Eyeline Installation Instructions

Eyeline Technical Specifications and Installation Instructions.

Eyeline can be easily installed by most competent tradesmen. Eyeline is not considered as suitable for Do-It-Yourself installations.

A few basic tools will ensure a perfect installation:

  • A docking saw with a close toothed tungsten tipped blade
    suitable for cutting aluminium. Best results will be achieved
    with a negatively raked blade.
  • A spirit level, preferably 1800mm in length
  • A waterline to achieve perfect alignment
  • Suitable screws (see below)
  • A power driver


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Technical Specifications


Eyeline is extruded aluminium consisting of a 6030 alloy with a T5 temper.

The standard finish is matt natural anodised. Subject to minimum order quantities and extended lead times, Eyeline can be supplied in other anodised finishes as well as 100's of powdercoat colours.

Eyeline is specified in 5000mm lengths. The actual length supplied is 5020mm which allows for a vertical rack mark when powdercoated. Useable Eyeline is therefore 5000mm when trimmed.

For ease of shipping of small orders the Eyeline may be docked to 2500mm.

There are four Eyeline profiles:





The following are the size specifications for the four profiles:

Eyeline Product Code

Spacing Height between Grooves

Centre to Centre Height of Extrusions

Total Height of Extrusions

Quantity of 5 metre Lengths per Square Metre



 125mm (five slats)





 100mm (two slats)





 75mm (one slat)





 100mm (one slat)



When specifying Eyeline add 35mm to the height of the uppermost extrusion to allow for the upper fixing lug and the Top Capping. This Top Capping hides the screws of the uppermost section of Eyeline.

NOTE: Specifications are subject to change without notice

Eyeline Installation Instructions



  • A good Eyeline installation will be as effective as the wall it is fixed to. A mal-aligned wall should be battened out at no more than 600mm centres which is the maximum recommended span between fixings.
  • One installer is sufficient to erect Eyeline but two are recommended 
  • A waterline is recommended to achieve perfect alignment. Starting from the bottom, using any of the three fixing methods below, the Eyeline extrusion is cut to size using a 250mm close toothed tungsten tipped blade suitable for aluminium and preferably a cross cut/docking saw.


  • The Eyeline sections clip on top of each other until the desired height is achieved.


  • The Top Capping is then clipped into the top section to conceal the fixings.
  • The display accessories simply clip into the Eyeline groove and require no fixing


Eyeline Fixing Methods


Fixing to Timber or Steel Studded Plasterboard

  • Rounded or dome headed Phillips or Posidrive No. 8 headed screws, not less than 25mm should be mechanically driven through the upper flange into the screw guide provided in the Eyeline extrustion.
  • Installation time can be halved by using screws with self drilling tips, of pilot holes will have to be drilled.

Fixing to Plasterboard

  • Standard gravity or expansion toggles can be used to the manufacturers recommendation at centres not less than 600mm apart. This method of fixing is recommended for light applications only and every effort should be made to locate the studs for speed and strength of the installation.

Fixing to Brick or Solid Substrate

  • The method of fixing is the same as for Studded Plasterboard above with the exception of plastic or fibre plugs are inserted into the wall.


  • It is important that every section of the Eyeline is screwed

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