Remember those scramble nets we posted about at the start of January? Well we have finally finished hand making all 21 of them and they are now in use around lakes at a gold mine in South Australia.
The nets are fixed at the top and are in place to assist people in getting out of the lake whether they are in there for work purposes or just fell in.
It was a big job to hand make these nets but we got there in the end!
The mining industry is one of Australia’s biggest employers with thousands of workers living and working on sites far away from home often in remote locations. Many workers will stay for weeks and months on end and aside from rolling around in the dust there isn’t much to do in the Australian Outback as you can see in the photos below!
At Advanced Nets and Ropes we were asked to design and create a netted sports system for use on mine sites in order to give workers somewhere to keep active and have fun when not working. This particular installation features artificial turf, an artificial cricket wicket and is fully enclosed sides and top by tensioned netting in order to provide an area to play indoor cricket whilst outside (the tensioned net acts similar to a wall when hit by a ball). Similar to our indoor cricket installations, entry is via a high quality zipped net door.
The finished net structure is permanent and is therefore designed to withstand all weather conditions. The netting is UV protected to the maximum level possible without degrading the quality of the net, in order to protect it against the harsh Australian sun and make it long lasting (why is this important?).
Have a look at the finished sports netting structure in the photos below or click here to look at some of the other multi-use sports and cricket practice net installations we have completed.
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There is only 1 way to make these scramble nets and that is by hand! We have 21 of these large nets to make which will then be placed around the edge of a lake in order to give people something to use to climb out should they fall in.
You can see the completed nets in use in this post.
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At Advanced Nets & Ropes we travel around Australia installing nets and netting structures for a wide range of uses ranging from the normal to the obscure. Here on our blog we will share with you some of our most recent jobs as well as some of the weird and interesting things we see as we travel around the country!