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Palisade Fencing: Everything You Need to Know

Palisade Fencing: Everything You Need to Know

South Africa is a beautiful country with a notoriously high crime rate. Unfortunately, this means that every South African must take precautions to secure both their family and business. Whether you live in a secure road enclosure or have installed the best alarm systems the question often remains, should I build a wall or install a palisade fence?

In this article we will discuss the benefits of palisade fencing and why it is the superior option when securing the boundary of your property.


The Benefits of Palisade Fencing

There are many benefits to palisade fencing that makes it the preferred fencing option for many South Africans. Some of the more noticeable benefits consist of:

  • Crime Deterrent: Palisade fencing is a fantastic crime deterrent as they are very visible and make burglars think twice before attempting a break-in. Palisade fences are notoriously hard to climb. There is also the added danger of losing one’s footing and falling onto the spikes located at the top of the fence. This can seriously injure a person and make it more difficult to escape.
  • Durability: High-quality palisade fencing is manufactured by making use of 2.0 mm steel. This ensures that it is highly durable. It will also be difficult to cut or bend this fencing. If one wants to cut through, one would have to make use of power tools such as a grinder. Even when using power tools it will take some time and effort to cut through the fence, not to mention the amount of noise it will make.
  • Cost-Effective: Palisade fencing comes in at a competitive price when compared to building a brick wall for instance. This is because it is manufactured in large volumes by making use of welding robots.
  • Customisable: As palisade fencing comes in panels that are secured with a palisade post between every panel, it is extremely customisable. Anything is possible, whether you are looking to have a main gate with or without a separate pedestrian gate. All you have to do is take accurate measurements off of which the correct number of panels and posts can be ordered. You can also customise the height of your fence and the type of spike you would prefer.


Types of Palisade Fencing

There are typically four types of palisade fencing spike designs. Different spikes offer different levels of security as some provide more resistance to intruders. The type of spike design one chooses also depends on the aesthetic look preferred. The four spike designs one can typically choose from consist of:

  • 3-Spike
  • 7-Spike
  • Large Flower
  • Devil’s Fork

The 7-spike and large flower spikes are typically quite popular as they provide more spots for burglars to get stuck and hurt themselves.


How to Determine Your Palisade Fencing’s Price

The price of palisade fencing largely depends on the quality of the fencing you are opting for as well as the area you are planning on covering. Even though a palisade fence making use of lower quality and thinner steel might be cheaper it is easier for burglars to bend and cut through. Therefore, it is advisable to opt for the slightly more expensive option, when your safety hangs in the balance.

Calculating the number of panels and poles required is quite easy as you can make use of a simple formula. All you have to do is measure the distance to be covered by palisade fencing, subtract the size of the gate and pedestrian gate to be installed, and divide that total by 3.076m. All you have to do is then round that number up.

((distance) - (gate size)) ÷ (3.076m) = (number rounded up)


The Best Palisade Fencing in South Africa

Staalbeer is a steel supplier that also manufactures steel palisade fencing. They only make use of the highest quality steel to ensure that you, your family, and your business are completely safe and have the best fencing with which to deter burglars. They are able to manufacture your palisade fencing to specific requirements and are even able to manufacture the gates for your fence.


To find out more about Staalbeer and how they can secure your property, visit the AgrifoodSA directory.

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