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Steel Wire Rope

Steel Wire Rope

Steel Wire Rope

RopesDirect stocks a comprehensive range of steel wire rope to choose from, including plain wire and PVC coated wire in a variety of colours. So we’re bound to have something that meets your individual needs.

All of our steel ropes are suitable for both domestic and commercial applications. And despite their exceptional quality, they’re very affordably priced.

More information to help you choose can be found at the bottom of the page.

    A complete range of high-quality steel ropes

    We currently stock three different types of wire rope, including:

    1. PVC coated steel wire rope – a low-cost alternative to stainless steel wire rope. This is supplied on 50m reels, in both 7x7 and 7x19 strands. 3mm, 4mm, 5mm and 6mm diameters are available and you can choose from a variety of colours, including clear, black, white, red, yellow, green and blue.

    2. Galvanised steel wire rope – this is a zinc-plated (i.e. galvanised) wire rope, sold in a broad spectrum of diameters, from 1.5mm – 8mm. 6x19 strand wire ropes can be supplied in 100m lengths. Whilst 7x7 strand galvanised steel ropes are available on both 100m and 50m wooden reels. 

    3. Stainless steel wire rope – our stainless steel rope comes in three diameters, 1.5mm, 2mm and 3mm. It has 7 strands, with 7 filaments in each (7x7), and comes supplied on 50m and 100m reels.

    In addition, we also have a selection of aluminium ferrules, as well as wire rope accessories – such as wire rope crimping and cutting tools, PVC electrical tape, wire rope grips, duplex grips and more. All of which are available at a low cost, despite their exceptional quality, and can be delivered to your address the next working day.


    Have a question about our wire ropes?

    Our goal is to ensure all our customers get the best product for their needs, at the best price. Which is why, we continuously update our website with useful information to help with your purchase. If you have a question about steel wire ropes, it’s worth taking a look around – try our “Be Inspired” section for case studies of how ropes are used.

    We also have a handy online tool – RopeFinder – which can help to narrow down the options and determine which type of steel wire rope is right for the application you have in mind.

    Nevertheless, we’re a friendly bunch and always happy to help. If you’re struggling to make a decision, or would like tailored advice from our experts, feel free to send an email to



    Why shop with us for steel wire ropes?

    Quality products are at the heart of everything we do, here at RopesDirect. Whichever type of steel rope you choose, you can rest assured, it has been manufactured to the highest possible standard – and will provide the strength and flexibility you need for a diverse range of applications.

    As an exclusively online seller, we’re able to save a great deal on our overheads. But we don’t keep these great savings for ourselves. We share them with you, our valued customer! This is why all our wire ropes are available at a highly competitive price. We also offer a very quick turnaround, with all products in this range eligible for next working day delivery.


    What can steel rope be used for?

    Steel rope is most commonly seen in a commercial or industrial setting. For example, it’s frequently used for cabling, catenary systems, railings, fencing, rigging and for creating robust shop displays. However, it can also be used for domestic purposes, particularly as a sturdy outdoor washing line.

    If you’re unsure whether steel wire rope is the right choice for you – or are unclear which type of steel rope you require – be sure to take a look at the ‘Help Choosing Rope’ section of our website.


    How should I handle steel wire ropes?

    Wire rope should be handled carefully. To ensure safety and keep the rope in perfect condition, it’s always a good idea to wear gloves and operators must be properly trained and protected.

    You should also:

    • take care when unreeling the rope. It can be very springy and there’s a risk of hitting and injuring someone close by.
    • shorten the rope by cutting it, rather than knotting.
    • store the rope somewhere dry and well ventilated.
    • avoid exposure to extreme temperatures.
    • never kink the rope, wind it in tight circles or subject it to shock loads.
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