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Stainless Steel Insect Screen Mesh

Stainless Steel Insect Screen Mesh

Stainless Steel Window & Door Mesh is part of your solution for stopping insects, intruders & embers.

Stainless Steel Window & Door Mesh keeps insects, intruders and embers out whilst letting the breeze in and allowing visibility.

Our range, flexi, toughextreme & ultra extreme is designed to suit any window & door application. Whether it be to keep pesky insects out or provide the protection of security mesh keeping families safe. With the added benefit of ember protection in rural areas.

Australia is an incredibly diverse country and when Customers request window & door mesh our first questions are ‘where is the project and what size are your insects?’ as far north Queensland has very different insects to metro Sydney & Melbourne!

Product Specifications
We stock an extensive range of roll widths and sheet sizes in black powder coated and uncoated. The black powder coated mesh (contains UV stabilizer) and provides excellent visibility.

SSWM is Australia’s leading stockist of Stainless Steel Window & Door Mesh:
Black Window & Door Mesh Insect & Intruder Stop
Stainless Steel Window & Door Mesh Insect & Intruder Stop

BAL 12.5 – FZ (Bushfire Mesh)
SSWM Window & Door Mesh can be used to meet the requirements of AS3959 amdt 3 for BAL 12.5 -FZ, where mesh is referenced and if the prescribed construction requirements are met.

Click here for Bushfire Mesh.

Technical Information & Samples
Click on the technical ‘data sheet link’ PDF in the table below for the specifications and information on our Window & Door Mesh to assist with your specifying and ordering.

Please contact us to request samples of our Window & Door range to determine which mesh best meets your requirements.

Australian Standards
SSWM have undertaken extensive testing please refer to the Testing/Standards Tab below.

Care & Maintenance
Stainless steel is a low maintenance material, but not maintenance free. Refer to our care page for further information.

Speed to Market
Same day despatch when your order is received by 9am for Australia wide delivery.

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Window & Door Mesh

Insect & Intruder Stop

Black Stainless Steel Rolls / Sheets

Product NameMeshSWGAperture mmWire Diameter mmGradeFinish Approx % OpenData SheetRequest a Quote 
Insect Stop Flexi1836.51.230.18316 Black76PDF
Insect Stop Tough12261.670.45316Black62PDF
Intruder Stop Extreme11211.510.80304 / 316Black43PDF

BLACK Sold full rolls only
* Pre black powder coat finish
 Regular cleaning is recommended to prevent the build-up of contaminants such as dirt and salt.
Further information on the above is available on our CARE page.

Window & Door Mesh

Insect & Intruder Stop

Uncoated Stainless Steel Rolls

Product NameMeshSWGAperture mmWire Diameter mmGradeFinish Approx % OpenData SheetRequest a Quote 
Insect Stop Tough12261.670.45304 / 316Uncoated- Mill Finish62PDF
Intruder Stop Ultra Extreme10201.640.90304 / 316Uncoated- Mill Finish42PDF

 If the mesh is being used externally for aesthetic purposes, to minimise tea staining it is recommended that the mesh is pickled, passivated and electroploished.

 Regular cleaning is recommended to prevent the build-up of contaminants such as dirt and salt.
Further information on the above is available on our CARE page.

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

Australian Standards
✔ AS 3959-2009 Amdt 3
‘Construction of Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas’ meets physical requirements of mesh
Aperture <2mm, Corrosion Resistant, Non Combustible
✔ AS/NZS 1530.3:1999 ‘Simultaneous Determination of Ignitability, Flame Propagation, Heat Release and Smoke Release’
✔ FCO-3313 CSIRO Advisory Report regarding ‘Bushfire Mesh’ range & criteria of AS 3959-2009BAL 12.5 – FZ. If used in the prescribed construction manner
✔ AS 2331.3.1 2001 Neutral Salt Spray Test
1000 Hours, No Corrosion
✔ AS 5041 2003 Knife Shear Test
Passed
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 Window & Door 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
Warp– All wires running lengthwise of the cloth as woven
Weft– All wires running across the cloth as woven

Stainless Woven Mesh Formulas

Aperture
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

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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

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The woven wire is identified as 3.33mm aperture / 0.9mm diameter
Mesh Count
If the aperture and the diameter are known the mesh count can be determined

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Percentage Open Area

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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.

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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

twill-weave

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

Stainless Steel
Woven Mesh Calculations

  • Mesh Count
  • Wire Diam mm
  • Aperture mm
  • Open Area %
  • Weight Squ m
  • Micron (if Aperture =< 1)