and width of a building. This makes it a more economical option than expanded or perforated metal.
Durability: Made mostly of stainless steel wire mesh, it offers incredible durability and corrosion resistance. So a proper wire mesh can last years if not decades.
Additional Safety: Adding a wire mesh facade will save the cost of adding barriers for car parks or cladding for staircases.
In closing, there are the core components and some advantages of going for this facade. In the next blog, the various mounting configurations of a wire mesh facade will be explored.