December 23, 2014

Netting to Block Windows and Odd Spaces

Netting is a very multipurpose material that can be utilized as a great solution to block-off many odd-shaped spaces and areas.  At we have supplied netting panels to hundreds of customers that noted that they were using it for those sorts of installations.  Many times the areas that need to have a mesh barrier are required to be protected because there is a window present.  Other times there are other factors to account for as well, such as scoreboards, lights, or doorways.

Using the DuPont® type 66-728 twisted-knotted nylon netting that we have available for customized productions, there are many options for your consideration when it comes down to requiring specialty dimensions, sizes, or shapes of your barrier netting.  There are a few other materials that we supply as well, but generally speaking the knotted nylon netting is used for the highly custom productions.  Depending on what it is that is required to be blocked or contained (the sizes of the objects to be protected from, in other words) you currently have mesh sizes available of 3/4", 1", 1-3/4", and 4".  And then there are many twine thicknesses of the netting as well.  A thicker twine will mean a stronger overall net, with a greater expectation of abrasion durability, along with a more visible look.

Sometimes the best match for a certain application is a very lightweight twine with a large mesh size, for instance for a basic basketball barrier use (the #15 X 4" is very typical).  Another example is a multipurpose barrier installation that is intended to deter birds, large leafs, or general debris objects (something like the #12 X 1" is popular for this).

So the most common sort of customization for barrier netting is simply the measurements of the height X length needed.  From you have the option to order and be supplied with practically any sort of dimensions that you may need.  We see nets that are quite small (4' X 4') to nets that are very large (100' X 150'), and everything in-between.  But we also do a lot of specialty shapes and tapered/angled netting panels as well.  These are usually nets that are being used by our customers to barricade spaces like windows or to fill-in some odd-shaped areas.  Here are a couple examples from the last couple of weeks that will provide some context on these sorts of netting jobs - and certainly feel free to contact Gourock if you'd like us to take a look at your particular request!

Netting: #21 X 3/4" knotted nylon netting + 5/16" rope bordering


Netting: #30 X 4" knotted nylon netting + 5/16" rope bordering


Netting: #18 X 1" knotted nylon netting + 5/16" rope bordering


Netting: #18 X 1" knotted nylon netting + 5/16" rope bordering
-Josh Grzyb @

December 17, 2014

Unique Custom-Shaped Nylon Nets

Here at we specialize in the supply of customized nylon netting productions, and there is always a consistent run of very unique fabrications being completed and shipped out to various clients and customers.  One of the great characteristics of nylon netting is that there is a wide range of applications that are exceedingly well suited for the material.  Because the DuPont® nylon netting that we produce with is available in a variety of mesh sizes and twine thicknesses, there is almost always an opportunity for the netting to be a fantastic solution for a particular situation.

For instance, if a client is seeking netting to contain baseball and softball impacts, the 1-3/4" mesh size is perfect.  And then the decision comes down to how thick of twine would be most preferred - since there are lightweight, medium range, and heavyweight twine thicknesses available in that mesh size.  
So some example situations for each of these would be along the lines of:
#12 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting:  "I need a general barrier net to block random errant balls from a ceiling area in an indoor installation".
#21 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting:  "I am seeking spectator barrier netting for the seating/stands at my baseball/softball stadium".
#36 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting:  "I'm installing a divider net at my hitting facility that will be subjected to a high amount of impacts over a consistent time-frame".
#72 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting:  "I'm setting up soft-toss and tee/hitting nets to constantly hit baseballs and softballs into everyday".

So these are just some very general ideas for context, but are a good way to get a grip on the different types of questions to consider when determining which sort of application you're doing and how to place the different netting options into their most typical places.  And you can use a similar thought process for every sort of sport, industrial application, multipurpose use, or general barrier and containment situation.  There is a great selection of mesh sizes, twine thicknesses, and materials supplied by for nearly every type of application you can think of.

Another aspect of things that makes the netting products that Gourock supplies very enticing, is that not only are there different strength/mesh options available - there is also the ability to have netting fabricated to customized sizing and shapes to best fit your specific area and job.  Here are four unique examples from the last few weeks that help demonstrate some of the jobs that are always being made-up and shipped out here at

EXAMPLE 1 Netting: #21 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting + 5/16" rope bordering  
Custom Features: Tapered/angled shapes  
Usage/Application:  Overhead barrier netting at baseball/softball complex

EXAMPLE 2 Netting: #36 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting + 5/16" rope bordering  
Custom Features: Trapezoidal shape  
Usage/Application:  Baseball field backstop netting

EXAMPLE 3 Netting: #15 X 3/4" knotted nylon netting + 5/16" rope bordering  
Custom Features: Trapezoidal shape
Usage/Application:  Overhead golf cage containment net

EXAMPLE 4 Netting: #12 X 1" knotted nylon netting + 5/16" rope bordering
Custom Features: Tapered/angled shape 
Usage/Application:  Bird barrier netting covering a yard area

-Josh Grzyb @

December 10, 2014

Custom Netting Enclosures for Indoor Training Facilities

The winter season is always a very busy time of year for Gourock, since there are so many indoor netting installations that require materials and custom productions that head out the door.  One of the great features of the nylon netting products that we have available is the customization of sizing and dimensions that can be provided.  A lot of indoor installations have very unique sizing requirements due to the shape or overall space constraints of the building, room, or training area.  This is a common consideration for both commercial clients as well as for private residential users, and fortunately by using as a netting source you can most effectively plan around the custom needs of the overall installation.

Over the years we have developed many great relationships with lots of commercial training facilities and businesses - and it's always interesting to see some of the new netting designs that are being setup at various locations.  Indoor sports facilities often have accommodations for multiple sports, so may need a variety of different mesh sizes or twine thicknesses depending on the usage.  Some examples are indoor baseball and softball hitting and pitching/fielding locations, indoor soccer and futsal establishments, indoor volleyball and basketball courts, as well as hockey and lacrosse locations.

In most instances a variety of individual netting panels do a great job to effectively block and contain different objects.  Netting panels can be hung or suspended within the building where they are particularly needed to divide and separate different training zones, or to act as a general barrier for the overall space.  But another very effective approach is to go with a larger enclosure netting design that incorporates the sides, ends, and ceiling netting all sewn-together into a seamless 3-dimensional product.  This is a very popular approach for batting cage nets and golf cage nets, and is also a great method for fully-enclosing an entire indoor space as well.  Often times the overall larger enclosure netting is also supplemented with a variety of separate divider panel nets as well, which allows for different areas of the enclosure to be blocked/separated into several smaller training areas as well.

With Gourock you can take any, or all of these different approaches for an indoor facility.  Featuring very strong and high-end DuPont® type 66-728 knotted nylon netting, 100% USA materials and construction, and expert craftsmanship - you're free to highly customize your netting installation and also have full confidence in the product performance and quality. 
Here are 3 examples from the last 4 weeks of some unique netting enclosure designs that have been produced and shipped out to some indoor training facilities, and feel free to keep in touch if you have something in mind that you may need to have supplied:

-Josh Grzyb @

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