A popular choice for both residential and commercial properties
This method of fencing has stood the test of time and continues to be very popular. A chainwire fence (also referred to by a number of other names such as chain mesh fencing, chain link fencing, wire-mesh fence, wire netting, wire fence, cyclone fence or diamond-mesh fence) is a type of woven fence which is usually made from galvanized steel wire. Chainwire fences commonly come with a green or black coloured PVC coating.
The wires run vertically but are bent and linked in a zig-zag, forming the diamond pattern seen in this type of fence.
Why Chainwire Fencing
When choosing a chainwire fence, there are three attributes that you must be aware of. These are:
- Diamond size: This is the size of the link holes. The standard diamond sizes have a pitch of 60 and 50 but the diamond size can range from a pitch of 25 to a pitch of 100.
- Top and bottom (selvedge) finish: A chainwire fence can either be finished with a smooth or barbed end depending on its purpose.
- Wire thickness: There is light and heavy chainwire. Wire with a heavy thickness is stronger and more durable.
Chainwire Fencing Applications
You’ll often see chainwire employed to fence:
- sport facilities like tennis courts, cricket, softball and baseball practice nets and other sports grounds
- schools and childcare facilities
- factory, office and industrial building site enclosures
- internal factory partitions
- animal enclosures
Since you can see through a chainwire fence, it is unobstrusive and will maintain a feeling of openness and space. PVC coated black chainwire is now very fashionable and looks great in a residential setting. To set the look of the fence off, add a top and bottom rail.