Anti Butterfly Net - 8mm woven diamond mesh

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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
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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Quality product and a tip from me..

There are a lot of cheap nets on offer on line. This is an established proper net company and the net I got was of high quality. Price was what you might expect and delivery prompt. My problem was in the practical problem of using this flexible net to cover a large fruit cage, cutting and fitting were a bit of a challenge and took some working out. Eventually I found using polythene pipe insulation tubes (from Wickes) as a securing method worked really well, and enabled tweaking to get a really professional look. Fit the net over the frame then cover the frame and net with split insulation pipes, then tuck and tighten before cutting any surplus netting, works well and a cost effective solution.

Angela B.
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Distinct Possibilities!

We actually need some suitable netting for a community textiles project to do with the Environment. A friend who has this netting - and finds it durable and flexible for her well-managed fruit-cages, recommended this supplier to me. Knowle Nets have been really patient, supportive and responsive with my strange enquiry! A problem with Delivery was quickly resolved and they have been really helpful. We still have to get Final Approvals and then take decisions on Methods - but I continue to think that the finer grid and strong meshing makes this one of the 'front runners'. We may be advised to attach it to a stronger netting to distribute the weight-bearing once textile motifs are fixed on: I think that this might be a reasonable procedure to ensure that the overall work is robust when hung in a 4.5m drop from a Grade 2* Listed Building!

David Y.
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Butterfly net

Very good service and very good product

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Very good nets

Very easy to fit over the frame very good cage.

Alexander G.
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Save your brassicas!

What a relief to successfully protect the plants. Much easier to use than micromesh. Quality product for a fair price, won’t hesitate to use again and better ventilation seems to keep the whitefly under control/away. Thank you.

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Anti butterfly net

A nice net, which is easy to handle.

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Butterfly Net

Excellent product & service Thank you

Martin B.
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Anti Butterfly net.

Not used it yet but it will be perfect to protect my brassicas later in the year.