The UV levels in Australia are some of the highest in the world. This causes netting, in particular polyethylene netting, to degrade over as little as a year. This means that the netting will break as easily as pulling it apart with your hands as you can see in the video below.
Once the netting reaches the level where it can easily break by hand there is no point in repairing it, instead the netting will need to be replaced. This can become an expensive task when you need to replace something like a tennis net or soccer net every 2 years but imagine having to replace an entire multi-purpose sports system or worse… Imagine that because of UV damage, a fall arrest safety net did not function when needed leading to a workplace injury or even a death?
To protect against UV degradation ultra violet inhibitors are added during manufacture at the point where the net is turned into a yarn. These inhibitors have been developed and improved over time and provide a greatly increased lifespan for the netting. In Australia, this is especially important since the UV levels here are some of the highest in the world... We cannot do anything to stop the UV hitting the nets but we can do something to extend their life.
Both Advanced Nets & Ropes and SecureaKat products and installations use maximum UV inhibitors where possible to extend the life of the net and you DO NOT PAY ANY MORE money for your finished installation. We believe that we create the highest quality netting installations in Australia therefore it is our pride and reputation at stake if our netting does not perform as intended for extended periods of time.
In Australia, the polyethylene netting we use for our installations has been in use for 10 years and is still functioning today without degradation. Contact us for more information.
Our experience in netting lets us create the best possible, long lasting solution for you, whatever your netting needs. And don't forget that we love a challenge!
With our other company "SecureaKat" we install cat enclosures and cat runs throughout Australia. We also support many local cat shows including sponsoring the Best Domestic Kitten category at the Royal Adelaide Show 2011.
Garfield was adopted from 'Help Save The Furry Ones" animal rescue shelter in Ingle Farm, South Australia. Here is an interview with the owner and SecureaKat on Adelaide's 5AA radio station with Amanda Blair.
Some of the topics discussed include the number of cats in need of homes, desexing cats and dogs, people dumping their cats and where you can go if you want to adopt a cat from a shelter.
Here at Advanced Nets we do quite a bit of work for animal shelters and other environmental uses as you can see here http://www.advancednets.com.au/environmental-nets.html.
Recently, the Minton Farm Animal Rescue Centre in South Australia www.mintonfarm.com.au contacted us looking for us to design and install a netted enclosure for Miru, a wedge tailed eagle who was brought to them after its mother was shot. The enclosure is large enough to allow Miru to walk and fly around inside. You can read about the latest happenings at the centre here.
The refuge has emerged from a community need for animal and bird rescue and rehabilitation. The project funding relies entirely on volunteers and donations to operate. Your kind support will help to improve the quality of life for 100's of native animals and birds for future generations to enjoy, not just as extinct exhibits in museum.
Whilst we were inside the enclosure Miru put on a bit of a show for us as you can see in the videos below...
Sometimes we have people come into the factory with random one off requests... Caroline came to get some netting for an art project featuring fish and a half naked man lying on a wooden floor. She was kind enough to send us some signed photos from her finished project which you can see below.
Advanced Nets & Ropes
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!