Wolverhampton pioneers new boost in burial plots

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Stylish steel fencing for cemeteries has been installed around a new Staffordshire cemetery, the first in a number to provide much-needed additional burial plots nationwide.

Mesh fencing manufacturer Zaun Ltd has supplied 180m of its Gemini convex fencing, installed by fellow Wolverhampton business Steelway Fensecure around the new cemetery near Essington.

West Midlands, headquartered plc Respects Bereavement Services, is developing several cemeteries to provide additional burial space to the general public.

Group CEO Christian Hipkiss said: “The Essington multi-faith cemetery will eventually provide 20,000 burial plots in 26 acres for the mixed religious communities who are currently struggling to find suitable provision.”

Zaun Gemini, the fencing for cemeteries chosen, comes in four curved toppings – wave, convex, concave and surf – on top of Duo6 or Duo8 twin wire mesh fencing. Steelway advised the customer that convex would be the best option due to the sloping nature of the site. Zaun’s Gemini range of fencing provides any perimeter with an attractive fencing system, providing a much more architectural look than a standard straight topped fencing system.

Steelway’s Steve Taylor said: “The convex topping gives a more aesthetic finish to this sensitive site.  We’re hoping to move onto successive cemeteries across the country with Respects Bereavement Services to provide this essential growth in available burial plots.”


About Zaun

Zaun is the only in-house British Manufacturer of Woven and Welded Mesh Fencing Systems. For 27 years, they have been the trusted manufacturing partner for sports and physical perimeter security. With a wide range of fencing, gate, and HVM solutions they can offer Protection Through Innovation for your next project.

Located in the West Midlands, they are a privately owned company first formed in 1996 and continuing to promote British manufacturing on the world stage. A proud member of Made in Britain and Made in the West Midlands, Zaun has worked on numerous projects around the world from Border Security and Airports, to Sports and Critical National Infrastructure.

The continued investment in their manufacturing processes and systems has enabled the latest in problem-solving and innovation. At the same time, an approach to ‘The Right People in the Right Places’ puts the customer experience at the heart of their business.

The quality of their wide range of systems is assured through ISO 9001 and third-party certification for high-security and HVM solutions including LPS 1175, Secured by Design, Approved for UK Government Use (NPSA), and PAS 68.

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