What is Cyclone Fencing all about

Cyclone fencing, chainlink, chainwire, chain mesh, diamond mesh, hurricane fencing (if you’re from the US!) All different names for the same type of fencing.

Chainwire fencing originated in the UK back in the 1800’s, with its design based on the manufacturing process of cloth weaving.

Used worldwide, it’s one of the most recognisable types of fencing. With strength and versatility, this fencing staple is utilised throughout a wide range of industries and the domestic market.

In Australia, the trusted Cyclone brand was the first company to introduce a pre-fab fence called SpringCoil. In the 1980’s after Boral purchased the Cyclone brand, Slim Dusty became the voice of Cyclone in a string of well-known TV commercials. This brand is still available on today’s market, having an almost iconic status amongst rural Australia.

What is a Cyclone Fence?

Wikipedia describes the design of chainwire as:

‘The wires run vertically and are bent into a zig-zag pattern so that each “zig” hooks with the wire immediately on one side and each “zag” with the wire immediately on the other. This forms the characteristic diamond pattern seen in this type of fence.’

Chainwire is made using hot-dipped galvanised wire, with a PVC coated option available that provides an updated look. There are choices of roll heights, diamond sizes and selvedge types that suit different applications. Galvanised posts and fittings provide a solid framework for the mesh.

Chainwire can also be used with timber posts and rails rather than galvanised. This softens the somewhat ‘industrial’ feel of chainwire and suits a range of situations.

You’ll see chainwire used for tennis courts, cricket nets, around schools and childcare centres, industrial and commercial property, for internal partitioning, on rural properties, farms and construction sites. Anywhere that strength, security and longevity are needed at a reasonable price point.

Cyclone fencing is often not the first choice for fencing, but it has a myriad of uses and advantages as well as standing the test of time.

Bears Fencing has completed many projects for clients utilising Cyclone fencing. Check the gallery on our website for examples and to start planning your Cyclone fence! 

Contact us on 0434 900 602 for a competitive quote and excellent customer service.


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