Fabricoil® begins with a base metal wire available in varieties of steel, aluminum, brass, copper, or stainless steel. Wire material and gauge impact weight, functionality, and aesthetics – so Cascade will help you select the best material and gauge based on your project’s requirements.


Fabricoil® looks and performs like traditional woven metal mesh but is far more affordable. This affordability lets architects and designers flex their creativity, creating signature interiors and exteriors, and turning projects with even very modest budgets into something special.

With translucency that delivers a simultaneously open and closed feel, Fabricoil® fulfills a variety of performance functions like energy efficiency, solar control, partitioning, security, blast protection, and so much more. The fabric is available in unlimited widths and up to 40 feet in length, and can even be spliced together at the installation site. Cascade’s high-quality metal wire options are available in durable powder coatings, low-VOC lacquer finishes, and custom colors.

Compared to traditional woven metal mesh, Fabricoil® gives you far greater design flexibility to meet your specific vision, functional requirements, and budget. Let Cascade help you choose the material, gauge, weave, fullness, finish, and engineered attachment system to achieve your design.

How It’s Made

Fabricoil® is manufactured by interlocking metal wire coils via a simple corkscrew method; weaving the spirals together to create a flexible metal fabric panel. Beginning with your choice of material, our team of highly skilled craftsmen coupled with inventive machinery, forms the wire into a spiral of a specified weave size. Fabricoil® panel length is determined by the height of the opening at the installation site. Panel edges are hand crimped and the finished Fabricoil® panel is secured to the attachment system of your choice.

Guardian Grade Fabricoil®

Regardless of material and gauge of material it’s woven from, all Fabricoil® is remarkably strong and durable for virtually any application. However, to ensure required performance, Cascade Pre-engineered Security Gates & Screens and Certified Blast and Projectile Protection Systems require the use of Guardian Grade Fabricoil®, which is Fabricoil® made of specific material of a minimum gauge.

Design Options

Coiled wire fabric systems are available in a range of unique attachments, both fixed and track. With customizable hardware, materials, weaves, finishes, and flat or formed designs, our pre-engineered systems can be modified to meet the requirements of your individual project.

Engineered Attachment Systems Materials Weaves Finishes Fullness

To ensure an easy installation and save you time specifying Fabricoil® for your project, Cascade Architectural provides a variety of engineered attachment systems to achieve your design goals. All attachment systems are designed to present Fabricoil® in its own unique way and are engineered to meet your application’s performance requirements. Any of the attachments shown can be customized or Cascade can work with you to create new attachments for your specific application. Many attachments are offered in aluminum, steel, or stainless steel and are available with optional ceiling, wall, or suspended mounting systems.

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Material and gauge impacts weight, functionality, aesthetics, suitability for exterior applications, and more. Wire material and gauge are selected based on the needs of your Fabricoil® application. Your Cascade Architectural representative will assist you in making the best selection for your project.

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All Fabricoil weaves share the same fundamental geometry, created by interlocking individual strands of spiraled wire. What varies widely is Fabricoil’s scale. The weave you select impacts the material’s percentage of open area (from 40% to 85%), textured appearance, thickness (from 3/32” to 5/8”), wire gauge (from 14 to 21), and ultimate strength. Your knowledgeable Cascade Architectural representative is ready to help you select the perfect weave for your application.

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Cascade Architectural offers custom coatings and finishes for both Fabricoil® weaves and attachment systems. Fabricoil® weaves are sprayed and protected with durable low-VOC lacquer finishes, designer "metaltone" powder finishes, and acrylic lacquers. All coatings are available in a wide range of custom colors – matched to your paint codes in order to meet your precise application and design requirements.

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This effect is called "fullness" and is expressed as a percentage of additional material. Acceptable range for fullness is 15-200%

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For architects and designers seeking a unique and customizable material with functional benefits suited for both interior and exterior applications, coiled wire fabric is the ideal solution.

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Cascade Architectural is committed to manufacturing coiled wire fabrics for architects and designers that offer significant building performance and environmental benefits.

Fabricoil’s proven energy performance through independent testing shows up to 5.7% energy consumption savings for interior applications and 21.3% for exteriors. It is effective for retrofitting buildings that lack high-performance glazing. Both internal and external applications significantly increase occupant comfort by mitigating sunlight, reducing glare, and controlling interior temperatures.

Fabricoil® is an environmentally responsibly material that is Living Building Challenge Red List Free, 100% recyclable, and no toxic chemicals are used in the manufacturing process. It creates a low carbon footprint by using domestically sourced materials that are durable and easy to maintain. Additionally, our wire is sourced from manufacturers who use a high percentage of recycled content, some as high as 90% scrap base.