ALL CAGES ARE A 2-3 WEEK LEAD TIME DUE TO INCREASED DEMAND AT PRESENT.
Our popular low fruit cages are made of light weight and sturdy aluminium. At 1.2m (4ft) high, these cages are ideal for low growing fruit bushes such as currants, blueberries and gooseberries.
Knowle Nets Lock Tight joints have been specially developed to avoid the issues commonly found in push fit joins which work themselves loose over time - The nut and bolt are rust resistant due to their stainless steel composition and feature a sturdy nylon collar and cap for added protection.
Made in the UK, our aluminium low fruit cage comes as a build your own complete kit including a framework, 19mm woven net, pegs, clips and full set of instructions.
Planning the layout and design of your aluminium low fruit cage before you introduce the physical structure will help make sure you make the most of your space. Find our blog best tips to guide you on which soil or fruit bushes to choose, how to place a door, how to grow in containers and much more.
- Sturdy 1.25m finished height
- 19mm round tubular framework
- Architectural Alloy (Diameter 19.0mm x wall thickness 1.2mm)
- Rust Resistant Aluminium
- Uprights insert 25cm into the ground
- All measurements above ground
- Sturdy Lock Tight joints secure system will not loosen over time
- Self assembly required
- 10 Year Structural Guarantee
- Made in the UK
- Comes standard with flexible 19mm woven net
- Made from black polyethylene which is less visible than other colours
- Soft and flexible
- Fits tightly for a neat appearance and bird safety
- All nets are very strong and long lasting with High UV resistance
- Easy to remove to protect against snow damage
If you require alternative netting options please visit Fruit Cage Netting.
- A trusted UK family run business since 1965
- Over 50 years of expertise in high quality garden structures
- Crafted by our expert designers and manufacturers’ team in Bristol
- Bespoke fruit and vegetable cages size available on demand
- First class customer advice & care available Mon-Fri, 9 to 5pm
- Multiple delivery options
All structures are hand finished in our Bristol workshop and despatched with the following lead times;
Netting and components - 7 working days
Cages - 7-10 working days
Polytunnels - 5-6 weeks
Prices bellow are for mainland UK and despatched via next day courier.
Postcodes within Scottish Highlands, Industrial Scotland, Grampians and offshore UK locations will be calculated at checkout.
|Product type||Uk mainland cost|
|Components & accessories up to 1m tube lengths||£4.95|
|Small structures - Low fruit, veg, strawberry cages||£12|
For overseas orders please phone +44 (0)1308 424342.
Please note, a signature will be required upon delivery unless we have authorisation from you that the goods can be left without signature in a secure location.
Most of our netting is made from high density polyethylene monofilament which is black and contains ultra-violet stabilisation additives to a level of 2% which gives a protection of 400kLy. The intensity of UV radiation is measured in kLy (kilo-Langley), a unit of which represents how much UV radiation energy falls on a cm2 per year. In the UK this figure is about 70kLy compared to 220kLy in the Sahara.
Polyethylene has a temperature range from -100C to +115C. It is chemically inert and does not rot or absorb water. There are various methods used to manufacture nets. We stock three general types of nets, see below.
This is the traditional way of making net. The process starts with making the twine. This can be a monofilament but is more usually a multifilament i.e. a number of strands are twisted together. The degree of twist and direction of twist are important factors. We use a Z twist (anticlockwise). The thickness of each filament is specified in Denier (as for tights). We use 600, 800 and 1000 denier filaments and the twines are either 2, 5, 6 or 15 ply.
The twine is wound on to 300 or 400 spools on the net making machine. The net is made by knotting the twine from adjacent spools one row at a time i.e. 300 or 400 knots per row. The knot we use is called a single English knot.
The net is complete when the spools run out or for longer nets new spools are added and the twine joined. As it comes off the machine the net has diamond shaped meshes. However this is generally not useful so the net has to be “squared”.
This involves joining one long edge of the net to the opposite long edge to make a cylinder. The twine and knot used are the same so this join is invisible. This can only be done by hand. The net is then cut diagonally in a spiral round the tube of net then when the net is laid out flat it can be pulled in to a square shape.
This is a cheaper way of making a net because it is faster and requires no work by hand. The technical term for this type of net is Raschel which is a type of warp knitting in which parallel monofilaments are looped together in a zigzig pattern along the length of the net. Our Woven net is made from two strands of 500 denier filament looped together which is then interlooped at the mesh corners.
The net produced is a diamond mesh. It can not be “squared” so the net can stretch i.e. as opposite corners of the diamond are stretched widthways, the other corners will shrink lengthways. Windbreak is also a Raschel net but has the addition of crossways or weft strands. Our insect net is a standard weave with the weft monofilaments crossing the warp monofilaments at right angles.
This is a two stage process. The polymer is melted and forced through nozzles and cross strands then set at the joints as the material cools. The net is then reheated and stretched both length ways and widthways (Biorientation) to make a lighter weight net. This type of net is much more rigid than other types of net i.e. the meshes do not deform very easily.
Our standard off-the-shelf cages are available in 0.25m increments up to a maximum size of 9m x 9m.
If you require a cage for a larger garden or commercial application, please contact our customer services team HERE.
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We ordered two rectangular aluminium fruit cages for two raised beds to stop rabbits from cucumbers and other vegetables. The cages were excellent and very well made. The netting was slightly fiddly and oversized initially but we secured with extra pegs. Would recommend as a great product . The netting point is not a problem as not all beds are equal. Would recommend and are ordering another.
New protection from birds
Very pleased with it. Two of the poles had slight bent sections
Robust and does the job
Finding the top rods bent in transit was disappointing, and the wait for replacements was inexcusable. No instructions were provided, although assembly was fairly obvious. The quality of the components is self evident, but it is a shame that getting a good seal to the ground requires sacrificing a few inches off the advertised height, due to insufficient netting width.
Low fruit cage
Very pleased with product. It would have helped if printed instructions had been sent with product instead of having to phone you. However your colleague was most helpful.