BlackEtch DIY Swaged Wire Balustrade (Supplied as components only) - DIY Tension Rod System - Suits Metal Posts

Wire Balustrade - DIY Tension Rod System

The DIY Tension Rod Balustrade Wire System is the perfect solution for you to add a touch of modern style and safety to your home or outdoor space.

Crafted with high-quality stainless steel materials, this system is durable and built to last, ensuring that you can enjoy your new wire balustrade for years to come. The adjustable tension rods make installation a breeze.

Not only does this system provide a sleek and modern aesthetic, but it also provides a safe and secure boundary for, balconies, decks, and more. The minimalistic design allows for uninterrupted views, creating an open and inviting atmosphere for your space.

• Is suitable for use with metal posts
• Is great for flat balustrade sections

• Super sleek design achievable with full on-site DIY installation tools (See below) 
• Uses ultra-bright and sleek 1 x 19 wire rope
• All fittings and wire made from high quality 316 grade stainless steel (Nut Rivets - 304 Grade)


1x BS-3320-0835 - Tensioning Rod M8 304 Grade Stainless Steel
1x BS-3330-0825 - Finishing Cap M8 316 Grade Stainless Steel
1x BS-3340-08 - Stop Bolt M8 316 Grade Stainless Steel
1x SS-7807-03 -   Swage Terminal 316 Grade Stainless Steel
2 x NS-BS-M08-R - M8 RHT Large Flange Nutsert 304 Grade
BWRS119316-032-MTR - 3.2mm 1 x 19 Wire Rope 316 Grade (Additonal cost Charged per Metre)

Wire Balustrade FAQ's
Q: What are the best Wire Balustrade posts for the DIY Tension Rod System?

A: This system is only suitable for metal posts. View WBSB-DIYTRS-T for a version suitable for timber posts.


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

A: The Wire Balustrade - DIY Tension Rod System is only suitable for a Flat Balustrade sections.

Q: How does the the DIY Tension Rod System work?

A: The Wire is swaged into the swage terminal SS-7807-07 at each end using the HX-50 Swage Tool, using a combination of the Stop Bolt and the Tension Rod and Finishing Cap the wire is held firmly in place.

Q: What hole size do I need in my posts for the Wire Balustrade DIY Tension Rod System work?

A: A 11mm hole is required in your end connection posts to install the M8 RHT Nut Rivets. For your intermediate posts, a minimum hole size of 4mm hole is required to pass the wire rope through. Please Note: If you are using split grommets (106874FB or 106874FS) you will require an 11/32” hole (8.73mm ) in your intermediate posts.

Q: Can I use this Wire Balustrade system for Stairs?

A: No the Tension Rod System cannot be used on stair angles.

Q: What is the maximum length I can use with the Wire Balustrade Tension Rod System?

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

Q: What size and type of wire should I use for this Wire Balustrade system?

A: This system is specifically designed for use with 3.2mm 1x19 wire. The swage terminals are pressed onto the wire for a super streamline system.

Q: Do I need any special tools to install this Wire Balustrade system?

A: With this system you will require a power drill, drill bits and recomended installation tools as listed above.

Q: Can I run my Wire Balustrade around corners?

A: 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 change of direction.

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

A: 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 on our website prior to ordering or contacting us for advice.

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


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