5-a-side football pitch fencing – you know it makes fence

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Why do we need outdoor five-a-side football pitch fencing?

We’ve all been there. There are five minutes left. Your team has dragged itself back from three goals behind to level pegging. Chubby Keith has just won the ball back, and he’s played it through to you. You only have the ‘keeper to beat. You can see your name in the headlines. BANG! The ball goes sailing over the crossbar and ends up stuck in a tree over the road.

Ballooned shots aside, there are also broken windows, unauthorised access, vandalism and forming the playing area boundary. Clearly, perimeter fencing is a must.

What do we need to think about when choosing football fencing?

There are several considerations when it comes to erecting your fence. Not least of which is that they’re going to be under some duress – we all know Chubby Keith can’t always stop in time. In addition, close-gauge meshes can be used in high-impact areas to provide greater resistance. When it comes to rocket shots, the addition of rebound walls, made from stained or painted exterior-grade timber, is a suitable choice and don’t make too much noise.

Size is another factor; you want your fencing to be high enough to cover any skyward balls. Typically, fences are installed with a height of between three to four and a half metres.

Let’s not forget that outdoor five-a-side pitches are at the mercy of the elements. To prevent weathering and corrosion, steelwork should ideally be galvanised. It can also be coated in plastic to provide a more professional veneer.

Anything else?

Well, you’re going to want to let players in and out, aren’t you? So the access gates should open outwards for player safety and should be wide enough and level enough for wheelchair access. You’ll also want them spaced out so that no area is too congested and so that emergency services have access in the event of a ‘coming together.

So there you have it! Your outdoor five-a-side pitch is majestically fenced off. All you need now is 10 players, maybe a brave referee, and a ball. Game on!

Looking for 5-a-side football pitch fencing? Contact Zaun today!

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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