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Woven stainless steel mesh is used for a large number of applications, including filtration, ventilation, machine guards, pest proofing. Our woven 8 Mesh is manufactured on a roll, however it is more mesh-like than cloth-like. This mesh is the perfect choice for keeping out bees or for bee-keeping.
The mesh count refers to how many holes there are on a linear inch on the material i.e. if you place a ruler on the mesh, our 8 Mesh would have 8 holes per linear inch.
We can offer either standard grade 304 stainless steel, or the higher quality grade 316 stainless steel (sometimes called Marine Grade). Grade 316 stainless steel contains molybdenum, which is added to boost its resistance to corrosion and should be selected if the material is to be used in a salt water or coastal environment. Please note that from time to time we may substitute grade 304 stainless steel for the higher quality grade 316 stainless steel (unless we are requested not to do so). Samples are supplied from off-cuts of the woven mesh, and so may alternate between Grade 304 and Grade 316 stainless steel.
The material is priced per linear metre on the website.
All measurements +/- 5%. If you require a micrometer reading of the wire thickness then please call us on 01782 820 970.
Hi, you kindly sent us some Stainless Mesh samples. The client is asking us what life span would be expected for a Marine Environment.
Please see below a link from the British Stainless Steel Association website which provides some information on lifespan:
As you can see, the estimate for corrosion to penetrate 1mm in a marine environment with grade 304 stainless steel would be approx. 145 years (as opposed to 260 years for grade 316). Although this seems like a long time, some pitting and staining of the grade 304 material may occur relatively quickly in a marine environment, which obviously has an impact from an aesthetic point of view.
Generally speaking, grade 316 stainless is the preferred option in marine environments. However, any stainless steel option will be preferable to a galvanized finish mild steel option.
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.
Many thanks for your swift delivery, it safely arrived this morning. I have one happy caretaker!