Types of Commercial and Industrial Fencing

Security fencing is understandably a very important consideration for any property, whether it’s a commercial or industrial one. This is why it’s a good idea to be aware of your options and understand the pros and cons of each fencing type. That way if you find yourself in charge of the decision-making process around fencing, you’ll have some idea how to proceed.

What is Commercial Fencing?

This is the type of fencing used within a commercial area. The most commonly chosen types of fencing for a commercial area are fencing installers.

Metal Security Fencing

Naturally, metal security fencing is a popular choice. Metal is an extremely robust material and it’s very hard for people to tamper with. 

Types of metal security fencing include chain link, rigid mesh, and steel palisade. Metal also offers protection against harsh weather conditions unlike many of the wooden alternatives. Although metal can experience rusting in certain environments over time.

Timber Fencing & Hoarding

Timber fencing is usually built from natural wood. It’s a popular choice for creating a tall barrier around a given area. Commercial properties often suit this type of fencing as it can look very attractive, while still being practical.

Gates & Access Control

Gates are normally metal in a commercial area for extra security, or a stronger form of wood may be used, boosted by a well thought out access option.

What is Industrial Fencing?

This refers to the type of fencing used in an industrial area. The most commonly chosen types of fencing for an industrial setting are:

Wooden & Timber Fencing

Timber is often used for industrial areas too, although normally not so much thought will go into selecting the most attractive option as it’s for an industrial area and not somewhere on show to the public. Other types of wood are also often used. 

Wooden or Metal Hoarding

Wooden or metal hoarding is very often used, especially if any parts of an industrial site carry any construction areas. Various types of wood may be used for the hoarding, and the metal option will usually be steel.

Chain Link Fencing

Chain link fencing is a more lightweight choice, but it still does the job of sectioning off the area and it does disguise some sight for added privacy.

Mesh Panel Fencing

Mesh panel fencing has much bigger gaps in its meshing structure, so doesn’t go a long way in protecting privacy. But it still does an excellent job in terms of security, presenting a very tough fencing option.

Palisade Fencing

Steel palisade is a very popular choice as it offers a lot of security and durability. It’s very hard to climb due to its shape. It’s also a durable and tough option for any industrial property. 

There are quite a lot of different fencing options for both commercial and industrial areas, but some selections are much more common than others as they tick more boxes, however, they all have pros and cons and it will ultimately depend on your organisation’s needs. 
If you would like to find out more about the fencing options available to you, please get in touch with Warefence on 01604 563010 or head over to their contact page for more details.

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