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Architectural Mesh

Stainless steel woven wire mesh is often specified for architectural applications, both internally and externally. Most commonly Grade 304 is specified, however Grade 316 is also used.

Architectural applications include external mesh facades, ceilings, solar shading, mesh balustrades, decorative screens, partitions and wall cladding.

Stainless woven wire mesh is a sustainable material which offers superior economic and environmental benefits as well as high strength to weight ratio, ease of fabrication and excellent aesthetic appeal.

For more information on determining woven mesh, terminology, formulas and the different types of weaves see more information or our latest post on our blog ‘The Ins and Outs of Woven Mesh‘.

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Commercial Grade Stocked Stainless Steel Woven Mesh Regularly used for Architectural Mesh 30 Metre Rolls

Product CodeMeshSWGNominal Aperture mm Wire Diam mm Approx % Open Area  Width mmGradeData Sheet 
SSWO 22250 1244 IC11022.253.15771245304PDF
SSWO 22250 1246 IC 11022.253.15771245316PDF
SSWO 22250 1836 IC 11022.253.15771830316PDF
SSWO 16500 1246 IC3/41216.52.5751245316PDF
SSWO 12880 1246 LC1.61012.883661245316PDF
SSWO 11100 1224 IC21611.11.6761245304PDF
 SSWO 11100 1245 IC21611.11.6 761245316PDF
SSWO 10700 1244 IC21410.72711245304PDF
 SSWO 10700 1246 IC 21410.72711245316PDF
SSWO 10200 1246 LC21210.22.5651245 316PDF

Minimum Sale Quantities
1245mm wide – 2 lineal meters
1550mm wide – 10 lineal meters (only sold in multiples of 10 lineal meters)

Please place your woven wire orders that require cutting by 11:00am for same day cut and pick up by 2:30pm.

Mesh is Tested / Manufactured to:

ASTM International (formerly American Society for Testing and Materials)
✔ ASTM E2016-15 ‘Standard Specification for Industrial Woven Wire Cloth’
Manufactured to
Technical Data Sheets
✔ Refer to SSWM Technical Data Sheets for further Standards / Testing information and which of the above are relevant to the mesh that you have selected

Stainless Steel Woven Mesh - More Information

Stainless Woven Mesh Terminology

Mesh – The number of openings per lineal inch.

SWG – Standard wire gauge

Aperture- The distance between two adjacent wires

Diameter- The thickness of the wire before weaving

Pitch- The distance between the middle point of two adjacent wires or the sum of the aperture width and the wire diameter.

% Open Area- The ratio of the area of the aperture to the area of the mesh expressed in percentage terms

Weft- All wires running across the cloth as woven

Stainless Woven Mesh Formulas


Calculating the aperture

  1. Count of a convenient number of apertures (N)
  2. Measure the length covered by the N apertures (L)
  3. Measure the wire diameter (D)
  4. The average aperture (A)


Working example of calculating the aperture of 6/20 woven wire mesh

  1. Number of apertures counted N = 6
  2. Length covered by apertures centre to centre L = 25.4mm
  3. Diameter of wire D = 0.9mm
  4. Aperture


The woven wire is identified as 3.33mm aperture / 0.9mm diameter


Mesh Count

Percentage Open Area

The mesh has a 62% open area


Micron Conversion


Micron (micrometer) is a unit of measure, in which usually only fine mesh under 1mm is referred to. A micron us a thousandth of a millimetre.

In this example 325/48.5, 0.043mm aperture, 0.035mm diameter is used.


Plain Weave


The most common and simplest weaves.Each warp wire (wire running parallel to the length of the cloth) passes alternatively over and under the wires running transversly through the cloth at 90 degree angles.
Intercrimp Weave


Has extra crimps in warp and weft wires between intersections.

Lock Crimp Weave


Is produced with pre-crimped wire. Lock crimp weave is stabilised by a notch or bump at the wire intersections.

 Twill Weave


Is Produced by passing each fill wire alternatively over and under two warp wires.

Stainless Steel
Welded Mesh Calculations

  • Mesh mm
  • Diam mm
  • Open Area %
  • Weight Squ m