Chain Wire Fabric are the mesh filling of the chain link fence. It specification, color and any other properties decide the fence’s performance and appearance.
KK or KB
The edge / selvages treatment of the Chain Wire Fabric has two different type, Knuckle or Barb, to increase safety or defence function.
At the top and bottom of chain link fabric, the wires are either twisted or bent to stop the weave from unraveling.
Knuckle-Knuckle Chain Fabric wire has the top and bottom edges bent into blunt knuckles, rather than Barbed type leaving the sharp barbs exposed. It is ideal for residential, school projects. Innocent people or kids will not injured by the hash barbs.
However Chain link fence with twist barbs add security. It is commonly used in high security fence, usually together with barbed wire or razor wire fence topping.
Knuckle is standard unless otherwise stated. Twist is available for 6 foot and higher.
Three options to choose from: knuckle - knuckle, twist - twist or knuckle - twist.
Mesh Size and Wire Gauge
The chain link mesh opening size and wire gauge decide the chain link fence’s strength, transparency and cost.
The most common mesh sizes for chain link fence are 2" (50mm) typically With 9 or 11 gauge wire; and 2-1/4" (55mm) or 2-3/8" (60mm) , with 11-1/2, 12 or 12-1/2 gauge wire.
1. The mesh of chain link is measured diagonally in both directions using inside dimensions.
2. The higher the gauge the thinner the wire. For example,
9 Gauge 0.148" (3.7mm)
11 Gauge 0.120" (3mm)
11 1/2 Gauge 0.113" (2.8mm)
12 Gauge 0.105” (2.65mm)
12 1/2 Gauge 0.1” (2.5mm)
Chain Link Wire Material
Material available: Zinc Galvanized Chain Link Wire, Zn-5%Al Coated Chain Link Wire, PVC Coated Chain Link Wire.
The galvanizing protects the fence from rust and corrosion elements, extending the life of the chain link and keeping it looking new longer.
It can also be covered in green or black vinyl / pvc, or in more other color choices, further protecting the steel from the outdoor elements while adding a decorative appearance.
Chose the proper material for your chain link fence from the corrosion resistance and aesthetics aspect to suit the environment. Contact us for budget information.