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A Guide to Rope Buying

While it is easy to buy your rope from us, it is worth considering a few important questions before you buy:

Firstly, have you selected the appropriate diameter of rope for the intended purpose?

Many tasks limit the maximum diameter of rope that will be suitable (for example, rope and post fencing, or stair banisters). It is important to always allow at least 2mm additional space for any rope; this will allow for "relaxing" of the rope which will occur over time.

Secondly, is the rope intended for use outside?

For outdoor uses, it is also important to consider that the rope will swell as a result of exposure to environmental conditions. We offer excellent synthetic alternatives to natural ropes that provide a natural finish with reduced reaction to these conditions (and information about using our natural ropes in these conditions). Our ropes are ideal for use as a skipping rope and are often used by gymnasiums and in tug of war sport.

Is the rope strong enough for the job?

If you are using your rope to suspend or lift, it is vital that you consult the datasheets provided for each rope. Be aware that the strength (tenacity) of your rope varies, based on diameter and material. Each of our products is accompanied by an accurate, detailed data sheet.

If you require any further information about our rope for sale or help with choosing the correct rope for your project please do not hesitate to contact us on 01634 823890 or email

We hope you enjoy shopping with Master Ropemakers.