RSPCA Rescue Centre  -West Hatch, Taunton

PROBLEM:   Herring gulls nesting on dormer roof.  Gulls dive bombing staff during breeding seasons.

SOLUTION:    Gull wire system installed to dormer roof.

A gull wire system was installed to the dormer roof.  A safe means of access was carried out using a MEWP (Mobile Elaveted Work Platform) or better known as a cherry picker machine.


The Gull Grid Parallel Wire Roof Protection System.

Alternative to installing a roof net.  Stainless steel 1.5mm orange PVC coated wire is installed in parallel lines to prevent gulls from flying onto flat roofs and roof gullies.


  • Flat Roofs
  • Industrial roof gullies
  • Overhead on outdoor eating areas

The orange PVC coating provides extra visibility to gulls.

Parallel wires are run across the roof at 400mm centres and secured to perimeter wire rope raised 500mm above the surface.  Gulls are unable to land between the wires.

Parallel wires do not need to be tensioned and should ideally sag slightly to move in the wind for extra deterrence.

Allows maintenance staff to walk between or over the wires as it is installed lower, reducing the visual impact.