Last updated on September 25th, 2023 by Myla Pablo
Rope is one of humanity’s first inventions, with about as many varieties as there are fibrous materials on the planet. To boost its strength, it is formed by braiding or twisting certain fibrous material together. Rope is assumed to have been used long before written history, with the first reported use being in Egypt approximately 4000 B.C.
Ropes were originally constructed from grass, leather, hair, and reeds. The Egyptians utilized it in their early construction projects, using long strands of rope to move the massive stones required to create the pyramids. Hemp rope was first used by the Chinese approximately 3000 B.C.
Modern synthetic rope is sometimes referred to as braided rope. Braided forms are significantly springier than twisted ones, due to both the synthetic fibers used and the process used to produce it. Some braided rope, on the other hand, is purposefully kept stiff to ensure little or no stretching during usage.
While the majority is of the twisted rope variety, also known as lay rope, which is made up of several strands of yarn twisted together to make them more robust. Each of these strands can be made up of a handful to a huge number of smaller strands, each of which is made up of the basic fibers spun together. The majority is formed of three strands, which is known as simple rope. Rope is sometimes manufactured with four strands rather of three, in which case it is known as shroud-laid rope. When even more strength is required, multiple lengths can be twisted together to make cable-laid rope.
Cable Laid Ropes or simply called Laid Ropes are one of the mainly used construction material from transporting materials from one floor to another, to securing areas and personnel or by using it as rappel.
Because it is created by twisting threads together, laid rope is also known as twisted rope.
For the vast bulk of human history, this was the most common style of rope construction. Laid rope is created in three stages. First, fibers are twisted into strands. The yarns are then twisted together to produce strands. These strands are then twisted together to make rope.
All of this twisting is done in opposing ways to keep the placed rope tied together. The yarn twist is opposite that of the strands, while the strands twist is opposite that of the rope.
Laid rope is available in two varieties: 3-strand and 8-strand.
The table below shows the latest retail September 2023 prices of rope in Philippine Peso price per roll including its main weight and size dimension.
Price and Weight of Laid Rope per roll for construction in the Philippines
|0.5 mm x 250 M
|1.0 mm x 250 M
|1.5 mm x 250 M
|2.0 mm x 250 M
|2.5 mm x 250 M
|3.0 mm x 250 M
|3.5 mm x 250 M
|4.0 mm x 250 M
|4.5 mm x 250 M
|5.0 mm x 250 M
|5.5 mm x 250 M
|6.0 mm x 250 M
|7.0 mm x 250 M
|8.0 mm x 250 M
|9.0 mm x 250 M
|10.0 mm x 250 M
|11.0 mm x 250 M
|12.0 mm x 250 M
|13.00 mm and up
UPDATED: Construction Material Prices for Ropes in the Philippines (September 2023)
UPDATED: All Construction Prices are based on retail prices around hardware in Metro Manila
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