A customer north of Adelaide has used our 6.5mm galvanised mesh to snake proof their dog enclosure to protect their prize Bull Mastiffs from venomous snakes. Their existing fencing mesh kept the dogs in but allowed snakes and other vermin to move into the dog area. The 1200mm wide 6.5mm mesh was placed 900mm up the fence height and then 300mm flat on the ground as shown in these pictures. It works superbly and the proud mastiff owner reports that since erecting the new snake barrier, no snakes have made their way into the dog run but they are still seeing snakes on the outside.
An increasing number of local councils are requiring cat owners to constrain their pets to the owners property boundaries in a growing reognition that cats take a heavy toll on native wildlife - birds, small animals and reptiles. Cats are obviously a natural hunter so they are just following their instincts. Erecting a suitable enclosure presents its own issues of what materials to use to get the strength and durability of the enclosure without creating an eyesore or impeding natural property views. Welded wire meshes in a black PVC finish answers all these requirements as seen in this example ...
Many of us are venturing enthusiastically into growing our own vegies and other garden plants. We invest wisely into modular garden beds and wait expectantly for our crops to bear their goodies only to find other unwanted thieves are helping themselves to our delights. Birds, rats, mice and other small animals also love our vegies so the challenge is to keep them out long enough for us to enjoy our crops.
An issue facing many commercial building owners and managers is how stop prevent debris entering or falling down through glassed windows in the event that the glass shatters for whatever reason. This was the case at the Queensland Rail Museum in Ipswich, SW of Brisbane. The old and very attractive former railway workshops building has a large area of glass along the "saw tooth" ridges along the roof line. To prevent the prospect of any shattered glass falling down onto museum visitors a mesh barrier was created using welded wire mesh.
There are a number of different methods and materials available to fix your mesh products to posts or other structural components. Knowing what you can use will help you make the right choice based on your project.
The Fencing Store's new website is now operational, this marks a significant expansion of our parent (Unicorn Trust) business from its origins in 2011. The original Aviarywiremesh webstore has out grown that name as the range of products now being sold and the product applications extends way beyond welded wire mesh for aviaries.In 2013 many new fencing related product categories will be progressively added, hence the need to create a new identity that reflects our rapidly growing online business.
An order of 800 rolls of high quality and top specification hinge jointed mesh products is now on the way to our warehouse - ETA 1st week January 2013. Heavy duty hi-tensile wires with extra thick hot dip galvanised wires have been used for 8-90-15 x 2.0mm mesh in 50 & 100m rolls and 8-115-15 x 2.50mm wire also in 50 & 100m rolls.
We are occasionally asked about the effects of the zinc coating used on all sorts of steel products including welded wire mesh and their effects on birds and animals. There are various ways in which zinc (galvanising) is applied to steel products to prevent rusting.
The Fencing Store (TFS) has built up an extremely valuable set of resources and skills to be able to find specific products and manage the entire supply chain process to get the right product delivered to our customers. Increasingly new customers are asking TFS to see how we can get them the exact product they want, to the specifications they want and at very competitive prices either on an ongoing basis or for a specific project. Earlier in 2012, we worked with a major contractor to acquire all the materials needed for 4km of "koala" fencing all complying with the Qld Main Roads demanding specifications. They saved over 40% compared to buying the same specification materials from local suppliers.