All our welded mesh fencing is constructed from steel wire. Where most welded mesh fencing is simply hot dip galvanised, selected versions of our EuroGuard® range are zinc alloy coated for exceptional corrosion resistance.
We manufacture a range of customisable welded mesh products suitable for all applications, from schools and sports facilities, to commercial properties and high security sites. Creating an 'invisible' screen, welded mesh fencing offers high visibility and doesn't compromise CCTV. With posts adaptable for security toppings, cameras and lighting, flat profile designs for sports enclosures, reinforced V mesh styles for additional strength, and close-knit panels for high security applications, we can offer you the tailored security solution your site requires.Product Quote for Welded Mesh Fencing
EuroGuard® Welded Mesh Panels
The EuroGuard® range of welded mesh panels offers an ideal perimeter fence solution for schools, leisure attractions, commercial sites and even residential properties where there is a need for higher levels of security. There are different styles available, including a flat profile fence with horizontal twin wires, a flat profile sports rebound mesh, reinforced V mesh fencing with v shape profiles for strength and rigidity, and a steel and timber combination panel to increase privacy and aesthetic appearance with a natural timber façade.
Securi-Mesh® Welded Mesh Panels
Commonly known as 358 Mesh or Prison Mesh, our Securi-Mesh® range of welded mesh panels employs a climb resistant heavy duty mesh with small apertures and welds, meeting specifications including the use of CCTV, and where a visual deterrent is a key consideration. Securi-Mesh® panels have a single layer of close-knit welded mesh, while Securi-Mesh® Plus offers a double layer of mesh secured with tamper-proof fixings.
High Security Welded Mesh Panels
Our high security welded mesh panels have passed physical tests to a standard which gives each panel a classification indicating its protection level against a range of toolsets and attack times. Achieving a certified LPS 1175 Security Rating from the LPCB, these mesh panels are ideal for high risk areas where certified protection is necessary.
Ultra High Security
The Trident® range includes mesh fence panels that offer extremely high security with products that meet Home Office specification for use in mental health units and prisons, and products designed for rapid deployment and reduced costs.Trident Mesh Fencing Range
Why choose welded mesh fencing from Jacksons?
Welded mesh fencing has grown in popularity over the past few years and is widely available from a variety of suppliers. The design lends itself to applications where through-visibility, installation speed and low cost are primary requirements.
Looking at the most popular mesh designs, it’s easy to assume that there is little to choose between them; on paper, they look much the same and share similar wire spacings, reinforcing folds and wire sizes. Unfortunately, that’s far from the reality.
There are many factors that will distinguish a mesh panel fence capable of providing security and a long service life from those that can’t. Here are some points to consider if you want a welded mesh fence that will remain fit for purpose throughout a long life cycle:
All welded mesh fence panels start as coils of steel wire. As with all steel products, the quality and durability of the finished product results from stating with a good material and that’s largely a factor of the wire manufacturing process. Whenever possible, you should check that the steel wire being used by the fence panel manufacturer is of a good grade and traceable back to an ISO 9001:2015 accredited source to ensure consistency and adherence to material specification and tolerances.
Wire Diameter (Gauge)
Rigid welded mesh fence panels are almost always sold with a protective coating covering the wire – whether pre-galvanised (Galvanised Before Welding), Galvanised After Welding (GAW), Zinc-Alloy coated or plastic coated. Some manufacturers measure their wire diameters after the coating is applied. A smaller diameter wire with a heavier layer of coating will not provide the same structural strength and resistance to cutting as a product made from heavier diameter wire, even though both will be show as being the same diameter.
Mesh Panel Coating
Zinc galvanised before welding (Pre Galv)
The mesh fence will be manufactured with wire that has been pre-galvanised with a zinc coating before being welded together. During manufacturing, each intersection of horizontal and vertical wires is welded to form the mesh panel. However, the welding process effectively removes the protective layer of zinc, leaving the wire unprotected and subject to corrosion at precisely the points where it needs to maintain its integrity.
Zinc galvanised after welding (GAW)
Rigid mesh fence panels galvanised with a zinc coating after the wires are welded into place are inherently more durable than panels manufactured from pre-galvanised wires. The manufactured panels are typically hot dip galvanised for full coverage of the zinc coating. The downside of this process is that it requires significant ‘fettling’ after manufacture to remove surface imperfections and sharp zinc spikes which adds to the cost.
Zinc aluminium alloy coated before welding (Galfan®)
The notable exception to the rule is with panels manufactured from with Galfan® or similar zinc alloy coated wire to British Standard (BS EN 10244-2:2009). The higher aluminium content of Galfan® coated wire allows the join to ‘heal’ under welding temperatures and as a result, maintain protection against corrosion.
Polyester Powder Coating
Powder coating to British Standard BS EN 13438 is applied to a galvanised or zinc alloy coated substrate to provide a decorative finish in a virtually limitless range of colours. Additionally, powder coating enhances the durability of a mesh fence by providing a further protective layer.
Like powder coating, thermoplastic coatings are sprayed onto a galvanised or zinc alloy substrate and is particularly effective in applications where the fence is exposed to harsh or corrosive atmospheres, such as coastal areas, deserts and industrial facilities. The combination of Thermoplastic Coating on a Galfan substrate would provide maximum surface protection to a mesh panel fence. All Jacksons mesh panels are zinc aluminium alloy coated prior to final coating
Posts & Fixings
Posts and the mechanical fixing of welded mesh panels to posts are essential to the safety and security characteristics of mesh fencing and some manufacturers are happy to down-spec posts to save costs; so it’s worth a closer look. Jacksons mesh fencing employs at least two vandal-proof mechanical fixing points per clip.