We recommend using two hangers and hooks per picture, so estimate the likely number of pictures you’ll be displaying at any one time and multiply by two. Bear in mind that hangers and hooks are nearly always readily available so you can always order a few more if you need to.
There is no minimum order or restrictions. If you have more pictures than you could ever hang at once, and they’re mostly of an average size, allow four hangers per rail. You may want twice as many hooks than hangers as you can hang pictures one above the other on the same hangers.
Should you not be sure exactly what you need to order, please send us, by e-mail, information about the proposed project, including approximate site dimensions and the intended use of the area so that we can make some suggestions and prepare a quotation.The following advice is primarily aimed at queries regarding our 5 main hanging systems.
How much do I need?
There are two ways to measure how many rails you require. One is simply to measure each wall, in metres, add them all together will give the number of metres required. When doing this you should add about 5% to the total, otherwise on the last section of wall you’ll be fixing a long line of short offcuts together.
The preferred method is take each wall as a separate section. Say your first wall is 4.8m, you will need 3 whole rails (if using 2m rails) leaving 1.2m of offcut. When measuring the next wall and it’s ,say 5m, you will need 2 whole rails and the 1.2m offcut. As you measure each wall, keep a note of the offcut size so you can use it where appropriate. With the Avanti and Beta rails you will obviously need at least 2 fixing holes available per rail.
To help you get the best out of your hanging system we recommend that you use two hangers and hooks per picture. That way they’ll stay straight even in the draftiest corridor!
By using two hole D-rings ‘horizontally’ as high as possible on each side of the frame, the hooks will be hidden better behind the picture and the frame will hang closer to the wall.
What system is right for me?
Have a look at the individual product pages for help in choosing the right system.
How do I describe what I want?
For all of our hanging systems we use the terms ‘RAIL’, ‘HANGER’, and ‘HOOK’. These describe the main features that make up each system.
The RAIL is simply the picture rail, to be fixed horizontally at, or near the top, of the wall, sometimes on the ceiling, and occasionally at an angle following a staircase, or on the top edge of a partition.
The HANGER is the vertical piece that hangs from the RAIL, either a steel rod, a stainless steel cable or a clear nylon line, easily adjusted from side to side, on to which you place…
The HOOK. All of them easily adjustable up or down, and all of them self-locking (just let go and they stay in place), so you can position your pictures perfectly and easily.