Expanded metal mesh products are produced from solid sheets of carbon steel, galvanized steel, or aluminium and other metals/alloys. In the expanding process, the sheet is simultaneously slit and stretched, expanding the slits into diamond-shaped holes of uniform size, shape and regularity.
No metal is lost in the expanding process and the final product is stronger per kilogram and lighter per metre than the original sheet. The newly formed strands and knuckles of the diamond-shaped trusses are at an angle to the original plane of the sheet, adding strength and rigidity. Because it is made from a solid sheet of metal, expanded mesh can never unravel. The metal strands which form the open diamonds of the new sheet permit light, heat, air, liquid, and sound to pass through, yet produce a virtually impenetrable barrier to larger solid objects. Even if cut at one or more points, the remaining strand intersections continue to hold.
TrussForte’s expanded metal mesh range includes popular brands such as Ornamesh®, Louvamesh®, Balustmesh®, Ruralmesh®, Maximesh®, Gridmesh® and Rendalok®, all formerly offered by BlueScope Lysaght. TrussForte also now offer Rendalok® Fire Proofing which is a heavier version of our popular Rendalok®, and is suitable for reinforcement of spray applied fire proofing plaster.
Often incorporated as a popular architectural feature, expanded metal mesh offers the benefits of decoration, protection, support and security. This versatile mesh allows light, heat and air through, while retaining its strength forming a very strong barrier for security purposes. TrussForte manufacture expanded metal mesh for every application including various:
Each of our popular expanded metal mesh brands is briefly described below, and can be seen in detail on the appropriate accompanying pages.
For a complete tabulated list of our standard products, please view the Expanded Metal Product Table page.
Our Popular Edge Trims have now been re-introduced into our product range and are available in a number of different sizes and materials. These Edge Trims are now manufactured in house in standard 2.4 metre lengths, and can be easily fitted to the surrounding edges of mesh sheets. Please see our Edge Trim product page for sizing details.