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How to Install a Chain Link Mesh?

Hello everyone, we are Marco from Fenceshop, and today we will show you how to install a chain link mesh. Many customers find this operation complicated, but with the right tips, we can simplify it. Here is a detailed guide to help you through the process.

Necessary Equipment

Before you begin, here is what you will need:

  • Chain link mesh
  • Posts
  • Tension wires
  • Pliers
  • Soft binding wire
Preparing the Mesh

The mesh you receive will be rolled up compactly to save space. When unrolling the mesh, make sure the long points are facing up, as we will use them to hook it.

Unrolling the Mesh

There are two main methods for unrolling the mesh:

  • From the ground: If space allows, unroll the mesh on the ground and then lift it up.
  • Standing up: If there is no space, one person holds one end while the other unrolls the roll.
Temporary Hooking

First of all, temporarily hook the mesh to the top tension wire. This step is critical to keep the mesh in place while you work.

Securing the Mesh

Once temporarily hooked, secure the mesh permanently to the first post. Use the binding wire, doubled for the first bindings, to ensure a robust hold. Perform this operation at least 4-5 points along the post.

Tensioning the Mesh

To tension the mesh, you can use ratchets or rope winches. If the mesh is low, you can pull it by hand. One person pulls while the other ties the mesh to the opposite end of the fence. Ensure to pull the mesh evenly along the entire span.

Top Hooking

Once tensioned, hook the mesh to the top tension wire every 30-40 centimeters. This will ensure that the mesh stays in place and doesn't sag.

Final Binding

Now, proceed with the final binding of the mesh. Use the simple binding wire to secure the mesh to the central and lower tension wires every 30-40 centimeters. For intermediate posts, perform double bindings to ensure greater robustness.

Removing Excess

Finally, remove the excess mesh. You can unwind the chain link or cut it with pliers. Make sure not to cut the last linked mesh but only the excess one.


We have completed the installation of the chain link mesh! We hope this guide has been helpful. If you have any questions or suggestions, leave a comment. Don't forget to subscribe to the channel and visit our Fenceshop website for more tips and products for your fences. Happy working!

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