What would be an inexpensive way to secure your property or put blockade to a specific area from unwanted crowd?
Hiring temporary fencing.
Say you have a construction site in progress or a large outdoor event in the making – you can’t leave your site off-guard. And in situations like these, temporary fencing plays a key role for the safety to your ‘site’.
Before you hire temporary fencing, there are some key factors you need to consider. Here, we’ve listed five such factors to help you make a smarter decision while hiring temporary fencing from local providers.
1. Total site area
Different sites require different types of fencing. So before you go for hiring temporary fences, make sure you know what you’re going for. For instance, poultry fences are especially curbing and pecking proof, designed for predator prevention.
You need to consider the size, length, and the dimension of your site to allocate your budget properly. Leaving your site uninspected can stretch your budget beyond projection. Make a thorough and accurate measurement of your total site area so that you can calculate the approximate need of fencing and the cost that comes along with it.
2. Varieties/types of fencing
There are different types of temporary fencing to ensure occupational safety and security of residential, commercial and industrial properties. Not just to barricade but also to serve as a guide for foot traffic or to prevent the area for rusting and potential hazard. So you need to choose the right type of temporary fencing and service-specific additional supplements.
Some common types are –
- Crowd control barriers/panels: This type of fencing have specialized highly corrosion-resistant interlocking system to control public mishap, chaos and force. These temporary fencing are made with quality materials like galvanized steel on heavy metal bases.
- Pool safety fencing: Is a particular type of temporary fencing that is set out by pool fencing regulations and have to meet the relevant standards set by the country or state regulatory board. Its main objective is to restrict the access of small children in the pool area, usually comes along with self-latching gates.
- Construction site fencing: Also known as construction hoarding; are mesh and hand-welded, used for a wide range of commercial and industrial applications for public safety, property security, theft deterrence, etc. This type of temporary fence is also used in large-scale outdoor events, disaster relief sites, parking lots, and so on.
3. Traffic safety
Another vital factor to keep in mind is the security you’re providing through your temporary fences in regards to the residential or public area with motor traffic and pedestrians.
Make sure the materials you’re using in fencing or the placement you are making doesn’t abrupt the natural foot or motor traffic near to your sites. The fencing placement also shouldn’t hinder the natural vision of the traffic signs, road directions or free movement.
Consider placing your temporary fences at least 1-2 meters away from the road depending on its functions. Lastly, don’t forget to put the safety signs on the fence to avoid any possible danger.
4. Materials and installation
Before hiring temporary fences, it’s essential to verify whether the fences are robust and withstand any natural compulsion despite being only temporarily installed. You should also consider checking the base of this fencing, whether those are made from durable UV resistant Polypropylene, so that there’s no degradation in sunlight.
Since these temporary fences are installed only for the time being, make sure your chosen fences are easily adjustable without any need of digging holes in the surface area or laying foundations.
Last but not least, before commencing temporary fencing installation, suitable precautions and safety inspection of the site can’t be ignored. It’s only the best if you can hand over the fence installation work to the professional contractors for faster and more secure service.
5. Cost of buying vs hiring
Another crucial factor you should consider before hiring temporary fencing is the cost.
Which would be more cost-effective – hiring or buying?
Sometimes it may seem more economical to buy fences; however, it comes with some inevitable problems. For instance, the accommodation and allocation of fences vary in different sites. Which also includes the quality of the ground. The temporary fencing that has been used in one construction site or the pedestrian site may not fit into another site.
In contrast to this, hiring fences from reliable local companies will give you the leverage of using customizable fences along with professional installation service by them.
To get the best deal, cross-check the offers and reputation of different providers and go for the best deal that suits your budget and fencing requirements.
All being said, the right temporary fencing solution should come with reliable delivery and expert installation services. Without it, you’re not getting the full bang for your buck.
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