Importance of mesh fencing on construction sites


Construction sites tend to become hazardous when safety and security are ignored. It is therefore essential to ensure you have the right fencing. There are different types of fencing, but mesh fencing is the most commonly used type of fencing around construction areas. Below we highlight why mesh fencing is important on construction sites.

Safety of workers and visitors

Construction sites can become hazardous as open ditches, large metal rods, and iron sheets can cause injuries to personnel and site visitors. Erecting mesh fences around the construction area can help prevent injuries which can lead to legal issues.

Safety of property

Security fencing, especially around the perimeter of a site, is crucial for construction site security as it helps reduce financial losses created by the theft of construction materials. Fences will prevent opportunistic criminals from gaining access to the site vandalising or stealing equipment.


Mesh fences are effective yet incredibly cost-effective. Having a cost-effective fence is very important as most construction projects are done under a tight budget. This makes mesh fences ideal for projects of all sizes, as even small construction projects can afford mesh fencing.

Adhere to safety requirements and health safety

Different construction projects have specific rules and regulations on health and safety requirements. These laws are quite easy to adhere to, but you have to make sure you understand what is required of you to keep your workers safe and avoid legal trouble. For example, if you want to avoid penalisation from the council, a simple mesh fence around the perimeter of a construction site could go a long way to ensure your site ticks a couple of safety requirement boxes.

Make the most of your fence.

Fences can not only be used to stop intruders but can also be used to place notices for employees and also place an advertisement for your construction work, helping to attract more clients.

For more information about mesh 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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