Chain-link Fabric, which is also known as; Chainwire, Chainmesh, Chainwire Mesh or Cyclone Fence Wire is the ideal fencing material for providing a practical and economical fencing solution to suit a wide range of applications, customer types and site locations.

Otter Fencing has the latest automated German machinery to manufacture Chain-Link Fabric for the fencing industry in a variety of heights, wire diameters and coating types. These can be used for various fencing applications including Security, Boundaries, Cricket Nets, Tennis Courts, Sporting Grounds, High Screens, Storage Cages, Factory Partitions plus many more versatile applications.

Our Chain-Link fabric is manufactured in Australia from Infrabuild® & Bekaert® wire which complies with AS2423 for guaranteed quality.

Ordering Chain-Link Fabric:
When ordering Chain-Link fabric, to ensure we supply you with the correct material, please follow the below steps:
>> Length (meters) + Height (mm) + Pitch + Wire + Selvedge + Coating Finish
eg: 20 meters of 1800mm high, 50 pitch, 2.50mm wire, KB selvedge, PVC Black

 

Coating Finishes:

Otter Fencing’s Chain-Link Fabric is manufactured from Australian made Infrabuild® wire and Bekaert® wire for guaranteed quality, with a choice of:

  1. Standard Galvanized (W02Z) & Heavy Galvanized (W10Z).
  2. Polyvinyl Chloride coated wire, (PVC Coated Wire)
  3. Fusion Bonded coated wire

       1. Standard Galvanized Wire (W02Z) & Heavy Galvanized Wire (W10Z)
Standard Galvanized Wire (W02Z) should not be mistaken or passed off for Heavy Galvanized wire (W10Z). Indicative figures from Infrabuild® research reflect a life to the onset of red rust of greater than 4 times between Standard and Heavy Galvanized coatings in low corrosion environments. In wire used to manufacture for Chain-Link Fabric (2.50mm and 3.15mm diameter) there is a differential in coating mass of approximately 200g/m2 between Standard and Heavy Galvanized Coatings.
**Chain-link fabric made from Standard Galvanized wire (W02Z) does not comply with AS1725-2003 for Chain-link fabric Fencing & Gates**

 

       2. Polyvinyl Chloride coated wire, (PVC Coated Wire)
*Available in standard colours of either Black or Evergreen.

 

       3. Fusion Bonded coated wire (*Available in Black)
Black Fusion Bonded wire for applications that require a higher durability such as sporting applications and coastal environments.
*Click here for a Fusion Bonded Product Brochure*

Selvedge:

Chain-Link fabric is available in 3 selvedge finishes:

  1. Knuckle – Knuckle (KK)
    The wire is knuckled at both ends and is abbreviated as (KK)
  2. Knuckle – Barbed (KB)
    The wire is knuckled at the bottom and twisted into a barbed selvedge at the top and is abbreviated as (KB)
  3. Barbed – Barbed (BB)
    The wire is twisted into a barbed selvedge at both ends and is abbreviated as (BB)

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Wire:

    • Galvanized Wire:
    • PVC Coated Wire:

Light Duty 2.50mm v Heavy Duty 3.15mm Chain-link Fabric

Chain-link fabric made from Light Duty 2.50mm dia. wire is only recommended for Light-Duty applications or temporary fencing, whereas chain-link fabric made from Heavy-Duty 3.15mm dia. wire is highly recommended for use in more durable applications such as; Security, Industrial, Schools and Sports fencing & gates.

Light Duty 2.50mm dia. chain-link fabric provides only 60% of the load-bearing capacity versus chain-Link fabric made from Heavy-Duty 3.15mm dia. wire. This makes Heavy-Duty 3.15mm chain-link fabric a far more durable option, which is more resistant to impact damage and therefore provides a greater product life expectancy.

 

  • Extra Heavy Duty: is manufactured from 4.00mm dia. wire and is used in more durable applications.
    e.g. High Security and Heavy Industrial.
    *Extra Heavy 4.00mm diameter chain-link fabric is only available in a 50mm pitch diamond

 

Standard Diamond (Pitch) Sizes (mm):

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*The pitch is measured diagonally across the diamond and is only a nominal measurement. According to AS2423 there is an allowable tolerance of +/- 4mm in the pitch size.

  • 60mm pitch: has the least amount of wire per m2 out of the 6 no. available diamond pitch sizes and is normally used for budget fencing applications, such as temporary fencing.
  • 50mm pitch: is the standard pitch size for chain-link fabric and is used in most applications.
  • 45mm pitch: is used for Tennis Courts as the aperture is small enough so the ball won’t get stuck in the chain-link fabric.
  • 40mm pitch: is used in heavier duty applications such as at the rear of cricket practice nets and ball screen fences.
  • 32mm pitch: is used primarily in golfing applications as the aperture is small enough so the golf ball won’t pass through the chain-link fabric.
  • 25mm pitch: is used primarily for window screens.

 

Height:

If you are matching an existing fence height, or not sure how the height of chain-link fabric is calculated, please see the below diagram for assistance.

The below table shows the variety of chain-link fabric heights, finishes, and coatings options which we have stock of at our factory located @ 12A Kitchen Road, Dandenong South, 3175, VIC.

 

Heavy Galvanized Wire – 50mm Pitch

Nominal Height Standard roll length Light Duty (2.5mm) Heavy Duty (3.15mm)
900mm 10m Yes Yes
1200mm 10m Yes Yes
1500mm 10m Yes Yes
1800mm* 10m Yes Yes
2100mm* 10m Yes Yes
2400mm* 10m Yes Yes
3000mm 10m Yes Yes
3600mm 10m Yes Yes

Black PVC Coated Wire – 50mm Pitch

Nominal Height Standard roll length Light Duty (2.5mm) Heavy Duty (3.15mm)
900mm 10m Yes Made to Order
1200mm 10m Yes Made to Order
1500mm 10m Yes Made to Order
1800mm* 10m Yes Made to Order
2100mm* 10m Yes Made to Order
2400mm* 10m Yes Made to Order
3000mm 10m Yes Made to Order
3600mm 10m Yes Made to Order

NB: All stock items available with (KK) Selvedge as standard stock item.*Include option for (KB) as a standard stock item. BB is available but not as standard stock item.

Heavy Galvanized Wire – 45mm Pitch

Nominal Height Standard roll length Light Duty (2.5mm) Heavy Duty (3.15mm)
3000mm 10m Yes Made to Order
3600mm 10m Yes Made to Order

Black PVC Coated Wire – 45mm Pitch

Nominal Height Standard roll length Light Duty (2.5mm) Heavy Duty (3.15mm)
3000mm 10m Yes Made to Order
3600mm 10m Yes Made to Order

NB: All stock items available with (KK) Selvedge as standard stock item.*Include option for (KB) as a standard stock item. BB is available but not as standard stock item.

Click here for a quotation or speak with our experienced Fencing Consultants, please call (03) 8791 2000.