Choosing Security Fencing: Palisade vs Mesh Fencing

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Security Fencing can add a significant boost to the security of your commercial or industrial premises. Two of the most popular choices when it comes to security fencing are palisade and mesh fencing, but is one better than the other?


Palisade vs Mesh Fencing

If you’re looking for some effective security fencing for your business, but aren’t sure which style would suit you the best, read on as we look at the benefits of each.

Steel Palisade Fencing Benefits

Steel palisade fencing is commonly used around industrial areas as well as zones which pose a danger to the public – such as railways. Palisade fencing is distinct and can be an effective deterrent purely because of its aesthetics. The look can be quite imposing, so might not be the best choice for businesses in more public spaces, but for larger industrial parks, warehouses and factories, steel palisade fencing can be extremely effective.

The design of steel palisade fences helps to obscure your property from sight, particularly from a distance, which helps to prevent trespassers or thieves easily scouting the perimeter of your premises before attempting a break-in. Extra security measures like CCTV cameras, anti climb paint, and warning signs are easy to install on this kind of fencing, and helps add to the high security aesthetic to strengthen deterrence.

Palisade fencing is difficult to climb, and there are a range of pale toppings to choose from to suit your requirements, including:

  • Single point
  • Triple point
  • Rounded
  • Rounded notched
  • Square top

Steel palisade fences are hard-wearing, connected to horizontal bars rigid anti-tamper bolts. Every aspect of a palisade fence are simple to replace if needed, and will require a dedicated attack to breach properly. These fences are incredibly cost-effective due to their low initial price and lack of maintenance costs. They can provide reliable protection to a property for many years, standing up easily to strong winds as well as providing a strong physical barrier against attack.

Mesh Fencing Benefits

Mesh fencing is a fantastic alternative to palisade fencing, and is often preferred for its design and aesthetics. Mesh fencing is ideal for commercial premises in more public surroundings, as well as municipal parks, sports grounds and play areas. Mesh fencing is popular with schools because of the less imposing visual appeal compared to steel palisade fences, as it stands out much less than other security fences, mitigating the impact on the character of the premises.

It’s not all about looks, though, and mesh fencing proves this by providing impressive security to any property. Mesh fencing acts as a comprehensive security barrier, being difficult to breach without prolonged and dedicated force. Mesh fences are tough to climb, too, with rounded tops and a lack of footholds offering little opportunity for criminals to mount or clamber over.

An attempted breach of a mesh fence will likely yield poor results for the attacker, and as such the fence itself will require very little maintenance or repair work. If the fence does suffer damage, repairs are quick and cheap to perform.

Installation of mesh fencing is fast, and the initial cost is low, making it another cost-effective security solution that will last for many years to come.

The versatility of mesh fencing is another reason for its popularity. Due to its durability and strength, it does a great job against wild animals – and is often chosen by homeowners for animal pens in the back garden.

Mesh fencing is a fantastic combination of security and modern design. You can install mesh fencing in a range of colours, so it’s easy to improve the character of an area without sacrificing its security.

Installing Security Fencing

Whatever your choice of security fencing, enlisting the help of the professionals will ensure the best possible fencing solution for your property. Fences are designed around your site’s specific needs, and installed efficiently to a high standard by an experienced team of workers.

RTC Fencing supply and install security fencing for a range of commercial and industrial clients throughout Leicester, Nottingham, Melton mowbray and Derby.

We design bespoke steel palisade and mesh fencing to suit your needs, and work with you every step of the way to provide the most secure fencing solution possible.

For more information on our security fencing, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

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