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

18 gauge
Approximately  - 1.2 mm
Chicken wire of 50 mm aperture:
Uses: Poultry enclosures.
Rabbit netting of 31 mm aperture:
Uses: Rabbit protection
Welded mesh 13mm – 25mm:
Uses: Small bird aviaries, pet rabbit runs etc.

16 gauge
Approximately  - 1.6 mm
Chicken wire of 50 mm aperture:
Uses: Poultry enclosures.
Rabbit netting of 31 mm aperture:
Uses: Rabbit protection
Welded mesh 13mm – 25mm:
Uses: Small bird aviaries, pet rabbit runs etc.
Welded mesh 13– 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 50 mm aperture
Uses: Garden fencing. Small-dog enclosures.
Woven Stainless steel 6 – 13mm.
Uses: Car radiator grills. Filtration,

14 gauge
Approximately  - 2 mm
Chicken wire of 50 mm aperture:
Uses: Poultry enclosures.

Welded mesh 50 mm aperture.
Uses: Garden fencing. Medium-dog enclosures,
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 50 mm aperture
Uses: Security Fencing,
Strong Garden fencing. Large-dog enclosures.

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