Choosing the Right Netting for a Project

Choosing the correct type of netting may seem confusing. We have a very large range of mesh size, material diameter, and material to choose from. The good news is that it does not have to be a confusing process as we are here to help you choose the correct net.

Choosing the Right Net for Your Project

There are 2 important factors to consider when choosing which net you require, the material diameter and mesh size. The material diameter will affect the strength of the net, a 1mm net would be quite weak (approx 20kg breaking strain) compared to a 5mm net which is very strong (around 320kg breaking strain). The breaking strain is for each mesh or square. This means that the smaller the mesh the stronger the net as the load is spread over more material.

The mesh size will also be responsible for what the net can stop. A 100mm mesh would be no good for stopping cricket balls and a 20mm mesh be extreme to stop footballs. With this in mind we have a range of different twine sizes and mesh sizes to suit almost every need.

If you have any doubts over what you need then speak to one of our experts either on live chat, email enquiries@hucknetting.co.uk or on the phone 01308 425100. Let us know what you are using the net for and we can help with the specification of the net. We can also give pointers on how to install most types of netting. If you would like to see a sample of any of our products then we can send these in the post for you free of charge. 

Choosing a Netting Type 

1mm twine thickness - Normally used for lightweight projects with no heavy impact. The most common use is bird control netting as it is low cost to cover large areas, lightweight and has a good range of mesh sizes.

2.3mm twine thickness - Mid-weight netting, very popular with ball stop uses as it is lightweight and strong (approx 80kg per mesh burst strength), best hung loosely to allow the net billow on impact.

3mm twine thickness - This is our most common netting thickness as it is strong (approx 125kg per mesh burst strength) and available in large range of colours. This is used for lots of industrial, sports and home usage due to its durability and adaptability. 

4mm twine thickness - Not a net we use for much but is very popular as football goal nets as it shows the colour of the netting very well even in larger meshes to suit team colours. 

5mm twine thickness - Heavyweight netting used as personnel safety netting, hammer throws cages and other high impact areas. This netting is very strong (approx 320kg per mesh burst strength) yet soft to the touch making very appealing for areas where it will be touched alot. This netting is even used as working platforms on building site so can be walked on. 

Choosing a Netting Mesh Size

8-10 mm mesh - Used as no climb netting or debris netting due to its small mesh size keeping most things out.

15-20mm mesh - Used in high impact areas and golf courses as heavyduty stop netting, in lightweight twines used to keep Sparrows and other small birds out/in. 

25-30mm mesh - Used as lightweight golf netting and sparrow netting. Can also be used as leaf catch netting. 

35-50mm mesh - Used for a lot of sports as ball stop netting, handrail netting, rack netting, pigeon netting and safety net.

60-120mm mesh - Used as ball stop for larger balls, safety nets and large bird netting.

This is just a few uses for the nets, there are many many more. 

F/R Treated Netting 

We can also treat our netting for flame retardancy which stops the netting spreading any flame although it does not stop it melting. We have a few options of flame free netting that is extruded with the treatment in so can be used outdoors with out it washing out. We can slosh dip any of our nets to be flame retardant for indoor usage.