As NSW’s leading industry in chain wire fencing supplies, our experienced team has certified proficiency in installing a variety of fence fittings and gates to better secure your property, and meet your individual fencing requirements. At Longain Fencing, we have the expertise to manage your next fencing project from finding you the best fencing materials to constructing your new property barrier from start to finish. For all of your chain wire fencing services in Greater Sydney or New South Wales, contact us today at 1300 816 166 for a quote.
Chain wire fencing, sometimes known as chain wire mesh fencing, chain link fencing or cyclone fence is a popular fencing solution crafted from hot-dip galvanised steel which adds a tough metallic zinc envelope that protects it from corrosion. When it has to withstand Australia’s unpredictable weather, hot-dip galvanized steel has a significant advantage. This type of steel lasts significantly longer compared to other galvanised metals as its standard coating is at least 10x thicker than coating produced by electrogalvanisation. Hot dip galvanising protects the internal steel and ferrous material from corrosion by providing a tough metallic zinc envelope, which completely covers the steel surface and seals it from the corrosive action of its surrounding environment.
When it comes to installation, improved security, overall costs, and upkeep, chain wire is the favourite fencing solution for property managers, businesses, and residential owners. While barbed wire offers a high-level of security, and ornamental metal and composite wood fences have both security and aesthetic appeal, chain mesh fencing remains the most versatile type out of all fencing options.
If you’re looking for a barrier to protect your property or business, chain wire mesh is a classic fencing style that provides a range of security benefits for homeowners, rural estates to mega-corporations.
The cost of chain wire fencing is usually calculated per metre as standard across All Australia. This generally ranges somewhere between $50 and $90 per meter. In addition, with labour services for fencing installation, you may also have to pay them 25 per cent of the total costs incurred.
Our following summary demonstrates the key components of the chain link fence tension wire installation. The key features are as follows:
Our following brief summary of how to install chain link fence tension wire goes over some of the basics:
Before the actual chain wire fence installation, ensure that the location of your fence posts doesn’t cross
your property line. Ensure that you don’t cross over the legal boundaries of your property, review
blueprints of your property from your local real estate agent, contact your local council and be certain of
you are aware of your local building codes allowing you to build the type of fence you want.
Measure the total length of your fence and estimate just how much chain-link fabric you’ll need, and how
much of the top rail you’ll need. Assess where your terminal posts will go and put a stake in, as these are
the corner posts + gate posts that hold your chain-link fence together.
Dig holes that are at least 60cm deep and 20cm in diameter to set your posts. Mark all posts with a marker
so they all are sunk in the same amount. Use a level tool to set your terminal posts in the holes straight
then pound them down to the line you have determined with a mallet. Pour concrete around them to ensure they
remain in place. Once the concrete hardens, you can make final adjustments. Smooth footings with a trowel.
Finish off with a trowel to smooth out the footings.
Once the terminal posts are set, you need to install your rail posts which go between your terminal posts-
these should be evenly spaced 3m apart. Run a line between your terminal posts and your line posts to draw
out your fence location. After installing your line posts in the same way as the terminal posts, let all
posts cure within the concrete for two days as they need to be secure when the chain wire mesh gets
stretched out along them.
Install tension and brace bands plus post caps to your terminal posts. Then put the top rail into the
fittings between all your posts, threading it through loop caps attached to each line post in each section.
Bolt the top rail into a rail-end fitting on the terminal post. To install the chain wire mesh itself,
unfurl the chain-link starting from the terminal post, laying it on its side along the trajectory you need.
Thread the tension bar through the chain-link fence and fasten the tension bands to the terminal post using
carriage bolts. Face the bolt heads to the outer edge of the fence. Get the chain-link fabric upright along
with the frame by feeding it out from the terminal post as you go, attaching it with fence ties to the top
Complete installation by removing any bunched or bulging chain-link. Use pliers to open any chain-link loops
to tighten it so it fits snugly against the posts. Next, install your fence ties every 60cm along the top
tail and every 30cm vertically on each post. Tighten all nuts and rail end bands and you’re good to go.
Even in its separate components including metal stakes, galvanized posts, brackets, and tie wires, chain wire fencing is less expensive compared to composite, vinyl or wood fencing solutions. Chain link fences are easier to install and purchase, and are a fraction of the cost per metre. When it comes to the cost of maintenance, chain link is undeniably more favourable as it can withstand the elements and requires minimal upkeep.
It is possible to install a chain link fence yourself in a day or two. However, installing a fence alone can lead to a whole host of problems. Some issues you could encounter:
If you try to install your chain wire fence on your own, you may make one or all of the following mistakes, leading to costing yourself more time and money down the line. Without the help of professionals and the right kind of equipment, it’s practically impossible to take precise measurements and markings before installing each feature.