What is Palisade Fencing?

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Figuring out which fencing solution is best for your premises can be tricky, with a wide range of options available it’s sometimes tough to decipher the differences and advantages of each.

What is Palisade Fencing?

Palisade is a popular form of fencing which we have mentioned numerous times when discussing site and property security, and this month we’re giving palisade fencing our full attention. Here you’ll find out exactly what palisade fencing is, as well as how it can be best used and the advantages it can provide to your commercial or industrial property.

Steel Palisade Fencing Specification

Steel palisade fencing is designed for security and sturdy protection. A fence is made of cold rolled steel rails (or ‘pales’) which are attached to horizontal-running rails, connected to vertical steel joists. This construction creates an inaccessible solid barrier, perfect for fulfilling security purposes in large industrial areas and public spaces alike.

Steel palisade fencing can be built to a range of standard heights up to 3.0 metres, but can also be designed to meet specific requirements. You can discuss your required fencing height with your supplier, who will be happy to recommend the most suitable height for your security or safety needs.

Palisade toppings

One of the most recognisable facets of a steel palisade fence is the top finish. Pointed pales are a popular way of adding extra security and deterrence, with single and triple pointed options available. Other toppings include a rounded finish, a rounded and notched finish, straight cut pales or square topped pales. Each finish will be better suited for different properties, so make sure to discuss your requirements with your supplier.


Two different profiles are available for palisade fencing: D and W. Both provide substantial security, but the W profile, with its sharper edges, is an effective visual deterrent, as well as being more uncomfortable and difficult to scale.

Benefits of palisade fencing

For commercial and industrial properties, palisade fencing has long been a popular security measure. Palisade fencing is also commonly used for public safety, bordering the perimeter of railways, power conduits, airports and demolition sites.

The way palisade fencing is designed, constructed and installed makes it a comprehensive means of security, providing a range of benefits including:

  • Strong visual deterrent
  • Hard to climb – lack of footholds and sharper edges also increase deterrence factor
  • Sturdy construction – creates a strong physical barrier that is tough to break down with force
  • Range of options – Can be designed to suit any commercial or industrial premises, from a range of heights to profile and toppings designed either for security or safety
  • Low maintenance – Resistant to extreme weather, and do not require regular maintenance or repairs
  • Powder coated – Fences can be powder coated in a range of colours, to suit the surrounding area or to blend in more cleanly in with the premises itself
  • Privacy – Enjoy high levels of privacy without sacrificing the visual appeal of the premises
  • High security – Fences can be equipped with extra anti-climb and security measures, such as cameras and signage. Perfect for protecting industrial compounds, factories, commercial warehouses and dangerous public hazards alike.

Steel Palisade Fencing Suppliers

Here at RTC Fencing, we are proud to be a leading supplier of steel palisade fencing to a range of commercial and industrial clients throughout Leicester, Nottingham, Melton Mowbray and Derby.

Palisade fencing can be constructed to your specific requirements, so if you need a reliable and cost-effective fencing solution to protect valuable goods or equipment, or to deter trespassers and thieves, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today.

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