Potter & Soar have been manufacturing wire meshes and wire products since early in the 19th Century. The range of stainless steel Metal Meshes for Architecture is available in many different patterns, each with it’s own characteristics and optical effect. Many of these patterns are unique to Potter and Soar and are design registered. They can be manufactured in a wide range of specifications to either increase or decrease the density, texture or transparency of the product. In addition many of the patterns are self-supporting. Medway is part of the range of Metal Meshes for Architecture where stainless steel wires are combined with bent cables. This type of weaving pattern results in just the same toughness as normal weaves, but has a very open structure. By differentiating the thickness of the weave different levels of transparancy can be achieved. Medway has an open surface of 65% with a mesh-thickness of 10 mm and a weight of 10 kg/m2. Cascade is a weave with an open surface of 56%, a mesh-thickness of 5.7 mm and a weight of 7 kg/m2. The standard panel size for both is 2 x 3 meters.