FAQ Mounting Solutions
In general small samples look very robust and stable however, this is not always the case with larger elements. Tensioning can be done by applying the elements to a framework or by using our proven mounting solutions.
If the required amount of tension is not applied, the mesh may appear wavy. Furthermore it is expected that there is more movement at the mesh, e.g. induced by wind.
W. S. Tyler architectural mesh can be continuously tensioned vertically over several floors. This requires a solid substructure on the upper and lower front which has to withstand the resulting loads. In addition, intermediate connections are required for long mesh panels that can be attached to each floor level.
Intermediate mountings are required for mesh elements, which are tensioned vertically covering several floors to intercept horizontal loads which can be caused by wind, for example.
The maximum resulting loads on the substructure as well as the possible deflection of the mesh are reduced by intermediate fixings. Usually, an intermediate mounting is recommended at the height of a floor slab (about 3 - 4 m).
Wire mesh elements are installed with a defined pretension induced during the assembly. Due to wind loads as well as other possible factors, the maximum resulting loads may be significantly higher. These loads have to be determined for each project individually depending on the project’s requirements.
Tensioned mesh elements are installed by using our proven mounting technology with a defined pretension. The distance between the attachment points should not be too large (preferably not more than 350 to 400 mm) to achieve a tension as uniform as possible.
In order to apply a corresponding tension to the edges, the first and last point of attachment should be within approximately 50-100 mm from the edges. The exact position of the attachment points has to be coordinated in dependence on the mesh selection and geometry.
Please contact us so that we can coordinate the detailed planning.
Due to the maximum width of the various mesh types, a cladded surface is usually divided into several vertically tensioned elements. To avoid contact with neighbored elements and to prevent resulting damages to the mesh, there should be some space between the elements.
We recommend a gap of about 20 mm as in most cases this can visually absorb variations resulting from tolerances of the substructure.
If the selected architectural mesh has a certain vertical structure, we can try to continue the vertical structure over the gap.
The required time for assembly depends considerably on the circumstances of each project. We will be pleased to assist you with further details on the possible sequence and required effort for the installation.