These robust walk-in fruit cages are made of high tensile strength steel and are black polyester powder coated for weather resistance with a 2m height making a great space to work in and plenty of growing room.
Our Lock Tight joints have been 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 Each Fruit Cage Pack comes with the framework, standard roof and side nets, net fittings, wide ground pegs, a door and full instructions.
Door hinges can be added to any upright and the door shuts against a post that is included in the door kit. Extra doors can be supplied if needed.
- Sturdy 2m tall round tubular framework
- Uprights 25.4mm diameter
- Top Rods 22.2mm diameter with no risk of sagging
- Uprights are spaced at a maximum of 3m
- Sturdy rust resistant Lock Tight joints will not loosen over time
- Door hinges can be added to any upright
- Additional door kits available
- The cage is designed to be inserted 34cm directly into the ground
- Ground plates are available to add stability on softer ground
- Foot plates available for very soft ground
- Self assembly – minimum of 2 people recommended
- 10 Year Structural Guarantee
- Made in the UK
- Comes standard with bird proof 19mm roof net
- Made from black polyethylene which is less visible than other colours
- Soft and flexible
- Fits tightly for a neat appearance and bird safety
- Side net is manufactured from a tough extruded composite material
- Adds rigidity and strength to your fruit cage
- 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.
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 us at: 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 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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3x9m steel fruit cage.
Item was purchased and recieved without any hassles. Built the frame myself although they recommend 2 people. So far it's keeping the birds off my peas so job done
Walk in steel fruit cage
The quality of the fruit cage is excellent and easy to assemble “if you read the instructions” if I had read them properly it would have been a lot quicker. I was a part missing but after a quick phone call they apologized and it came the next day. Great company.
Steel walk in fruit cage
All arrived in really good time. Put it up in lockdown so on my own. Needed to be inventive. Tools required stated metal spike, but you provided one thank you. The net was very generous, thank you. All very good quality. I started trying to fit one top rod at a time but realised the chamfered nut wouldn't stay in the black nylon plug. I had to remove the upright to tip out the nut which had fallen to the ground inside. Couldn't see a way of fitting the door catch when the net was in place, so have purchased an alternative. Otherwise fine. No problems.