Guide to Temporary Fencing

Temporary fencing comes in many shapes and sizes and is available to serve many different purposes. It is a common sight at fairgrounds, festivals and construction sites across the UK and is used to provide both safety and security. The range of temporary fencing is vast and using a guide can be helpful in both deciding what is the best choice for your purpose and in installing the fencing safely and correctly.

Where to find a guide to temporary fencing?

There are many companies in the UK that can provide fencing that can be used for a short or intermediate measure. Some companies provide fencing specifically to the local area while others will cater to the whole of the UK, what these companies do have in common is that they are able to provide a guide to temporary fencing.

Not all kinds of temporary fencing are suitable for every kind of job; for instance, pedestrian barriers will not be suitable for providing security to a building site. Likewise, hording fencing will not be the ideal choice for providing crowd control and mapping out pedestrian routes.

Using a guide to temporary fencing can be beneficial is helping you to decide which kind of fence in best suited to your purpose. Temporary fencing suppliers often have guides available through their personal websites which can be found easily online with a search engine, others will be able to provide you with a guide over the phone.

The internet can also give you access to independent websites that can provide a guide to temporary fencing, these can also be found with the use of a search engine.

What does a guide provide?

A guide to temporary fencing does not only provide information on the different kinds of fencing and what is suited to your needs, there is also the information on the following:

  • Weight of panels
  • Weight of bases
  • Transportation of panels
  • Installation of fencing
  • Cost
  • Extras needed

Fence panels come in many shapes and sizes and are also available in different materials; the weight of each panel will differ dramatically. Some temporary fencing, such as plastic and rolling fencing can easy be handled and installed by one person whereas large galvanised panels can often be heavy and awkward and require the labour of two men.

Not all fencing comes with a base, perimeter fencing such as anti-climb and hoarding fencing does require a base for both connection and balance. The bases are often made from rubber and concrete and require two men to lift.

Fence panels will need to be stacked and transported correctly to avoid the load falling off the lorry. The installation of fencing will require that workers wear the necessary safety equipment such as helmets, gloves and high visibility vests or coats.

Cost is a big part of any guide to temporary fencing and the total figure quoted will depend on the kind of fence needed, the length of time it is needed and any extras that are required for installation or extra security.