Our Premium Fruit cage side net is made from black high density polyethylene. Strong and rigid, this type of net is much more rigid than other types of net i.e. the meshes do not deform very easily because the strands are heat welded together. It is chemically inert and does not rot or absorb water. This type of netting is rot proof and UV stabilised.
Used on our fruit cages as side netting, this extruded type of net protects your plants from small birds like black birds or sparrows, and can deter other pests. The mesh allows invaluable pollinating insects to pass through. The mesh size is 16mm x 19mm, and approximately weight 60 grams per square metre.
To calculate the quantity required for a fruit cage, add the length of the 4 sides together and then add 0.5m.
- Flexible 16mm mesh net
- Made from black polyethylene which is less visible than other colours
- Fits tightly for a neat appearance
- All nets are very strong & long lasting
- Weather resistant
- Choose the width you need
- Price by metre
- This net can be stretched over frames
- This net will prevent pest from attacking your crops
- UV Stabilised
- Cut to order to reduce waste
- Hand finished in our Bristol Workshop
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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I was really pleased with this netting. Very high quality and the sizing allows pollinators into the fruit cage but keeps out the birds. Well worth the investment. Sturdy and strong.
Premium fruit cage net
Easy to find what I needed ,good write up and was correct when delivered ,good strong net has done the job on the fruit cage.Good price . Would use company again.
Netting was as described and is now installed around our soft fruit beds. 10 metres delivered neatly rolled and ready to install.
Generous quantity and rapid service
Used to cover the sides of a homemade fruit cage constructed from 27mm galvanised steel tubing and cast tube clamps. The length supplied was generous, with no qualms about covering the frame and the net was easily erected, using nylon 'Zip' ties at ~30cm intervals. The net allows the passage of flies, wasps and small bees to pollinate the raspberries, black currants and gooseberries. Larger bumble bee species have problems with the size of the mesh, but are still able to pass through the mesh, if they crawl, rather than trying to fly through the mesh. Resistance to UV degredation is an unknown, but we hope to have several seasons use from the net. Rapid delivery and a reasonable price, without exhorbitant carriage charges for our location in Perthshire; unlike some other suppliers from darn sarf! Thank you
Garden fruitcage netting
I was fortunate to salvage a disused fruitcage which was overgrown with brambles. I needed to get new nets so turned to Knowle for good priced top and side nets. They were very quick with their delivery and I have just got them fitted and am very pleased with the result. Hopefully they will pass the test of time but only time cal tell.
Fruit cage netting
Excellent really good quality net
Fruit cage net
Good quality product and the only supplier I found that has 4m width.
Fruit cage netting
We have yet to put this up, but it is replacing netting bought from you just over 20 years ago which we had no problem with installing so I cannot see that is going to be difficult.
Fruit cage netting
The netting is good quality and exactly as ordered. It was easier to position than we expected.
Black Premium Fruit Cage Side Net
Excellent. The product arrived promptly within a couple of days of placing the order and it is fairly rigid, which I anticipate and intend will prevent birds from getting entangled. The degree of rigidity permits tension to be applied to enable the construction of a fruit cage, including a roof covering. The mesh size gives protection without significant shading, and it is reassuring to see how Bumble Bees climb through the net to carry on their important work ! Early days but very pleased so far. Recommended. Mike (Hampshire)
Robust for its weight
I have nearly finished fitting this netting to our fruit cage. It unrolls very easily, and (thank goodness) holds its shape so that it is easy to install straight. I can’t tell yet how it will resist wear and tear in the long term, but it appears strong, given how light it is. No idea whether it will hold up against gnawing (I know some people supplement this sort of netting with some chicken wire at ground level), but it will certainly keep out the birds.
Fruit cage net
Excellent quality, so much better than I've seen elsewhere and a lot cheaper
Fruit cage netting
Excellent quality easy to use