Many years ago now, CARL STAHL ARCHITECTURE came up with an innovative construction element that combines protection with aesthetic design: X-TEND. The potential applications for stainless steel mesh are exceptionally varied both indoors and outdoors. Amongst other things, it is used as balustrade in-fill, horizontal or vertical fall protection, dividers, façade cladding, green wall systems or simply very flexible design elements. Architecturally ambitious zoolutions such as lightweight, free-flight aviaries or big-cat enclosures with three-dimensional, curvilinear geometries are also built using X-TEND stainless steel netting. They are just one of the many specialities of CARL STAHL ARCHITECTURE’s experienced planners and wire rope specialists.
The intelligent combination of stainless steel cables and ferrulesis the key to a wide range of geometries for engineered cable mesh constructions.
The opposing curvature of the cables permits light, transparent structures possessing extermely high load capacity and long spans in relation to the low weight of the X-TEND material.
X-TEND undergoes regular internal and external testing. Continuous factory production controls in accordance with a prescribed test plan are backed up by regular inspections by independent testing institutes to determine compliance with the European Technical Approval.