This environmental netting was installed a number of years ago to protect native plants in the Adelaide's River Torrens from swans and other wildlife damaging them whilst they grew. They needed to protect the plants from the top, side and under the water. The nets needed to allow room for growth. Each net unit also had to remain tethered to the same spot whilst moving up and down with the tide.
We manufactured the netting in our factory and assembled the units on-site on the banks of the river before getting out on a boat and installing them in their final places.
The first row of photos shows the nets straight after installation. The second row of photos shows recently performed maintenance on the nets where we went back to ensure that the nets were still performing as designed and refurbish any damage caused through wear and tear.
See more of our environmental netting here
There are a lot of things you don't think about when you turn on your electricity. Power can go out for a number of reasons including storms and extreme heat during summer (as often happens here in Australia!). One thing you probably didn't know is that something as simple as a bird landing in the wrong place at the substation could take out the power for an entire suburb and things could be even worse if birds were to actually nest inside a vital component.
Advanced Nets were called in to work with the state power supplier in order to bird proof a large substation in South Australia and this presented us with a number of challenges.
The main challenge of this job was installing bird net to protect all the individual parts of the facility whilst still providing easy access for employees to maintain the equipment. The best way to do this was to manufacture one large net to cover the entire outside of the facility therefore stopping birds from getting anywhere near it whilst also having no impact on access to equipment for workers.
The trouble with installing such a large net structure in the middle of an open area, centered on making such a huge freestanding structure sturdy enough to withstand the weather and especially the strong winds which can blow across the land. This was especially important because if it collapses the outcome could disastrous.
Next... How do we install such a large net over electrical equipment without causing damage or cutting off the power supply?
Through a combination of posts and tensioned rigging the job was completed on time and everybody was pleased with the finished result which you can see in the photos below. This job was completed in 2006 and to this day not one single bird has got through!
See some more of our bird exclusion jobs here
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!
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.
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...
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!