What to look out for when choosing temporary fencing

Temporary fencing can be all it takes to transform a busy area into a place with order and control – but knowing what type of temporary fencing is best suited to your needs can be tricky.

For short to medium term security measures, temporary fencing is a quick, affordable and practical solution – and to help you get the very best results from your temporary fencing, we’ve put together a handy guide to the best features you should be looking out for.

Not all temporary fences are built equally

There are hundreds of temporary fence manufacturers out there, and if you’ve never used one before, it can be overwhelming to know who you can trust. After all, getting the right temporary fence is vital for you to ensure a safe environment.

To ensure you are getting the best quality materials and a temporary fence that meets all legal specifications, it is best to do your research and pick a company that has a lot of experience in the field. CLD Fencing is a great example of this, being the largest manufacturer of temporary fencing in the UK, they have years of industry knowledge under their belt.

But company aside – here are three other important features you should be looking for in your temporary fencing:

1. Weighted base

Although temporary fencing is designed to be erected and dismantled with ease, they still require a sturdy base to be secure enough to work properly. With this in mind, a heavy-based temporary fence is crucial as it sets the appropriate foundations for the fencing to stay up for as long as it is needed, making it harder for intruders to dismantle or move the fencing.

2. Sturdy material

Temporary fencing comes in a range of materials suitable for different environments, but where security is of paramount importance, opting for a temporary fence that is made of durable and sturdy material is key.

Whilst plastic temporary fencing can be great in low-risk places, we recommend metal temporary fencing to create a visual deterrent that is much more tensile in strength.

3. Resilient structure

Much like the height, weight and material of a temporary fence, the structure is just as much of a variable factor. However, you want to be confident that the temporary fencing you go for is going to be able to withstand potential breaches in security, and therefore opting for a reliable structure is important.

Mesh temporary fencing is a fantastic example of a strong and resilient structure, making it much harder for criminals to infiltrate a space. This is primarily because they have little to grab on to, so they cannot easily be scaled and they are also notoriously difficult to make a gap in, making it a very time consuming job to break through with tools.

Are you getting the best out of your temporary fencing?

If you have used temporary fencing before, think about how it performed for the task at hand. If you feel you needed extra security or had to keep a close eye on the area, perhaps you need something a little sturdier for the next job.

For affordable, high-quality temporary fencing, consider CLD Fencing. Whether it’s for a high profile event or keeping a site secure, they have a huge range of options available and the reputation to give you that added peace of mind.