7 Best Types of Commercial Fencing For Your Business

Whilst security is of paramount importance for every business, the necessity of fencing a commercial property is usually overlooked. Commercial fencing plays a vital role in securing your premises, and can offer many additional benefits including preventing vandalism and theft, providing additional privacy, and increasing property value.

In this blog, we’ll explore the seven best types of commercial fencing for your business, to help you consider which of the variety is most suited to you and your needs. Choosing which type for you can be difficult, but that’s where the fencing specialists come in to assist!

Wooden & Timber Fencing

Typically you’d see wooden fencing installed at residential properties where homeowners want more privacy, but businesses install this type of fencing too. It’s an environmentally friendly option, particularly ideal for businesses who have sustainability as part of their brand ethos. Wooden fencing is highly versatile, with the life and integrity of the wood improved by the use of sealants and other treatments that can decrease the effects of the wonderful British weather. In comparison to other fencing types, wooden commercial fencing is affordable, easy to install and can add aesthetic appeal – an ideal medium-security choice for a wide range of businesses.

Wooden & Metal Hoarding

Wooden hoarding and metal hoarding are cost-effective, temporary types of commercial fencing which is typically used when a building is undergoing construction work or repair. If you’d like to protect your property from unwanted trespassers during your project, hoarding is the solution for you. In addition to deterring intruders, wooden or metal hoarding protects the general public from any dangers the site might pose, such as setting concrete, moving vehicles, demolition and more. 

There are a variety of wood options to choose from if you’re on a lower budget, but if you’re opting for metal, steel is typically used as a highly robust and secure structure. Both can be painted in a desired colour to either blend with the surrounding, or show off your company’s colours and logo for a personalised touch. 

Metal Fencing Options

Metal security fencing is a popular choice due to the extremely robust material making it difficult to be tampered with. Types of metal fencing for businesses available are:

  • Chain Link
    This is a lightweight fencing option for securing and enclosing places like backyards, barns, construction sites and government facilities. Although it not the most elegant of choices, it is a very reliable fencing option and is preferred for its economic advantages, durability and affordability. 
  • Palisade
    From partial to full installation, steel palisade fencing is a popular choice for many businesses, offering a formidable permanent security barrier which acts as a significant deterrent to intruders with spiked posts and an intimidating appearance. Palisade fencing is also easy to maintain compared to other fencing options, making it a straightforward option for businesses who don’t have the time or resources for regular maintenance checks on fencing.
  • Mesh Panels
    Mesh panel fencing has much bigger gaps in its structure, so isn’t the best option if privacy is priority to your business. However, it does an excellent job when it comes to security with a high degree of resistance to impact and vandalism. Furthermore, if your business has CCTV, it will still get a clear view through the mesh panels for a direct line of sight. Mesh panel fencing is commonly seen in all types of perimeter security applications, including highways, airports, sports and leisure and play areas.

Ornamental Fencing

Sometimes businesses prefer to opt for a fencing option which is focused on aesthetics, offering a more polished, professional first impression when entering the site. This is where ornamental fencing comes into play! This type of fencing can be made with wood, steel, aluminium, wrought iron and other combinations too, with the option of intricate detailing such as filigree finishes and flourishes. In addition to providing a brilliant aesthetic, ornamental fencing can be as secure as you like with highly durable materials and additional security features such as spiked finials.

Ornamental fencing is ideal for showcasing expensive landscaping and for lining driveways and paths, in addition to marking out parking areas and relaxation areas and preventing ready access to sensitive locations. Commercial ornamental fencing is also commonly utilised in health, industrial and educational settings.

High-Security Fencing

For high-security fencing, the ideal type of commercial fencing can vary depending on your requirements and application, from high-risk commercial and industrial sites to naval bases, prisons, secure hospitals and railway lines. In this instance, a bespoke consultation is key to identify the right fencing for you. Typically for high-security applications, fence types such as double-layer mesh fencing, “W” shaped palisade fencing with pointed spikes and electric fencing are utilised, or a combination of two or more different commercial fencing types.
There are many commercial and security fencing options for you to choose from, each offering a variety of advantages and suitabilities for different applications. For more information or guidance on which fencing option is right for your business, contact the Direct Fencing & Contracting team on 01509 351003 or contact us here. We are always here to help!