Key facts

Product:
Animal enclosures
Family:
Webnet
Manufacturer:
Jakob >
Architonic ID:
1558684
Country:
Switzerland
Manufacturer groups :
Boundaries-Fences >
Facade-Facade systems >
Balconies-Balustrades/Handrails >
Metal-Metal meshes >
Groups:
Boundaries-Fences >
Facade-Facade systems >
Balconies-Balustrades/Handrails >
Metal-Metal meshes >

Product description

More space, fewer animals – this is the fundamental concept when zoo experts talk about keeping animals in a species-appropriate environment. That means the greatest challenge here is meeting both the need humans have to observe animals at close range and the need animals have to live in an environment suitable for them.

The robust wire rope net, Webnet, enables the realisation of the typically delicate and individualised solutions which meet both the needs of humans as well as those of the animals. The objective is to provide not only the animals, but also the visitors a diverse environment. In other words, a solution is sought that has a long service life, is nearly invisible, yet is also sufficiently robust.

Jakob supplies both materials and know-how to create functional yet architecturally sophisticated animal enclosures. The nets used are woven of flexible wire ropes. Their advantages are numerous: they enable space-saving designs, offer the highest degree of transparency and visual airiness, guarantee safety for humans and animals and are convincing due to their low maintenance costs and longevity.

Let our references inspire you. Jakob is there for you with competence for the development of innovative solutions. From the planning phase to turnkey job site assembly.

Product family

Concept

Webnet is a woven product with exceptional tensile resiliency and flexibility. It is weather resistant, extremely robust and requires virtually no maintenance. The stainless steel net is suited for interior and exterior applications. Installed on railings or in stairways, it provides stability and clear guidance. On façades, it can serve as a climbing support for plants or it can set delicate accents as a dividing element in large spaces. The greatest advantage, however, is its delicate structure. Especially in zoo animal enclosures or protective nets, the visual impairment due to the unavoidable barrier is minimal.

In combination with architectural ropes and the well-known and innovative Green Solutions G1 greening programme, it can also be used as a climbing support for plants in façade greening.

Webnet is a construction of corrosion-resistant steel ropes placed parallel to one another in pairs connected by alternating sleeves to produce a symmetrical bent pattern. The nets are fabricated application-specifically according to your customer specifications.

Webnet has been assessed according to standard specifications and subjected to many test measurements: As a permanent protection and fall-stop feature for bridges or observation platforms, it is totally UV resistant and weatherproof – in contrast to traditional knotted synthetic-fibre rope nets.
The items in the programme are fabricated of high-quality corrosion-resistant steel of the material groups AISI 316 and AISI 316L (1.4401 and 1.4404). Webnet is certified in Germany by the German Institute for Building Technology (DIBt) (Z-14.7-557).

Webnet is used in a wide variety of ways: Railing infill, protective nets, safety nets, barricades, fences, zoo enclosures, aviaries, suicide prevention, façade greening, artwork, ball nets, stair wells, skylight protection, fall-stop nets, bridge protection, machine protection, etc.