Temporary Fencing Solutions

There are various temporary fencing solutions on the market that can be applied to many different purposes. Temporary fencing is ideal in situations when the use is only short term and the fence needs constant adjustment; an example of this can be seen on building sites when a temporary fence is extended as the site grows and is removed when work is completed.

Temporary fencing uses

Temporary fencing solutions can be seen in practice every day in many different places, common places that short term fencing can be seen include:

  • Building sites
  • Music festivals
  • Sporting events
  • Airports
  • Stadiums
  • Emergency sites
  • Farms

Temporary fencing provides excellent benefits for the use of health and safety and security as well as being a good tool for helping in crowd control and mapping out routes for the public and sports competitors.

Types of temporary fencing

Temporary fencing solutions can come in various different forms; fencing can be made from different materials and purchased in various sizes. Common kinds of temporary fence include:

  • Steel barricades
  • Plastic barricades
  • Water-filled barricades
  • Perimeter barriers
  • Steel hording
  • Rolling fencing

Steel and plastic barricades are commonly seen at many events as a form of crowd control barrier, they allow spectators to view an event without being able to obstruct the participants. They are designed to be lightweight and easy to set-up to make a fence in minutes. Barricades are widely used by police for the same purpose in instances when an important visitor to a town or city requires protection. Barricades are also beneficial for mapping out routes at events, they can be placed in order to help people find their way around different areas easily, for instance to music stages and beverage tents.

Water-filled barricades are not as widely used as their steel and plastic counterparts; they are commonly seen at airports and air fields to ensure that all traffic is controlled and in the correct areas. Water-filled barricades are small and heavy and the water-filled base means that they are almost impossible to tip or knock over.

Perimeter barriers are another of the commonly seen temporary fencing solutions, building sites across the UK use this kind of fence to ensure that public access to the site is restricted and the site remains secure. Perimeter barriers allow a building site to be safe to the public and ensure that all buildings and machinery is secure during out-of-work hours.

Rolling fencing is a useful kind of fencing that is used at many events, especially sports events such as running and bicycle races. Rolling fencing is made from lightweight plastic that is easily rolled out and secured into the ground using poles. The fencing is excellent for mapping out the route of a course and is safe for both spectators and participants. Unlike other types of temporary fencing solutions, rolling fencing can easily be cut to size and contour to any type of terrain, rolling fencing also tends to come in a variety of bright colours to allow easy visibility.