Chain Wire Fence
Longain Fencing has a team of installers who are excellent in installing the complexities of chain wire fencing work, as well as barbed and rural fencing. We gladly install in Greater Sydney, Blue Mountain, Central Coast, Newcastle, The Southern Highlands & Illawarra.

Chain wire fencing has been in demand by the people for many years, and its popularity continues to grow because of its usefulness. As a bonus to the security it provides, you are also able to see through to your garden or tennis court, as well as a better view of your commercial area.
Chainwire: Railless
Our Railless Chainwire fences are great for when you need to have a fence that protects your site or property but doesn’t need the added extras like barb-wire and reinforcement rails.
Chainwire: Top Rail
Sometimes, you need extra support and strength from your Chainwire fence. We can install an additional top rail on top of your fence to give it added security and durability.
Chainwire: Top & Bottom Rail
Strong Chainwire fencing, reinforced with the added strength of both a top and bottom rail. An excellent variation of our standard Chainwire fencing product, suitable for multiple applications
Chainwire: Barb or Razor Wire
For applications that require extra security to your new Chainwire fencing, adding barb wire or razor wire is the key. Longain Fencing has installed tens of thousands of kilometres of Chainwire Security fencing for numerous clients over the years in a variety of settings such as Rural, Commercial, Industrial, Airports, Correctional Facilities, Local Council & Government Facilities, Substations and along Rail lines in Sydney, Australia. So, whatever your needs are, contact the professionals at, Longain Fencing today.

Chain Wire Fencing Solutions

As NSW’s leading industry in chain wire fencing supplies, our experienced team has certified proficiency in installing a variety of fence fittings and gates to better secure your property, and meet your individual fencing requirements. At Longain Fencing, we have the expertise to manage your next fencing project from finding you the best fencing materials to constructing your new property barrier from start to finish. For all of your chain wire fencing services in Greater Sydney or New South Wales, contact us today at 1300 816 166 for a quote.

Chain Wire: What is it?

Chain wire fencing, sometimes known as chain wire mesh fencing, chain link fencing or cyclone fence is a popular fencing solution crafted from hot-dip galvanised steel which adds a tough metallic zinc envelope that protects it from corrosion. When it has to withstand Australia’s unpredictable weather, hot-dip galvanized steel has a significant advantage. This type of steel lasts significantly longer compared to other galvanised metals as its standard coating is at least 10x thicker than coating produced by electrogalvanisation. Hot dip galvanising protects the internal steel and ferrous material from corrosion by providing a tough metallic zinc envelope, which completely covers the steel surface and seals it from the corrosive action of its surrounding environment.

When it comes to installation, improved security, overall costs, and upkeep, chain wire is the favourite fencing solution for property managers, businesses, and residential owners. While barbed wire offers a high-level of security, and ornamental metal and composite wood fences have both security and aesthetic appeal, chain mesh fencing remains the most versatile type out of all fencing options.

Why Use Chain Wire

If you’re looking for a barrier to protect your property or business, chain wire mesh is a classic fencing style that provides a range of security benefits for homeowners, rural estates to mega-corporations.


How much does a chain wire fence cost?

The cost of chain wire fencing is usually calculated per metre as standard across All Australia. This generally ranges somewhere between $50 and $90 per meter. In addition, with labour services for fencing installation, you may also have to pay them 25 per cent of the total costs incurred.

How to install chain link fence tension wire?

Our following summary demonstrates the key components of the chain link fence tension wire installation. The key features are as follows:

  1. Gather all materials for your chain wire fence
  2. Prepare the post holes following the key instructions
    • Set the posts about 2000mm away from the building.
    • Dig post holes with a diameter of 200mm wide.
    • Fill all the holes with 600mm of concrete mix, depending on the condition.
    • Ensure the distance between the two posts is 3000mm.
  3. Set posts
    • Put posts in wet concrete and plumb them with a level
    • Finish filling in the post holes with concrete
    • Check the posts for plumb after ever few shovelfuls and adjust as needed
    • Let the concrete set for two to three days
  4. Install Tension Wire
  5. Unroll the mesh
  6. Stretch the mesh
    • Chain link mesh must be pulled taut or it will sag. Stretching is done with a tool called a fence
    • Insert a pull bar through the unattached mesh a few feet from the final post.
    • Attach the yoke to the pull bar.
  7. Tighten the mesh
    • Crank the fence puller until the loops of the mesh move no more than ¼ inch when you squeeze them
    • If the mesh height has changed or becomes distorted during tightening, pull on it to reshape it.
  8. Install barbed wire

Basics of chain link fence tension wire installation

Our following brief summary of how to install chain link fence tension wire goes over some of the basics:

  1. Check your property line

    Before the actual chain wire fence installation, ensure that the location of your fence posts doesn’t cross
    your property line. Ensure that you don’t cross over the legal boundaries of your property, review
    blueprints of your property from your local real estate agent, contact your local council and be certain of
    you are aware of your local building codes allowing you to build the type of fence you want.

  2. The planning phase

    Measure the total length of your fence and estimate just how much chain-link fabric you’ll need, and how
    much of the top rail you’ll need. Assess where your terminal posts will go and put a stake in, as these are
    the corner posts + gate posts that hold your chain-link fence together.

  3. The digging phase

    Dig holes that are at least 60cm deep and 20cm in diameter to set your posts. Mark all posts with a marker
    so they all are sunk in the same amount. Use a level tool to set your terminal posts in the holes straight
    then pound them down to the line you have determined with a mallet. Pour concrete around them to ensure they
    remain in place. Once the concrete hardens, you can make final adjustments. Smooth footings with a trowel.
    Finish off with a trowel to smooth out the footings.

    Once the terminal posts are set, you need to install your rail posts which go between your terminal posts-
    these should be evenly spaced 3m apart. Run a line between your terminal posts and your line posts to draw
    out your fence location. After installing your line posts in the same way as the terminal posts, let all
    posts cure within the concrete for two days as they need to be secure when the chain wire mesh gets
    stretched out along them.

  4. The installation phase

    Install tension and brace bands plus post caps to your terminal posts. Then put the top rail into the
    fittings between all your posts, threading it through loop caps attached to each line post in each section.
    Bolt the top rail into a rail-end fitting on the terminal post. To install the chain wire mesh itself,
    unfurl the chain-link starting from the terminal post, laying it on its side along the trajectory you need.
    Thread the tension bar through the chain-link fence and fasten the tension bands to the terminal post using
    carriage bolts. Face the bolt heads to the outer edge of the fence. Get the chain-link fabric upright along
    with the frame by feeding it out from the terminal post as you go, attaching it with fence ties to the top

  5. The final phase

    Complete installation by removing any bunched or bulging chain-link. Use pliers to open any chain-link loops
    to tighten it so it fits snugly against the posts. Next, install your fence ties every 60cm along the top
    tail and every 30cm vertically on each post. Tighten all nuts and rail end bands and you’re good to go.

What is the cheapest fence to build?

Even in its separate components including metal stakes, galvanized posts, brackets, and tie wires, chain wire fencing is less expensive compared to composite, vinyl or wood fencing solutions. Chain link fences are easier to install and purchase, and are a fraction of the cost per metre. When it comes to the cost of maintenance, chain link is undeniably more favourable as it can withstand the elements and requires minimal upkeep.

Can I install a chain link fence myself?

It is possible to install a chain link fence yourself in a day or two. However, installing a fence alone can lead to a whole host of problems. Some issues you could encounter:

  • Uneven alignment.
  • Poorly placed terminal posts.
  • Incorrect post depths.
  • Permit violation.
  • Instability between posts and top wire.

If you try to install your chain wire fence on your own, you may make one or all of the following mistakes, leading to costing yourself more time and money down the line. Without the help of professionals and the right kind of equipment, it’s practically impossible to take precise measurements and markings before installing each feature.