netting system colours
Usually we see black netting system being mis-specified and installed. Other colours are available which may be more suitable for applications such as building façade nets, skyline nets and nets in front of windows or courtyards and lightwells.
Reaction to heat and fire
HDPE has a melting point of 130°C. When exposed to naked flame it will readily ignite and propagate fire rapidly across the netted area by dripping molten flaming plastic everywhere. It is best to use flame retardant netting system for indoor use or where there are people or combustible materials present beneath it.
Installing bird control netting: the netting label
Pay attention to the netting label and corner tell-tales:
- The labels advise us of the mesh size, twine construction, colour and fire rating (if any)
- The label also denotes the longest edge on rectangular nets which is crucial when working with nets of a similar length and breadth dimension ie a 25m x 26m net
- The label is attached to the net three to four mesh squares in from the corner on the longest edge
- It also assists installers when working in a confined space or at night
- DO NOT REMOVE until the job is complete
- Always start your installation along the longest edge.
- Tell-tales are contrasting coloured twine that denotes the corners of the net:
- This eases corner identification
- Always start at a corner.
Key components of a netting system
The netting itself is just a small part of the overall system that makes up a netting installation. Like all systems, a netting installation will only be as effective as its weakest component.
Therefore, careful planning and installation are essential to success. We will be able to provide you with detailed technical specifications for their netting systems which will give you essential information on the type and number of components needed. Each netting installation will vary from the next and will need a unique blend of components. Great care should be taken during the surveying and planning phase of any job to ensure success. If in doubt, ask us for technical support.
Corner and intermediate fixings
These are the foundation of any netting system and are vital to its success. There is a myriad of fixings available depending on what type of substrate you are fixing to and what level of corrosion resistance is required. Below is just a small example of the range available.
Netting mounts can be integrated into the netting framework to lift the netting system clear of any obstacles. They are also used to create sufficient clearance between the net and the surface being protected to prevent the pest birds from pushing down the net and overwhelming it.
Access zips can be stapled into the netting after its installation to allow for maintenance access. This can help prevent damage to the nets by other tradespeople cutting their own holes.