As parks and recreational grounds become more susceptible to vandalism, strong industrial fencing solutions are required for protection.
The need for security fencing in both every day and uncommon situations demonstrates a requirement to find a fencing product that can not only maintain security, but also blend in with park aesthetics. It also needs to provide a major deterrent to vandalism and crime.
Double Wire Fence Systems
The simple design of these pre-galvanised wire panels, which can be manufactured with or without anti-climb security top spikes, makes them an ideal option. Available in 868 (with single 6mm vertical wire and twin 8mm horizontal wires) or 656 (single 5mm vertical wire and twin 6mm horizontal wires) formations, our heavy duty welded Steel Fencing designs are the supreme choice for creating effective barriers. The panels are available in a range of heights up to 3m and in 2.5m or 3.0m wide.
We can also supply fencing panels in a wide range of colours, primed and powder coated to provide protection against the elements and the threat of corrosion.
Better choice for security
This option of steel industrial fencing as a perimeter security boundary, has reclassified the commercial fencing industry. These fences have the strength to meet the level of security stipulated, plus styles that equal the characteristics of a traditional wrought iron fence.
Anti-Climb Fencing is specifically manufactured to prevent intruders from entering the grounds of sports clubs, football ground and other facilities requiring high security. This type of fencing is available with a range of security toppings that can be attached to a large choice of anti-climb fence panels, to provide additional security. We are able to supply anti-climb industrial fencing to keep parks, sports facilities and recreation grounds secure and safe, whatever your security needs.
Our customer service team is available to share their knowledge and to give advice about our Industrial Fencing solutions, or any alternative fencing application that may be required for your development. Siddall and Hilton Products can advise you on current UK regulations regarding the installation of appropriate fencing if required.
The Benefits of using a Professional Installer for Industrial Fencing
In industry, every business has to prove to be cost effective in all aspects, and commercial premises and plots are no exception. The security of your buildings, warehouses, storage facilities and business units all need to be safe from vandals and the threat of theft. Business establishments want to protect their own interest and avoid illegal trespassing so a fencing system is an integral part of the overall business. You can manage these problems, somewhat, by the planning and installation of Industrial Fencing, usually around the perimeter areas.
Once you have decided to meet the budget and invest a significant amount of money in your fencing products and materials, you will need to ensure that it is installed in a correct and efficient manner. Siddall & Hilton recommend that you use a Qualified and Professional Industrial Fencing Contractor for repairs and installation, since the safety and security of the fence is of the utmost importance.
Choosing the right Industrial Fencing Contractor
An industrial fence is not a temporary project, and as such you need to choose a Contractor that will give you a guarantee for their work. A qualified Industrial Fencing Contractor should offer you peace of mind that the newly installed fence will serve its function for a long period of time, after it has been installed.
The installation and erecting price is also an important factor when making your decision to hire a Fencing Contractor.
- Find reputable companies in your local area
- Discuss at length with the company representative for the right design, any necessary planning regulations and any specific type of material to be used
- Obtain at least 3 written quotations for the work you require
- If you feel it necessary, obtain references from your chosen Contractors
- Find a Contractor that will give you a guarantee for their work
- Choose a reputable Contractor that offers a competitive price for the installation
- Ensure that the company you decide to hire has a dedicated project manager. This will make sure the installation runs smoothly, and you will have a main person for point of contact.
Public Liability Insurance
Always ensure that the Contractor you hire for the project has Public Liability Insurance Cover. They should provide a copy of their certificate at the quotation stage, before you engage them to do the work.
Our Customer Service Team at Siddall & Hilton is always on hand to help you with any advice you may require regarding our Industrial Fencing supplies. We can also help with information regarding any regulations that may be required for specific types of fencing.
In industry, every penny counts nowadays so when you have invested a significant amount in state of the art Industrial Fencing you will want to ensure that it is installed correctly. We advise that Professional, Qualified Fencing Contractors are used for installation and repairs since the security and safety of the fence is of paramount importance. Here are some tips on how to choose a reputable fencing contractor: in the UK.
Obtaining a Quotation
No reputable, Industrial Fencing Contractor will give you a quote without a full survey. It’s necessary to look at the site to be fenced taking into consideration the type of ground, site access and measurements of the fence to be installed. Don’t accept an estimate because a professional survey will allow the contractor to produce a firm quotation including the materials, labour and anything else that is required. Make sure you know what is included in the price and ask for dates when the work will commence and when final installation will be completed.
Look at Reviews
Online reviews are one of the best ways to find out how previous customers feel about the a provider so check them out. However, if the fencing company is young it may be that their online reviews are sparse. In this case ask for references from their existing customers and call them. You will want to know how reliable the contractor was and whether the job was completed on time and within budget. Also you will want to know if any problems occurred and if so, how they were resolved.
Public Liability Insurance
Under no circumstances employ the services of Industrial Fencing Contractors who do not have Public Liability Insurance. Usually they will not have to be prompted to show you their policy but make sure you see it before engaging them.
The qualifications required for qualified workers are below. If they have not completed the requisite training levels, don’t entrust your Industrial Fencing installation to them.
- Fencing Operative – Green FISS/CSC card
- Trainee Fencer – Red FISS/CSC card
- Skilled Experienced Fencer – Blue FISS/CSC card
- Supervisory Level Fencer – Gold FISS/CSC card
- Management Level Fencer – Black FISS/ CSC card
Contact Siddall and Hilton Products for more information about D49 Industrial Mesh, Security, Anti-Climb and Steel Fencing . Our many years of experience dealing with all forms of fencing projects qualify us to offer advice, which we do for free. So feel free to take advantage of it.
Many people have never seen a mole, just the evidence of it, with piles of earth ruining a perfect lawn, playing field or golf course which we refer to as mole hills. Moles, if you do manage to catch sight of them, are rather cute little creatures. Contrary to common belief they are not rodents but wild mammals that pose no health threat to humans. However, for farmers and landscape gardeners they cause devastation in a number of ways and therefore need to be controlled.
Gardens and playing fields
Spending their lives underground, searching for earthworms and insects, just one mole can dig out more than 5 metres of tunnel in just 1 hour. Considering that they create their tunnel networks for around 4 to 5 hours per day, and several can be working together during the day and night; it’s possible for them to excavate some 70 metres in 24 hours. For landscape gardeners this is not just a nightmare of unsightliness on lawns but the tunnels can cause paths, driveways and flower beds to sink. Over time a perfectly level lawn will begin to undulate. Naturally the time taken to cause extensive damage depends on factors such as the time of year and the quality of soil.
Damage to Farms
For farmers the problems are much the same but have more consequences. Mole hills in pastures reduce the amount of grazing available for livestock because the discarded earth covers grass. In addition cattle can be exposed to Listeria, bacteria which is soil borne.
An extensive tunnel system can make the ground uneven which means that animals may be injured, especially horses. In addition crops can be adversely affected when roots of young plants are damaged by the moles’ industriousness.
Methods of mole control include:
- Plant deterrents
- Wire mesh fencing
As applies to most problems, prevention is better than cure, and there are two highly effective ways of preventing moles from wanting to tunnel through land, without the need for traps or poison. The first is installing wire mesh fencing around the area that needs to be protected. The openings of the mesh should not exceed 1.27 centimetres and since moles are master excavators, the fencing should be set at a minimum of 47 centimetres below ground level. The type of wire mesh must be vinyl coated or galvanised steel to avoid rusting.
At the same time as fencing is installed, certain types of bulbs can be planted notably yellow crown imperials which apparently have an odour similar to the scent of foxes. Moles don’t like them at all. There are other bulbs such as daffodils, flowering onions and garlic which have proven to be deterrents. Consulting a good horticulturalist or researching online should yield a number of results for both ornamental and practical plants that will keep moles away.
Traps and poison may be necessary to resolve an existing problem but the use of poison can affect other animals that may feed on moles so it’s always best to avoid it if possible.
Welded wire mesh protects wild and domestic animals
The deterioration of animal habitats and hunters around the world still threatening the survival of rare species of wild animals, such as tigers, wild life parks play an important role in their survival. Zoos also play a part in breeding and preservation.
Essential for the protection of wild animals and humans is the barrier that exists between them in zoo and wildlife park environments. This barrier has to be able to withstand the strength of large animals charging or pushing against it and quite often we see trenches between the fencing and the enclosure or double fencing for extra protection.
Strong, long lasting and rust resistant
Stainless steel welded wire mesh is the fencing of choice internationally for wildlife preservation areas or safari parks because it is strong, long lasting and rust resistant. It can also be built to any height that is required which makes it difficult for animals to climb or jump over, as well as being a deterrent to poachers and predators.
Stainless steel fencing and enclosure products
Welded wire mesh is just one of many fencing and enclosure products used in the protection and rearing of wild and domestic animals. Chain link, stainless steel rope mesh, chicken wire mesh and aviary mesh, among many other stainless steel fencing products, are all extensively used for enclosures depending on the type of animal or bird being contained.
These products are manufactured with varying sized apertures to service the containment of small, medium and large animals or birds. They are also made in a variety of colours to blend in with the surrounding landscape making them almost invisible from a distance.
If you have a project that involves the protection and containment of animals, wild or domestic, we are able to advise you about the best enclosure solutions available. We have a range of welded wire mesh products to match any project at affordable, competitive prices.
In all cases, we suggest that you use a professional fencing contractor to install the product of your choice since it is important to get the job right; not only for health and safety reasons but also from an expense perspective. An amateur installation almost always leads to a professional having to be called in to correct the work.
Security fencing has become an automatic choice in today’s world to protect commercial and industrial premises. It is an effective solution to prevent unwanted intrusion onto any premises whether the intrusion is from vandals, active theft or sabotage.
There are several types of security fencing and it is recommended that you take professional advice on the type of fencing which most matches your company’s requirements. Secure perimeter fences are normally made from steel and styles range from upright bars and railings to welded mesh security panels and stock fencing. Together with the fencing there will also be a need to choose security gates; these also vary enormously and include traditional opening gates, sliding gates, barriers and barricades. The installation needs to be erected by a professional fencing contractor and it’s important to make sure that fencing and erection of it is guaranteed by the company providing it.
Temporary or permanent
The fencing can be fixed or portable depending on requirements. Last year when the Nato Summit was held in Newport, Wales top security fencing was used with secure gates and despite the scale of the work, the installation was quickly achieved as was the removal of it after the Summit
Some companies need additional security accessories such as electric fencing. However it is important to comply with laws and regulations regarding these types of fences because although permitted, there are strict laws in the UK about signs, positioning, height etc.
Save money on insurance and manpower
Whilst at first glance security fencing may seem expensive, it can save companies millions of pounds in theft and reduce the cost of insurance. The fencing can replace security guards, which again is a saving for the company concerned. In some instances where guards have suffered from attacks by vandals, thieves or serious criminals, steel fencing is often a safer alternative to manpower.
For those concerned about the reliability and appearance of perimeter fencing, in today’s world it has become sophisticated and inoffensive. When a company, based in a residential area, installs this type of fencing it can be discreet and yet reassuring to locals who may worry about local break-ins or vandals when their houses are near to commercial or industrial premises. Steel fencing comes in all sorts of different colours and can blend in well with the environment.
In short secure steel fences do a fantastic job whichever industry or purpose you want or need them for.
In the United States modern Barbed Wire Fence Technology is used to enclose cattle as standard. In the United Kingdom some farmers choose Barbed Wire Fencing as a practical solution to contain livestock. The wire is attached between strainer posts, pulled taut and then affixed to either existing or new steel or wooden fence posts, sometimes with battens in between.
Steel post spacing
Where the terrain is undulating with hills a farmer would normally place steel posts around 2.7 metres apart whereas on flat land the gaps between posts might be as much as 46 metres depending on the type and amount of livestock to be contained inside the barbed wire fence.
Wooden post spacing
If wooden posts are to be used, the gaps between them would normally be a maximum of 10 metres no matter the type of terrain using up to 5 battens to each gap, but many farmers prefer the space between posts to be not more than 1.8 metres since battens are prone to bending, which results in the wires becoming slack and the wires closing in on each other.
High tensile- v- mild/soft steel
The two most common Barbed Wire Fence for Agricultural purposes are high tensile or mild/soft steel. Both these products are galvanized for durability and longevity but it’s generally agreed that high tensile wire, despite being thinner, is by far the best choice. This is because the steel used in production is of higher strength making the barbed wire resistant to stretching and becoming loose. High tensile wire handles contraction and expansion well in all temperatures and copes better with the pressure of animals that relax against the barbed wire fence preventing stretching. The fence lasts considerably longer than other forms of agricultural containment fencing. Longer spans can be achieved with high tensile wire but this type of barbed wire fence should always be installed by a professional Fencing Contractor due to its elasticity. In the wrong hands this wire can be highly dangerous so to avoid accidents always use an experienced professional. Whilst mild/soft wire is simpler to work with it is not as strong and cannot accommodate long spans. It also has a shorter lifespan and is best used for repairs or on gates where it is less likely to become entangled.
How many wires?
In fertile areas where there is a high soil content and dairy herds need to be contained the barbed wire fence should be constructed with 5 to 7 wires. For sheep it Is recommend that 7 wires are used but the 2nd wire from the bottom to the 5th should be plain wire so that sheepdogs can gain access.
If you have a project where you need to install a Barbed Wire Fence for Agricultural purposes do give us a call. Siddall and Hilton Products are happy to discuss the various options available to you with no obligation.
Industrial Fencing may be something your firm can’t do without. Like a lot of organisations, yours might rely on it to demarcate your perimeters and protect your property and personnel, among other things. So, if your current fencing is no longer up-to-scratch, you have moved to a new site, are expanding your premises or anything else, you might well have to invest in products of this kind.
However, you might not be relishing the prospect of paying for the Industrial Fencing supplies. Economic conditions remain tough and you might be operating on a tight budget. Therefore, splashing out large sums of money on fences may simply not be an option.
That said, it’s important that you don’t settle for substandard products simply because they’re cheap.
The good news is, by coming here to Siddall and Hilton Products you can benefit from top-quality fences that are also superb value. This means you needn’t break the bank to meet your fencing needs. We offer a variety of permanent fencing panels and can even offer bespoke designs if you require this.
Also, to bring your costs down further, you might want to invest in our three-metre panels. These reduce the number of posts you need, meaning installing the products is simpler and cheaper. Indeed, these can bring your installation costs down by up to 20 per cent.
If you’re keen to find out more about what we have to offer and see our full range of Industrial Fencing, just take a look around our website.