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Commercial and Domestic Rope

We stock a wide range of rope for commercial and domestic applications. Our ropes are available by the coil or can be cut to custom length and can also be spliced. For more bespoke requirements, please get in touch.

All Rope Types & Sizes

Below are the most popular types of rope that we stock.  All are sold by the meter and can be cut to the length you require.

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Our Services

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

Splicing Service
  • Join two ropes together
  • Add an eye to a rope
  • Add a stopper at the end

Cut to Length

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

FAQs

Below is a list of commonly asked questions from our customers. Specific product related questions can also be found on the category pages. If you need further information, please get in touch – we’re always happy to help and give guidance.

Outdoor suitability

Synthetic (man-made) rope is favoured for outdoor use because of its resistance to rot, abrasion and chemicals.

Natural fibre ropes can still be used outdoors but will have a reduced lifespan when compared to synthetic rope.  They are biodegradable and will therefore rot over time.

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.

 

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.

Rope stretch

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

 

Rope shrinkage

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

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

When natural fibre ropes absorb water they swell increasing their width.  This increase in width reduces the length.

When buying natural fibre rope it is important to add an extra 20% 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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