Methods For Fixing Welded Wire Mesh

There are a number of different methods and materials available to fix your mesh products to posts or other structural components. Knowing what you can use will help you make the right choice based on your project.


Timber Posts or rails

  • Galvanised fencing staples (also known as “u” nails)
  • Galvanised washers and rust proof screws (washer diameter must be 2 x the mesh aperture size)
  • Treated timber strip / batten placed over the top of the mesh and nailed through to the host post / rail using galvanised nails or treated timber screws
  • Special galvanised or stainless steel clips (available from hardware stores), screwed through into the post or rail


Fencing wire or existing mesh products

  • Ring or hog clips – galvanised or stainless steel
  • Galvanised (and PVC coated) wire twisted 2-3 times
  • Plastic cable ties (thick and wide type, black for longer life)


Steel pipe or RHS section (preferably galvanised)

  • Welded with galv paint applied over the weld when finished, (but not suitable for PVC coated mesh as this will burn the PVC coating)
  • Galvanised washer and screw or large diam rivet (washer diameter must be 2 x the mesh aperture size)
  • Galvanised (and PVC coated) wire or bag ties (wire with end loops) tied 2-3 times around the pipe section (very tight tying may damage a PVC coated mesh product)
  • Galvanised (and PVC coated) wire to lace mesh and post together along the entire length of the pipe or section interface
  • Galvanised steel section or aluminium section to sandwich the mesh against the host section / post – fixed together by using washer + screws, self-tapping rust proof screws or bolts


The above fixing methods are often used by both professionals and DIY’ers; choose whichever option best suits your application.