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Rana Begum: The space between.

on Thursday, 23 February 2017. Posted in welded mesh, Gabion


Begum's artworks and installations take inspiration from the geometric patterns associated with Islamic art and architecture – "I grew up reading the Quran and praying five times a day, so that repetitiveness is instilled in me," she explains – and from contemporary cityscapes: "the clashes of colours, forms, and the way the light changes things."

Begum uses different scales and materials to experiment with the way shapes interact to change the viewer's perspective. "People are always trying to find some kind of narrative [to my works]," says Begum, "but the initial response I want is to the colour, the light, the form – not to me." Unrelated to gender, religion and culture, her pieces exist in splendid isolation.

Her use of robust, industrial materials is often at odds with the ethereal lightness and fragility embodied in her works, a dichotomy that is ever present in her practice. Begum's works bring together moments of calm and exhilaration, their open-endedness allowing the viewer a sense of the infinite. In a new large-scale installation No. 670, 2016, created especially for this exhibition, sections of industrial steel-mesh fencing are arranged in a massive maze-like structure that invites visitors to walk through it and physically experience the sense of infinity bound within the geometric repetition of its architectural configurations.


Watch the video to see Rana introduce her work.

Austin's chicken Compound

on Wednesday, 20 March 2013. Posted in welded mesh

weld mesh chicken run

This photo shows the construction of a welded mesh chicken compound, intended to be fox resistant. It uses a lengths of 4ft x 10g at the bottom, with 3ft x 12g joined in the middle with 'c' clips, to produce a 7ft high fence. At the bottom, lengths of 12g have been cut off the roll to make 18" aprons, clipped to the bottom of the fence, upon which rubble has been piled to prevent burrowing. The welded mesh is attached by staples to the wooden posts which are set into 60cm Metposts, making a stable, intruder resistant compound.

wire mesh chicken compound

Andy Beard

Barbara's art installation using medical slides

on Wednesday, 20 March 2013. Posted in welded mesh

Barbaras welded mesh art image

I have recently graduated from Art school with a 1st class Hons. degree in Fine Art. I used two 6’x 3’ wire welded mesh sheets (un-galvanized) from your company in a piece of art work for my degree show and which I am now hoping to sell. My interest was in disease and I used the mesh which I had left to rust outside, to display copies of antique and vintage microscope slides. The mesh was perfect and I am now playing with idea’s as to how I could use it again. Barbara White

Barbaras welded mesh art image - close up

This item is for sale, you can contact the artist through her email,


[email protected]



Andy Beard

Beehive cage to protect against Woodpeckers

on Wednesday, 20 March 2013. Posted in welded mesh

woodpecker cage

The photo is of a cage constructed to protect a beehive from attack by Green woodpeckers. This image has appeared in the Bee press and in some of my lectures and publications.


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Andy Beard

Chris' chicken ark and run

on Friday, 22 March 2013. Posted in welded mesh

chicken wire run

I'm very impressed with the service provided by Fine Mesh Metals LTD. They provide a quick delivery, with a quality product. I ordered some chicken wire and a mesh to constructed a new chicken ark with a large run. I built the ark using treated timber with a fine mesh on the low sections, and constructed the surrounding fence using 50m rolls of chicken wire and a square mesh, fitting the stronger mesh on the lower section, I fold out approximately 6 inches at the bottom, to stop the local fox from digging under  it. It works well and keeps my hens safe.

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Andy Beard

Dr Tock's fruit cages

on Tuesday, 19 August 2014. Posted in aviary, welded mesh

Hi I thought id send you some pics of how we used your cage to keep out the badgers and foxs etc.
its now in full bloom.This was a complete renovation of the site ;Dr Tocks is now enjoying the fruits !!





Fencing mesh to keep in an escape artist!

on Wednesday, 20 March 2013. Posted in welded mesh

hisky fence

Leylandii, husky escape-artist re-homed from Battersea, lots of rolls of 7ft weld mesh, more 3 metre 4 x 4 posts than you could wave a stick at, (posts were pressure-treated timber but bottom 3ft creosoted for good measure), between one and two bags of Postfix™ per post, ground-line for each 12.5 metre run levelled very carefully (to avoid problems!), weld mesh securely clamped to first post and unrolled along scaffold boards using bungees round posts temporarily, only stapled to posts when happy with line. Decorative Bamboo rolls resting on 2 x 2 and fixed to 2 x 1 battens cable-tied to weld mesh and screwed to posts where possible.

 Fence preparationunrolling welded meshFencing gatewire mesh fencing with bamboo

Andy Beard

Fox proof boundary fencing

on Wednesday, 20 March 2013. Posted in welded mesh

fox proof fencing

Fox Proof Boundary Fencing Fine Mesh Metals 30m light welded mesh rolls of netting provided the ideal solution for fox proof boundary fencing for a small wildfowl collection. 3ft x 1 inch x 12G wire netting was dug about 1ft into the ground with 4ft x 1 inch x … G wire netting on top overlapped by an inch and attached by a single wire with clip rings giving a total height of approximately 6ft.   A stabilising wire, also attached with clip rings, ran along the centre of the lighter gauge top wire netting. A single electric wire was attached along the top of the fence and another about 1ft from the ground. Heavy duty wooden fence posts were used on this wetland site, much of which is under water during the winter months. The different gauges and mesh sizes available from Fine Mesh Metals made the ideal suppliers for this strong fencing, at the required height, which keeps all but the smallest rodents out and the smallest ducklings in.    The large stock of light welded mesh rolls with size and thickness variations make Fine Mesh Metals the ideal fencing suppliers for the poultry, waterfowl and wildfowl industry. 

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Andy Beard

How to install Soffit Mesh

on Monday, 18 November 2019. Posted in welded mesh

How to Install Soffit mesh between a Fascia and Brickwork.

Building regs dictate that a gap is left between the fascia and the brickwork. This allows an easy entry point for birds, rodents, bees and other insects.

Soffit mesh is easy to install and solve this problem quickly. Its a simple job but you must make sure to wear gloves (its very sharp) and also provide an appropriate access solution ideally scaffolding.

You should choose a roll of soffit mesh around twice the width of the aperture you are filling. If its narrower than that choose the minimum roll width of 75mm.

Take the roll and cut of the length required or a manageable length (it can be overlapped). You can cut the mesh with a decent set of household scissors. Fold it slightly down the middle to give it a slight curve. You can then push it into the gap, the curve will spring open and grip into place. Although in most instances it will be fairly secure its best to put a fixing where you can, (see example below of a screw into a joist.)

For ends and gaps you can fold the mesh and wedge it into place. If you don't get the shape correct first time just add another piece.

Example below where a blue tit was nesting and ripping out insulation. You can see the insulation pieces falling out




Example fixing into a joist.



For narrow gaps to stop Bees and insects fold the mesh tightly and use a flat headed screwdriver between the mesh to push it into place.



For ends fold extra pieces and wedge into place. You can use more than one piece if required.


Make sure you get all the gaps.






Humboldt penguin mesh fencing

on Monday, 10 June 2013. Posted in welded mesh


In this example a 3/4x3/4x16g mesh has been used which has been powder coated. As this enclosure is in a salt water environment it has tarnished. A better choice would have been a pvc coated mesh.


Andy Beard

Paul Middleton's owl aviary

on Wednesday, 20 March 2013. Posted in welded mesh

 owl aviary

When I bought my owl, I didn't want just a run of the mill aviary like a lot of people have such as an old shed with a bit of chicken wire in place of the window.  I wanted an aviary that was a piece of the house, something to look at and admire and somewhere where my owl would be comfortable and safe. Most people have chain link on their aviaries and I nearly had the same too until I found the square mesh and I'm glad I did, it looks absolutely superb and I couldn't have found anything better.  It has the security of the chain link but much better aesthetics.  I get comments about the aviary as much as I get about the beauty of my owl.


Andy Beard

Raised Vegetable bed and Fencing

on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. Posted in welded mesh

An enchanting example of a vegetable garden and fencing using Weld Mesh.











Which Radiator Grille Is Best For You?

on Monday, 30 November 2015. Posted in welded mesh

With so many different mesh and grille styles available, which would best suit your interior?

A growing trend for homes is having radiator covers and cabinets around your radiators. These are great, stylish addition to a home, that lets you do more with the space without having to take out the radiator.

Before, besides heating up your room, your radiator takes a considerable amount of space on a wall and you could not do much with it. Also, some modern radiators are quite ugly things. With a radiator cover or cabinet, besides being a stylish addition to a room, it opens up a range of opportunities with the space.

The decorative grilles or cover meshes, which are referred to as radiator grilles or radiator cover mesh, play an important part. Besides providing a visual aesthetic to the cabinet, it’s their job to allow radiators to breath and keep your home warm.

In this blog, we look at the different types of grilles and mesh we have available and how they fit into your home.


Interwoven Mesh

Our interwoven lattice grilles are hand woven from plain or reeded ribbons of solid brass, stainless steel and aluminium. A very fine mesh, we offer a range of ribbons and apertures to suit your home.

Versatile, our interwoven mesh grilles can suit most rooms and decors, depending on the finish. This all depends on your radiator cover or cabinet as well as the decor of the room around the radiator.

Brass is a very popular choice with our customers. Besides the stunning amber colour, brass ages over time and give its own unique patina. This gives a gorgeous rugged feel to the mesh.


Decorative Grilles

The radiator grilles we provide are Regency Grilles, which are the most prestigious grilles we offer, are handmade and are coated with splendid finishes by British specialists. The finished product is absolutely stunning. Straightaway, you can see why they’re called Regency Grilles.

As you can imagine, our decorative grilles are ideal for traditional homes. Especially when a modern radiator has been installed and does not match the interior of the home, a radiator cabinet with our regency grilles means you can still have a warm room while keeping to the building’s traditional decor.

Don’t take our word for it, have a look for yourselves. Have a look at our range of radiator grilles.


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