Chainmesh fencing, also called chain link, wire netting, or wire mesh fencing, is one of the most popular types of metal fencing currently in use; especially for commercial purposes such as schools and airports. Chainmesh fencing can be identified by its distinctive diamond pattern, formed by the weaving together of vertical wires. To determine how chainmesh fencing will cost, we first have to establish what type of fencing is the most suitable. Chainmesh fencing has a number of characteristics that that need to be considered, each with their own pros and cons, and each with varying price impacts.
The first (and possibly most important) aspect of chainmesh fencing you will want to consider is the material.
So, what is a chainmesh fence made from?
Chainmesh fencing usually come in three different types: galvanized (also known as zinc-coated), aluminum, or stainless steel.
Galvanized, or coated steel is the most common type of chainmesh fencing, and is popular for residential and private use, as it is generally the cheapest. Zinc coating is done in two ways, either before weaving, which leaves uncoated portions where the wires meet, or after weaving, which leaves portions at the end of the wires to be uncoated.
Aluminum is considered a mid-grade material, and is durable, weather/corrosion-resistant, lightweight, and known to last up to 25 years.
Stainless steel chainmesh is the most expensive, but also the most durable, and is generally used in situations requiring extremely high performance, such as enclosing airports, highways, or railways.
The second thing you will want to consider is the gauge of the wire, as well as the framework. Gauge simply referring to the thickness of the metal. Thicker gauges result in higher durability and strength, but also result in higher costs because there is more material used in its manufacture. Common residential gauges are 15-20, with higher numbers referring to thinner wires. For industrial uses gauges of 9, 11,and 11.5 are the most common, depending on the application.
One must also consider the size of the mesh opening. This is the size of the diamond spaces made by the weaving pattern of the wires. The mesh diameter plays a crucial role in determining the strength and integrity of the fence, with smaller diameters making the fence stronger, but also resulting in higher material costs. Mesh diameters vary with the use, but they are usually around 50-60mm.
As we can see, the answer to the question, “how much does chainmesh fencing cost?” is not a simple one. There are many factors that need to be examined before a final estimate can be given, although typically 20m bundles will be somewhere in the $100-$200 range.
Chainmesh fencing provides a secure and reliable fencing option, and it is no wonder that it has become a popular fencing choice. If you are serious about purchasing and installing chainmesh fencing, the best thing to do is to consider the above factors, and then talk to an expert who can give you the information you need, as well as answer any questions that you may have. An expert in security fencing will provide you with the best fencing to meet your needs.
Please view our Corromesh line of chainmesh fencing for more information. Australian Security Fencing is renowned for its high-quality design and manufacturing, and Corromesh is one of the best anti-climb security fencing solutions available in Australia.
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