Three sites where railings are the perfect boundary solution

At Zaun, we understand that high-security perimeter fencing isn’t appropriate for every location. However, it’s still important to create a boundary that shows where your land site begins, even in these cases. This can prevent trespassing and encourage respect for the area enclosed by the boundary. That’s why we offer a variety of stylish railing solutions.

Our solutions (such as our solid vertical bar railings) can be tall enough to combat intrusion attempts actively. Others (such as our Holloway railings) are discreet and aesthetically pleasing: they are designed purely to delineate the limits of your site. But what sort of sites are railing solutions best suited to? We’ve come up with a list of three.

1. Public spaces such as parks and sports fields

If you are in charge of maintaining a public area that is open 24 hours a day, you may not wish to surround the area with security fencing. However, it would help if you still established a clear boundary to show public members exactly where space begins and ends. This will help them obey any rules associated with space, such as keeping off planted areas or keeping dogs on leads. After all, they need to know where space is to obey any rules that apply within it. Railings are very helpful in this case: they can unobtrusively delineate the boundaries of the public space without impeding public access.

2. Schools in safer areas

Of course, some schools require full-blow security fencing solutions. If a school is in an area with a high crime rate or is at risk of being targeted by criminals, it should be properly protected. However, if you are in charge of a school in an area with a lower crime rate, you may wish to consider opting for railings instead. Railings can encourage pupils to remain on the school’s grounds without creating an environment that seems defensive or isolated. You can opt for taller railings or railings with pointed finials if you are slightly concerned about security.

3. Residential buildings

If you run a site containing several rented residential buildings, you may wish to demarcate the site to discourage non-residents from trespassing. Whether you’re a landlord or simply someone charged with looking after the area, you probably don’t want people who don’t live on the site to use it constantly. Since residents need to move in and out freely, security fencing may not be appropriate. However, railings are a great way to show the site’s limits and discourage intrusion without preventing access.

These are just three examples of spaces where railings are a great option for establishing boundaries. If you think your site or premises would benefit from railings, why not let Zaun know 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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