30 Aug Top 10 Fencing Solutions for Commercial and Industrial Businesses
There is no shortage of commercial fencing options on the market. When you take a stroll around and look at different fencing solutions you will see that businesses across Essex have made different choices that reflect their needs, their aesthetic requirements and their budgets. Metal fencing comes in a wide range of designs, sizes and finishes and choosing exactly the right solution for your business can be tricky. It’s always wise to consult the experts and here we have the top 10 metal fencing solutions for commercial and industrial businesses to help you.
Chain Link Commercial Fencing
Chain link fences represent a speedy fencing installation solution that is ideal for any business that needs to quickly secure a perimeter. Chain link is made from durable and corrosion resistant steel and is an excellent solution for industrial, warehousing or construction sites. Chain link fencing can be made to look less utilitarian through the use of different coloured powder coating. It is a good security solution because it doesn’t create any hidden spaces in which intruders can hide.
Palisade fencing is a more secure form of metal fencing than chain link fencing. It’s robust and resistant to damage whilst still maintaining a line of sight to possible hiding places within the boundary. Steel palisade fencing comes in a variety of different heights and strengths and can include top-spikes for added security.
Welded Steel Fencing
Welded steel fencing is created when steel components are welded together and then primed and painted. One area of vulnerability of a welded steel fence can be the welds themselves, which hold the sections to the posts but are susceptible to rust and may need regular repainting. A polyester powder coat is recommended for all welded steel fencing.
Ornamental Iron Fencing
In areas where the way a fence looks is as important as the security it provides, ornamental iron may be the best possible fencing solution. For security purposes an ornamental fence should be at least 6 feet high but with the flexibility of design that an iron fence offers, this can often still be aesthetically pleasing.
Key Clamp Hand Rails
Key clamp hand rails are a commercial fencing solution that is not designed to keep intruders out but offers a safety barrier and can act as a guard rail around risky edges, along waterways or around steps and slopes. Key clamp hand rails are comprised of galvanised steel tubing that is held tightly together by galvanised steel clamps. These are amongst the least intrusive of business fencing solutions.
Aluminium Ornamental Metal Fencing
Aluminium fencing is a good alternative to steel fencing in areas of possible deterioration such as coastal locations or around corrosive chemicals. Aluminium is robust and durable and can create a suitable barrier in both commercial and industrial business settings.
Fencing for Schools
The requirements for school fencing are usually twofold: perimeter security and on site safety. A range of different fencing methods should be used to cover individual situations. Advice on standards for school premises can be downloaded from the Department for Education website. Consult your expert fence specialist for advise on your responsibilities and possible solutions.
Bow Top Fencing
Bow top fencing is a more aesthetically pleasing fencing solution than some. The rounded tops of these panels are attractive and more friendly to the touch, making this the ideal solution for public and children’s areas such as play parks. Bow top fencing can be coloured via powder coating to suit its surroundings.
Sport fencing needs to keep trespassers out when premises are not occupied and keep sports equipment, in particular balls, in when premises are in use. This often requires fences of heights up to 15 metres but for some sports 30 metre fences are preferable. On some metal fencing for sports, plastic clips can be used in place of metal ones to help reduce noise.
Barbed Wire or Razor Wire
Barbed or razor wire fencing is not a security solution in its own right but can be added to the top of an existing fences or walls as an additional security measure. There are a number of issues with the sharp edges and barbs of this somewhat unpopular fencing solution and other security options are often preferable.
Whether you are interested in an off the peg security fencing solution or bespoke decorative metal fencing, at Blackburn and Co Ltd we offer a full range of metal fabrication services and are happy to discuss your metal fencing requirements with you before providing you with a free no-obligation quotation. Get in touch with our team today to discuss your Essex fencing needs.