17th December 2019
In days gone by, the general rule for security fencing was “thick is good”! You only have to look at the depth of medieval castle walls to see that security was all about size. Modern advances in materials and design result in contemporary security fencing actually looking surprisingly delicate! The fragility is deceptive, however. Contemporary mesh fencing offers an exceptional level of strength, as well as several other major advantages. Read on to find out why mesh fencing is the material of choice for a wide range of security applications.
One of the major issues with a solid fence is that it bears the full brunt of wind. Particularly for a high, long fence, the amount of pressure which the wind can exert is enormous. If solid panels are used, there is a risk that they will come loose in high winds, immediately creating compromised security. In addition, there is the risk that falling fencing could injure someone or worse. Mesh alleviates this problem, allowing the wind to pass harmlessly through the structure without compromising the integrity of the barrier.
Visibility through mesh is important for both security and function. Around sports courts and pitches, mesh protects spectators from flying balls, at the same time as enabling them to have a good view of the action. When used as perimeter fencing, unauthorised personnel are clearly visible through mesh fencing. The lack of places to hide when a mesh fence is used is an important benefit of the material.
As you would expect, a mesh fence is enormously strong, providing a robust barrier wherever it’s located. In addition, a weatherproof coating ensures that very little maintenance is needed once the mesh is in place. Particularly when a perimeter fence extends several miles and is a few metres high, minimal maintenance is always a bonus.