You don’t want to have to worry about criminal activity happening on the job site, but this is an unfortunate reality in the world of business. Even simple trespassing poses a threat not only to your business but to the individual. Depending on the nature of the business, the job site is potentially dangerous, and you definitely don’t need people wandering around.
Surrounding the job site with an effective barrier is all too necessary for protecting both you and the public and there are plenty of temporary fencing options for both big and small projects. They are also necessary in meeting a number of different regulations.
Site hoarding is the term given to the closing off of a construction site by a fence or other barrier. Regulations generally require construction teams to prevent unauthorised personnel from accessing the site. The risk of potential dangers in a construction site means that the contractors not only have a moral obligation to protect the public but a legal one as well.
Some barriers are solid and metal, allowing zero visibility into the site; however, these are not usually cost effective.
Mesh Panel Fencing
Typically, mesh is the most common style of construction fencing in Leeds. Suppliers offer a few different fencing options, and because the pieces are assembled separately, there are essentially no limitations when it comes to the size of property you can close off.
This style refers to a temporary fence that comes in smaller sections, making them more lightweight and ideal for smaller projects and construction areas.
Fencing with Backstays
Backstays provide extra support to your fencing barriers by making it harder for vandals to push the fence over.
Traditionally, fences consisted of either horizontal or cross-hatched meshing that made it easy for climbers to insert their feet. However, the use of vertical meshing that run closely together make climbing a much more difficult task for those with ill-intentions. Both of the above styles are usually constructed with anti-climb meshing.
Additional accessories, such as rubber blocks, stabilisers, and anti-tamper clips build the strength of your fence and help keep your site secure. Construction usually isn’t a speedy process, so these accessories may be a necessary step in ensuring your fence stands strong for the full duration of the project.
Closing off a construction site is not only necessary, but this is usually a legal requirement for contractors. Providing some sort of barrier is in the best interest of both parties. While most contractors find a standard mesh fencing to be sufficient, there are more heavy-duty options available if necessary.