What is PVC coating and what are its advantages?
Polyvinyl Chloride is a coating that offers similar properties to galvanisation in that it makes the material more resistant to the effects of weather, making it ideal for outdoor uses. The difference is that galvanised steel can sometimes feel rough or coarse, where as PVC coating offers a much smoother surface.
Can I use welded wire mesh to install shelves for my garage?
Yes, but as the material is not overly rigid you would need support from underneath in the form of wooden or metal beams.
Is this suitable for animal cages, including hamsters?
Yes, this product is perfect for larger animal cages such as dog and cat enclosures. The PVC coating gives the material a smooth finish making it more forgiving on animals. However, for smaller animals, e.g. a hamster, the hole sizes are too big and we would recommend something with smaller gaps.
Would this product be suitable as a pond guard?
Yes, if it was secured firmly to either fence posts as a safety barrier or across the top of the pond.
Which hole size would you recommend when building a small bird aviary?
For a small bird aviary, the 13mm x 13mm would be the most appropriate as some birds may be able to fit through our larger option.
Could I use welded wire mesh to protect my windows?
Yes. You would however need to attach it to some sort of frame in order to reinforce the mesh. For this we would recommend a wooden frame, using staples to attach the mesh.
What would be the best way to cut this product down to size?
Due to the material’s strength we would recommend something stronger than say a pair of scissors, but this product can be easily cut using bolt cutters or a good pair of wire cutters.
What is the easiest way to unroll and flatten wire mesh?
Wire mesh rolls might sometimes require rolling in the opposite direction to flatten. But the beauty of our panels is that they are flat, meaning they are ready for installation upon delivery.
How do I fix this product to wood?
Whether this is a wooden fence post or frame, we would recommend and industrial strength staple gun to give you the strongest support to the wood. However, you can also use a smaller staple gun if you do not expect the structure to endure much stress. If you are looking for a more detailed guide to the full process of making a wooden fence, there are many video tutorials available for free online.
- Security cages
- Dog fencing
- Animal enclosures
- Bird cages
- Pet hutches
- Cat fences
- Pond covers or protection
- Garden fencing