Frequently asked questions

Q: Which mesh is best for fox protection?

A: If you wish to protect chickens/ poultry from foxes you need to select a welded mesh in a 50mm x 50mm at 14 gauge or 25mm x 25mm at 16 gauge. Foxes are good climbers so you will need to create a roof and also peg the mesh to the ground so they cannot push underneath.

Q: Which is the best mesh for cat runs?

A: Cat runs should be made from welded wire mesh with a hole size of 25mm x 25mm in the standard 16 gauge or if you wish to create a more perfect engineered look the slightly heavier European made 15 gauge. This is the mesh we supply to catteries and cat rescues.

Q: Which mesh should I use to keep mice from entering my house through air bricks?

A: The best mesh is stainless steel in a maximum of 6mm aperture. You can select either welded or woven and just cut to size with wire cutters. It can be fixed with strong external adhesive.

Q: Which insect mesh should I use for soffits and cladding?

A: For Soffits or cladding use the stainless steel or black coated aluminium insect mesh, available in 100mm and 150mm widths.

Q: When erecting chain link fence how far apart should the posts be positioned?

A: The recommended distance between chain-link posts is from 2 metres to a maximum of 3 metres. They should have around 600mm in the ground which is usually filled with post-mix and allowed to set. Printable chain link fitting instructions

Q: Which posts do I need for chain link fence?

A: You will always start and finish with an end post. This post has a single bracing strut and a tension bar plus the tensioning fittings for the line wire. Then put an intermediate post every 2 - 3 metres. For long runs, you will need a two-way intermediate post every 50 metres (or every 25m for 1800mm high chain link) this post has 2 bracing struts and 2 tension bars and effectively stops and re-starts the fence on one post. Finally you will need to add a corner post for each right-angled corner. When fitting a gate you will need an end post each side of the gate.  As chain link works by being kept under tension, it should always be erected in a series of straight lines.    Printable chain link fitting instructions