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Project Background

Temporary Railway Fencing – Network Rail

Client Name

Cruden Construction & Network Rail




Temporary Fencing

The Cruden Group (Cruden Construction) are a leading privately owned construction and maintenance contractor operating within the North West of England. In 2017, Cruden Construction were looking to start work on their new site in Salford, Manchester. However, the perimeter of the site ran parallel with a very busy Network Rail Manchester to Liverpool line.

This railway line sees over 7.6 million passengers each year making it one of the busiest lines operating in the North West. Cruden Construction’s main challenge was to source a temporary fencing solution with permanent features whilst providing Network Rail the assurance of wind loading to prevent the fencing being blown onto the line.

Thanks to the unique design of CLD Fencing Systems FenceSafe Temporary System, the range was successfully proposed to both Cruden Construction and Network Rail. Each FenceSafe Temporary Fencing System is offered to clients with wind load calculations as standard, allowing Network Rail to approve the fencing system next to their line. CLD Fencing Systems FenceSafe was installed by Termstall Ltd and has proven to be the ideal solution and a great feature to a busy site and one that has held up against various weather conditions.

  • Fencing and Gate Systems

    As Cruden Constructions site backed up onto one of Network Rail’s busiest North West line, CLD Fencing Systems and Termstall Ltd needed to propose an appropriate temporary fencing system that would keep the site safe that also had effective wind loading properties for Network Rail. The following fencing system was chosen to satisfy both clients’ needs:

    • FenceSafe Temporary Fencing with Eclipse Mesh; ideal for this project as it holds all the features of a permanent system in a temporary format. This system offered the site a high level of security whilst holding BS EN 1991 for wind loading, withstanding speeds in excess of 100mph.
  • The Brief

    The brief initially outlined Cruden Construction’s main challenge as their site was parallel to an active Network Rail line. With this, Network Rail conveyed their concerns and offered specific requirements for this project:

    • Temporary Fencing System with all the features of a permanent solution.
    • Withstand wind loads in harsh weather conditions, preventing any future disruption to the line.
    • Create a safe and secure perimeter around the construction site.

“When you have two clients that have very specific requirements, CLD Fencing Systems needed to design and manufacture a system that met everyone’s needs. Our Temporary Fencing System, FenceSafe was the ideal solution for both, with anti-climb features alongside a wind rated solution to BS EN 1991.”

Benefits of using FenceSafe Eclipse Temporary Fencing System:

  • First full temporary mesh fencing system to offer permanent aspects
  • Profiled panels
  • Designed for site security
  • Wind rated to BS EN 1991 in excess of 100mph
  • Anti-trip external hazard
  • 30mm projection to prevent scaling of fence
  • Pin hex security fixings
  • 100% recycled base
  • 90% recycled UK and European steel fencing
  • Lower carbon footprint than hoarding systems
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