Why mesh fencing is the security fencing of choice


In days gone by, the general rule for security fencing was “thick is good”! You only have to look at a 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 discover why mesh fencing is the security fencing of choice for a wide range of security applications.

1. Reduced resistance to wind

One of the major issues with a solid fence is that it bears the full brunt of the wind. Particularly for a high, long fence, the amount of pressure that the wind can exert is enormous as a result if. As a result, 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 barrier’s integrity.

2. Mesh offers considerable visibility

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 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.

3. Strong and easy to maintain

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.

The mesh is probably the best choice if you’re looking for economical yet highly effective fencing material. Get in touch to learn more about our premium mesh security fencing options and see why our mesh is the Security Fencing of Choice.

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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