What Are the Different Types of Security Fencing?

Knowing the different types of security fencing available to you could help you maximise your security. Here is a selection of different types of security fencing that we offer, as well as an explanation about them, how each one differs, and their best served purposes.

If you own a property that is being built, requires renovation, or you’ve taken over land which you wish to keep the general public out of, security fencing is one of the smartest and cost-effective methods available to you.

Security fencing has many, many advantages, however, it is best to know which type of security fencing is right for you and your want. In essence, there are many common uses for security fencing, and that is down largely to the variety of options available to you. We offer a range robust, reliable fencing solutions in Peterborough such as:

  • Palisade fencing
  • Mesh fencing
  • Galvanised fencing
  • Powder Coated fencing

But what are the differences?

Whilst palisade fencing and v mesh fencing are types of fencing, galvanised fencing and powder coated fencing are finishes to those types.

Palisade fencing

Palisade is sometimes (but not commonly) referred to as ‘stakewall’ or ‘a paling’, and is designed for security and sturdy protection. A palisade steel fence is made of cold rolled steel rails (or ‘pales’) which are attached to horizontal-running rails, connected to vertical steel joists.

Due to their cost-effective nature, palisade fencing is commonly used to secure large areas which require vast amounts of fencing, such as railway lines and industrial properties. It offers privacy without compromising on the visual appeal of the premises. The benefits of palisade fencing include being hard to climb or damage, and require little maintenance.

Mesh fencing

A mesh fence is a steel fence consisting of wire strands welded together to form a high strength barrier of defense. They are used predominantly where visibility through the fence is necessary or desirable. Unlike palisade, they are harder to climb, with smaller ‘openings’, with more (but thinner) wires. They are a smart option when height is a requirement for your security measures.

With mesh fencing, there is a variety of styles, such as v mesh fencing where the wires are moulded at the top of the fence in the shape of a ‘v’.

Galvanised fencing

The word ‘galvanise’ means ‘coat (iron or steel) with a protective layer of zinc’, and so can come in many shapes and sizes – but it is essentially the finish to the fence. It’s usually fashioned with thin strips and you’re able to see through the fences as a result. Due to its finish, galvanised fencing is best suited as an industrial security solution. It is known for acting as a strong and secure boundary around your commercial property, and a visual deterrent.

Powder coated fencing

‘Powder coating’ simply refers to the process by which manufacturers apply a specific protective colour finish to metals on ornamental aluminum fencing. In layman’s terms, it is better suited to more public-friendly properties and sites, such as a school, public park or residential property, as they are more pleasant to touch (as the finish bonds with the metal for a smooth finish). It is environmentally friendly and a decorative laterive in security fencing as the finish protects the actual fence metals from rust and corrosion.

If you’re looking to erect a steel security fence, you will also need to consider your options for an entrance – primarily in the form of a gate.

For more information on our security fences and security services, please feel free to contact us via. our online form or call us today on 01733 811 951.

Oakfield UK offer a wide selection of fencing including:

Palisade FencingV Mesh FencingGalvanised FencingChain Link Fencing
Palisade FencingV Mesh FencingGalvanised FencingChain Link Fencing