Rope Archives - Renco Nets Ltd

Rope

How to Store Your Rope Supplies

You invest in rope expecting it to do the job when required. However, twisted or poorly stored ropes can become knotted, knicked, or frayed, affecting the strength of the rope supplies that you rely on. Discover our helpful guide to storing rope below, so the rope is always ready to go when needed. Preparing Your Rope is Key You wouldn’t store muddy shoes in your wardrobe and expect them to be fit for purpose the next time you need them. The rope...

The Essential Guide to Rope Splicing

If you’re a returning reader of the Renco Nets blog then you’ll know that ropes can be knotted for such purposes as tent grounding and clothesline hanging. Although such knots are fairly easy to tie, they aren’t always pleasing to the eye. With their tight bends and compressions, knots can also reduce the strength of the rope by up to 60% (depending on the type of rope, knot and material). However, more than 90% of the rope’s strength can be...
blue rope

5 Decorative Ways to Use Rope in the Home

You may be aware that our high-quality ropes are suitable for a range of industrial and commercial applications. However, we also supply these versatile products to the public, with each rope being cut to the requested length. Showing the domestic possibilities of our different ropes, here are five ways you can use rope decoratively for home and craft-based projects. Wrapping Home Décor The coastal home design theme has been a fond favourite of interior designers for a long time; with many opting to...
Christmas Netting

The Essential Netting Supplies for Christmas

The high-quality netting supplies we manufacture at Renco Nets have a range of applications in the run-up to Christmas. Available in a range of thicknesses and festive colours, many of our products are engineered for resistance to the elements. Add in some rope and twine, and there are four indoor/outdoor essentials you’ll need during this exciting season and beyond. Braided Polyethylene Netting - 50mm Square Mesh 4mm thickness Available in Christmas shades including green, red and yellow (as well as classic black),...
Exercise Rope

5 Rope Exercises to Include In Your Workout

If you’re a regular reader then you’ll know that ropes can be used for such intense exercises as skipping, tug of war and mountain climbing. We’ll take it to the next level in this blog, focusing on the types of lung-busting exercises that you could try with tough and durable ropes from Renco Nets. These low impact yet high-intensity exercises will put your whole body to the test, engaging the arms, back, chest, legs and core. Alternating Battle-Rope Waves You can begin...
rope swing

5 of the Best Garden Rope Ideas

Available in a range of colours, tough and durable rope may well be the ideal addition to your outdoor space. You might be tempted to buy rope in different materials and diameters for the purposes recommended in this blog. Flowerpots & baskets If your traditional terracotta pots are showing the signs of age then you could replace with hard-wearing rope. Simply wind the rope up from the bottom of your rooted plant, using glue to ensure that it remains securely in place. The...
UV radiation

How UV Radiation Affects Nets & Ropes

Invisible to the human eye, ultraviolet (UV) light covers the earth even on the cloudiest and coldest of days. Varying in wavelength from 400 nanometres to 10 nanometres, this kind of light comes under the classifications of UVA, UVB, and UVC. While UVA accounts for 95% of UV radiation, UVB is of much greater strength and potential material impact (with UVC not penetrating the atmosphere). Such UV contact can cause the deterioration of nets and ropes, as highlighted in this...
Polypropylene rope

The Sporting Uses of Ropes

Whether you’re keen to burn off calories or increase your physical strength, rope can be used for various sporting purposes. You might even be tempted to try your hand at some of the rope-based activities covered in this blog. Skipping Boxing fans will know that their favourite muscle-bound stars use skipping ropes to increase speed of foot and burn off the calories. It’s little wonder as this high-intensity activity has a “burn rate” of between 700 and 1,200 calories per hour (more...

6 Tools That You Might Need When Working with Rope

Renco Nets are proud to bring you a range of ropes in different diameters, materials and colours. There are various ways of working with these ropes in your workplace and garden. Here are six useful tools that will help you achieve the best results. Eye Splice This tool is essential when splicing and finishing your rope into an ‘eye’, or loop. It helps you finish the end of your rope so that it doesn’t fray. A rope’s eye can be looped around...
rope

Rope vs Twine – A Helpful Comparison

Whether you are seeking rope and twine for commercial, industrial or domestic needs, knowing the difference will ensure you order the right cordage for the job. Both of these materials are certified to British and European standards, with a fire-retardancy that won’t be compromised by water. Learn the ropes (and twine) with our helpful guide. Who invented them? It is believed that the earliest rope-making tools were developed by the Ancient Egyptian civilisation, whose water reed ropes date between 3,500 and 4,000 BC....