Are you looking for the best fence net? Read my reviews, find out my opinions and a complete selection guide.

Nothing is more important than privacy and security, so a net can become an excellent system for fencing the house and for creating the right delimitation of your outdoor space. On the other hand, know that there are many types, from electro-welded models up to flexible ones. In summary, to avoid getting lost among the thousands of options available to you, I suggest you read my guide, so as to find the perfect model for your needs.

The advantages of mesh fences

First of all, the presence of a fence makes things clear, and communicates a rather clear message to all who will see it: this space is mine, and woe to those who cross the border. Furthermore, a net obviously protects children who usually play in the garden and pets, which will thus avoid putting their feet (or paws) in dangerous areas.

Secondly, as I anticipated, external networks are a very valid ally in favor of your privacy: to give you an example, you can use them as a support for install an artificial hedge, exploiting the covering effect of the latter. Finally, although not an insurmountable obstacle, the fences still delimit the territory and therefore act as a deterrent for thieves, lowering the risk of unwanted intrusions.

Certain types of nets are also used to create fences for poultry animals, as in the case of chickens, for example to protect them from foxes and other predators. Some models are created specifically for this purpose, others can be “converted” as they are very versatile, such as electro-welded roll products.

Types of nets for fences

We will have the opportunity to deepen them later, one by one, but before discovering the reviews of the best, I would like to give you a brief preview of the various types available.

  • Rigid net: sold in rigid panels, it is the most resistant and therefore the most suitable for protecting land from unwanted intrusions.
  • Electro-welded mesh: the queen of versatility, since you can use it to delimit an outdoor space or to set up a chicken pen. You can find it both in rolls and in rigid panels.
  • Simple twist net: Also known as lozenge or loose mesh, this product has denser and tighter meshes. It has good flexibility but is not as robust as the others.
  • Double twist net: it maintains all the qualities of the simple twist net, except that its strength is superior, due to the double twisting of the wires.
  • Knotted net: also known as pastoral or agro-pastoral network, it is used for agricultural use, as in the case of sheep pens. It is very robust, to the point of easily absorbing the blows inflicted by animals.

Also consider that any mesh can be sold in panels (as in the case of rigid models) or in rolls, as is the case with some electro-welded products.

Best fencing nets

1. Generic 25 Meters Welded Mesh

If you are looking for an electro-welded mesh, with a green plastic sheath that covers the galvanized metal wires, then I recommend this product. This is a fence available in different heights (the one I chose is 1.5 meters), sold in a 25 meter roll. The relationship between quality and price is excellent, considering that there is a lot of network at your disposal, while the quality is of a good level but not professional.

  • Template: electrowelded mesh
  • Roll length: 25 meters
  • Net height: 1.5 meters
  • Wire thickness: 2.3mm
  • Plastic sheath: here I’m

The links are not very tight and the thread is not very thick, but given the price these are limits that can be easily overlooked. Also consider that this mesh has an excellent plasticized sheath to protect the metal wires, and is easy to install. Secondly, the green color also makes it more discreet and therefore more suitable for maintaining a “natural” aesthetic in the garden or in the countryside.

Clearly it is very versatile and you can use it for any purpose, even to set up a dog pen. As for the measurements, the thickness of the wires is equal to 2.3 mm, while the meshes have a size of 75 x 50 mm. And the heights? Just check the product sheet to find also the rolls of 1, 1.25, 1.75 and 2 meters. In summary, it is a great product for those who want to reduce their expenses.

2. Margherita Electrowelded Fence 2 M

If you need to buy a good compromise between strength and elasticity, but without spending a fortune, then this fencing net produced by Margherita is exactly for you. It is excellent due to its high height, from 2 meters, while as always it is sold in rolls (length 25 meters). Also in this case the links are not particularly wide (50 x 75 mm), while the rubber sheath is not present.

  • Template: electrowelded mesh
  • Roll length: 25 meters
  • Net height: 2 meters
  • Wire thickness: Approx. 2 millimeters
  • Plastic sheath: absent

In my opinion it is a very good alternative to the network seen above, of excellent quality and offered at a competitive price. As always, this is not a professional network, but it does the tasks for which it was designed to be great. Also, know that there is also a 1.5 meter version, cheaper, perfect if you don’t need a very tall product.

The wires are galvanized and therefore are perfectly resistant to bad weather, do not rust and also prove to have excellent strength. Despite everything, however, the thickness of the wire is not high and therefore I do not recommend using it as a fence for medium or large-sized animals. On the other hand, it is ideal as a reinforcement or to enclose chicken coops or other farms, in addition of course to gardens, perhaps in conjunction with a blackout cloth or a fake hedge.

3. Amagabeli 1M X 25M Galvanized Mesh

Another round, another run, another mesh for electro-welded fences and made with galvanized metal wires. The cost is absolutely on average with the market, while the dimensions are smaller than the models already reviewed. The Amagabeli, in fact, has a height of 1 meter, while the length of the roll corresponds to 25 meters. In summary, if you need a lower accessory to delimit your outdoor space, then this is for you.

  • Template: electrowelded mesh
  • Roll length: 25 meters
  • Net height: 1 meters
  • Wire thickness: Approx. 2 millimeters
  • Plastic sheath: here I’m

The welding with electrolytic technique guarantees an excellent level of resistance to this network, and there is also the green plastic coating (PVC). As a result, it’s a good choice in terms of looks too, if you need a fence that knows how to “blend in” on the outside. It has all the classic advantages of this category of nets, as it is very versatile and can also be used as a fence to contain and protect farmyard animals.

Best of all, it’s bite-proof and chew-proof, so you can also use it to create a solid dog enclosure. I can assure you that when used in conjunction with a fake hedge, this net fits beautifully into any garden. Finally, it’s very simple to install, it’s pretty easy to handle, and I personally haven’t found a fault with it being one.

4. Generic Loose Mesh 2 x 25 M

If you are looking for a loose mesh fencing net with diamond shaped windows (lozenge), then you may want to consider this option. It is a roll with a rather wide height of 2 meters, and with an overall length of 25 meters. It is not the most robust around but it is normal that this is the case, considering that we are dealing with a single twist net.

  • Template: twisted (loose knit)
  • Roll length: 25 meters
  • Net height: 2 meters
  • Wire thickness: 1.7mm
  • Plastic sheath: absent

The cables are in fact tightened together by a single turn, therefore I do not recommend you to use this or other similar models if you have to make an enclosure for medium or large animals. On the other hand, this is a great product if you need a simple net to delimit your property, or to prevent children from venturing into dangerous places for them when they play in the garden. As for the measures, consider that on the product sheet there are also lower heights.

The diameter of the wire is not very thick (1.7 mm), but it performs its tasks and (bearing in mind the premise made above) in its own way it is still robust. Then remember that lozenge and loose mesh nets are really easy to install, and can be positioned without problems even on uneven surfaces, as opposed to paneled ones. In summary, although it is preferable to opt for the double twist, this galvanized mesh is suitable for many different, but not too demanding purposes.

How to choose the fence net

Network types

Depending on the type of network, the purpose of use may change, as well as other aspects such as the flexibility of the cables, their strength and ease of installation.

1. Rigid networks

As I anticipated, rigid fencing nets are always sold in panels, and are also the most suitable due to their extreme strength. They are not easy to break and, not surprisingly, they are the most suitable model to protect your outdoor space from thieves and any unwelcome visitor. Due to the panel structure, this typology should be installed on flat surfaces, and as a matter of stability you will have to use poles.

The strength and tightness is guaranteed by wires about 4 or 5 millimeters thick, while the height can vary and in some cases even exceed one meter. Finally, among all it is the most suitable model if you want a fence that does not clash too much in terms of design.

2. Electro-welded meshes

As its name explains, an electro-welded fencing net is made up of cables with interweaving electrolytically welded together. The mesh of the fence can be more or less wide, and this always depends on the type of product. Know that the models with tight mesh are more reliable in terms of strength, while those with large mesh are more “soft” and therefore easier to unroll. However, consider that there are both panel and roll versions on the market.

Also in this case the measures can vary from product to product, from the meter to the height, while the standard length of a roll usually reaches about 25 meters.

3. Twisted networks

This is perhaps the most common type, and for sure you have already seen one. This net, in particular, stands out for its traditional shape of rhombus or lozenge meshes. The links are created by twisting the threads, while the height generally starts from a minimum of 1.5 meters up to over 2 meters. Also in this case, the presence of denser meshes ensures greater strength, compared to products with larger meshes.

As far as the structure is concerned, the nets for fences of this type can be sold both in rolls and in panels. Finally, these are products that are easy to install, due to the wide elasticity of the cables. The main difference with electro-welded nets is this: they are called loose mesh because the wires are held together by “free” weaves, therefore tightened together (torsion) but without welding.

What about double twist nets? As I anticipated, they are identical but much more robust, due to the double intertwining of the cables. This particular quality gives them a higher durability.

4. Knotted or pastoral nets

The last category to be explored concerns the so-called knotted or pastoral net. It is a type used above all in agriculture, to make fences to contain courtyard animals. It is one of the most robust products ever, especially if you buy the rolls with larger section, thicker and harder threads. In summary, you won’t have to worry that a kid’s butt could break through them as if they were made of tissue paper.

In this case the galvanized metal cables are knotted together, so as to create joints with exceptional resistance against shocks and blows. Of course, the measurements of the roll may vary, while the height usually does not exceed 1 meter.

Network materials

Like the types, the materials also require a proper study, since the robustness of the network and its ability to withstand over time will depend on them. It is clear, then, that the material greatly affects the degree of rigidity of the cables.

1. Galvanized steel

This is the most popular material of all. Almost all mid-level networks use it for making cables, due to its excellent qualities. Galvanized steel is in fact particularly resistant, and furthermore the presence of the galvanized layer also protects it from corrosion.

2. Stainless steel

It is not often found, because stainless steel is more a prerogative of professional fencing nets. Despite being much more resistant and able to last longer, stainless steel still has a higher cost. If you have to buy a net of many meters, therefore, it is likely that you will spend quite high amounts.

3. Plasticized metal

If you find a roll with green colored wires, know that it is most likely a fence net made up of metal cables covered with a plastic sheath. Usually this solution is very common in electro-welded fences, and if you are wondering what the coating is for, I’ll explain it to you right away: it offers an additional level of protection to cables, thus allowing them to last longer.

Not only that, because the sheath colors the net and therefore gives it an extra touch of style, making it less annoying from an aesthetic point of view.

How to assemble a fence net

It is clear that, before assembling your network, you will necessarily have to equip yourself with all the accessories necessary for assembly. I refer to posts for fences, which can be in epoxy powder coated iron or in wood. To fix the poles I advise you to use a petrol auger, especially if the ground is hard and barren. To fix the roll nets you will also need to use the hook wires and tensioners or wire tensioners.

For panel nets you will only need to plant the poles. This is due to the fact that, usually, they are already equipped with a coupling system, or alternatively it is possible to use special collars. Also in this case, I leave you a video where it is explained step by step how to install both the poles and the nets.


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