If you’re considering upgrading and updating your security fence, then you might be wondering about what the benefits are to install a new fence such as palisade fences. Palisade fences are constructed by using two horizontally running rails and are connected by vertically running rails. Palisade fences can but bought in a variety of different sizes ranging from 1 metre to 3 metres tall. Palisade fencing is also a cheap fence to maintain, the pales in the fence (the vertical rails) are able to be swapped out and replaced singularly in order to make cheaper repairs when needed.
How secure are Palisade fences?
The main reason for installing a fence is to secure a certain area from outside intruders or to keep people within some certain premises. For example, a palisade fence will be used to outline the confines of a school and to keep its students on the school’s premises. Due to their intent, palisade fences have been designed to make climbing them almost impossible or at least very hard. With a lack of footholds and the potential to be 3 metres tall, this makes them difficult to gain leverage to climb the vertical obstacle.
Palisade fences also serve as a strong visual deterrent. Commercial usage normally includes having spikes at the top of the fence which also deters any intruder from attempting to climb the fence in case of injury of being cut at the top. The tall nature of this fence also intimidates any intruder from attempting to climb the fence.
How strong are Palisade fences?
Palisade fences are built to last. With the intent that the fence will be permanently guarding an area to keep it secure. Palisade fences must live up to a lot of punishment and still provide protection to whatever they are guarding.
The construction of the palisade fence is simple yet is proven to withstand a lot of punishment. Modern palisade fences are made from steel which is durable and difficult to break down.
Palisade fences are galvanised or treated with powder coating. This ensures that the steel is protected from rust which would weaken the steel and make the palisade fence almost useless in the UK (due to our weather). Both treatments of the steel make it resistant to extreme weather conditions and make the fence require very little maintenance and repairs.
What other materials can a palisade fence come in?
The most common material for palisade fences is steel. However, depending on the use and the construction of the fence, steel isn’t the only option. For residential use and for primary school’s traditional wood will be used (sometimes referred to as traditional picket fencing). This fencing tends to be about 1.2 metres tall as to be mainly aesthetic and offer only light protection for the premises that the fence surrounds.
The different types of palisade fences
Palisade fences don’t just come in 1 form. There are differently shaped fences that serve different purposes and have their own benefits.
- D shaped pales
D section palisade fencing is designed for boundary delineation requiring low damage resistance and medium security.
- W shaped pales
W section pales are designed to provide more strength and offer more resistance towards vandalization. This type of palisade fence provides highly effective security and extra protection for the area it surrounds.
- Angle steel pales
Angle steel pales are often used for general purposes. A simpler construction makes it more suited to residential estates.
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