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How To Keep Your Nets In Good Condition

Spare a thought for poor old nets... They can take a right beating sometimes. Whether it’s a builder flinging broken bricks into a coarse net on site, a cricketer smashing sixes into a practice net or a fisherman submerging a fishing net over and over into the freezing North Sea – the wear and tear soon adds up. Thankfully, all the nets we provide our clients with here at Renco Nets are all of the highest quality and are built to be...

Behind The Scenes: How We Craft A Net

These days, many people would assume all the nets we make here at Renco Nets are weaved together using machines. But that’s not actually the case. Though some of the types of net we produce are pre-machined, our experienced weavers often handcraft a lot of the products we supply. The magic all takes place in our workshop here in the little town of Immingham on the Lincolnshire coast. We have a small team, some who have been with us for decades, all working...

The history of netting and its place in the modern world

Fishing. Mention nets and traditionally that’s what you think of. It’s hardly surprising. Here at Renco Nets, we started out by providing rope and netting to the local fishing industry here on the east coast of Lincolnshire. But the netting industry has evolved massively since then and now our nets are used in a vast variety of different ways. Believe it or not, it’s thought the first known net was used as early as 8,300BC. That’s a very long time ago....

Strange Ways Our Netting Has Been Used That May Surprise You

When people think of uses for netting and rope, the same few things tend to come to mind… Fishing nets. Nets for sports like football and cricket. At a push, maybe you might think of some agricultural uses, such as netting to protect crops. But the truth is: There are so many more ways our netting and ropes can be put to good use. Some might surprise you. From Immingham to Winterfell For example, in the past we’ve been asked to provide nets for...

Poly-What? Understanding The Difference Between Our Two Most Commonly Used Netting Materials

Spend five minutes on our website and you’re sure to come across two words that look very similar: Polyethylene and polypropylene. They start and end the same and are both equally as difficult to say, if you’re saying them fast. But they are both materials that are essential to the work we do here at Renco Nets. It’s why we thought we’d take some time today to actually explain what each material is and where it comes from. First up: Polyethylene – The World’s Most...

Continuing The Long Tradition Of Working With Rope On The Humber Bank

A few miles up the road from our home on the south coast of the Humber Bank is a little town called Barton-upon-Humber. It holds interest to us here at Renco Nets as nearby you can find something called The Ropewalk Museum. As a company who work with rope everyday – and have done for more than thirty years – we’re glad to see the museum continues to celebrate the rope-making factory that was once housed on its premises. If you’ve...

A Life In Nets: An Interview With Renco Founder, Rene Jorgensen

In the thirty years we’ve been in business, Renco has come a long way. From a tiny one-man operation providing nets to the local fishing industry to one of the biggest suppliers of soft play netting in the UK, we’re very proud of our history. It’s why we thought it would be a great idea to sit down with the man who started it all – our founder, Rene Jorgensen – and dig a little deeper into the history of...

Keep Those Pests At Bay: How Renco Nets Is Helping To Protect Agricultural Businesses

If you’ve ever tried to grow fruit or vegetables in your garden, you’ll know keeping annoying animals and bothersome birds at bay can be a real challenge... But if you work in the agricultural industry, you’ll understand the problem steps up to a whole new level. Whether it’s mice, rats, birds or bugs...keeping pests off your crops is essential to the success of any agricultural business. Thankfully, here at Renco Nets, we have plenty of experience providing anti-vermin netting to a...

Knowing Your ‘Twine’ From Your ‘Knotless Polypropylene’: Four Key Terms In Netting

Figuring out the difference between knotted polypropylene and braided polyethylene can seem complicated. But it needn’t be. There are really only a limited number of key phrases you need to know when it comes to choosing which type of material you need. Of course, if you’re ever unsure of what type of material would best suit your specific needs, we’re more than happy to talk it through with you and figure out the best option. Just give us a call...
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Hit For Six: How Netting Is Used In Sport

When it comes to the use of nets in sport, you’d be surprised at how many different ways they can be used beyond the typical image of a criss-cross white net strung up between goal posts. Here are six other sports we provide netting for: 1. CRICKET NETS After football, this is probably the most obvious candidate. Most often nets are used in cricket for practice areas, so players can swing for six without some poor fielder having to run to the...