#Meshspotting – March round up

#Meshspotting – March round up

Our #meshspotting social media campaign highlights the versatility and adaptability of expanded metal mesh. Over the last few months, we’ve been highlighting its many fantastic properties and capabilities and we’ve been revealing where and how it is used all over the world.

Here’s a round-up of the best selection of March’s submissions – please note that these were taken and submitted before the current lockdown measures came into place.

Ski Lift, La Plagne, France

It takes a dedicated mesh spotter to take a mesh snap while on their way up the slopes… but our MD, Philip Astley, clearly had his eyes peeled!

No. 13 Group Fighter Command HQ bunker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Expanded metal security mesh has been used to help secure and preserve this World War II era bunker at Kenton Bar in Newcastle! No. 13 Group Fighter Command HQ served as part of the air-defence system during World War II and played a key role throughout the Battle of Britain. More information on how expanded metal can be used to secure buildings is available here.

Starbucks, Horsforth, Leeds

If you have ever visited the Starbucks café in Horsforth, you may have noticed this use of expanded metal. Metal mesh is often used in the hospitality sector for interior fit-out and there is more information on its capabilities here.

Portable heater, Canary Islands

Thanks to Anthony Bate for sending in this fantastic shot of a portable heater in use in the Canary Islands.

Lighting feature, Sheffield University

Expanded metal mesh has been used at Sheffield University’s Coffee Revolution space to create this striking feature, combining design innovation with practicality. Here’s some more info on how expanded metal can be used in restaurant, bar and café interiors.

Mesh screen feature, Coach, Manchester

2498 expanded metal has been used to create this feature at Coach, a designer bag and accessories retailer in the Intu Trafford Centre in Manchester. Thanks to Anthony Bate for this picture.


We’d love you to take part in our #meshspotting campaign by sharing great pictures of expanded metal mesh via e-mailing us on meshspotting@exmesh.co.uk or on social media, using #meshspotting. You can send us the images via our accounts on Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

The best photos will be shown on our social media channels, website and e-marketing platforms, including our regular e-newsletter.

Every quarter we will be choosing a winner in the following categories:

  • Most creative application spotted
  • Best photo (composition)
  • Furthest away from Hartlepool (our HQ and the original home of expanded metal manufacturing!)

Follow us on Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn to keep track of our #meshspotting campaign, or to find out more, click here.