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Aluminium Conservation Stretcher Bars


CONSERVATION ALUMINIUM STRETCHER BARS

These are bars are exclusive to Russell & Chapple. Made in solid aluminium, the bars are made using heavy gauge material giving excellent stability and strength. The strength of the aluminium also means that fewer cross-bars are needed to support the stretcher frame. 
The corner expansion system allows fine control of the canvas tension.
These bars can be made up to 6 metres in length, so are ideal for oversize works.
The design of the bars lifts the lip off the canvas by 4mm and the slim profile is ideal for works that are going to be framed.
The stretcher frame can be re-tensioned using an Allen key.

All our Conservation Aluminium Stretcher Bars can also be cut to order to any size in our North London workshop. Please us the Stretcher Builder to order your bars.

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  1. Aluminium 18 mm Conservation Bars

    Aluminium 18 mm Conservation Bars

    Starting at: £14.00

    Aluminium Conservation Bars:
    18 mm deep by 62 mm wide solid aluminium stretcher bars for professional and conservation use.
    The heavy gauge aluminium has a much lower deflection than wood / aluminium composite bars, so the bars do not distort under tension.
    The bars are fitted with a wooden strip at the back for securing the fabric and come supplied with all fittings.

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  2. Aluminium 36 mm Conservation Bars

    Aluminium 36 mm Conservation Bars

    Starting at: £15.10

    Aluminium Conservation Bars: 36 mm deep by 62 mm wide solid aluminium stretcher bars for professional and conservation use. The heavy gauge aluminium has a much lower deflection than wood / aluminium composite bars, so the bars do not distort under tension. The bars are fitted with a wooden strip at the back for securing the fabric and come supplied with all fittings Learn More
  3. Aluminium Conservation Centre Bar

    Aluminium Conservation Centre Bar

    Starting at: £14.20

    Aluminium Conservation Centre Bar:
    Because of the strength of aluminium stretcher bars, cross-bars are not necessary for lengths under 150 cm.
    To have a cross-bar on the short dimension the frame needs a solid Centre Bar.
    For the longer cross-bar dimension the frame will need a pair of Half Bars.
    Centre Bars and Half Bars are secured using Cross-bar Clamps at each end.

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  4. Aluminium Conservation Half Bar

    Aluminium Conservation Half Bar

    Starting at: £31.60

    Aluminium Conservation Centre Bar:
    Because of the strength of aluminium stretcher bars, cross-bars are not necessary for lengths under 150 cm.
    To have a cross-bar on the short dimension the frame needs a solid Centre Bar.
    For the longer cross-bar dimension the frame will need a pair of Half Bars. These are cut to fit exactly.

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  5. Corner Fittings

    Corner Fittings

    Starting at: £1.40

    Conservation Aluminium Stretcher Bar Fittings:
    All bars are supplied with the required corner fittings, but if you need to order more you can.
    All fittings are installed using a 3mm size allen key.

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