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Security fencing differs from the usual, light weight fencing options you typically see in the majority of the gardens in the UK. It can play an integral part in protecting businesses, industrial parks and commercial properties.


Ideal security fencing height

As the whole idea is to provide security, the fencing needs to be high enough to perform this function.

Ideal security fencing height should be just over 2 metres (7ft) and can reach 2.5 metres (8ft) with outriggers attached.

Even if you only exceed 2 metres by a metre or so for your security fencing height, you should always check if you need planning permits or permissions, just to be on the safe side.


Purpose of security fencing

One of the main purposes of security fencing is to protect your business or property, keeping people out who are not authorised to be there. There are additions you can make to your security fencing height to make it even harder for trespassers to enter, such as spikes and barbed wire.


If your business or property is located on a particularly busy road, for example, you may want to include security fencing to prevent any damage to your building from any vehicle accidents that may occur.


Security fencing around your business or property also ensures the safety of the staff and employees working within. Not only can it protect the people inside, but it can also protect members of the general public from the daily operations of your business, for example producing chemicals.

Other purposes include:


  • Greater control over access

When considering the security fencing height around your business, you can have peace of mind that you have greater control over people coming and going from the site. Security fencing only usually has one exit and entrance point, providing greater transparency for monitoring of visitors.


  • Cost-effective long-term protection

The initial investment in your security fencing initially is likely to be the only one you will need to make. Durable and long-lasting, security fencing should only require minimum maintenance, such as occasional treatments and painting.

It will withstand adverse weather conditions and won’t corrode or rust easily.


  • Aesthetically pleasing

It’s completely up to you as to what kind of security fencing you decide to purchase, but it doesn’t need to look like a prison. With so many options on the market, you could treat and paint your security fence to conform with the colours in your business brand or to fit in with the surroundings.

  • Types of security fencing

    There are four main types of security fencing to consider alongside the security fencing height.


    • Palisade security fencing

    Constructed from robust vertical steel pales and fixed to horizontal rails to form panels.


    This super-strong and durable security fencing is made from steel or galvanised steel. Primarily manufactured in black and green, there is also an option for other colours, should this be required. This means it can also look aesthetically pleasing whilst still performing the necessary security functions.

    The main places this particular, cost-effective security fencing is include sports grounds, parks and playgrounds.


    • Bow top railings

    This security fencing solution is typically used around playgrounds, recreational centres and schools, as it can be customised with various elements to make it an attractive yet functional and safe option.

    Typically low-maintenance, it can be extremely good value for money and remains effective in adverse conditions.


    • Chain link security fencing

    Chain link security fencing is usually produced in black or green and is constructed from either plastic-coated steel wire or galvanised steel, woven together to create a diamond patterned shaped fence.

  • Other considerations

    As well as thinking about the type of security fencing that would suit your needs, you also have to keep health and safety in mind.


    If you’re purchasing security fencing with the intention of causing harm, such as installing broken glass on top of the fencing, then you could find yourself being prosecuted.


    You also need to make sure that you are not transgressing any local by-laws or planning restrictions.

Contact us

Whatever your needs and specifications for your security fencing, contact us and we’ll find a security fencing solution that suits your budget and specifications.


You can reach CLD Fencing on 0808 503 3324 or by sending an email to and we will gladly help you.

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