If you love to grow your own strawberries at home, choose our strawberry cages to protect your fruits from birds. All the cages come with a full set of instructions and a list of contents. The 16mm uprights (legs) are pushed into the soil for stability. The horti-balls joint are used to connect the crossbars and the uprights together. The 19 mm square mesh duo-filament knotted net is then laid over the cage and pegged down to the ground.
Our cages come complete with pegs, netting and horti balls to assemble the aluminium poles safely. The net is not fitted for an easy access each time you need to water or pick up some strawberry.
You can use a fleece net over our strawberry cages over winter, with extra pegs for wind resistance. The cages can be dismantled easily and stored when not in use.
- Sturdy 0.45m (1½ft) finished height
- 12.7mm diameter aluminium tubing
- Comes with horti-balls, a fitted knotted net and pegs
- Max distance between uprights is 2.5m (8 ft)
- Easy to assemble
- 19mm square mesh duo-filament knotted net
- Soft & flexible
- Made from black polyethylene which is less visible than other colours
- The net should be pegged to the ground and lifted to gain access to the cage
- A trusted UK family run business since 1965
- Over 50 years of expertise in high quality garden structures
- 10 Year structural guarantee
- Crafted by our expert designers and manufacturers’ team in Bristol
- Bespoke fruit and vegetable cages size available on demand
- First class customer advice & care available Mon-Fri, 9 to 5pm
- Multiple delivery options
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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Seems great but the net had me confused
With the web site and logic the frame was easy to *****. But with no instructions what to do with two chunks of netting in different amounts left me bewildered. I have managed to cover the cage to the ground but have odd bits of netting over. I cable tied the separate nets together to make them as one. Seems simple to access, just pull a few pegs and roll back.
Well made, simple to use, ideal for what it was needed for. If it matters which way round the connecter fit, then instructions could be enclosed.
Perfect protection for
I am very happy with this strawberry cage. I built it a few months ago with the grandchildren (8 &10) to make them do something pro-active. It was very easy and they love the activity! The horti-balls are easy connectors to fit tubing in and the knotted net was a perfect fit keeping birds away.