Chainmesh fencing, otherwise known as chain link, wire mesh or wire netting fencing, is one of the most common choices for security fencing. It is produced by intertwining vertical wires into a diamond pattern. When selecting the most suitable chainmesh for your project, you need to consider the type of metal, gauge or thickness of the wire, and size of the mesh.
Chainmesh fencing is available in aluminium, stainless steel or galvanized (zinc-coated) steel.
Galvanized steel is the most common metal used in chainmesh fencing. The zinc coating provides a protective layer on the steel however galvanized steel fencing is not as durable as aluminium or stainless steel chainmesh.
Aluminium chainmesh is lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and more durable (and more expensive) than galvanized steel.
Stainless steel chainmesh is the most durable and most expensive type of chainmesh and is suitable for high performance jobs, such as airport perimeter fencing and highway fencing.
The gauge is the thickness of the metal used. The higher the gauge, the greater the strength and durability, and the higher the cost.
The size of the spaces within the wire mesh impacts the strength and integrity of the fence. Fencing with a smaller diameter mesh is stronger than fencing with larger diameter mesh, but this comes with higher material costs.
Chainmesh fencing is one of the most widely used products for preventing unauthorised access to industrial and commercial properties. Chainmesh is a hardwearing option for creating a secure perimeter.