Hanging Systems:

Whether it's a renovation, an office space, a collection of family photos, downsizing to a smaller house or building our dream home, we all spend a lot of time planning a project and the finishing touch is usually a work of art, a picture or even just a postcard that triggers a memory …

We give people the confidence to express themselves within the display of these items adding value to the memories & emotions that are often generated by them. We provide the ability to rotate artworks, to refresh a living space as often or as little as required, to add a new picture to a family display and spark the stories behind them.

Where to start

Every picture hanging system comprises of three main components;

  1. Picture rail
  2. Hangers and;
  3. hooks.

Picture rail

Picture rail is nearly always positioned at the top of a wall or fixed to the ceiling directly in front of the wall to maximise the hanging space below it.

Picture hangers

Hangers are made of nylon cord, Steel wire rope or rigid steel which are usually suspended from the picture rail with the ability to add and remove them as needed. Hangers allow the user adjustment from left to right.

Picture hooks

The hooks are specially designed to be used with the hangers and can be slide on to the hanger from the end. Most of our hooks are self–locking which means that once they are slide into position the user will let go and the hook will clamp on to the hanger automatically.

Any number of hangers can be added to the rail with any number of hooks onto those hangers giving the user freedom within a display to try things out and have years of enjoyment not only of a piece of art but their whole display.

When choosing the location of picture rails there are a couple of questions to be asked. The first of which determines the most suitable installation position of the rail. It can be installed underneath a cornice, in the corner of a square-set ceiling, to the ceiling or as a 'standalone' picture rail a little way down the wall from the ceiling–line. There is a summary article on the differences between these terms that can be read in our article; How to identify the right picture rail to suit my walls.

The other question is 'How much do I need'? Select the main walls first and then consider the smaller well positioned ones that you may like to find a picture for in the future. A question that we get asked everyday is: Should I continue the picture rail over the door & window frames? The full answer is in our FAQ's but this is something to consider carefully. Though our picture rails do have nice little end caps that conceal the bare metal ends of a picture rail that has been cut to length, you may have a wall for example with one door and one window on it but has some decent hanging spaces in between them that are crying out for pictures to be hung in each. If this is the case then do you want an otherwise discreet picture rail becoming more noticeable by stopping and starting? (No).

Why are there so many different types of picture rail?

Due to a regularity in some applications over the years we have refined the most common requirements and have a substantial range of options, here is a summary of the systems and their advantages. To find out more information please click through to the Product pages for each system or call us on 1300 88 36 45.

The Avanti system aside from numerous customers who use it in their homes is most commonly selected for use in Gallery situations where a strong robust system is needed but with no compromise on the aesthetics of the system. The system is famous for its ability to be installed in nearly any position; to the face of a wall, to the ceiling, recessed into a wall or ceiling, on top of a partition or exhibition panel and can even be used as a fully adjustable floor to ceiling system. A good example of its versatility can be seen in the Billabong article on our Case study blog page.

The Locator range including the Locator minirail, Locator extra and Locator classic is a cleverly thought out set of rails with a fantastic fixing clips that are concealed when installing the picture rail hiding the screw heads so that all that's left is a smooth picture rail to add the hangers and hooks to which are interchangeable between each of the Locator type rails, (this is also a great feature of the range).

The Victorian system is a traditional system that uses moulding hooks that fit over a wooden picture rail but with a modern twist having nylon cord or stainless steel wire–rope protruding from the bottom allowing the use of our hooks for a fully adjustable system. The S–hooks at the top of the hanger are made of powder coated steel, polished brass and polished chrome.

The Beta system is a traditional system, a classic Parisian look from the renaissance period which has been used for centuries all over Europe. Extremely strong, the system uses rigid 4mm by 4mm powder coated hangers giving a distinctive presence that best suits a display of larger pictures and enhances the display becoming part of the statement rather than blending into its surroundings.