Factors to consider when installing temporary fencing for construction

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According to research, the loss of raw materials, equipment, and tools from a construction site accounts for about a 2% increase in the overall cost of the building. Most of the time, the losses occur due to theft. Therefore, perimeter fencing is a logical solution to improve construction site security because it will reduce theft and vandalism.

Temporary fencing for construction sites will prevent intruders from accessing your site and ensure safety for all the building materials. One of the major problems with trespassers is that they could get injured at the site, which would lead to potential legal claims. Given that we have established the importance of construction site fencing consider some factors when picking the right fencing.


The site area

One of the most significant factors is the size or dimension of the construction area. With the size in mind, it’ll be easy to budget appropriately. For example, you can find the right kind of fence to provide safety with your site needs with a budget in mind. However, you may order a particular type of fencing without the right size measurements only to find that it stretches your budget beyond the projection.


Loading space

Take into account your cargo area for all the trucks delivering materials at the site. The construction site fencing needs to have a spacious access point that will accommodate the large trucks’ entry and exit. You also need to have enough space for the trucks to manoeuvre when off-loading the materials.


Traffic safety

This is only significant for construction sites close to public motor and pedestrian roads. The fencing materials you choose should not bring harm to either the cars or pedestrians on that road. It should not interfere with their traffic either. For instance, the gates to your construction site should swing inwards and not outwards to avoid interfering with the traffic outside the gate. Ensure that the fencing does not take up any public space and that you hang safety signs to warn motorists about any potential dangers from the site.

Contact Zaun now for temporary fencing solutions for your next construction project.

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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