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Chain-Link Fabric

Otter Fencing has the latest automated machinery to manufacture Chain-Link fabric for the industry in a wide range of heights and pitch sizes, which can be used for security fencing, tennis courts and many other applications to suit your specific requirements.

Coating finishes

Our Chain-Link fabric is made from Australian made Onesteel® wire for guaranteed quality, and you can choose from a Heavy Galvanised wire (Class W10) or P.V.C. coated wire, in Black or Dark Green.

1. Heavy Galvanized (HG) wire (Class W10)

Heavy v Standard Galvanised coated wire
Standard Galvanised wire (Class W02) should not be mistaken or passed off for Heavy Galvanised wire (Class W10). Indicative figures from Onesteel® research reflect a life to the onset of red rust of greater than 4 times between Standard and Heavy Galvanised coatings in low corrosion environments. In wire 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 Galvanised Coatings.

NB: The inferior metallic coating of Standard Galvanized coated wire does not meet the Australian Standard - Chain-Link Fabric Security Fences and Gates (AS 1725-2003).

 

2. Polyvinyl Chloride coated wire, (commonly known as P.V.C. coated wire), is available in standard colours of either Black or Dark Green.

P.V.C. coated wire diameters are measured and specified by the core base Galvanized wire diameter.




Chain-Link Fabric - Service Duty
There are two wire diameters that are used to manufacture Chain-Link fabric which meet the Australian Standards for Chain-Link fencing Australian Standard - Chain-Link Fabric Security Fences and Gates (AS 1725-2003). For a summary of the Australian Standard please click here

Light Duty: is manufactured from 2.50mm dia. wire and is used in lighter applications.
Heavy Duty: is manufactured from 3.15mm dia. wire and is used in more durable applications. e.g. security, industrial and sports fencing.

NB: Light Duty 2.50mm Chain-Link fabric provides for only approximately 60% of the load bearing capacity of heavy 3.15mm Chain-Link fabric.

Standard diamond (pitch) size


NB: The pitch is measured diagonally across the diamond and is only a nominal measurement

50mm pitch: is the standard pitch size of Chain-Link fabric and is used in most applications.
45mm pitch: is used for tennis court fencing and gates.
40mm and 32mm pitch: is used where a smaller pitch size is required e.g. animal enclosures or golf screens.

Selvedge
Chain-Link fabric is available in 3 selvedge finishes:

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

Standard Chain-Link Fabric Stock Sizes - 50mm Pitch

Nominal height Std roll length Heavy Galv Wire Heavy Galv Wire PVC Coated Wire PVC Coated Wire
Light Duty 2.50mm Heavy Duty 3.15mm Light Duty 2.50mm Heavy Duty 3.15mm
900mm 10m Yes Yes Yes Made to order
1200mm 10m Yes Yes Yes Made to order
1500mm 10m Yes Yes Yes Made to order
1800mm 10m Yes* Yes* Yes* Made to order
2100mm 10m Yes* Yes* Yes* Made to order
2400mm 10m Yes* Yes* Yes* Made to order
3000mm 10m Yes Yes 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.

Tennis Court Chain-Link Fabric Stock Sizes - 45mm Pitch

Nominal height Std roll length Heavy Galv Wire Heavy Galv Wire PVC Coated Wire PVC Coated Wire
Light Duty 2.50mm Heavy Duty 3.15mm Light Duty 2.50mm Heavy Duty 3.15mm
3000mm 10m Yes Made to order Yes Made to order
3600mm 10m Yes Made to order Yes Made to order

Please view the downloadable facts (PDF) for more information on:

  1. Chain-Link >> Actual finished heights
  2. Chain-Link >> Weight Data sheet
  3. Lacing wire >> Data sheet

Ordering Chain-Link Fabric
When ordering Chain-Link fabric, the normal procedure is as follows:
>> Height + Pitch + Wire + Selvedge + Finish

Click here for a quotation or speak with our experienced Fencing consultants, please call (03) 9538 1288