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Miami Stainless does not recommend the use of this stainless steel wire balustrade system to inexperienced installers.

Please ensure measurements are very accurate. The Lag Screw Swage system is made to have all the thread inserted into the post. This is when the system will be at full tension. If you require thread to be shown, please advise at time of order.

Our Lag Screw System is a streamline stainless steel wire balustrade systems for straight, stair or angled sections when using timber posts. To install the Lag Screw System into your timber posts, simply pass one end of the Lag Screw System through any intermediate posts and screw each Lag Screw simultaneously into your posts to create tension. Please note: It is recommended you use two people for installation of this system. It is very important each Lag Screw is tensioned at the same time.  It is also recommended the holes in the timber posts are pre-threaded with the extra supplied Lag Screws.


To order, simply measure the distance from inside post to inside post between the starting and finishing points of your posts and provide them to Miami Stainless either through our online Balustrade Builder or contact us directly via phone, fax or email. Your wires will arrive to your door pre-swaged to your exact measurements for a very quick and simple installation.


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Please Note: This method is only suitable for timber posts.


FAQ About This Method


Can I install this method myself? Although the Lag Screw System looks easy to install, it is not recommended for use if you have limited experience installing a Lag Screw System.


Do I need any special tools? Because the Lag Screw System arrives at your door pre-made from our factory you do not require any special tools.


What size and type of stainless steel wire do I use? This method is almost always used with 3.2mm 1 x 19 stainless steel wire rope. This wire is the most functional for stainless steel wire balustrade systems due to its bright surface finish, attractive appearance, durability, strength and low stretch.


What spacing do I need between my wires? When using 3.2mm 1 x 19 stainless steel wire, you will usually need 80mm spacing (usually 11 runs) between your wires when using a standard one (1) meter high handrail. Please click here for more information on the current NCC Wire Balustrade Regulations.


Can I use this balustrade system on a stair or angled section? Yes, you can use the Lag Screw System on stair or angled sections.


What is the maximum length run I can do? Our Lag Screw System can easily span up to 8 meters.


What size hole should I drill through my intermediate posts? A 7.5mm hole through your intermediate posts will allow the Swage Stud pass through. Please note: If you are using grommets, the required drill size is 11/32".


Can I take my balustrade wire around corners? Miami Stainless highly recommends that you do not bend your wire around corners; this can fatigue the wire, put excessive stress on your posts, and make it difficult to get the required tension on your wire to meet NCC Regulations.


Can I use this method if I have timber posts? Yes, you can use this system with timber posts.


Can I use this method if I have metal posts? No, however the Jaw Swage Bottlescrew System with ProRig Flip Toggle is recommended for use with metal posts. You can find out more about the Jaw Swage Bottlescrew System with ProRig Flip Toggle by clicking the link above.


What do I need to get a quote? To get a free, no obligation quote you will need to know how many sections you require and the length of each section. You will also need the height of your handrail between your decking or platform and the underside of your handrail.  You can use the Miami Stainless Balustrade Builder to compare different wire balustrade systems at your convenience or contact us directly.


How do I order? Simply follow the steps using the Miami Stainless Balustrade Builder and make a secure payment by credit card or you can contact us directly.


If you contact Miami Stainless directly we require your exact measurements from the inside to inside face of your posts to be supplied in writing.  You can provide these measurements by email or fax. At this time payment is required which can be made by either credit card over the phone or by EFT. When making payment by EFT, please email or fax your payment remittance with invoice number to make sure your items are not delayed. Please note: For security reasons, please do not email your credit card details.


How much will freight cost me and when can I expect delivery? The Lag Screw System is usually dispatched within 3 full working days* after full payment is received. Miami Stainless has a maximum freight charge of $12 plus GST for Road Express via Star Track Express Australia wide. Please see the Delivery Table below for approximate delivery times.  Please note: Miami Stainless offers an Air Freight service for packages under 5kg.  Please contact us for further information.


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*While Miami Stainless endeavors to make sure all stainless steel wire balustrade systems are dispatched within 3 full working days, during busy times such as leading into Christmas, we can experience a high work-load and delays. 



Approximate Delivery Time


1 2 full working days

New South Wales

1 2 full working days

Australian Capital Territory

1 2 full working days


2 3 full working days

South Australia

2 3 full working days


5 6 full working days

Northern Territory

6 7 full working days

Western Australia

6 7 full working days

*Miami Stainless cannot guarantee freight delivery times


What should I do if I have any further questions? If you have any further questions please contact Miami Stainless directly on 1800 022 122 or by email, [email protected] and one of our friendly staff will be happy to help.