Protective Fencing Factory in Somersby, NSW
Protective Fencing Factory in Somersby, NSW




Protective Group is made up of three separate trading entities:-


Protective Fencing Australia

The Protective group is a family owned Australian manufacturing company focussed on the production of wire, steel, and tube, fencing products to the highest quality.

Wherever possible we source Australian raw materials and manufacture our range of products in house using some of the best quality machinery available.

Our facilities allow us to control the whole manufacturing process from manufacture of mesh, fabrication of steel and tube components, powdercoating, and distribution via our own transport fleet.

Our sales and production staff have amassed a collective of hundreds of years of experience in the fencing, steel, galvanising and powdercoating industries. All of which ensures the best possible advice and service to our customers.


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Protective fencing was established in 1975 by Craig Gibbens, as the latest venture into the wire industry by the Gibbens family.

The original business was focused on supply and installation of chainwire security fencing and was succesfull in many commercial, industrial and government fencing projects across NSW.

Further expansion in the 80’s saw the addition of manufacture and hire of temporary fencing systems, mainly on the central coast in NSW.

In 2005 Protective Fencing had finally out grown it’s premises at Gosford and relocated to a new, purpose built manufacturing facility at Somersby. This change of location also marked a change of direction for the company with the exit of all remaining contracting activities and the new focus was totally manufacturing and distribution to the wider fencing industry.

Manufacturing of Fencing products has continued to influence the growth of Protective over the following years with the introduction of new machinery and the acquisition of several companies to enhance and expand our capabilities.

These developments have seen us emerge as PROTECTIVE GROUP and established the company as one of the largest Australian manufacturers of chainwire and welded wire mesh to the fencing industry.


Protective Group have a vast array of equipment, enabling us to manufacture standard and custom products for the fencing, mining, fabrication, safety and rural markets.

In addition to our manufacturing capabilities Protective have a highly experienced team with many years industry knowledge to assist and advise with any fencing, mesh and guarding enquiries.

To ensure the best possible sevice to our customers, Protective has it’s own fleet of delivery vehicles ensuring products are delivered on time and to the highest quality.

For a more comprehensive outline of our capabilities refer download below.

Welded wire mesh.

  • Three purpose designed IDEAL mesh welding machines
  • Standard sheet width 2.4M, widths up to 3.0M for larger apertures
  • Sheet width for close spaced mesh up to 5M. Lengths up to 8M possible with pallet and weight restrictions
  • Mesh apertures from 25mm square to 500mm square or rectangular variations
  • Wire diameters from 2.5mm to 10.0mm
  • Wire types – standard or heavily galvanised, Zalcote, hard drawn low carbon or stainless Steel



  • 5 Wafios chainwire weaving machines
  • Roll widths from 300mm to 5000mm
  • Roll lengths – standard rolls 10M, 15M, 20M or custom lengths to order
  • Mesh apertures from 25mm to 60mm
  • Wire diameters from 2.24mm to 4.00mm
  • Wire types – standard and heavy galvanised, lifemax, PVC coated, fusion bonded PVC, Permaseal and brass



  • Cutting, punching, bending, drilling, welding, laser cutting, threading, tapping, folding and guillotining


Wire forming

  • Multislide and 3D wire forming, ring rolling, cutting and straightening
  • Wire diameters from 1.6mm to 10.0mm
  • Wire types – galvanised, hard drawn low carbon, Zalcote, stainless steel and PVC coated



  • Batch line and continuous automated line
  • Multi stage pre treatment
  • Ability to coat small high volume items
  • Capacity to coat large items such as gates of fabricated forms up to 7M x 2.4M
  • And pipe or steel lengths up to 7.5M
  • Substrates – Hot dipped galvanised, pre galvanised, black steel and aluminium
  • Accredited INTERPON Metaplex commercial applicator
  • Pick up and delivery service



  • Full range of handling equipment including forklifts up to 5 tonne
  • Overhead cranes and purpose made wire handling equipment.
  • Own fleet of 7 trucks including HIAB facilities for site delivery. Accredited contractor fleet comprising semi and B double capacity
  • Extensive warehousing facilities in NSW, Victoria and south east Queensland

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