Profile Mesh Fencing

With a number of mesh fencing styles available, we look at profile mesh fencing, when it is commonly used, the benefits, and compare it to other mesh fence types.

What is profile mesh fencing?

Profile mesh fencing is a type of security fencing made from welded wire mesh panels. These panels consist of vertical and horizontal wires arranged in a grid pattern and are typically manufactured from steel. Often referred to as V mesh fencing, the panels feature V-shaped folds or crimps. These folds reinforce the panel, providing strength against warping and keeping the panel rigid. Flat mesh fencing, such as Securi-Mesh or EuroGuard Flatform, does not have any folds, however, it is often reinforced in other ways, such as using thicker wires, more wires per panel which creates smaller apertures, or adding a double horizontal wire.

At Jacksons, we manufacture a number of profile mesh fencing types including EuroGuard® Regular, EuroGuard® Extra, and EuroGuard® Combi.

  • EuroGuard Regular is a classic V mesh fence style with 200 x 45mm mesh apertures and 3-4 reinforcing folds according to height.
  • EuroGuard Extra is a V mesh fencing style which is unique to Jacksons. Featuring thicker vertical and horizontal wires and smaller 200 x 30mm mesh apertures and 2-4 reinforcing folds.
  • EuroGuard Combi features a profile mesh panel at its core, with timber slats woven into it for privacy and increased aesthetic appeal.
  • What are the benefits of profile mesh fencing?

    V-Shaped Profiles

    The defining characteristic of profile mesh fencing is the v-shaped folds pressed into the mesh. These v-shapes act like beams, stiffening the panel and making it more resistant to bending or warping. This is especially important for taller fences or those in windy areas.

    Improved Impact Resistance

    The v-profiles also help distribute the force of an impact more evenly across the panel, making it less likely to suffer from dents or punctures compared to flat mesh.

    Climbing Difficulty

    The v-shapes create handholds that are uneven and uncomfortable to grip, making it more difficult for someone to climb over the fence. Flat mesh, on the other hand, provides a more consistent surface for someone to get a foothold on.


    The v-profiles add a visual dimension to the mesh, making it appear less industrial and more visually appealing than flat mesh. This can be a consideration for residential properties or areas where aesthetics are important.


    Profile mesh fencing is a popular choice in retail premises, business parks, and commercial properties. It is also commonly used inside the main fence line at higher security sites such as data centres, to provide demarcation or secure separate areas like car parks. Its high visibility properties increase safety and security for staff and visitors.

    Providing a much more attractive appearance than palisade fencing, profile mesh fencing is ideal for security within housing estates around reservoirs and utilities. Providing good visibility for maintenance and supervision, mesh panels are a cost efficient option that prevents access to both humans and animals, increasing safety. Panels are often powder coated green for a durable finish and more natural aesthetic.

    Profile mesh fencing is also ideal for schools in areas where demarcation is required including playing fields. It is not specifically a sports fencing type; EuroGuard Rebound is best for sport pitch surrounds or MUGAs. Pay attention to the mesh fencing clips used to secure panels to posts. We go into more detail in our other blog post, but the video below also demonstrates. In addition, if strain is increasingly put on the fence like in a school environment, the front-facing fixings are susceptible to loosening and falling out over time. Not all profile mesh fences are built equally and inferior panels commonly break at the welds, causing a dangerous and pointless fence line.

    Things to Consider

    Profile mesh fencing may be slightly more expensive than flat mesh due to the additional manufacturing process for the v-profiles. While both offer visibility, the v-profiles in profile mesh can create slightly more visual obstruction compared to completely flat mesh.

    In conclusion, profile mesh fencing offers significant advantages in terms of strength, security, and aesthetics compared to flat mesh fencing. However, the slightly higher cost and potential for some visual obstruction should be factored into your decision. If security and a sleek look are priorities, profile mesh is a good choice. If flat-out visibility and the absolute lowest cost are your main concerns, flat mesh might be sufficient.

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