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Our range of fibre ropes and man-made synthetic ropes are highly popular pieces of equipment, serving dozens of industries ranging from marine to construction. One type of rope that we supply and stock is our braided rope. Find out everything that you need to know about this product here.

Braided Rope Available

Rope Services Direct is able to sell a number of different types of braided rope. Our braid on braid nylon rope is ideal for docking and marine use. Similarly, our braided polyester rope is popular with sailors for its softness on the hands.  Also for its ability to cope well in wet conditions without rotting and abrasion.

Our solid braided white polyester rope is ideal for use in starter pull cords and also in window cords. White polyester braided rope is very popular in the boating industry. This is due to its ability to handle shocks and its minimal stretch capabilities.

What is braided rope used for?

There are many benefits to using braided rope. Braided ropes come in 2 types, in single or double braided (also known as braid on braid). The ropes are constructed from a number of different strands that have been weaved together.

Single braided rope is extremely strong and can so can be used for lifting operations, as well as in counterweight systems. Braid on braid is thicker and subsequently stronger.

Given the strong and durable nature of this equipment, it is even used for emergency life-saving operations such as rescue rope.

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What is nylon and polyester?

As you can see from the above, we offer braided rope in both nylon and polyester. Here, we want to briefly touch on the two types of material in case you’re struggling to decide which is the right one for you!

Nylon is a type of synthetic polymer, and you may be familiar with it as being the primary material in many items of clothing. It’s a man-made material that is thin and flexible material, but loses nothing when it comes to durability and toughness. It also resists moisture, sunlight and chemicals, and is great at absorbing shock loads. Nylon is stretchy which means that it will return to its normal shape when un-loaded.

Polyester is also a man-made synthetic polymer that is also highly durable and weather-resistant, although generally less so than nylon. For that reason, you’ll typically see nylon more often being used outdoors. But that also means nylon tends to come with a higher price tag. Another benefit that polyester itself offers is that it offers better heat resistance.

Both our polyester and nylon braided ropes have been manufactured from chemicals which have been superheated, creating a chemical reaction, resulting in the desired product.

Using our onsite facilities, we can manufacture equipment of various lengths and diameters, and so the prices will change depending on your specifications. Please refer to our contact details below to enquire about ordering braided rope.

Why choose man-made braided rope?

Our equipment will generally come in two forms, either natural fibre or man-made synthetic rope. We have covered the synthetic materials in great detail above. But if you are unsure whether man-made or natural is right for you, then we would be more than happy to help. Please refer to our rope page here, or our contact details listed below.

Our contact details

Our braided rope has become one of our most popular and reliable products. Helping thousands around the UK to conduct safe operations. Call us now on 01384 78004 or email us here to discuss your requirements and we will find the perfect solution for you.

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This rope is ideal for starter pull cords and window sash cords as well as dock & rigging lines and for use with pulleys and winches. This solid braided polyester rope is a firm round rope, and holds knots well, it keeps its shape even under load though has a low stretch factor. Resists rot, mildew and abrasions. Available in 3, 4, 5 & 6mm diameters and up to 100 metre length.

Braid on braid polyester rope

braid on braid rope 

This double braided rope is very good on the hands due to its softness and it is easy to splice, it can be used for many applications though is typically used by sailors and throughout the marine and seafaring industries including sheets and halyards, control lines & cruising rope, and has good abrasion resistance with a small amount of stretch.

Colours available: white/red, white/blue white/green & white/yellow. Diameters available 6-16mmwhite

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This rope is the most popular general purpose rope used in the boating industry. Polyester rope stretches very little and therefore cannot absorb shock loads as well, but is superior in resistance to abrasion and sunlight. Available in 6,8,10 & 12mm diameters

Braid on braid nylon rope 

braid on braid nylon rope 

Often referred to as Dock line  and is great for mooring lines, possessing  a little stretch this rope works well with the movement of the sea. The double braiding gives good strength and shock absorbing properties. Supplied in navy or black in a range of diameters from 12-16mm.

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