Galvanised Steel Thatched Roof Wire Mesh
19mm galvanised steel thatched roof wire mesh is an extremely popular type of garden mesh. We keep our stock volumes high, meaning that it is available for immediate dispatch off the shelf.
Galvanised chicken wire is used the world over as garden netting due to it’s economical price, light-weight but long-lasting properties and it’s versatility.
This high quality mesh has a 19mm hexagonal shaped hole, which will prevent birds from entering and damaging vegetable patch crops including fruit bushes, salads and newly planted seedlings.
All of our mesh netting is simple to use. We suggest that you use u-nails to attach to the timber fencing posts that you make up fruit and veg cages. This hexagonal wire mesh is produced with hot dipped galvanised steel. Galvanising the steel protects the steel metal from rusting and increases the life of the roll for outdoor use.
Protect your thatch for years to come. The green PVC coating gives extra protection and reinforcement for even more longer lasting use; but mainly it is brilliant for camouflage. This i
s available through our chicken wire section in various hole sizes.
Netting For Thatch
This 19mm wire mesh has the following characteristics making it ideal for being applied to thatched roofs:
- Deters vermin and birds from ridges of straw
- Also deters vermin and birds from straw roofs
- Provides additional structure to reserve thatch in areas where weather is a problem
- Helps to maintain the lifespan of the thatch
The wire mesh can be applied by fixed twisting the seams together. This is achieved by using a twister and holding it is in place with spars or wire
Copper wire netting is also often used as this gives additional benefits by reducing lichen growth on thatched houses. Copper mesh will prevent moss from forming. Using copper mesh is something that many professionals recommend because it makes it possible to provide long term resistance to moss. This is exactly what thatched roofs need.
Why Choose The Mesh Company?
Our group have been in the mesh industry for over 150 years. We are one of the UK’s most trusted mesh suppliers because:
- Quality products: We offer high-quality products that are designed to meet the needs of a wide range of customers.
- Wide range of products: We are known for offering a wide range of products, including mesh, fencing, netting, and other related products.
- Experienced staff: Our staff are knowledgeable, experienced, and can provide expert advice and assistance to customers. This can be especially helpful for customers who are unsure about which product to choose or who have specific requirements. We also regular write blogs and help guides to help explain what our materials can be used for.
- Competitive prices: We are sure that our prices are always the lowest around. This makes us an attractive option for customers who are looking for a cost-effective solution.
- Customer service: The Mesh Company place a high priority on service and offer excellent support and assistance to our customers. This can help to ensure that you will have a positive experience when working with The Mesh Company.
What Other Garden Mesh Options Are Available?
The Mesh Company has an enormous range of garden wire mesh products. We truly are an industry leader among suppliers of weld mesh and woven wire materials. With the capabilities we have in-house, we can provide virtually anything you require. Wire fencing, insect meshing and rodent mesh materials are also available in large stock quantities at bargain prices.
FAQs For This Product
Why Use Galvanised Steel Chicken Wire With A Thatched Roof?
Galvanised steel mesh is often used in thatched roofs as a fire protection measure.
Thatched roofs are made of natural materials such as straw, reeds, or palm leaves, which are highly combustible and can easily catch fire if exposed to flames or sparks. To reduce the risk of fire in thatched roofs, our galvanised steel mesh is often installed as an underlayer, between the thatch and the roof deck.
The steel mesh helps prevent fire from spreading by acting as a barrier to flames and sparks. Additionally, the mesh can help to hold the thatch in place, preventing it from sliding or shifting in windy conditions. This is a little like when chicken wire is used in model making.
The galvanised coating on the steel mesh provides additional protection against rust and corrosion, helping to extend the lifespan of the roof. It also helps to prevent the mesh from degrading due to exposure to the elements, which could compromise its ability to provide fire protection.
What Are The Downsides?
Whereas chicken wire mesh is an excellent material to use as a structure in thatched roofs, there are reasons to check first. These are some potential flaws or drawbacks to consider:
- Durability: While galvanised steel is resistant to rust and corrosion, over time the galvanised coating can wear off, leaving the steel vulnerable to rust and corrosion. This can reduce the lifespan of the wire, potentially compromising its ability to support the thatch.
- Installation: Installing chicken wire in a thatched roof can be challenging, as the wire must be carefully secured to prevent it from moving or shifting. Improper installation can compromise the effectiveness of the mesh. We always recommend that this process is carried out by trained experts.
- Maintenance: Chicken wire can be difficult to maintain and repair if damaged. In addition, if the wire is not installed properly, it can cause damage to the thatch itself, requiring costly repairs.
- Aesthetics: Some people may not like the look of chicken wire in a thatched roof, as it can be visible from certain angles and detract from the natural beauty of the thatch. Correct design is essential to avoid this issue.
- Cost: Galvanised steel chicken wire can be more expensive than other types of wire or mesh used in thatched roofs, which can increase the overall cost of the roof. We ensure that our prices are the lowest possible, and we check the markets constantly make sue that our offer is the best.
How Do I Convert 4ft Into mm?
This roll is 4ft in width. 4ft is equivalent to 1200mm, which is the same as 120cm or 1.2 metres.
Can I Cut This Mesh?
Yes it is possible to cut this mesh. We would use standard tin snips for this purpose.
We recently published a detailed guide on how to build a chicken coop using chicken wire which will tell you everything that you need to know to be able build your own home for your chickens.
Check out our blog galvanised chicken wire for more information on this product. Our goal for our blogs and help guides is to answer as many questions as possible to help to explain the possibilities of mesh to our customers. Contact our team today if you have any questions at all. We are always really keen to help in any way that we can.
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