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Wire Gauges Explained

Uses for different Wire Gauges in Chicken Wire and Wire Mesh

Owing to production methods, products within our website have the following tolerances
Netting +/- 15%
Welded wire +/- 10%
Woven Wire +/- 5%

common uses of mesh and netting.

Less than 22 gauge -
Fine Stainless woven mesh:
Material and chemical filtration

22 gauge
Approximately - 0.7mm
Chicken wire 13mm aperture:
Uses: Poultry enclosures and fruit cages, sculpting.
Fine welded or woven mesh:
Uses: Rodent protection and wild bird feeders.

20 gauge
Approximately  - 0.9mm
Chicken wire 25mm aperture:
Uses: Poultry enclosures, roof thatching, loft insulation mesh

19 gauge
Approximately  - 1.0mm
Chicken wire 50 mm aperture:
Uses: Poultry enclosures.
Rabbit netting 31 mm aperture:
Uses: Rabbit protection
Welded mesh 13mm – 25mm:
Uses: Small bird aviaries, pet rabbit runs etc.

18 gauge
Approximately  - 1.2mm
Uses: Poultry enclosures, rabbit protection (if 31mm hole netting)
Welded mesh 13mm – 25mm:
Uses: Small bird aviaries, pet rabbit runs etc.

16 gauge
Approximately  - 1.6mm
Welded mesh 13mm – 25mm:
Uses: Small bird aviaries, pet rabbit runs etc.
Welded mesh 13mm– 20 mm aperture
Uses: Rodent cages and parakeet aviaries.
Welded mesh 25mm aperture
Uses: Cat enclosures, squirrel protection,
Birds of Prey Aviaries. Tree guards.
Welded mesh 50mm aperture
Uses: Garden fencing. Small-dog enclosures.
Woven Stainless steel 6mm – 13mm.
Uses: Car radiator grills, filtration.

14 gauge
Approximately  - 2mm
Welded mesh 25mm - 50mm aperture.
Uses: Garden fencing. Medium-dog enclosures, fox protection,
Sheep, Deer & goat fencing.

12 gauge
Approximately  - 2.5 mm
Welded mesh 50 mm aperture:
Uses: Security fencing, garden fencing,
large-dog enclosures, sheep, deer & goat fencing.

10 gauge
Approximately  - 3 mm
Welded mesh 50mm aperture
Uses: Security fencing,
strong garden fencing, large-dog enclosures.

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