It seems that there is as much variety in farm meshes as there is in the animals that they care for. This guide hopes to dispel some of the mystery!
There are many types of mesh fences available in the Hello Fencing range. They can be grouped as three types
Each Mesh type has its uses – use the Hello Fence Builder to match a mesh to your needs.
Stiff Stay is also known as a square or x knot, links both vertical and horizontal wires tightly via a smooth knot with no sharp protruding wire ends. Like Hinged Joint, the Stiff Stay knot will stop the fence from sagging or bending. Stiff Stay has been shown to be a stronger knot that Hinged Joint under stressful conditions.
Most Stiff Stay fences are graduated – meaning that the line wires at the bottom of the fence are closer than the holes at the top. This produces a smaller hole at the bottom, to keep smaller animals in.
The vertical wires are spaced at either 50mm, 150mm or 300mm.
This is our most popular Farm Mesh fence.
Ideal for stock, boundary and internal fencing, it features a flexible knot that acts like a hinge, absorbing stock impact, and then will flex back to its original shape.
The mesh also features crimps in the horizontal wires, allowing the fence to expand and contract.
Most Hinged Joint fences are graduated – meaning that the line wires at the bottom of the fence are closer than the holes at the top. This produces a smaller hole at the bottom, to keep smaller animals in.
The vertical wires are spaced at either 150mm or 300mm.
Wire Netting is a Hexagonal Wire Mesh with a consistent hole size of 13mm up to 50mm (hex shape). This is a mesh with the tightest hole available – suitable for small animals, poultry and is often used as a Rabbit Proofing mesh. To exclude rabbits from your property, it is recommended to use 40mm netting with a 1.4mm wire, and to bury 150mm of this mesh at the fence line, to prevent the rabbits from burrowing under the fence.
Chain Meshes link vertical wires in a diamond pattern.
They are sometimes called Cyclone or security fences. Chain mesh is generally used to keep people out, and are sometimes used for large dogs
Welded mesh is manufactured by welding horizontal and vertical wires together. Compared to most knotted fences, it has a smoother and more even finish, but is not as strong. It can be used for aviaries, and light domestic fences and other applications.