An Overview of Steel Palisade Fencing

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In last month’s article, we gave you a brief overview of each type of security fencing option available to you in order for you to consider which would be most suitable for your requirements. In this month’s article, we’ll be focusing our attention on steel palisade fencing, its uses and the benefits it holds.

An Overview

Steel palisade fencing is constructed by corrugating a sheet of steel and cutting the sheet into equal sections to be used as pales. The pales are connected by shear nuts and anti-tamper bolts to a horizontal rail before the entire panel is attached to a rolled steel joist post. The pales can be topped as per request in the following options:

  • Single point
  • Triple point
  • Rounded
  • Rounded and notched
  • Straight cut


Steel palisade fencing is available in standard heights of:

  • 1.2 metres
  • 1.5 metres
  • 1.8 metres
  • 2.0 metres
  • 2.1 metres
  • 2.4 metres
  • 3.0 metres

Or in bespoke sizes to fit individual requirements.

‘D’ and ‘W’ Profiles


There are two varieties of pales available for palisade fencing, known as ‘D’ profile and ‘W’ profile. The difference between the two pales is down to the corrugation process; to create a ‘D’ profile pale, the corrugation produces one deep groove, whereas a ‘W’ profile pale has four clear bends in it, creating a shape that is similar to the letter ‘W’. The two profiles are suited for different purposes, with ‘D’ profile providing lower security than the ‘W’ profile – ‘W’ profile pales have sharp edges that are uncomfortable to hold and the shape of the pale prevents would-be intruders from finding enough footing to scale the fence, thus making it much more protective against thieves and vandals.


  • Airports
  • Schools
  • Industrial parks
  • High security facilities
  • Recreation parks

The Benefits

  • Easy to assemble
  • Long lifespan
  • Almost impossible to climb
  • Can be fitted with extra anti-climb devices for maximum security
  • Available in a range of heights, finishes and tops to suit any requirement
  • More attractive than other fencing options, eg. hoarding panels
  • Gaps between panels allow wind to flow through, so palisade fencing is more robust in bad weather
  • Cost effective choice because they don’t need replacing or regular maintenance

Here at RTC Fencing, we believe that security should be affordable, which is why our steel palisade fencing offers superior protection to suit any budget. We also offer a bespoke service, creating fencing to your specifications and with your choice of finish coating. If you’d like more information from one of our experts, contact us here and we’ll be happy to help.


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