Football Pitch Fencing Mistakes to Avoid

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Football is still arguably the most popular game on the planet and certainly within the UK. This not only makes it very popular to watch but also to play. Of course, football pitches are essential to playing the game and keeping them in good order is crucial. One effective way of doing this is by installing sports fencing for your football pitches. This helps keep vandals off them and stop them from damaging the pitch or leaving litter behind.

Fencing for pitches will only deliver the maximum benefits when installed correctly, though. But what mistakes should you avoid in this area?

Not installing specific sports fencing.

You may assume that standard fencing will work just fine in a sports setting. This is not always true, though, as games like football present their own challenges. One obvious example is the number of times the ball may hit the fencing around the pitch with force. If you have not installed proper sports fencing, which can withstand this, it could degrade more quickly. In light of this, do not mistake installing fencing, which is not manufactured specifically for sports use.

Not erecting it high enough.

While you do not want some monolithic structure that looks out of place, you need sports fencing, which is tall enough and fit for purpose. This will help keep balls in play and avoid regular breaks from balls going over the top of the fencing. It is also safer as it avoids players going outside of the secure fencing to retrieve balls increasing ball retention.

Lost balls can often be a nuisance for residents, so keeping the balls within the sports area, with tall ball stop fencing and/or netting, can help keep the peace.

All factors must be thought about before the project is installed. For example, it is much more difficult to retrofit roof netting or extend the fence’s heights without replacing the posts, mainly due to wind loading and straining. Therefore, it is important to ensure you look at all the potential causes for concern at the specification and planning stage.

Top-class football pitch fencing from Zaun

If you need great value and top-quality football pitch fencing, contact us today. We are experts in the field and have lots of experience in manufacturing and supplying robust sports fencing. Our team can offer advice on all aspects of football fencing, from how tall to make it to what extra features might be useful. Get in touch today for more details.

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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