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Commercial & Residential Rope

We stock rope to suit the majority of ways that you might need to use it. This includes both commercial and residential applications.  All rope on this site can be cut to length and spliced.  If you have a more bespoke requirement please get in touch.

All Rope Types & Sizes

Below you will find the most popular types of rope that we stock.  The majority of rope is sold by the meter and cut to the precise length that you require.

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Can’t find what you need?

The choice of rope is extremely wide and varied. If you can’t find the exact rope that you need please use one of the options below.

Application Finder

Quickly match your job to the rope you need.

Shipping & Returns
  • Next Day Delivery Available
  • No Quibble Returns

Splicing Service
  • Join two ropes
  • Add an eye in a rope
  • Add a stopper at the end of a line

Cut to Length

All rope that we stock can be cut to the specific length you need.

FAQs

Please find below a list of regular questions asked by our customers. You will find more specific product related questions on each category of this website.

What rope do I need for...?

Synthetic (manmade) rope tends to be the favoured choice when selecting rope for outdoor use.  This is due to its superior strength, resistance to rot, abrasion and chemicals.

Natural fibre ropes can still be used outdoors but they will have a reduced lifespan when compared to synthetic rope.  They are softer and more absorbent.  This means they are nicer to touch making them a preferred rope when handling them regularly.

If you would like more information about the most suitable rope for outdoor use you can view our Rope Comparison Table

It is not possible to guarantee a lifespan of any rope.  How long it will last will depend on the following factors

  • The amount of exposure to the sun or ultraviolet radiation (UV).
  • What the rope is being used for
  • How long the rope is exposed to water/damp allowing it to rot. For example, you will find that rope used for barriers will rot quickest in the hole of the post where it stays damp the longest

Given normal weather conditions, we have outlined approximately how long you can expect some of our more popular rages to last.

The following ropes will float

Polypropylene

  • Least expensive
  • Low resistance to UV light
  • It has a hard surface so it not very comfortable to handle
  • Can slip from metal surfaces like cleats so is not good for dock lines
  • Often used for safety lines, ski lines, swimming lane barriers where you need to see the rope above the water.

 

Polysteel

  • Strongest option
  • Excellent UV resistance
  • Easy to handle
  • Often used for mooring and general working lines.

 

Synthetic Hemp

  • Looks great / most decorative option
  • Feels nice to touch
  • Often used for garden decking, barrier ropes, kids play areas, tug of war, fender ropes, mooring ropes or even rigging lines on traditional boats.

The following ropes are the most UV resistant.  However, it is important to note that all materials will be affected by UV light over time. It is difficult to predict resistance of any one rope as the length and intensity of exposure will be key factors.

Natural Sisal

  • Strong resistance to sunlight
  • Decorative hairy feel
  • Often used for home and garden uses
  • This rope will sink and it has a poor resistance to chemicals and abrasion

 

Synthetic Hemp

  • Stong resistance to sunlight
  • Soft to touch
  • Great for handrails or any application that requires rope handling
  • Good resistance to chemicals and abrasion

 

Polysteel

  • Excellent UV resistance
  • Easy to handle
  • Often used for mooring and general working lines.

 

If you would like an overview of rope materials and their resistance to UV you can view our materials table.

Questions about rope strength & break loads

The strongest all-around rope that we stock is Nylon.

It will absorb greater shock loads that would break other types of rope.  It is also very durable and strong making it a preferred option for mooring, safety lines, towing vehicles, etc.

The softest rope we stock is Synthetic Hemp.

It is commonly used for handrails, rope swings, play areas, obstacle courses and other applications that require handling of the rope.

Questions about rope stretching

All rope will stretch to some degree depending on the tension that it is under.  The following ropes will stretch less than others;

Polysteel

  • Least stretch
  • Used for mooring lines, lifting, etc

 

Synthetic Hemp

  • Low stretch
  • Used for rope ladders, children play areas, etc

 

Sisal

  • Low stretch
  • Used for cat scratch post, decking, etc

 

If you would like to view a full breakdown of the rope materials we stock and their ability to stretch please visit our material comparison table

Questions about rope shrinkage

No, ropes made from natural fibres will shink but synthetic fibres will not.

  • These ropes will not shrink Nylon, Polysteel, Synthetic Hemp, Polyethene, Polypropylene
  • These ropes will shrink: Sisal

When natural fibre rope absorbs water they swell increasing the width or a rope.  The increase in the width reduces the length.

When buying natural fibre rope it is important to add an extra 20% on to the length to account for swelling.

This depends on the absorption of the rope and how wet the rope is likely to get.  However, as a rule of thumb, we suggest accounting for 20% shrinkage to be on the safe side.

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