Bird netting is often used on buildings and in gardens to protect them against damage from nesting and pest birds like pigeons. Anti bird netting comes in a range of different mesh sizes and strengths, each made specifically to protect against different bird species.
As a general guide we recommend the following bird netting sizes for each species. Sparrow – 19mm, Starling – 28mm, Pigeon – 50mm and Gull – 75mm. Our bird netting comes in knotted and knotless options. We also sell the bird net fixings you will need if you are using bird netting for buildings.
To install a bird net, you will need some basic tools and wire. If you are using bird netting for buildings then the first steps for installation are to install a wire perimeter around the area to be bird proofed. You will then be able to attach the bird netting to the wire perimeter.
To fix a straining wire, the main bird net fixings must first be installed every 10m and wherever the wire will change direction. Intermediate fixings should be installed at appropriate intervals for the bird species being proofed against.
Start a new run of wire from each main fixing – the wire is to be looped through the eye of the main fixing at one end and secured in place using 2 ferrules or 2 wire rope grips. At the other end, the wire should be looped through the eye of a hook/eye barrel strainer. The hook end of the strainer should then be attached to the eye of the main fixing and the wire tensioned accordingly. Tensioned cross-wires may be required for runs over 10m.
To start fitting the anti bird netting, first use a cable tie to attach the corner of the net to a corner fixing. From there every mesh should be hog ringed to the wire, ensuring the net is tight and square. This will ensure that there are no gaps and that birds are prevented from gaining entry through small gaps and holes.