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Chain Wire Fencing

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Apollo Fencing is an industry leader in providing chain wire fencing installation and maintenance. Our service areas include Brisbane, Gold Coast and Northern NSW.

We provide a full range of chain wire fencing options, including:

Our Chain Wire Fencing Services

If you are in Brisbane, Gold Coast or Northern New South Wales and are searching for a comprehensive chain wire fencing company that balances cost-efficiency with high-grade durability, look no further. Contact us today for an obligation free quotation

What is Chain Wire Fencing?

Often referred to as chain-link fencing, wire-netting, chain-link, wire-mesh, hurricane fencing, chain mesh or cyclone fencing in other parts of the world, chain wire fencing is a woven fence usually made from galvanized steel wire. In Australia, this type of fencing has become the go-to solution for its durability, security, and cost-efficiency. It’s commonly used in residential, commercial, and industrial settings, offering a versatile range of applications, from simple garden enclosures to high-security perimeters around commercial and industrial properties.

How is Chain Wire Fencing Made?

Chain wire fencing has a unique manufacturing process called weaving or spiral winding. In this process, the wire enters a chain link weaving machine, is pressed into shape and then spirally wound or twisted around each other continuously to form the characteristic diamond shape – the final diamond size being determined by the manner and speed that the chain wire weaving machine is set.

Why Choose Chain Wire Fencing?

What sets chain wire fencing apart from its counterparts is its blend of cost-effectiveness and functional efficiency. It’s one of the most economical fencing options and one of the most durable. But don’t let the price tag fool you; the quick installation process means you can secure your property quickly, while its versatility makes it suitable for various applications. The low maintenance requirements are a bonus as you won’t have to spend much time or money on upkeep.

What are the Types of Chain Wire Fencing?

Standard Galvanised: This finish is achieved through hot-dip galvanising, where steel wire is submerged in molten zinc. The resulting zinc coating serves as a robust barrier against rust and corrosion. This is an ideal choice for harsh Australian conditions, such as coastal or high-saline environments, where rust can be a significant concern. Galvanised chain wire is also available in a Heavy Galvanised option that is more commonly used in commercial, industrial, and seaside fencing or areas that require a more robust fencing solution.

PVC Coated: For this finish, the already galvanised steel wire receives an additional coating of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). This extra layer further improves the fence’s resistance to corrosion and environmental wear. The PVC coating can also be coloured, making it easier to coordinate the fence with your property’s aesthetic. This finish is often chosen for more decorative applications or areas requiring heightened corrosion resistance, like chemical plants, seaside fencing or pool enclosures. While a wide range of colour options are available – the traditional PVC finishes are black or green.

Powder Coated Framework and Posts: It’s worth noting that while powder coating is not applied to the chain wire itself, it is commonly used for the fence’s framework and posts. This dry, free-flowing powder, composed of finely ground particles of resin and pigment, is heated until it forms a smooth, uniform coating, adding aesthetic and functional advantages to these larger, more visible components of the fence. This finish is available in various colours and is favoured in commercial and residential settings where durability and appearance is important.

What are the Specifications of Chain Wire Fencing?

Wire Gauge: Chain wire fences commonly use wire gauges that range from 2.5mm to 3.5mm. The choice depends on the level of security and the type of application. Standard chain wire fences will generally use a 2.5mm wire gauge.

Mesh Size: Diamond sizes are available from 50 mm to 60 mm, providing flexibility in the fence’s visibility and security. Standard chain wire fences will generally use 60mm mesh size.

Height: Fences in Australia generally range in height from 0.9 meters for residential applications to 3.6 metres for industrial purposes. However, a standard residential fence will be approximately 1.5m high and a standard chain wire security fence (with barbed wire) will be approximately 2.3m high. Chain wire fencing heights can be higher than 3.6m upon request. 

What Types of Posts are used for a Chain Wire Fence?

There are several types of post commonly used by fencing contractors in South East Queensland:

Standard: Standard posts are a vertical post lacking any additional features and range in height to suit the height of the chainwire fence required. 

Capped/Notched: Capped/Notched posts are used when barbed wire is required as a fencing finish. The barbed wire strands fit into the notches on the post section that sits above the chain wire. 

Cranked: Cranked posts have a bend at the top of the post (at approximately 45 degrees) and is typically used with barbed wire for security measures or to deter wildlife from climbing over the chain wire fence. 

Posts Thickness: The thickness of a post can be described in several ways:

  • Nominal Bore (NB) – Nominal Bore is a term used that reflects the inside diameter (ID) of the posts
  • Outside Diameter (OD) – Outside Diameter is a measurement taken from the outer edges of the posts
  • Wall Thickness (mm) – The post wall thickness describes the thickness of the post wall. It is commonly referred to as Extra Light, Light, Medium and Heavy
  • Available Sizes: The most common post sizes used by fencing contractors in Brisbane and Gold Coast are
Avaliable Sizes: The most common post sizes used by fencing contractors in Brisbane and Gold Coast are:
  • 32NB – 34mm OD – Wall thickness 2mm-4mm (Extra Light to Heavy)
  • 40NB – 34mm OD – Wall thickness 2.3mm-4mm (Extra Light to Heavy)
  • 50NB – 60mm OD – Wall thickness 2.3mm-4.5mm (Extra Light to Heavy)
  • 80NB – 89mm OD – Wall thickness 2.6mm-5mm (Extra Light to Heavy)
  • 100NB – 114mm OD – Wall thickness 3.2mm – 5.4mm (Extra Light to Heavy)

What Types of Tops go on Chain Wire Fencing?

Barbed Wire: This adds an extra layer of security and is generally utilised in high-risk or industrial environments to deter trespassers.

Razor Wire: Razor wire is used in high-security installations like prisons, and barbed wire is used in its place for commercial or industrial settings.

Knuckle Knuckle: Knuckle knuckle top is a common feature on standard chain link fences as it reduces the risk of cuts and abrasions from wire. The sharp tops of the chain wire strands (left up and twisted with a barbed selvedge top) are folded over to create ‘loops’ at the top and bottom of the chain wire.

Barbed Selvedge:This is an often-overlooked feature, adding twisted spikes or barbs at the top of the chain wire, making it hard to climb over but less visually aggressive than standard barbed wire.