At first glance, Jakob Webnet mesh might look like just another type of safety netting for bridges and fences.
But while Webnet has excellent safety features and is often used in fall protection barriers, it can also enhance interior design in a variety of ways.
Here’s an overview of the features and indoor applications of Webnet mesh.
Features of Jakob Webnet mesh
These are just some of the features of Webnet that make it an ideal material for interior projects:
- High crowd-load capacity – making it suitable for large commercial projects. For example, Webnet can be designed for a C5 crowd loads rating for areas subject to overcrowding, such as shopping centres and schools.
- Large spans – Webnet can accommodate very large spans, making it ideal for multi-storey buildings that need a practical fall protection solution.
- Robustness and longevity – the mesh is extremely robust and can last for 25 years or more, with minimal ongoing maintenance.
- Transparency – Webnet has a filagree-like appearance and unobtrusive presence that allows for natural light entry and airflow.
- Flexibility – unlike more solid materials such as glass or rigid metal mesh, Webnet is highly flexible and malleable. This makes it useful for all kinds of bespoke designs, including those with complex geometric shapes.
Indoor applications for Jakob Webnet mesh
Webnet can be used indoors in many ways.
When used on staircases, Webnet can create a balustrade that appears light but is extremely robust.
Project examples include:
- Carlton House – this Victorian terrace house was formerly small and dark inside and underwent a makeover to create a modern light-filled interior. The Webnet mesh balustrade for the staircase is painted white to blend in with the muted palette of the home’s new interior design.
- IAG in Sydney – Webnet forms the balustrade for the 14 internal staircases in this office building, allowing for natural light, sightlines and communication.
A major goal of modern atrium design is to create a space that is light and airy with connectivity between levels. Webnet’s transparency and span capacity allows for a barrier that extends over several levels, without blocking light, airflow, views and connectivity.
The Melbourne School of Design Webnet mesh barrier extends over all five storeys, creating a light veil that allows for full use of upper-level spaces.
3. Indoor green facades
Webnet makes an excellent trellis support for climbing plants. It can be used indoors to create a stunning vertical garden, such as the one at Westfield Warringah Mall in Brookvale.
4. Room and space dividers
You might want to divide spaces indoors, without using solid walls or partitions that can make an interior appear smaller and darker.
Jakob Webnet mesh allows you to define spaces while allowing for a light and open interior. Acute House in Melbourne for example was a tiny rundown cottage that needed rebuilding. Webnet has been used for balustrades, window shields and space separation in the new design.
5. Indoor sports facilities
Webnet can be used in sports clubs and arenas to define areas while allowing room for spectators. For example, at the Dee Why PCYC Webnet has been used to create an invisible and robust basketball screen that maintains airflow and visibility.
If you’d like to know more about the interior applications for Webnet mesh, get in touch with our team.