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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Arrow Metal is a trusted specialist supplier of perforated metal 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 or woven mesh), and the types of profiles and finishes you choose. Call us on +61 2 9748 2200 or email us at 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 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.

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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 2.0mm and as large as 19.0mm. Holes up to 90.0mm 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.

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 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.

Architects commonly use our perforated metal as building facade, cladding, shutters, balustrade and balconies. For interiors, designers use it for decorative dividers, as privacy screening, residential fencing and interior staircases. It’s also used by artists to create pieces and pictures. The applications for our perforated metal are virtually endless, as you can match the perforated metal design and performance to project requirements and add interest with colours and effects.

If your budget is tight, our most cost-effective option is our in-stock, standard perforated metal panels. These are ready to ship and come in a variety of popular sizes and classic designs, such as round and square. But do talk to us about what you need and your available budget.

We can often suggest other ideas that will work for your budget and your timescales, to give you an even better end result. Such as customising our in-stock or made-to-order profiles with finishes and effects. It’s a great way to get a ‘bespoke’ look without the high spend. Read our perforated metal cost-saving tips here for more ideas about getting the most out of your budget when specifying perforated metal.

Yes, absolutely. We’re the perforated metal experts. We can help with every stage, from choosing your base metal to the best perforation design for your needs. Our years of expertise and experience is why we’re the trusted perforated sheet metal suppliers for so many architects and designers across Australia.

Yes, metal can be perforated with all sorts of shapes. Our made-to-order range includes hexagons and geometric styles. We can even perforate different shapes into a single sheet, so you have a varied, mixed design.

It’s all achievable through our state-of-the-art machinery and tooling, which have the capability to produce an incredible range of patterns and exciting designs. Talk to our team about what shape you’d like and we’ll give you some options and ideas.

As a specialist manufacturer of customised perforated metal in Australia, Arrow Metal is a leading choice for architects and designers who have bespoke perforated metal requirements.

We can create even the most complex and intricate perforation pattern, using the very latest CAD technology and computer-controlled machinery for accurate reproduction. And we can use any drawing or illustration you have – from photos to corporate logos, text and images. Read our useful custom perforated metal FAQs here to learn more about the process and how to order.

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.

Download our Brass Woven Wire Mesh Brochure

Arrow Metal stocks a range of brass woven wire mesh in various profiles.  Click here for more information or download our brass woven wire mesh brochure.

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.

Woven wire mesh can be manufactured in an almost endless range of configurations, with a choice of wire diameter, opening size and metal materials including stainless steel and brass.

From thin and flexible sheets to heavier profiles, it’s specified for uses where exact mesh opening sizes are essential such as sieving, screening, safety and filtration.

The sheer range of fabrications means it’s also adaptable for architectural and artistic uses.

Common uses include:

Industrial: Sieving, separation and filtration, machine guards, ventilation, security

Agricultural: Animal flooring, fencing, insect control, sieving and grading

Architectural & artistic: Decorative screening, balustrade, walkways, lighting, sculpture

Domestic: Home appliances, insect, security and safety screening, sieving

Arrow Metal can supply brass woven wire mesh for  your architectural or interior projects. Our  in-stock range includes:

  • Decorative brass mesh
  • Choice of mesh sizes and wire diameter
  • Lightweight or heavy-duty options
  • Available as rolls or panels depending on the specification

For more information or to make a product enquiry, call the Arrow Metal team on (02) 9748 2200 or send us an online enquiry.

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