Category Archives: Nets

Fire Retardant Netting to Meet the Building Code

In recent times across Australia, there has been a string of serious fires on high profile building sites whereby netting fixed to multi-storey scaffolding has ignited, resulting in the deployment of emergency services and the evacuation of personnel from the work site and surrounds. At Commercial Netmakers, we are one of the leading netting suppliers […]

What are Egress Nets?

Egress nets are a specialised form of safety netting that act as a ladder on the steep, slippery sides and geotextiled lined ponds that are frequently used in mining operations. Playing an essential role in the safety and environmental protection policies of most mine sites throughout Australia, egress netting, in simple terms, is hard-wearing open […]

Nothing But Nets

Custom made nets are being used in various industries such as sports, construction, mining, horticulture, fishing, agriculture and pest control. Knowing the difference between each type of net and how to ensure you have the right net for the job is imperative. We discuss some of the major aspects that need to be considered when […]

Most Common Types of Netting

It sounds simple, but netting comes in a wide variety of designs and quality, and making the right choice for your needs can be tricky! Netting is an investment that you want to last. Commercial Netmakers offers a range of netting products to suit your needs. To help you decide what type of netting you’re […]

Repairing Nets – Everything You Need to Know

In the world of heavy-duty products, they don’t come bigger or better than nets. Like everything else that’s used in high volumes, nets will invariably sustain some damage. Fortunately, they can usually be repaired and restored to their excellent function. Here is our guide to repairing nets.   Step 1: Determine the Damage The first […]

What to Look for in a Net Maker

When you buy a new tool you’re not just concerned about what it can do or how much it costs, but where it came from too. The name behind your purchase is important because it will either represent excellence or inferiority. In the long run, this could mean big savings or huge headaches for your business.

When it comes to nets, the same concept applies. Make sure you do your research and find a net maker who can provide you with custom netting or a readymade solution. They should be able to provide a product that meets your specifications and they should have the customer service to match.

Here are a few guidelines for finding the right net maker.

A Short History of Net Making

Nets have been used since primitive times for a wide variety of purposes. We have utilised them for fishing, hauling loads, and even recreation in the form of sports nets.

Nets are comprised of woven fibres in a grid-like structure. They will block larger items from passing through while allowing smaller items and liquids to flow. They are strong, they’re transparent and they don’t require nearly as much material to do their jobs compared to similar products.

Here are a few ways that nets have been used throughout the ages.