Mesh fencing is normally intended as general boundary fencing to either keep people out of a given area or to keep them in for security purposes. This type of fencing can also be used in rural areas to contain wildlife and even at small zoos for enclosures of small animals such as monkeys, gerbils and birds etc.
Mesh fencing systems are most often used as a perimeter fence for industrial or commercial purposes. This type of fencing provides a more aesthetically pleasing appearance, and will provide privacy, security and durability; it is cost effective and more attractive than the typical alternatives. Some mesh fencing is designed with roll top and roll bottom, and this is considered to be user friendly, and also add safety and extra rigidity.
Wire mesh panel systems are available in several different styles and colours to suit various types of applications, and robust welded mesh panel systems are used in a variety of applications where high security is not a major requirement. This type of fence has very low maintenance costs owing to the strength of the panel and the coated finish for a long life.
A typical panel will consist of Intersections with reinforcing folds of horizontal and vertical wires and at these wire panels will be welded to the intersections.
The weld strength will be 75% of the minimum tensile strength of the wire, and the opening will be 200 x 50mm in the folded areas. The wire diameter is 4mm but may also be 6mm if required.
The posts are constructed from rectangular hollow section and will be capped with either plastic or optional welded steel post caps.
Other post options may include:
Base plates or dowels
Plates for mounting on walls
Base plates for fixing to concrete or top of walls
Cranked extensions to receive mesh panels
Doglegged cranks at base to rise above walls
The finish of these panels may be colour coated in black or green, but other colours are available.
Other types of mesh fencing can include insect and fly screen mesh which is extremely fine with very small holes and is generally manufactured from plastic, stainless steel or aluminium.
Monofilament netting is another type of mesh, and this is used for the protection of plants and crops, and it can also be used to protect fish from predators as well as being effective at keeping out leaves.