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 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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