Temporary Fence For Building Sites


What are the characteristics of a temporary fence for building sites?

Temporary fencing for building sites or mobile fencing, takes the form of panels made of vertical and horizontal tubes of 48 x 2 mm. These tubes act as supports for galvanized wires of 4.50 mm in diameter, giving the barrier a grid-like appearance. The standard dimensions of a panel are 2 x 2 m or 2 x 2.5 m for regular meshes of 5 x 1.5 cm. However, these measurements may be customized according to the security needs of the construction site concerned.

Temporary fences for building sites can be installed quickly. They are secured with reinforced concrete feet. These blocks may usually be ordered from the manufacturer. Free-standing fences are also an option. In this case, the feet are made of steel. In either case, temporary fences can be moved to accommodate the progress of the work on the site. The shape of the panels also allows them to be stacked for storage and/or transport.

Usually, the different panels are held securely together with galvanized steel clips. Stainless steel clips are common and equally effective alternatives. For additional security, the design can incorporate L- or Y-shaped toppings for barbed or concertina wire. Optional blackout cladding may be installed on the temporary structure.


Temporary fencing for building sites: where can it be used?

As its name indicates, temporary fencing for building sites is used mainly to secure construction sites. This may be either a construction site, a demolition site, or a prospecting site. However, temporary fencing can also be used to secure a temporary military camp, to protect an event site or to demarcate a space temporarily inaccessible to the public. Mobile fences are often installed at festival and concert venues. They can also secure sports routes (cycling races, marathons, etc.) by preventing the public from accessing areas reserved for competitors.

Whether it is used for events or on construction sites of various kinds, temporary fencing systematically restricts access to the protected site. It can be combined with signage such as prohibition or warning notices, or signs setting out the conditions of access to the site (presence of hazardous substances on the site, compulsory wearing of helmets, presentation of badges, site operating hours, etc.).

As the name suggests, temporary fencing for construction used for a predefined period. It allows a site to be protected without the need for a traditional brick barrier that would eventually have to be taken down at the end of works or the event.

It is advisable to combine the temporary fence with a gate made of the same materials to optimise access protection, especially on large sites.

What are the advantages of temporary fencing for building sites?

Temporary fencing is made from strong but lightweight materials. This makes it easy to assemble and dismantle the fence system. The size of the panels and their stackable shape also make transportation easier. It is therefore possible to use the same temporary fencing to secure several consecutive sites.

As the fence is made up of numerous panels, they can be assembled to adapt to the size of the construction site or any site that needs to be protected against intrusion. If needed, additional panels may be ordered, or any number of those initially ordered.

Mobile fencing offers a high level of security against human intrusion as the materials used are chosen according to strict criteria. Their resilience is paramount. In addition, an anti-rust treatment is applied in order to lengthen the lifespan of the panels. Although they are intended for temporary use, they can be reused many times. Of course, the fencing is lightweight. However, mobile fencing benefits from a specially formulated strength. The models mounted on reinforced concrete blocks are particularly resistant to strong winds.

In summary, a temporary fence for building sites is an easy-to-install solution that ensures that an event or works are carried out in optimal conditions. They are easy to both transport and store. While the design generally follows standard dimensions that ensure the compactness of the fence, it is possible to place an order for a completely custom-made product.
A helpful tip: the installation of a temporary fence requires a permit issued by the municipality’s Road Management Department.

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