Stainless Steel Grade 304, Height 1.2m (4ft)

1.2m wide (4ft), sold per metre


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Our Extra Fine woven stainless steel insect mesh has an extremely small hole size, to keep out even the smallest insects. Given that the material is flexible, it may need the support of a frame to add rigidity.

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Stainless steel insect mesh is perfect for keeping out flies and other insects. Our Extra Fine Insect Mesh has extremely small holes (0.445mmmm x 0.445mmmm), which makes it the ideal choice for protection against very small insects such as midges. Given that the material is flexible, it may need the support of a frame to add rigidity.

Stainless steel is highly resistant to rust, and is the best option for a long lasting insect mesh. Stainless steel is also the preferred option for food preparation areas, as it is a hygienic material and can be cleaned easily.This insect mesh is made from grade 304 stainless steel.

Our Extra Fine Insect Mesh is priced by the metre, simply add the number of linear metres you require and we will cut the roll to the required length.


  • Woven Grade 304 stainless steel insect mesh

  • Standard Wire Gauge 36

  • Wire thickness 0.19 mm

  • Aperture (hole size) 0.445mm

  • Open area 49.11%

  • Weight 1170 grams per square metre

  • Roll Heights: The heights of the rolls are manufactured to imperial measurements (feet and inches). We have rounded down the metric height conversions for simplicity. The accurate metric height is as follows: 1220mm (4ft) high.

All measurements +/- 5%. If you require a micrometer reading of the wire thickness then please call us on 01782 820 970.

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Hi, I am looking for a mesh that I could use as an insect screen for an Awning, it would be fitted into the inside of the Plastic opening windows and I am not sure whether the plastic flyscreen or the fibreglass mesh would suit best.

Thank you for the enquiry.

Assuming that you would be looking to roll the insect mesh away when you pack up the awning, then the fiberglass insect mesh may be more suitable. It is very flexible (almost cloth-like), but it is a strong material.

Is this a woven mesh or is it an expanded metal mesh? If woven what holds the edge wires in place?

Thank you for your enquiry.

The soffit mesh is woven. The material is finely knitted together, which holds the strands of wire in place. However, if you pull the outer strand of wire then you can pull it out.

If you would like to see the material then we would be happy to send a small sample in the post.

Hi- I would like some mesh to put round the cowl on my chimney, to stop bees going in, and maybe to keep mosquitoes from breeding in water tanks. The woven ali looks possible, but how is it with heat from a woodburner and letting the smoke out? Should I get a 2mm or 2.5 mm mesh for the chimney?

Thank you for the enquiry.

If it is just bees that you wish to keep out, we would normally recommend our woven stainless steel 8 Mesh as this is typically used for beekeeping. This product has an open area of 60% i.e. it will allow 60% of the airflow through – you may need to check that this is sufficient to allow the smoke to escape from your chimney. The advantage of this material is that it is a lot more rigid than insect mesh, due to the 0.71mm thick wire. The 8 Mesh is sold by the linear metre.

If you are also looking to keep out other insects, such as mosquitoes, then the stainless steel insect mesh would be a better choice than the woven aluminium. Stainless steel is typically used for chimney liners where a woodburner has been installed, so there shouldn’t be an issue with the heat.


How do I attach the mesh to my PVC window frame?

Thank you for your enquiry.

As we are only merchants, unfortunately we don’t have any experience with fitting. However, the best option may be to frame the insect mesh, and then attach the frame to the window or screw the frame into the wall around the PVC window frame.

Dear Sir/Madam, I am in the process of replacing some mesh for louvered windows and want to source a mesh fine enough to keep out midges and strong enough to deter intruders. Please can you recommend a mesh that would meet these two criteria? Kind regards

Thank you for your enquiry.

In terms of the strength of insect mesh, there is nothing available that will offer security protection. By its nature insect mesh is relatively lightweight, and could be damaged if an intruder wishes to break through it.

In terms of the strongest insect mesh we offer, we have a stainless steel woven 16 mesh sold by the linear metre. This will keep the majority of insects out, however if you are concerned about very small midges then you may wish to consider a finer woven 40 mesh.

Whilst we describe the above woven meshes as our heavier insect mesh, please note that the mesh is not rigid i.e. a metre piece of the material would not stand up unsupported. If you would like to see a sample of the material then these are available to purchase on the website.

One other option you could consider would be to use a heavier welded mesh in front of the finer insect mesh.


Excellent service

Excellent the mesh arrived first thing this morning. - by I.A. from Brighouse

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Stainless mesh received as advised many thanks. I thought that there would be two pieces but one the size of two was delivered. This was exactly what I wanted and made the job much Best regards. - by N.R from Teeside

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Assuming that there is no change in circumstances or a change in Government guidance, we plan to process and dispatch all orders from 6th April, and you should receive your delivery within 7 working days from this date. We very much hope that you will bear with us through these unprecedented circumstances, and rest assured that we will get your order to you as a priority.

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Delivery Costs UK Mainland (Excluding Scottish Highlands)

Orders over £60:
Standard service up to 4 Working Days (any order over £60.00) - FREE

1 to 2 Day Delivery*, excludes weekends and Bank Holidays (any order over £60.00) - £8.98 per order (EXPRESS DELIVERY CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
*Our 1 to 2 Day Delivery service will be dispatched same day if ordered by 2pm

Orders under £60:
Standard service up to 4 Working Days (any order under £60.00) - £6.98 per order

1 to 2 Day Delivery*, excludes weekends and Bank Holidays (any order under £60.00) - £12.98 per order (EXPRESS DELIVERY CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
*Our 1 to 2 Day Delivery service will be dispatched same day if ordered by 2pm

Please note that delivery dates are not guaranteed. There is always a risk that consignments may be delayed by couriers.

Please also note that whilst our courier offers a 1 to 2 Day Delivery service to most of Scotland (excluding Scottish Highlands), there are some postcodes where only the standard delivery service is available at the Checkout.

A next day delivery is also not available for the following England postcodes: TD15, CA8, CA20.

Isle of Wight up to 6 Working Days
Orders over £ 60.00 -  delivery charge £12.98
Orders under £ 60.00, delivery charge £19.98

Northern Scotland, Scottish Highlands* 4 - 7 day service only
Any order under £ 60.00, delivery charge £29.98
Orders over £60.00 - delivery charge £22.98

*This delivery charge only applies to certain postcodes. Please enter your postcode at the checkout to generate the shipping cost.

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