A chain-link fence or wire netting or chain-wire fence is a type of woven fence usually made from galvanized or LLDPE-coated steel wire. The wires run vertically and are bent into a zig-zag pattern so that each "zig" hooks with the wire immediately on one side and each "zag" with the wire immediately on the other. This forms the characteristic diamond pattern seen in this type of fence.
The popularity of chain-link fence is due to its relatively low cost and ease of installation. A further advantage is that due to the open weave, chain-link fences are transparent, and do not obscure sunlight from either side of the fence. If a semi-opaque fence is desired, this can be achieved by the insertion of slats into the mesh.
Chain-link fences are also called Hurricane Fences.
In the United Kingdom the firm of Barnard, Bishop & Barnard was established in Norwich to produce chain-link fencing by machine. The process was developed by Charles Barnard in 1844 based on cloth weaving machines (Up until that time Norwich had a long history of cloth manufacture).
Anchor Fence (established in 1891) was the first US company to manufacture chain-link fencing by machines using equipment imported from Belgium.
Contract Notice: California Department of Transportation Issues Solicitation for Minor B - Replace Chain Link Fence
May 02, 2013; CALTRANS, Calif., May 2 -- California Department of Transportation has issued a solicitation (No. 03A2126) for Minor B - replace...