Does your permanent security fencing meet UK government specifications?


If you’re planning to install security fencing at your business site or organisation, it’s a good idea to check out the UK government specifications for permanent security fencing. This will enable you to fit the best, most secure fencing around your site and protect your perimeter from intrusion and opportunity entrances.

Maintaining the highest level of security is important for any professional establishment, but particularly for schools, sports grounds, secure buildings like prisons or mental hospitals and conference facilities, where intrusions or exits could be harmful or potentially dangerous.

Just some of the requirements listed in this useful National Offender Management Service publication include:

  • security fencing should be at least 5,200 mm high, and stability should be maintained at all times
  • due to consideration should be given to any materials stored on-site
  • foundations should be at a minimum depth of 1050 mm below the level of finished ground levels
  • foundations should be built in two operations. Firstly, as soon as any excavation has taken place, concrete should be laid with a minimum thickness of 150 mm. This will hold the fence posts. Once a post has been correctly lined up and levelled, the rest of the foundation should be laid. The area on top of the original layer of concrete should be clean and free of soil or any other waste before pouring. The second layer of concrete
  • should never be laid on top of standing water. Excavations should be maintained dry from the time of inspection of the bearing ground, and for 24 hours following the laying of concrete, concrete should never be laid on frozen ground.

You can download the full specification for permanent security fencing online (Ref STD/X/SPEC/001) to ensure your high-security protection meets the requirements.

Our team at Zaun are an expert in providing the highly secure fencing solutions or ornate fencing solutions needed by businesses and organisations in the UK and Europe. So get in touch with us to talk about your requirements, and we’ll recommend fencing and gate systems that are entirely tailored to your needs.

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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