When building a safety barrier, there is often a tension between fall protection, maintaining design integrity and allowing for scenic views.
A weak or inadequate barrier might allow for views but not prevent falls from heights. On the other hand, a heavy cumbersome barrier might provide safety, but also look imposing and block the scenery.
Webnet safety mesh enables you to overcome this challenge.
It’s made from marine-grade stainless steel, which gives it high resistance to corrosion and makes it strong, long-lasting and low maintenance. At the same time, the material has a very light and translucent appearance.
Here are some examples of the uses of Webnet safety mesh in this context.
1. Lookout platforms and elevated walkways
Webnet mesh can be great for observation platforms as it is highly functional but also very transparent.
The mesh was used a safety barrier for the First Cliff Walk in Switzerland. This walkway with its Webnet barrier allows visitors to go places that would normally be inaccessible to them, and to enjoy stunning mountain scenery in safety.
Many footbridges over waterways, roads or landscapes these days are more than just functional – they are an architectural statement in themselves, often set in attractive surrounds. So it’s important they have a barrier or throw screen that enables unhindered views and doesn’t dominate the design.
Another is the Bundanon Art Museum – which is part gallery and part bridge. The Webnet barriers on the structure are near-transparent, allowing visitors to the museum to safely enjoy unhindered views of the stunning surrounding landscape. The barriers are also virtually invisible from a distance, and do not overtake the design.
3. Children’s play parks
Invisible Webnet barriers on climbing equipment allow kids to play in safety and their parents to see where they are.
The award-winning sales ring playground in the Inglis Park development in Sydney shows the possibilities of Webnet for children’s suspended play structures. It also demonstrates Webnet’s ability to conform to a vast array of geometric shapes and structures.
4. Vertical schools
With land becoming scarcer in cities, many schools are choosing to build upwards rather than outwards. Naturally, the safety of the students, staff and visitors is paramount in these situations.
At Inner Sydney High School for example, a barrier was required for the six levels of outdoor terraces that would simultaneously allow for light, airflow and views across the city. Webnet met the brief very well in this instance, and was also used to make barriers for the school’s rooftop basketball court.
5. Building interiors
Webnet is an ideal barrier material where the aim is for a building interior that is flooded with natural light and has an open and airy feel.
An example is the IAG office building in Sydney – where the client wanted balustrades that would maximise natural light and encourage interconnectedness between levels. Webnet was chosen for its ability to provide the required safety and allow for light, airflow, interaction, and a sense of internal spaciousness.
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