Top playground fencing factors to consider

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When it comes to children, most love to get outside and play at their local playground. These wonderful public spaces give them a chance to get active, play with friends and get some fresh air. But, of course, they do not come without their dangers for children either! That’s why getting the right kind of security fencing is essential. Doing so will keep the playground safe and secure for the kids who enjoy using it.

But what should you be thinking about when it comes to playground perimeter fencing?


While we all love dogs, they are not appropriate in a children’s playground. They bring health hazards, the chance of attacks on innocent children and potential damage to the playground itself. With this in mind, your security fencing needs to be able to keep them outside. You obviously need fencing high enough to keep them from jumping over it and a gate that opens outwards to stop them from dashing in.

The appearance of the fencing

There is no doubt that the first concern with any fencing is security, but you also want the playground to look inviting to kids still. Suppose it looks like a prison, then they will not want to use it. With this in mind, try to use coloured fencing in softer designs to achieve a warmer effect. Welded and wove mesh perimeter fencing is also ideal for looking inviting while giving superb protection.

Get durable fencing

The security fencing in any kids’ playground will get a lot of wear and tear! This means it has to be durable and tough to avoid any damaged areas hurting playing children. A jagged edge where a piece of fencing has broken away is very dangerous to any child running near it. Make sure to install the best quality and long-lasting fencing you can find.

Let Zaun help today

If you need the very best security fencing and gates for any children’s play area, give Zaun a call today. We will install the best type for your needs and ensure it’s an area that children are safe to enjoy themselves in.

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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