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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Arrow Metal is a trusted specialist supplier of perforated metal, stainless steel welded and woven wire in Australia. Our business started in 1994, over many years of operations we have accumulated an extensive depth of knowledge and experience working with metal.

Metal is our passion and we call ourselves experts in metal products used in interior and exterior lining. We can offer you solutions for any of your product needs. Our business is family owned and operated. We provide you with outstanding services that will exceed your expectation, through integrity, quality and innovation.

We have a comprehensive range of metals available, including aluminium, stainless steel, steel, brass, pre-galvanised steel and galvanneal.

We typically recommend aluminium for exterior applications which is known for its corrosion resistance and durability. With the right finish, the material has an extremely long lifespan. Stainless steel can also be used for exterior applications. However, there are many different finishes to stainless steel and what is specified depending on your project applications and your budget. Arrow Metal have expert knowledge to guide you through different product options, call us on +61 2 9748 2200 to discuss.

We have a very large range of products, prices of which depending on the types of products you choose (perforated metal, welded mesh or woven mesh), and the types of profiles and finishes you choose. Call us on +61 2 9748 2200 or email us at sales@arrowmetal.com.au with your product requirements, we will be happy to provide you with an official quote.

We offer immediate quote for stock items. Bespoke projects are typically costed within 1 working day of receiving your enquiry.

Check out our custom ordering process with step-by-step guide illustrated.

We stock an extensive range of products in our warehouse in Silverwater which can be dispatched immediately. If we do not have particular requirement in stock, our sales executives could give you an estimated delivery lead time at the time we provide you with a quote. The same is applied to custom projects that require bespoke perforation designs. Our sales executives can work closely with you to make sure our products can be delivered to your project on time.

We have a large range of perforated metal, welded wire mesh and woven wire mesh, in various metals and finishes. We have a wealth of experience, and if you have a particular metal products in mind that we do not currently stock, talk to us, we may find a solution for you.

In our manufacturing facility we operate state of the art punching machines operated by dedicated and qualified staff, who constantly monitor each procedure, ensuring high quality and quick delivery.

Having our in-house processing and manufacturing facility means we can create custom products that meet our customer’s specific requirements.

To compliment our manufacturing facility, we also stock a large and expanding inventory, some of which is made in-house, some is sourced from the most reputable suppliers.

We take care of the product sourcing so you can concentrate on your job of impressing your customers with your installation quality.

Grade 304 and 316 are the two most popular grades in the stainless steel family. According to ASSDA, typical applications for 304 include architecture, food and beverage processing, equipment and utensils, commercial and domestic kitchen construction, sinks, and plant for chemical, petrochemical, mineral processing and other industries. Grade 316 is considered as the ‘marine grade’. Applications for grade 316 particularly include boat and structural fittings; architectural components particularly in marine, polluted or industrial environments; food and beverage processing equipment; hot water systems; and plant for chemical, petrochemical, mineral processing, photographic and other industries. Arrow Metal stock both finishes in our product range to meet all project applications and budgets.


Perforated Metal FAQ

Our most popular perforations are round holes. However, we can also perforate other shapes, including diamonds, slots, rectangles, squares and raised perforations. You can check out our stock list here. If you have a requirement outside of our current range, contact us to discuss your need.

Currently, we stock perforate holes with diameters as small as 1.6mm and as large as 19mm. Holes up to 90mm are made to order. You can find more information about what is available in stock here. If you have a requirement outside of our current range, contact us to discuss your need.

The metals we stock typically range from 0.55mm up to 5mm

The following information is required

  • Material type and thickness
  • Panel sizes and quantities
  • Unperforated margin details
  • Finish specification

Please refer to our step-by-step guide to order custom products for more information.


Welded Wire Mesh FAQ

We manufactured our welded wire mesh from 304 grade or 316 grade stainless steel – the most popular stainless steel grades currently used in the market. Stainless Steel has high strength and integrity, is resistant against corrosion. Our wide range of welded wire mesh can be used as for exterior functional fencing and other industrial purposes, but can also be used as decorative interior lining.

You can check out our wide range of welded wire mesh here.

We stock a large range of Welded Wire Mesh in various profiles, you can check out our range here.

Our Welded Wire Mesh is manufactured by resistance welding together of the longitudinal and transverse wires. As such the products are very sturdy and stable. Welded Wire Mesh is used often for building fencing and in other infrastructural purposes. With the added benefit of being manufactured from long lasting stainless steel, our welded wire mesh is perfect for use in transportation, agricultural, mining, entertainment and other service sectors.

You can find further information on the advantages of Welded Wire Mesh here.


Woven Wire Mesh FAQ

Woven wire mesh is manufactured by weaving longitudinal and transverse wires together and range in size from very fine meshes through to coarse and high tensile meshes.

Woven wire mesh is very versatile, as fine meshes can be achieved with the use of fine wire strands. It can be used in a wide range of applications, using in fencing and balustrade, in making sieving and grading disks. Woven Wire Mesh is commonly used in many industries, including architectural, industrial, environmental, food and beverages, mining and safety.

Click for further information on the difference between woven and welded wire mesh is available.

Arrow Metal stocks a large range of woven wire mesh in various profiles. Our woven wire mesh is available in 304 grade and 316 grade in stainless steel and brass. Click here for more information or download our woven wire mesh stocklist

However, special sizes and types can also be provided subject to material availability. Please talk to our Sales Executives for possibilities and availability.

There are many advantages of Woven Wire Mesh

  1. It is durable as the wires are securely interwoven, perfect for applications such as fencing and balustrade.
  2. It is versatile. With a large ranges of sizes and meshes, woven mesh can be used in many applications depending on your requirements.
  3. The open areas of woven mesh allows good ventilation, good circulation of heating and air-conditioning. It also allows light and sound to go through.

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