Permathene birdnetting is made in two basic types, knitted and extruded.

Knitted is a long life product with hole sizes which do not restrict bee movement, is run proof and will not tear.

Bird Net

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Manufactured in two distinct styles, permanent canopies and temporary drape over.

Types of Bird Netting


  • Permanent Canopy (also for draping over): This knitted birdnetting provides an ideal solution for high value crops. In addition to horticultural applications, the mesh has been used as bird protection for commercial fish farms, bird & predator fish protection for oyster leases, and bird & pest protection for urban building facades. This heavier cloth can also be used as a drapeover cloth.
  • Drape Over: An alternative to permanent canopy enclosures. With many crops, bird attack is limited to a period immediately prior to harvest when the fruit reaches a certain stage of maturity. The crop can be protected and considerable savings made by draping this mesh over the bush, vines, or temporary canopy during the vulnerable period.

Extruded Birdnetting

  • This is lightweight, UV stabilised black, with a mesh size of approx. 15mm x 15mm. It is designed for use only when the crop reaches a state of maturity. At season end the net is removed and stored for re-use. Expected UV resistance is up to 5 years.


Knitted netting is intended to be used to provide total canopy protection when installed on a post and tensioned wire framework. Pole height, diameter and spacing vary with local conditions.



  • Colour: white/ black
  • Roll sizes (width x length): 5m x 100m, 10m x 100m
  • Hole size: 16mm plus or minus 0.5mm
  • Construction: knitted monofilament
  • Weight: 40g/m2 plus or minus 2g/m2
  • Burst Strength: 520kpa
  • Approximate life: 10 years pro rata warranty against product failure due to ultra violet light degradation

Drape Over:

  • Colour: white
  • Roll sizes (width x length): 5 m x 300 m to 20 m x 300 m (varying widths between this range are stocked)
  • Hole size: 16mm plus or minus 1mm
  • Construction: knitted monofilament
  • Weight: 24g/m2 plus or minus 2g/m2, 30g/m2 plus or minus 2g/m2 draped
  • Burst Strength: 280kpa
  • Approximate life: 15 years pro rata warranty against product failure due to ultra violet light degradation


  • Colour: black
  • Roll sizes (width x length): 4.27 m x 10 m, 4.27 m x 50 m, 4.27 m x 1000 m (varying lengths are available outside of this range)
  • Construction: knitted monofilament
  • Mesh shape: square Me
  • Mesh size: 15 mm
  • Approximate life: 2 to 5 years