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These are our best selling fruit cages. They are supplied as a complete package 2m (6ft 6in) high giving plenty of height to work in and enough growing height.
NATURAL FINISH – NO RUST.
Aluminium fruit cage supplied as a complete package and include the framework, standard roof and side nets, net fittings, wide ground pegs, a door and full instructions. Please note: VAT is included but delivery will be added to your order at the checkout. For mainland UK the delivery charge is £15.
A rigid frame comprising round tubular 25.4mm (1”) diameter uprights and 22.2mm (7/8”) diameter top rods. Maximum spacing of uprights is 3m (10ft). The ground insertion is 34cm (14”). A ground plate stops the frame sinking into soft ground and provides added stability.
Developed over many years – these are not push fit which always work loose. They comprise a stainless steel bolt and nut which will not rust and a tough nylon cap and collar.
The door hinges on any of the uprights and shuts against a post that is included with the door kit. Additional doors can be supplied.
Bird proof 19mm (3⁄4”) mesh which fits taughtly to the frame for a neat appearance.
Made from black polyethylene which is less visible than other colours. Our nets are very strong and have high ultra-violet resistance, so will give many years service.
NEED A BESPOKE SIZE NOT LISTED?
As standard our structures can be supplied in 0.25m increments or we can supply any bespoke size – please call us on 01308 424342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All structures are hand finished in our Bristol workshop and despatched with the following lead times;
Netting and components - 2-3 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 net:
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.
Woven or knitted
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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Kit arrived in good condition, very well packed. Instruction forms could be more detailed, had to guess some details. Photo of net clipping would be useful. Diagonal strap on door side would be useful to insure frame matches door.
Instructions were a little vague & could have been tailored to the specific cage I bought. When I rang up for advice the lady I spoke to was extremely helpful & her advice meant that the cage went together without further problem. Unfortunately the door hinges had been omitted from the package but again the lady I spoke to could not have been more helpful & the missing hinges arrived very ptomptly