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houndour
26-10-2004, 01:50 PM
Hello,

I went to B&Q looking for wire for rabbit runs, but I couldn't find any (its such a big place). Anyway, I've just looked on their website and found this:

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/product/product.jsp?PRODID=159983&CATID=159947&entryFlag=false

But it's only a panel, not a roll. Can anyone tell me where I can get a roll from? Also, it's not looking as cheap as I thought, would anyone recommend just buying a pre-built run? Or building your own?

Thanks,

Sam

bunnyhuggger
26-10-2004, 01:57 PM
*nods* we use that, it's called weldmesh and much stronger than chicken wire (which is useless). Focus sell it as well. You normally get it in rolls but you can also get it in panels which is more expensive.

bunnyhuggger
26-10-2004, 02:02 PM
Oh and I think Bracknell Rabbit Rescue also build and sell runs and they'll make a lid for it as an extra if you want.

Tamsin
26-10-2004, 02:03 PM
Try a different DIY store. As Lynda says you can get it in rolls which is much cheaper.

Tam

houndour
26-10-2004, 02:06 PM
yes, I've seen that on their website. Really good price too. It would be easier to buy one.

Alice
27-10-2004, 03:52 PM
Hi Houndour

I also had probs finding the mesh in our local B&Q but they do have the strong weld mesh by the roll. The usually have it outside at my one.

Pendragon
27-10-2004, 05:49 PM
This may not be of much help.... because I've forgotten the name of the place! :lol:

But there is a place online that sells rolls of all types of weldmesh, at very cheap prices (far cheaper than buying from DIY shops). I think the place is in Doncaster if that's any use. But in any case, try looking online for aviary mesh... if you can find the place I'm on about it's dirt cheap and includes delivery.

houndour
01-11-2004, 02:16 PM
For a run outside, what is the recommended size of the holes in the mesh? I had a look at the garden center and there's all sorts of sizes!

Is the 25mm x 25mm too large? Most hutches seem to use the rectangle one.

Tamsin
01-11-2004, 02:31 PM
I would go slightly smaller if possible 25mmx25mm would probably just about fit a cat paw. I think we have something like 20mmx10mm rectangles.

Tam

houndour
01-11-2004, 02:35 PM
Thanks Tam!

I didn't even think of cats :oops:

I'll try and find the rectangle one then.

Sam

Joanne
01-11-2004, 03:08 PM
I no these 2

http://www.moncaster.co.uk/home.htm

http://www.chillaquip.freeuk.com/accessory.htm

bunnyhuggger
01-11-2004, 03:12 PM
This one is in Sheffield if you know anyone in that area who can collect for you http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3211&item=4333319503&rd=1