Aluminium Walk-in Fruit Cage

6 reviews
SKU: KN-AL-FC-2.5X2.5M

Sale price £193.43


Lock Tight Joints

Our Lock Tight Joint is probably the sturdiest on the market. Our flat ends are secured together so there is no movement

Knowle Nets 25cm increments

25cm Increments

Our sizing is unique with tubes cut to the nearest 25cm, so you can order a fruit or veg cage to fit your exact garden space

Shape Adaptability

Our Lock Tight Joint allows top tubes to be angled in any direction, allowing unique shapes to be created to fit your garden

Knowle Nets slope friendly

Slope Friendly

Using flat end tubes and our Lock Tight Joint, our construction enables slopes to be easily accommodated within any build

Knowle Nets made in the UK

Made in the UK

All our Fruit or Veg Cages are made personally by hand for you in our UK workshops to your exact size & material requirements



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
Netting £12
Small structures - Low fruit, veg, strawberry cages £12
Walk-in structures

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.

Extruded Netting


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.

english single 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.

Woven Netting

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.

woven netting
Extruded Netting 

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.
extruded netting


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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C M.
United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Great fruit cage

Having junked a steel fruit cage I was looking for a longer lasting alternative and found the Knowle Nets cages. I opted for the Alluvium Walk-In Fruit Cage. They are great value for money and the design is very good. It was very easy to put together and I like the fact you can remove the netting in the winter if required. Three months on I can say I’m absolutely delighted with the cage and can recommend Knowle Nets.

United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Walk in fruit cage

Appears to be sturdy and relatively straightforward to put together. A few additional diagrams in the instructions would be helpful e.g. orientation of pole bases and netting over door

Brian S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Went together well

The cage went together well. Possibly it could have been a little clearer that the door has to be assembled and attached first. It looks as if it is going to do the job well. My only criticism is that the cage and door come wrapped in far too much plastic and sticky tape. I do not think it is necessary. You need to look at reducing it.

United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Very useful for the garden

Frame was easy to assemble and quite sturdy, but as my site is on sloping ground when it came to putting the side net on a few more ties to attach the net to the frame would have been useful to get the net tighter. Other than that a very useful product. On the whole very pleased

derek l.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Fruit cage

Fairly easy to ***** on my own.looks sturdy now net is on no complaints at all

United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Plastic !!

I was pleased with the fruit cage although can't comment on this stage about use of the item as it isn't assembled yet. I would like to give feedback about the packaging being so much cling film and plastic - it was so excessive that it rather spoiled the experience of receiving and opening the lovely new fruit cage. I realise that everything needs to be well packed for delivery but surely some other way can be found which won't impact the environment so very badly. Particularly the males among you might like to 'Google' "plastics in the environment and male fertility"!!