Mesh fencing versus hoarding: which is the right temporary fencing solution for you?

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Temporary fencing is beneficial for securing events. It can be set up quickly and easily before the event begins and dismantled as soon as it’s over. However, you may be wondering what type of temporary fencing is best. You have two major options to choose from mesh fencing (which is made from metal wire) or hoarding (which is usually made from timber or similar material). Each option is suitable for different types of events. To decide which one is right for your event, you need to consider four important factors, which we’ll discuss in today’s blog entry.

1. Resilience

Temporary fencing made from wire mesh is generally more durable and resilient than timber hoarding. Hoarding can be effective at keeping people out who might otherwise wander in to your event accidentally. It can also deter petty criminals and casual intruders. However, if you have reason to believe that organised, professional criminals will try to break into your event, you’re better off with mesh fencing. Timber can be broken down by determined criminals, but wire mesh will stand up to most attacks.

2. Weight

Most types of hoarding are somewhat lighter than wire mesh temporary fencing. This makes them easier to transport, carry and set up. It also makes it easier to take down after your event is over. Therefore, if you need to set up and dismantle your temporary fencing as quickly as possible, hoarding is often a better option than mesh fencing. However, if you have ample time to set up and dismantle your perimeter, it may be worth using mesh fencing instead.

3. Effect on light levels

Mesh fencing lets light through, whereas hoarding casts a significant shadow. This is because hoarding is made from solid materials, whereas mesh fencing is made from individual strands of wire with spaces between them. If your event takes place in a large, open area, you don’t have to worry about the shadows cast by solid sheets. They won’t be sufficient to make your event site noticeably darker and will only affect the area of the site around your perimeter. However, if your event takes place in a smaller, less open space, you should opt for mesh fencing. After all, you’ll need to let in as much light as possible.

4. Cost

Hoarding is less expensive than temporary fencing. If you’re trying to save money, it’s the most affordable option. However, if your event has a larger budget, it’s often worth renting mesh fencing instead.

Whether you choose mesh fencing or hoarding, we at Zaun can meet your needs. In addition to permanent security fencing, we also offer temporary perimeter fencing and hoarding. Check out our range of products 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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