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Rigid Mesh or Chain Link Mesh? Which to Choose!

Hello everyone, we are from Fenceshop and today we will help you discover the difference between welded mesh and chain link mesh. These two types of mesh are often confused, but they have very different characteristics and specific applications. Let's take a look together at their peculiarities and when it's better to use one over the other.

Welded Mesh

The welded mesh is composed of horizontal and vertical wires welded together. This welding is done through a machine that joins the wires electrolytically, making the mesh rigid. Despite its rigidity, it is still sold in rolls.

The technical characteristics of the welded mesh include:

  • Standard mesh size: 50x76 mm
  • Alternative meshes: 50x50 mm, 50x25 mm, octagonal and rectangular meshes
  • Wire diameter: varies from 2.2 mm to 3.2 mm

This mesh is well-suited for flat land or linear surfaces like concrete walls. Its rigidity makes it less suitable for uneven terrains.

Chain Link Mesh

The chain link mesh, on the other hand, consists of wires intertwined with each other without welding. This makes it much more flexible and adaptable to uneven terrain.

The technical characteristics of the chain link mesh include:

  • Standard mesh size: 50x50 mm
  • Alternative meshes: 30x30 mm
  • Wire diameter: varies from 2.5 mm to 4.2 mm

This mesh is ideal for sloping and uneven terrains, such as wooded areas. Its flexibility allows it to follow the slopes and irregularities of the terrain with ease.

Surface Treatments

Both types of mesh are treated to resist rust. They are made with galvanized and plastic-coated iron wire. This treatment ensures long-lasting durability, regardless of the type of mesh chosen.

When to Choose Which Mesh

The choice between welded mesh and chain link mesh depends on both aesthetic and functional needs. For uneven or sloping terrains, we recommend the chain link mesh for its ability to adapt to terrain variations. For flat land or concrete walls, the welded mesh is an excellent choice due to its rigidity and robustness.


The installation of the meshes always requires careful preparation of the ground and support posts. Both types of mesh need to be stretched and properly fixed. The chain link mesh may seem more difficult to install due to its flexibility, but once the roll is opened and the wires are unlocked, it proves to be very manageable. Conversely, the welded mesh, despite being rigid, requires precision and attention to avoid errors during installation.


In conclusion, the choice between welded mesh and chain link mesh depends on the specific needs of your fence project. We at Fenceshop are here to help you choose the best product for your needs. If you have any questions or need further information, do not hesitate to write to us in the comments. You will also find links to our products to get more information about the available options. Thank you for following us and good luck with your fences!

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