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"Thank you for the rope supplied for St Gabriel’s Church. I am happy to attach a photograph of the rope in its position at the St Michael side chapel, as requested."
Our thanks to The Reverend Timothy in London for the photo of the Red Rope with Brass Hooks and End Plates.
A happy customer made this lovely rope fence with 36mm Synthetic Hemp Rope with Chrome Hooks and End Plates.
"Metalwork attached to homemade beech disks which have central 8mm bolt into rawlplug anchors in wall so they can be easily removed but still very strong fixing a 200+ year old wall.
Many thanks for sending us these pictures Steve. The handrail is made from 3 metres of 24mm Natural Hemp Rope with Soft Eye Splices at both ends, along with 4x Blacksmith-made Banister Brackets (Round Backplates, No Stems).
Bespoke order. Please email for details. This one cost £50 inc. delivery. 24mm Synthetic Hemp Rope with a stainless-steel Karabiner spliced in one end and Manrope Knot the other end - all hooking into a large stainless-steel Manager Ring.
Banisters (Handrails) for Stairs
Elly in London ordered this beautiful handrail from Rope and Splice. It is made from 36mm Natural Hemp Rope with Decorative Manrope Knots and Round Backplate, Brushed Steel, Blacksmith-Made Banister Brackets with Stems.
"Here are a couple of pictures of our new rope banisters. As you will see it's quite a long way up :)"
Peter's done a great job of putting up these banisters made from 36mm Synthetic Hemp Rope with Manrope Knots and Blacksmith-Made Banister Brackets with Stems along the many steps. Thank you for the great photos!
"Ropes safely installed in the tower. ... Many thanks."
Paul has installed this magnificent rope handrail in an old church tower, made from 24mm Natural Hemp Rope, Blacksmith-Made Banister Brackets without Stems and Galvanised Manager Rings.
"Many thanks for an excellent job on our rope handrail - just right! Not too easy to fix as the beams were narrow!"
Niel's handrail looks stunning among the wooden timbers! It is made from 24mm Natural Hemp Rope with Decorative Manrope Knots and Blacksmith-Made Forged, Round Banister Brackets without Stems.
"Thanks for the rope banister it looks great, exactly what I was looking for."
Emma got this 36mm Natural Hemp Rope Banister with Soft Eye Splices and Blacksmith-Made Banister Brackets without Stems.
"I have ordered and received a fantastic rope for our staircase from you. ... I'm very happy with the quality and the look.
Hope your business is going well."
Catherine ordered this stairs handrail made from 36mm Natural Hemp Rope with Blacksmith-Made Banister Brackets without Stems and Manrope Knots at Both Ends.
A customer sent us these photos of their 36mm Synthetic Hemp Rope handrail with Brushed Steel, Forged, Round Blacksmith Brackets without Stems.
"Thanks Philip it looks absolutely brilliant in our 300 year old cottage! It arrived yesterday as promised many thanks again am very pleased"
Amanda created this lovely banister handrail with 24mm Natural Hemp Rope handrail with Blacksmith Brackets with Stems and Manrope Knots at Both Ends.
Our thanks to Edwin in Oxford who has sent us this photo of 32mm Cotton rope (NOTE: this rope is discontinued) and Plain Round Blacksmith Brackets without Stems and manrope knots at either end that he used to create this lovely handrail.
"Thanks for the products!"
Andy created this handrail from 36mm Natural Hemp Rope and Plain Round Blacksmith Brackets with No Stem and Manrope Knots at Either End.
"I made some nautically themed embroidery hoops, we think they look a little like portholes! I brought the rope and brackets to our local independent hardware shop looking for screws for it this morning, the staff there were impressed with the craftsmanship and agreed that it would look fantastic in our period cottage. We absolutely LOVE our rope banister, it's lovely to have the security of a handrail without losing lots of space by having a solid wooden rail. We had a nightmare getting furniture up our stairs when we moved in, but I'm confident that we haven't made getting any further purchases up there significantly more difficult with this svelte addition to our hallway! I emailed a query to the website before purchasing and found the staff prompt and helpful in responding. This is a quality product and I would recommend it to anybody considering a purchase."
Jenny created this handrail from 24mm Natural Hemp Rope and Plain Round Blacksmith Brackets with No Stem and Manrope Knots at Either End.
"We’re very pleased with our handrail thank you!"
Bridget created this handrail from 24mm Natural Hemp Rope and Plain Round Blacksmith Brackets with No Stem and Soft Eye Splices.
"Thought you would be interested in seeing how much help the handrail I have created has been in helping me get up and down the outside steps"
Thanks to Arthur for this photo of his handrail made from 24mm Synthetic Hemp with Manrope Knots at both ends and Blacksmith Brackets with no stem.
"Thanks for the bannister - it works great! I have a really narrow staircase and not had a bannister for years because of that. I thought it a good idea to have something and this is fab - takes up no space and looks really good too!!"
Thanks for this photo of a stairs handrail made from 24mm Synthetic Hemp with Manrope Knots at both ends and Blacksmith Brackets with no stem.
"Just letting you know that I am really pleased with our new hand rail."
Our thanks to Mr. J. Steele who has sent us this photo of the 32mm Cotton rope (NOTE: this rope is discontinued) and Plain Round Blacksmith Brackets without Stems used to create a lovely handrail.
"Thanks for the beautiful rope banister you made for us. The texture of the rope feels very good and is certainly very strong. We and out staircase builder are particularly impressed with the quality of the fixtures which I believe you commissioned from a local blacksmith. Beautiful finish. Your rope has become a much admired feature in our house and it is so perfectly practical to use too. Thank you so much."
Geof Cobbe created this handrail from 36mm Natural Hemp Rope and Brushed Steel, Round Backplate (with Stem) Brackets.
Malcolm created this handrail from 36mm Natural Hemp Rope and Brushed Steel, Round Backplate (with Stem) Brackets.
Matt Hanley of Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, created this handrail from 36mm Natural Hemp Rope with Manrope Knots and Brushed Steel, Round Backplate (with Stem) Brackets.
"Perfect for the enclosed stairway."
Christina Jenkins purchased this 24mm Manila Rope Stairs Banister with Soft Eye Splices and Galvanised Manager Rings for her staircase.
"I'm so pleased with it. It looks great in my cottage and everybody comments on it!"
Deborah Jenkins in Benenden, Kent, purchased this 24mm Natural Hemp Rope stairs banister with Manrope Knots. Thank you for the photo!
Jason Aldous in Guildford, Surrey, bought this 32mm Cotton rope (NOTE: this rope is discontinued) Chrome Brackets for his steep staircase.
"Hi, rope arrived and installed, love it, perfect with original stone stairs, wonderful under hand, many thanks"
Liz Dinsmore in Richmond, North Yorkshire, bought this banister made with 24mm Cotton rope with Decorative Manrope knots at both ends (NOTE: this rope is discontinued) along with 3x No-Stem Round Blacksmith Banister Brackets.
"I have just fitted the products that I purchased from you and just wanted to let you know how pleased myself and my wife are with them. Ours is a stone cottage approx. 350 years old with a steep and narrow staircase. The no stem brackets are ideal as they do not significantly reduce the width of the staircase. I have attached some photos if you want to include these on your site; I know I found these very helpful when selecting what to buy."
Rod Hinchliffe in Stockport, Greater Manchester, installed this banister made with 24mm Cotton rope (NOTE: this rope is discontinued) and 3x No-Stem Round Blacksmith Banister Brackets.
Sean Mayo of Newport in Monmouthshire sent us these photos of 36mm Synthetic Hemp Rope with Soft Eye Splices at both ends and Plain Round Blacksmith Brackets with Stems and a Brushed Steel Finish used to create this magnificent handrail, set against the traditional stone wall.
If you would like a 'brushed steel' finish, please select the relevant option when ordering. Note: the brackets are treated with a lacquer to prevent rust.
"Absolutely delighted with the speed of service and delivery. Handrail (Rope) very much a brilliant support for us on our awkward staircase."
Richard Pope of Burwash, East Sussex, sent us this photo of his stairs handrail made from 24mm Synthetic Hemp with Soft Eye Splices at both ends and Blacksmith Brackets with Stems.
"It looks lovely and fits in with our decor. We are delighted with it and now just have to save up for a second one to go to the attic!
Best wishes Ruth"
Our thanks to Ruth Flecknell in Newcastle-upon-Tyne who has sent us this photo of 32mm Cotton rope with Manrope knots (NOTE: this rope is discontinued) and Plain Round Blacksmith Brackets without Stems used to create a lovely handrail.
"Thank you so much for sending the handrail rope so quickly. We are extremely happy with the way it looks! I will definitely recommend you!"
Our thanks to Babettli Azzone of North London, who has sent in this photo of their Natural Hemp Rope Handrail with Manrope Knots and Round Blacksmith Banister Brackets Without Stems.
Our thanks to Bob England for sending us photos of his 32mm Cotton rope (NOTE: this rope is discontinued) Brass Brackets.
"Just wanted you to know how delighted we are with the rope banister." Neil and Anne Le Tissier sent us photos of the banister (handrail) they created using 24mm 100% Natural Hemp Rope with No-stem, Round, Blacksmith Brackets.
"Here it is fitted in our 350 year old Devon cottage, looks better than we could've thought, many thanks." Nick Baker of Devon sent us photos of the new stairs banister (handrail) he created using 36mm 100% Natural Hemp Rope with No-stem, Round, Blacksmith Brackets.
"I was very pleased with my order. Once again, thank you for such a prompt service with an ideal product." Sue Wood used 24mm 100% Natural Hemp Rope with No-stem, Round, Blacksmith Brackets to create a banister in the winding staircase in her 17th Century cottage.
"Thank you very much for your swift delivery, excellent advice and top class product." Steve Beadle of West Sussex used 24mm 100% Natural Hemp Rope and Chrome Brackets with Stems to create this stairs banister (handrail).
"Thanks - looks fine and helps toddlers and adults get to the attic!" Peter Frost used 24mm 100% Natural Hemp Rope with No-stem, Round, Blacksmith Brackets to make his stair bannisters leading up to his attic room.
"I am really happy with my Banister Rope and Brackets, which arrived today and I have already installed. The quality is excellent, and the finished look and feel of the natural hemp rope and brackets is exactly what I wanted. I love the simple design of the solid brackets. The information and illustrations on the website were a great help in deciding what to buy. Thank you very much for your excellent service." Pam used 24mm 100% Natural Hemp Rope with No-stem, Round, Blacksmith Brackets.
Our thanks to Malcolm Gregory for sending us photos of his 32mm Cotton rope (NOTE: this rope is discontinued) with Chrome Brackets. He tells us he may dye the rope when his house is finished.
"Thank you for the supply of an excellent product with efficient response as well."
Kate Moisson purchased 36mm 100% Natural Hemp Rope with Chrome Hooks.
Sophie Baylor of Chelmondiston, Ipswich bought 6x Blacksmith-Made No-Stem Round Brackets along with two 1.8m lengths of 24mm Synthetic Hemp Rope to create this lovely banister for the stairs in her home. Thank you for sending in the pictures!
"Rope received and installed - very pleased with the outcome."
Tony Phillips of Shropshire bought this 36mm Natural Hemp Rope with Manrope Knots and Round Backplate (with Stem) Blacksmith Brackets handrail, which looks perfect in his home!
"...our stairs are quite steep - hence the need for the rope banister!
We are really pleased with them. Thanks for getting it to us so quickly."
Susan of Suffolk, created two handrails with lengths of 24mm Natural Cotton Rope, each with a Manrope Knot one end and a Chrome Hook on the other end. (NOTE: this rope is discontinued)
"Banister rope photos from happy customer!"
Christine Lim of Newland, Cumbria has transformed her staircase with these 24mm Natural Hemp Rope Banisters with Manrope Knots that include a mixture of Blacksmith-Made Brackets (some with stems and some without).
David Somerville Architects, of Abriachan, near Inverness sent us this picture of the beautiful handrail rope he created through Rope and Splice. It is made up of a length of 32mm Cotton Rope with Decorative Manrope Knots at both ends (NOTE: this rope is discontinued) a number of Blacksmith Banister (Handrail) Brackets, two of which are bespoke (one for the corner, and one with an extended stem).
"We are really pleased with how it looks."
Jane & Anthony Felthouse of Bewdley, Worcestershire created this rope stairs banister with 24mm Natural Hemp Rope with Manrope Knots and Blacksmith Banister Brackets (No Stem) on the long section and Blacksmith Banister Brackets (With Stem) on the short "grap rail" section.
"It's just what my wife wanted; a short, taut rope handrail up our steep stairs here at Waen House built 1750."
J Nick Rushbrooke of Waen Farm, Llanfairfechan, Conwy made this handrail with 24mm Natural Hemp Rope with Chrome Hooks.
Jeremy Sage of Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire created a banister for his stairs with 24mm Natural Hemp Rope with Soft Eye Splices on both ends and 3x Round Backplate (No Stem) Banister Brackets.
Sue Singleton of Taunton, Somerset bought a length of 24mm Natural Hemp Rope with Soft Eye Splices on both ends along with 3x Round Backplate (With Stem) Banister Brackets to make a rope banister for her stairs.
Peter Ryan sent us this picture after buying a length of 24mm Natural Hemp Rope with Soft Eye Splices on both ends along with 3x Round Backplate (With Stem) Brackets from Rope and Splice.
"Photo to illustrate stair rope in conjunction with Stannah Saxon stairlift. Fits just perfect thanks." - Mr Ryan.
Derek Bobin of Heathfield, East Sussex bought 3 metres of 24mm Cotton Rope with a Chrome Hook and End Plate at each end (NOTE: this rope is discontinued) with a Chrome Banister Bracket to go in the middle.
"Works a treat. We're delighted." Keith Lockhart of Keith Lockhart Architecture in Belfast, Northern Ireland made this banister (handrail) for a flight of stairs using 36mm Natural Hemp Rope with Soft Eye Splices at both ends with Manager Rings.
"Thank you so much. I'm really pleased with it and your help and guidance when ordering it."
Caroline Reed in Cambridge created this lovely banister (handrail) with Synthetic Hemp Rope and 3x Forged Round Blackplate (No Stem) Blacksmith-made Brackets. Thank you for the pictures!
"Very practical and really does help with a narrow steep stairs. Fits well into a very old building and looks good. Thank you for a prompt and helpful service."
Neil & Gillian Mayhew of Bungay, Suffolk purchased this stairs handrail made with 24mm Natural Hemp Rope and Round Blackplate (No Stem) Blacksmith-made Brackets. We think it looks lovely!
"I love it and have had good feedback!"
Katie Forman of Aldbury, Hertfordshire purchased this 24mm Natural Hemp Rope with Soft Eye Splices and Round Backplate (with Stem) Blacksmith Brackets handrail. It complements the staircase beautifully!
"Thank you so much for my wonderful rope banister. ... It’s perfect, thank you."
Ellouise Hempstead of Newcastle bought this brilliant banister made from 24mm Natural Hemp Rope with Soft Eye Splices and Blacksmith-Made No-Stem Round Brackets.
Duncan of St Ives, Cornwall has created this sweet little handrail for his front steps from 1 metre of 36mm Synthetic Hemp Rope with Manrope Knots and 2x Galvanised Steel Rope Manager Rings.
Roman Iwanczuk of Cradley, Worcestershire bought 3x Round Backplate (No Stem) Blacksmith-made Banister Wall Brackets and 3.2m of Natural Hemp Rope with Soft Eye Splices at both ends for his stairs.
"The banister is fitted and fantastic!! ... Thank you"
Jo Nevitt from Maldon, Essex bought 2.25 metres of 24mm Cotton Rope with Decorate Manrope Knots at both ends (NOTE: this rope is discontinued) with three Brass Banister Brackets to create this lovely handrail for her stairs.
"Please find attached a pic my banister rope in situ, although I think it's really a giant cat toy-or at least the cats do!
As you can see, it's very narrow and awkward stair so this is ideal. I'm really pleased with it."
Alison Ritchie of Ruddington, Nottinghamshire bought some 24mm Synthetic Hemp Rope with Soft Eye Splices and 3x Round Backplate (No Stem) Brackets for use as a banister.
"We think it looks brilliant! and very secure (my husband used expanding bolts rather than screws).
As Bristol is a maritime city we like the idea of using rope in the house as a feature, and we actually live about half a mile from the area where they used to manufacture ropes (Ropewalk, St Judes) for the sailing ships etc.
thank you for the prompt delivery,"
Linda McLaughlin of Bristol made this handrail for her flight of stairs with 3.5 metres of 24mm Natural Hemp Rope with Soft Eye Splices at both ends and 3x Round Blacksmith-made Brackets (with Stems) .
Karen Mansell of Ashford, Kent created a stairs handrail in her home with 24mm Natural Hemp Rope with Decorative Manrope Knots at both ends plus Round Blacksmith Banister Brackets (No Stem) .
"I couldn't get a full length picture as its rather a tight squeeze- I hope u get plenty of orders :) Also everyone that walks through my door I'll promote your excellent work. Thank you"
Debbie Fitzpatrick created this lovely handrail with 24mm Natural Hemp Rope with Soft Eye Splices at both ends plus Round Blacksmith Banister Brackets (No Stem).
"...it looks splendid and has made life for my mothers visit and others a lot safer. Thanks again..."
Mark Hood of Balvraid, Dornoch, Scottish Highlands created this stairs handrail using 24mm Natural Hemp Rope with Manrope Knots and Forged Round Blacksmith Banister Brackets (No Stem).
Ian Cole of Neath, South Wales used 8 metres of 24mm Natural Hemp Rope for a banister for the long winding staircase of his local church bell tower!
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Garden Decking and Decorative Barriers
"Thank you very much for the recent rope order, it was to replace old rope and looks wonderful..."
Thanks to Ali for this photo of the 24mm Synthetic Hemp Rope with Manrope Knots that looks brilliant in the garden.
"Here is a picture of your beautiful rope in my garden. I had to wait for my son-in-law to put it up - and then for some of the plants to flower to show the effect I was hoping for."
Margaret created this lovely garden feature with 48mm Manila Rope with Decorative Manrope Knots and Galvanised Manager Rings.
"Delighted with our ropes"
Thanks to Amanda for this photo of her handrail made from 20mm Synthetic Hemp Rope with Blue Whipped Ends.
"Our decking rope looks superb!"
Thanks to David for these photos of the decking barrier he made from 36mm Synthetic Hemp Rope with soft-eye splices and stainless steel manager rings.
Here is a fine example of a 36mm Synthetic Hemp Rope Fence with Brass Hooks and Endplates that perfectly complements its surroundings.
"A big THANK YOU for your superb attention to my order at 5pm Tuesday which was received at 11.30 on the following Thursday."
Bob & Gloria in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, sent us their photos of the 24mm Manila Rope they used to outline their front garden.
"Just put our rope up and are so pleased with the result!"
Sue Childs of Chelmsford, Essex, sent us these photos of 24mm Synthetic Hemp Rope with Soft Eye Splices at both ends and Medium Stainless Steel Manager Rings used to good effect to enhance her raised patio area at the back of her home.
Patrick Ratcliffe sent us this brilliant picture of the Manila Rope he's used to good effect in his garden.
"Firstly, thank you for quick delivery of the rope I ordered from you ... it's fantastic! My section of decking is 2.7 long x 2 wide metres and it drops 20mm top side to 400mm bottom side. The rope was used to create a small barrier at the 400mm end, just so my family don't fall off the end!! I used the 24mm synthetic hemp with galvanised eyes. As you can see on the pictures, the cats love the new area for sitting and lounging on! :) Thanks for everything!"
Di Vale of Malvern, Worcestershire sent us this photo of two lengths of 24mm Synthetic Hemp Rope with Galvanised Hard Eye Splices used as a barrier around her decking seating area.
Hal Maxwell of Pinwherry, South Ayrshire sent us this picture of the 24mm Synthetic Hemp Rope with Chrome Hooks and End Plates used as a decorate barrier along the front of his decking.
Thank you for these lovely pictures Michelle Calvert in East Sussex. Michelle has used Synthetic Hemp Rope with Soft Eye Splices and Manager Rings around the lake platform adjoining her house. Michelle would like to recommend her builder, Roger Cuckoo, contactable on 07730 473940.
"Thanks very much for the delivery, the rope is fantastic and the fittings look really good. ... We think this latest addition to our small garden has just about finished it off... not quite sure what we can do next!!!"
Many thanks for the photo to Ian Smith of Sittingbourne, Kent, who has used Synthetic Hemp Rope with Chrome Hooks and Manager Rings around his decking.
Ros Sayer sent us photos of his 36mm Manila Rope garden rail with galvanized manager rings.
Many thanks to Ian for the photos. He used 24mm Synthetic Hemp Rope with Stainless Manager Rings Spliced in with Soft-eye Splices for his decking barrier. He also used 24mm and 36mm Manila Rope to make a bar.
Andy Fairhurst of Lincoln sent us this superb photograph of the 24mm Synthetic Hemp Rope with a Decorative Manrope Knot on one end utilised to enhance his garden decking.
Vanessa Thompson-Love of Hinckley, Leicestershire generously sent us this photograph of the 36mm Synthetic Hemp Rope with Blue Whipped Ends that's currently decorating her garden patio.
Dennis Thompson of Wellington, Somerset bought two lengths of 36mm Synthetic Hemp Rope with Manrope Knots at one end and Soft Eye Splices at the other. He also used Stainless Steel Rope Manager Rings and hooked the Soft Eye Splices onto marine cleats. In his own words:
"...the patio is enclosed leaving an opening in the middle. [The first picture illustrates] the use of the rings to control the position of the rope around the posts and to prevent loosening if the rope is unhitched from the wall to allow access from either end. Marine cleats were purchased to allow sufficient space for the soft spices to easily slip over when fastening to the wall."
Lynn Boosey of Sittingbourne, Kent has added some superb decorative features to her garden! In the first picture you can see one of the two Cotton Rope Curtain Tie-Backs inside the garden hut. In the second picture you can see the use of two Synthetic Hemp Barrier Ropes marking the edge of the decking pathway. Beautiful!
"Thank you for your interest in the finished area where we used your synthetic hemp rope to replace our old balustrade. We are so pleased with the rustic yet nautical effect - the job was completed in about 4 hours by Glen who lives locally, he gave us the idea and courage and your website showed some good examples of the synthetic hemp rope use. The rope is extremely tough and is excellent quality; it feels strong, although it is soft to the touch."
Emma & Patrick MacColl of Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire bought 16 metres of 24mm Synthetic Hemp Rope to create this lovely garden fence bordering their decking.
Kerry Crofts of Woodlands New Quay Holiday Lodges, Ceredigion, West Wales sent us these photographs of 10 metres of 24mm Manila Rope used as a decorative barrier to add some style and grace to the holiday park's entrance.
Sean Gray (Gray Images) provided us with these photographs of the 36mm Manila Rope with Manrope Knots used on his decking on the Isle of Man.
Tracy Proctor of Proctor's Nursery in North Staffordshire sent us this picture of the 24mm Manila Rope barrier around their flower display at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Flower Show at Tatton Park in July 2012. Many thanks to Tracy and all the staff at Proctor's Nursery.
"Looks great. Already had a few nice comments from our friends."
David Hale of Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland combined 36mm Synthetic Hemp Rope with Back Splices and Stainless Steel Manager Rings to create this elegant decorative barrier rope for his garden decking.
Alan Scott of Complete Ecology Ltd in Streatham, London sent us this photo of how he's used his 24mm Synthetic Hemp Rope bought from RopeandSplice.co.uk as a barrier. In his own words, "it is situated in a nature garden and surrounds a large stag beetle loggery (a created habitat to conserve stag beetles)".
Denise Lewis of Cromer, Norfolk sent us this superb photo of the 36mm Manila Rope with Decorative Manrope Knots used to add that touch of class and style to her garden.
Ron York of Knodishall, Suffolk sent in this excellent photo of the 36mm Synthetic Hemp Rope with Blue Whippings on both ends used to decorate their porch.
Marilyn and Mike Turner of King's Lynn, Norfolk supplied this photo of the 24mm Manila Rope with a Manrope Knot and White Whipping they've put up to enhance their garden.
In their own words: "Thank you for the prompt delivery of my order.
As you can see, we used it to give height, impact and support at the front of a small raised bed of ferns etc. We fixed 44mm mooring rings for the "swags" and the whipped end was secured with an old copper pipe support. I particularly like the knotted end! We're extremely pleased with the end result and now thinking of other projects."
Linda Barr of Hartpury, Gloucestershire decorated her garden with some 24mm Manila Rope with a Manrope Knot on one end and a Back Splice on the other end.
Steve Ilott of Oxford enhanced his garden decking with 7 metres of 24mm Synthetic Hemp Rope.
Brian Cockerill of Leicester bought 9 metres of 36mm Manila Rope with Manrope Knots at both ends and 6 Rope Manager Rings, which he has used to border his lovely garden patio!
John Fisher from Birmingham sent us this photograph of 36mm Manila Rope with Back Splices on both ends used to demarcate his garden decking.
A pleased customer sent us this picture of their 24mm Synthetic hemp Rope with Soft Eye Splices on both ends used as a decorative barrier in their garden.
Trevor Yarwood of Groby, Leicestershire created this lovely garden decorative fence with 25 metres of 20mm Synthetic Hemp Rope.
Matthew Laity sent in this photograph of 36mm Manila Rope used to good effect to enhance his garden decking.
Garden Swings, Chairs, Trapezes & Climbing Ropes
Alex Gingell sent us this photograph and video of the swings and climbing rope he made for his family using rope from Rope and Splice. The swings use 12mm Manila Rope with Manrope Knots and the climbing rope is made from 24mm 100% Natural Hemp Rope.
Visit the Rope and Splice YouTube Channel for more videos!
Jill Broome of Little Aston, Staffordshire created this swing using two lengths of 16mm Synthetic Hemp Rope with Stainless Steel Hard Eye Splices on Both Ends, with two short lengths of 16mm Synthetic Hemp Rope to secure the seat.
Jayne Walker of Reading, Berkshire used Two lengths of 16mm Synthetic Hemp with Back Splices on both ends from Rope and Splice to replace the worn-out rope on her garden swing chair.
Trevor Pickard bought some 20mm Synthetic Hemp Rope with Eye Bolts Spliced in at the Ends from Rope and Splice for his garden swing chair.
Brian Freer of Brampton, Cumbria sent this picture of a garden climbing rope made with two lengths of 36mm Manila Rope; one with a Hard Eye Splice on both ends and another with one Hard Eye Splice on one end. The former is wrapped around a branch, then the three Splices on the two ropes have been shackled together, leaving the latter rope to dangle free for climbing.
Amanda Tuvey sent us these pictures of the 16mm Synthetic Hemp Rope Scramble Net that she fitted to her children's playhouse.
Sakari Ruhkala of Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire bought a 1.5m x 3m Synthetic Hemp Climbing Net from Rope and Splice and kindly sent us this picture of the net as part of an assault course!
"Absolutely love the hemp rope you made me! Looks fab!"
Thanks to Charlotte for the photo of the 36mm 100% Natural Hemp Rope with Chrome Hooks and Endplates she used to make an aesthetically-pleasing barrier for her shop.
This shop bought 36mm Synthetic Hemp Rope with Chrome Hooks and Endplates to act as an aesthetically-pleasing barrier.
Steve Jessop of Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire sent us this picture of the 24mm Manila Rope Barriers with Brass Hooks and End Plates used to good effect around his garden decking.
Andy Louth of Scarborough, North Yorkshire has created a barrier near the top of these steps using a 24mm Manila Barrier Rope with Chrome Hooks and Endplates. It complements the stairway nicely, we think.
Curtain Tie Backs (Hold Backs)
Christine Wright of Dursley, Gloucestershire bought 2x 8mm Cotton Rope Curtain Tie Backs (a.k.a. Hold Backs), made to order to be 1 metre in length. "I am very pleased with them" says Christine!
"My 38mm drill did not quite do it for the 36mm rope, but a bit of work with a circular rasp made the holes big enough. The intent is to grow honeysuckle, wisteria, etc, along the rope. Looks great so far."
Thanks to Colin for these photos of the trellising he made from 36mm Synthetic Hemp Rope with a Manrope Knot at one end.
Claire Belcher has used some 12mm Natural Hemp Rope to create pathways for her plants up a post and along a fence. We think they look lovely!
Janet & Alan of Buckinghamshire, sent us this photograph of the 24mm Manila Rope bought from RopeandSplice.co.uk.
In their own words:
"It has been rigged between chestnut poles supporting hazel trellises. In front is a solar powered granite water feature and steel obelisk. Climbing plants (passion flower and clematis) are now in place to grow up and across, but the full effect should become apparent this summer. We’re very pleased with the end result which has distinctly improved that part of our garden, concealing the neighbour’s fencing with natural products at a reasonable cost."
Jane Spindler of Bristol sent us these pictures of 36mm Manila Rope with Galvanised Thimble Hard Eye Splices on both ends used as a bridge between a pergola and a fence, with the aim of having wisteria and clematis grow from one to the other.
Joe Allen of Ponteland, Northumbria send us this picture of how he used the rope bought from Rope and Splice.
In his own words: "Last year my wife and I had to have removed, from a raised bed in our garden, some overgrown conifers that had been damaged by the winter snows. We decided to replace them with a bed of roses in front of a split-bamboo screen for privacy. We also decided to add interest by planting a selection of clematis, jasmine and honeysuckle to grow up round wooden poles connected by rope for which we purchased 8 metres of your 24mm synthetic hemp rope. The rope is attached to the backs of the poles using 22 mm copper plumbing saddle clips.
Please find attached, as requested, a photograph of the arrangement. It looks rather bare and untidy at the moment but we look forward to seeing it with everything in bloom later in the season."
Lawrey sent us this picture of the 12mm Natural Hemp Rope with a Soft Eye Splice and Whipped End used to decorate his garden wishing well!
Louis Maule-Cole of Crawley, Sussex has used some 24mm Synthetic Hemp Rope to create a handle for his garden bucket water feature. The left Manrope Knot was tied by Rope and Splice and the right Manrope Knot was tied by Mr Maule-Cole.
Ben Taylor-Roberts of Salisbury, Wiltshire bought 4 metres of 16mm Manila Rope with a Manrope Knot one end and White Whipping on the other (REMEMBER Manila rope shrinks in length by as much as 10% when wet so only install taught if pre-shrunk or you might snap a post!).
In his own words: "Thank you for the length of rope that you made up for me a couple of weeks ago - it was excellent. I had it made to make a manual support and "hold-back" for my aged god mothers garden. She has fallen down a couple of times whilst picking her raspberries - and she is delighted with the new arrangement which both gives her a support and holds the plants back. (See enclosed photo).
It is not a brilliant picture I'm afraid - but at least it shows how your rope can be utilised! My godmother is most impressed anyway.
Huts and Tipis
Dorset Council have built a replica Iron Age Hut! Materials used include 3mm and 6mm Diameter 100% Natural Hemp Rope from Rope and Splice!
Margaret Stewart of South-West London sent us this picture of the 8mm Manila Rope used to tie together a tipi pole neck.
Parrot Swings, Perches & Nets
Some happy customers sent us these pictures of their parrots Wingnut and Orinoco enjoying their swings created with Back Spliced on Itself 24mm 100% Natural Hemp Rope from Rope and Splice.
These perches are now available premade!
"Thank you for the prompt delivery of 14m of 8mm natural hemp rope.
It took me just over an hour to fashion it into a scramble net for our parrots. I cut the rope into 1m lengths and knotted each end to prevent fraying. I then made a grid and lashed the rope together using sisal string, securing each lashing with reef knots (this process made the net less bulky and saved on the amount of rope I needed to use). The birds will almost certainly have fun untying the reef knots but if they do I can just re-tie them. As birds are very light (they have hollow bones) this lashed version is well up to taking their weight.
Attached are a couple of photos of 2 of our Conures, Titania (the darker bird) and Oberon enjoying the grid. Conures are very active little parrots that love to climb and investigate new things.
Rope and Splice are pleased to announce that we now sell parrot scramble nets ready-made! Click here to buy!
Sarah Clutterbuck sent us this picture of her rescue parrots enjoying their perch made from 24mm 100% Natural Hemp Rope.
Chris Smith of Gloucester kindly gave us this picture of the 24mm 100% Natural Hemp Rope with a Soft Eye Splice and Manrope Knot that he's put up for his cats to play with!
Art & Decoration
Phil Neal, Sculptor and Woodturner based at The Harley Foundation Workshops of Welbeck, near Worksop, Nottinghamshire bought 50 metres of 8mm Manila Rope to wind around the tusks of his massive Woolly Mammoth! Although the mammoth looks a bit bare now, it "Just needs the willow to sprout to make it a woolly one!!!" says Phil!
Panagos Fafalios of Highgate, north London kindly sent us this picture of the one metre of 24mm 100% Natural Hemp Rope with a Decorative Manrope Knot that he's used for this decorative piece.
Morwen Davies of Swansea sent us these pictures of the 24mm Synthetic Hemp Rope she used to decorate her Jeep!
Filling Gaps Between Floorboards
A happy customer unravelled and took apart some 12mm 100% Natural Hemp Rope to make rope of smaller diameters. They then laid this between floorboards to fill the gaps.
In their own words:
"It's a lot of work as the gaps are never the same width, each one is different and they keep changing from one side of the wall to the other too. So you constantly have to adjust the thickness of the rope. I have the feeling I'm quite an expert in hemp rope now.. :-) As you can see we did two bedrooms like this (one red, the other stripy red). The result is excellent as it looks nice, and works perfectly. The boards don't creak at all any more, dust stays under the boards and as the rope can move a bit with the boards it is less likely to fall through as bits of wood or wood filler would do."
Please see this eHow article for step-by-step instructions on how to fill gaps between floorboards.
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