Wire Balustrades DIY Turnbuckle System

Wire Balustrade - DIY Turnbuckle Kit

Is our most economical DIY balustrade kit. It is suitable for use with metal posts and is great for both straight sections and stair sections. Tension is created on the wire by rotation of the turnbuckle body. Tightening the nuts against the body of the turnbuckle locks the system in place.

• Is suitable for use with both timber and metal posts
• Is great for both flat and stair sections
• Is swaged using a DIY Hand Swage tool
Metal Posts: Use pop rivets to attach saddles.

• All components and wire are available off the shelf
• Simple DIY installation.
• All wire and fittings are made from high quality 316 grade stainless (Swages are nickel plated copper)
• This system is suitable for both flat and stair sections

KIT-DIYTB-M DIY Turnbuckle Kit (to suit Metal Posts) - 1 Kit Required Per Wire


1 x SS-311E-05 - M5 Turnbuckle Eye/ Eye - 316 grade
2 x CP-130NP - 3.2mm Nickel Plated Ferrule (Swage) 
2 x SS-234-03 - 3.2mm Thimble - 316 Grade
2 x SS-322-05 - 5mm Saddle (Eye Strap) - 316 Grade
4 x PRSTST5-4 - Pop Rivet Stainless 4mm x 6.4mm Grip
WRS77316-032-MTR - 3.2mm 7 x 7 Wire Rope 316Grade (Additonal cost Charged per Metre)


Order Wire Separately
WRS77316-032 -
3.2mm 7 x 7 Wire Rope 316 Grade 305 Mtre Roll
WRS77316-032-MTR - 3.2mm 7 x 7 Wire Rope 316 Grade (Charged per Metre)


Wire Balustrade FAQ's



Q: What are the best Wire Balustrade posts for the DIY Turnbuckle Kit?


A: Suitable for metal balustrade posts


Q: Is this product suitable for a Flat Wire Balustrade or Stair Wire Balustrade?


A: The Wire Balustrade -DIY Turnbuckle Kit is suitable for both Flat Wire Balustrade & a Stair Wire Balustrade


How long does it take for my order to be dispatched?


This system is not pre-manufactured to your length. DIY swaging is required on-site. If your order is confirmed by 2pm we will have your order dispatched or ready for pick-up the same day.


What hole size do I need in my posts for the DIY Turnbuckle System?


Saddles are attached to your connection posts using pop-rivets and will require 2 x 4mm holes. For your intermediate posts, a 4mm hole will be required to pass the wire through.


Note: if you are using split grommets (106874FB or 106874FS) you will require an 11/32” hole (8.73mm ) in your intermediate posts.



Can I use this system for Stairs?


Yes, the Fork and thimble end will naturally pivot to the angle of your stairs on the saddles.


What measurements are required for the DIY Turnbuckle System?


Please give us your inside post to inside post measurements between your connection posts and we can work out the components and qty’s you will require.


What is the maximum length I can use with the DIY Turnbuckle System?


The maximum recommended span between connection posts for this system is 10 metres.


What size and type of wire should I use for this system?


We recommend using 3.2mm 7x7 wire. The fittings are pressed onto the wire using a Hand Swaging Tool.


Do I need any special tools to install this system?


You will need a power drill, drill bits, drive bits and an adjustable spanner. You will require a Hand Swaging Tool and we also recommend purchasing a C spanner for tensioning the rigging Screws for easier installation.


How do my wires arrive to me?


Your components and wire will be packaged and numbered ready for installation on-site.


Can I run my wire balustrade around corners?


We strongly advise against bending your wire around corners and angled sections. This can fatigue the wire over time as well as damage to your posts (especially timber). Wires should be terminated at each corner and end post.


How many runs of wire do I need for my balustrade?


To comply with Australian NCC regulations most wire balustrades will require 80mm spacing between your wires when your intermediate posts are no more than 1500mm apart. We highly recommend reading the Wire Balustrade Regulations Help section of our website prior to ordering.


More Questions? No problem, just send us an email at sales@awrsolutions.com.au or give us a call on 1300 781 266 and we would be happy to help.



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