October 28, 2014

Indoor Netting Installations

It's getting to the time of the year where we at Gourock.com assist a lot of customers with customized nets that are needed for indoor installations.  There are many instances where the locations that are required to to covered by protective or impact netting include some building features that are "in the way".  For example we see people needing to account for beams, rafters, doors, drop-ceilings, roofline tapers, and other integrated and permanent characteristics of the indoor space.  Luckily, by using Gourock for your netting production and supply you do have some good opportunities to take these sorts of room/building constraints into account when having your protective netting manufactured.

Over the years Gourock has supplied hundreds of customers with sports and multipurpose netting productions that are being hung or installed within indoor spaces.  This is a pretty popular way to go throughout the entire year, but definitely more typical throughout the late autumn and winter seasons.  Whether it is for a private/residential use, a high-traffic commercial installation, or an industrial location, we can generally quote and supply customized netting panels that take into-account your indoor shape features.

Below are four recent examples of custom nylon nets that were constructed with particular shapes to make them easy to hang/install around different obstructions (vents, rafters, etc.) and also entrance doors that lead into the indoor area.

Feel free to get in-touch with Gourock.com if you would like to inquire about your own indoor netting needs and we can help out!

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

October 15, 2014

Nylon Netting Panels With Custom Shapes

Gourock.com supplies a pretty wide range of nylon netting options, and there are many customers that require some fairly custom shapes in order for the netting to accomplish the intended job correctly.  We typically see this sort of necessity with a lot of nets that are being hung or suspended within pretty particular framing structures or matching the contours of a building roofline.  There are lots of customers that opt to go with some bulk sections of netting so that they can then use the overall amount of material to "mold/adjust" within their specific area - and then cut the excess mesh if needed.  But many times the nets are going to be under a decent amount of tension or pressure around the edges, so it is highly beneficial in the long run to have a rope bordering sewn-in (which dramatically increases the strength of the product around the perimeter - and creates a very dependable attachment point for clips or hooks).

Some typical examples of netting installations that often require custom shape features include:
  • Baseball/softball backstops
  • Warehouse barrier applications
  • Ceiling nets covering yards or spectator areas
  • Golf barrier nets at driving ranges
  • Trash barrier nets around landfills
  • Netting for railings and stairs
  • Bird and animal containment applications
  • Sports stadiums and bleachers
  • And many multipurpose residential or industrial applications
Because Gourock offers a variety of mesh sizes and twine thickness for nets, there is generally a good selection to consider for your particular application.  For instance, you'd want to aim for a 1" mesh size if you're doing a gold driving range barrier net, and a 1-3/4" mesh size if you're doing a baseball/softball stadium or backstop net.  

Regarding the production of custom-shaped netting panels, the best way to get going on a project like that is to get some accurate measurements of the space/area that is to be covered by the nylon netting mesh, and forward a basic drawing over our way to take a looks at.  Let us know some details about what the netting is being used for (so that a proper mesh/twine can be suggested), and we can come up with an initial quote for you on getting the product made and shipped your way.

For some additional reference, here are a few recent examples of some custom-shaped nylon nets that were manufactured and shipped out to our customers over the last few weeks:

Netting: #18 X 1" knotted nylon netting
Custom Features: Tapered/angled top-edges
Usage/Application:  Warehouse bird-barrier netting

Netting: #36 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting
Custom Features: Angled edges on upper netting
Usage/Application:  Little league baseball field backstop netting

Netting: #36 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting
Custom Features: Tapered bottom edges
Usage/Application:  Railing nets for public walkway

Netting: #36 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting
Custom Features: Trapezoid shape
Usage/Application:  High school baseball field backstop netting

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

October 2, 2014

Custom Netting Panels Featuring Notches/Cut-Outs

Many of Gourock's customers have requirements for their custom netting productions that require some shape features that are unique for a particular installation need or use.  For instance, there are times that the netting is being hung or suspended within an area that has some beams, or rafters, or walls that get in the way of things.  Or - sometimes the netting needs to be able to allow objects to pass-through the area.  And sometimes the netting is being connected or laced to a specific framing structure that incorporates tapers or an angled shape/design.  For these sorts of considerations, Gourock can usually have the netting produced in a way that does take into account the customized shape features so that the final installation of the material has a professional appearance and fit.

Some recent examples of this are displayed below.  Each one of these examples helps provide you with some helpful context on the types of customization that is available from Gourock.com, and also the different types of customers that often need these sorts of nets.  If you have a situation where the netting would be best if it did have some unique shape features you can certainly contact Gourock.com and provide us with the details of what you are aiming for.  At that point we can provide some guidance, and provide a quotation on what we have available to have produced and shipped for you.  The following netting examples range from being quite large in finished sizing, to relatively small in area.  Some of them are for private/residential users, and some of them are for large industrial clients.  So no matter what the sizing or usage, you're invited to at least check out what Gourock can quote a supply and perhaps you'll be able to get a more specific fit and appearance for your netting job!

Netting: #21 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting
Custom Features: Notched cutout areas
Usage/Application:  Supermarket warehouse barrier netting

Netting: #21 X 3/4" knotted nylon netting
Custom Features:  Corner notches for overlapping horizontal installation
Usage/Application: Hospital whirlpool top barrier/cover

Netting: #72 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting
Custom Features: Circular portal area
Usage/Application: Residential loft cover net

Netting: 1/4" knotless polyester debris mesh
Custom Features: Angled notch area
Usage/Application: Oil company debris/containment
Netting: #21 X 3/4" knotted nylon netting
Custom Features: Corner notched areas
Usage/Application: Cruise ship golf hitting cage containment
-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

October 1, 2014

Nylon Netting Panels With Rope Riblines

Many netting installations have some specific or particular connection/hanging requirements that need to be taken into account.  For instance, a net may need to have the ability to be properly fastened or clipped to a set of existing cables, or to some posts/poles that are incorporated in the framing area.  Many times we hear from our customers that the netting that they'll be hanging will be wrapping around a set of posts for instance - or maybe the netting will be hanging horizontally and requires some additional connection points within the area of the mesh itself.  

Whatever the situation may be, a great solution is to have "riblines" sewn-in through the inner area of the netting.  Riblines are ropes that are woven through the mesh and are used as reinforced connection points for any sort of clipping/hanging that is needed during the final installation of the material.  So rather than clipping to the individual twines of the netting, you have a thick rope to hook to.  This increases the strength and long-term durability of the netting panel itself since the Dacron® rope is a much stronger clipping point than simply using the individual netting twine.  The rope riblines are essentially just like the regular rope borders that are sewn-in around the perimeter of the nets, but they run through the area rather than around the edges.

The netting productions from Gourock.com that feature rope riblines are used for a pretty wide variety of different applications.  We see them needed for backstop nets behind baseball and softball fields, for golf nets that are wrapping around different framing structures, on ceiling nets that are covering gymnasiums and sports facilities, on driving range and landfill nets that need additional connection points due to wind, and other various industrial or commercial installations that require central netting connections.

Generally speaking, the nylon nets that have riblines installed on them are built using the DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon netting.  The edges are rope bordered with 5/16" braided Dacron® ropes, which is what is also used for the central riblines as well.  Below are some recent examples of custom netting productions supplied by Gourock.com that have rope riblines installed on them, and they help provide some additional context into this sort of netting construction and finished product:

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

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