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Heavy Duty Stainless Fly Screen
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Stainless Steel Grade 304, Roll Width 1.2m (4ft)

1.2m wide (4ft), sold per metre


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Our woven stainless steel insect mesh is a fine mesh with a small hole size. 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 Heavy Duty Insect Mesh has a thicker wire for increased strength making it the perfect option for areas that are likely to come into regular contact with people, such as windows and doors. The mesh is woven to achieve a small hole size of 1.29mm x 1.29mm. Given that the material is flexible, it may need the support of a frame to add rigidity.

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

If you are looking for an insect mesh with an even smaller hole, then we offer an Extra Fine Insect Mesh which has a 0.45mm x 0.45mm hole size. This mesh is a good option for very small midges.

Our Heavy Duty 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 31

  • Wire thickness 0.3 mm

  • Aperture (hole size) 1.29 mm

  • Open area 65.78%

  • Weight 1000 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 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.

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.

Dear Sir/ Madam,

We have a laundry room with a louvre which is not fitted with a fly mesh. We would be grateful if you could advise on a suitable fly screen mesh for this. Many thanks.

Dear Mr Mc Nabb,

Thank you for your enquiry.

The product we would suggest using would be the stainless woven heavy duty fly screen.

This is available in a 1 metre x 1.22 metre length.

Kind regards


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.

what is the best size stainless steel mesh to get, to prevent slugs getting through airbricks?

Thank you for your enquiry.

The product we would suggest would be the stainless steel heavy duty fly screen.

Is it possible to have a small sample of this item? Do you think a mouse can bite through it? I will be using it where both mosquitoes and mice are pests!! thanks

Thank you for your enquiry.

A mouse would be able to chew through black plastic fly screen.

The best product to use for both mice and mosquitoes would be the heavy duty stainless steel fly screen.

If you would like a sample please send me your full address.


Exactly what I needed

Dear Mesh Direct,

Just a note to thank you for the speedy delivery of my sample which arrived yesterday morning. It's exactly what I needed.

a long time for a supplier of mesh with apertures smaller than chicken wire and in materials other than galvanised wire and in Mesh Direct I have found the answer!
- by A.M from Bolton

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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

Express Delivery service 1 to 2 Working Days (any order over £60.00) - £6.98 per order (currently unavailable to certain Scottish postcodes)

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

Express Delivery service 1 to 2 Working Days (any order under £60.00) - £12.98 per order (currently unavailable to certain Scottish postcodes)

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

An Express Delivery service is also not available for the following England postcodes: TD15, CA8, CA20.

Isle of Wight up to 4 Working Days
Orders over £ 60.00 -  delivery charge £12.98
Orders under £ 60.00, delivery charge £19.98

Northern Scotland, Scottish Highlands* 3 - 5 day service only
Any order under £ 60.00, delivery charge £29.98
Orders over £60.00 - delivery charge £22.98

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