What Security Fencing to install
How to choose

Different types of Fencing

There are quite a few solutions to enclose your house and it is sometimes difficult to choose which one to go for. You need to understand the differences and also look at the aesthetics to match with the design and overall looks of your house. A Fence can sometimes take over the looks of your house. So it became more important to look at the full picture and make sure that it offers both the looks and security.

Palisade Fencing

This is still the most popular way to enhance your home security as it allow you to see through the fence and it is more secure than most other fencing solutions according to the SAPD. It is also one of the most cost effective ways to secure your property.

Brick Wall

This option is a great way to secure your property but you need additional security on top of that to secure it, like electric fencing - so the costs can be very high. Walls also restrict the visibility of your property and visibility of intruders when they did enter your property via the gate or maybe from the back of your property and that might be quite dangerous. This is a good thing for the intruders, because they now have lots of time if they were not spotted by anyone when they entered.

Wire Fencing

Wire fencing was used traditionally over the years but with the increase of burglaries the past few years it become not so secure as it can be easily cut with pliers.

Weldmesh Fencing

This option became very popular for commercial and industrial properties and also started to increase at domestic properties, it is a great way to secure your property but you need to know that there are about 20 - 30 suppliers of these fencing which most of them are imported from China and the coating is not really good for our weather conditions especially not in the coastal areas. There are only a handful of manufacturers of this fencing in our country but no one really can offer you a rustproof solution as it is welded on a galvanised wire and the coating needed to really cover that welded spots successfully could be quite expensive. Also the Gates made out of these fencing are more expensive than normal gates as you need to cut up a few panels of this fencing to mount in your gate. So be very sure that they you buy it from a reputable supplier who can offer you after sales service.

Pre-cast Fencing (Vibracrete)

This always been a very cost effective fence but you still need electric fencing on top of it to secure it as intruders get over this very easily.

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