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Concrete Fencing

Concrete palisade fencing 002Precast concrete pallisade fencing has change drastically over the last 20 years. It is no longer the big clunky industrial monolith of the past. With the advance in precast walling and moldings, concrete pallisade fencing can take many shapes, forms, and designs. Precast concrete pallisade fencing is a long term fencing solution.

Pros: Durable and long lasting, a high quality concrete pallisade fence can last past 50 years. Revolutionary changes in recent years has allowed the precast concrete fence to enter the residential markets. Precast concrete fences can take lots of abuse, provides high security and privacy value, and require little to no maintenance; thus, saving money down the road. Precast concrete fencing can also adds sound abatement qualities to provide peace of mind at home.

Cons: Up front cost for precast walls tends to be higher than other fences. Furthermore, styles are limited to what manufacturers can offer.

Maintenance: A high quality concrete fence should require little to no maintenance, but always check with manufacturers for exact details. Most manufacturers offer limited lifetime warranty on their products.

To discuss what would be the best option for you or for a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

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What is Precast Concrete Walling?

Concrete concrete wallingSo what is the point and benefits of precast concrete walls?

1- Quick Curing Time

As the precast concrete fencing is constructed off site, they are cured before they are installed. This allows the fence to be set immediately upon installation, which will keep the fence from developing cracks or water damage if it rains or weather temperatures rise or fall quickly. Poured concrete has to be poured when temperatures are at between 5 and 32 degrees, and allowed to cure for at least a week. This makes it difficult to find the right time to pour the concrete in some locations, and then allow it to cure without damage.

2 - Cleaner Method

Precast concrete fencing is formed in molds made to specifications of the fencing measurements. This is done off site in a factory setting which helps to keep the mess to a minimum as opposed to poured concrete which is mixed on site.

3 - Appearance

Another advantage of precast walling is that it is carefully measured, and each piece made individually to look professional and very uniform in appearance. Another note on appearance, is that you have options as far as textures and colors. It can be textured or painted, allowing you to match the fence to your homes exterior.

4 - Durability

Precast concrete is made in a temperate setting and allowed to properly cure before installation. It is very durable. When poured concrete is set on site, there is the chance that it will not cure properly, thus the possibility of it having issues later on.

5 - Quick Installation

Once the measurements are taken, the forms are poured and cured off site, then they are brought on site to erect the fence. This goes quickly which allows you to get your project done faster.

To discuss your walling requirements, or for a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

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What type of maintenance is required?

precast concrete fenceIf you install a precast concrete wall or fence, virtually no maintenance is necessary. You can, however, paint it if you wish to change the colour, but, as colour is added during the manufacture process, it is not necessary to paint, unless, as stated, you wish to have a colour change.

You will never have to pay for painting, oiling , resealing or rust removal, etc. You will only need to wash the wall periodically should it get dirty. This is a simple task, using your garden hose.

As individual components can be replaced should they get damaged, repairing the walls is equalling uncomplicated, and inexpensive, as you do not have to do repairs to the entire structure.

warped wooden fenceDue to the fact that the casting and curing is done before the walls are erected, the structure will be solid and long lasting, and will be able to withstand the harshest climate. The structure is also not prone to rust, mould, insects or rot.

You can be assured that your wall or fence will not fade or warp with time, and will remain aesthetically pleasing for many years, and give you the privacy and security you require for your family and property.

It is not only the colour of the wall, but also the texture and design, which remain aesthetically pleasing, and give value to your property.

First impressions count, and your wall is the first visual contact people have with your property. Country Wide Walling take pride in our products, and, therefore install walls of the highest quality and durability, as well as many designs and textures to please our clients.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements with one of our consultants, or request a free quotation.

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What Are Anti-Climb Spikes?

rotating anti climb spikesAnti-climb spikes are widely used on top of walls and fencing and act as a deterrent to a would-be intruder.   They come in single spike, double spike and rotary razor.   There is also a blade spike often used on the top rails of palisade fencing.

Perimeter walls are the first line of defence when it comes to protecting our homes.  Fences should be at least 2.1m high, to deter a would-be intruder from trying to climb over your perimeter fencing.warning sign

Any product that is on top of your wall if it is high, becomes much more effective as it becomes virtually impossible to tamper with it.

Do not have wide pillars or any foothold that will help an intruder climb over.

An excellent product to fit to the top of the wall would be wall spikes as they are heavily ribbed for strength and extremely dangerous to climb over.  Make sure the anchors used to fit the razor spikes are very difficult to remove, they should expand inside the wall for added benefit.

Do not plant trees or bushes close to your perimeter, as they afford burglars an excellent hiding place.  Any bushes should be small and neatly trimmed to prevent anyone from hiding behind them.

A wall that has razor spikes is a good way to keep your family safe and secure.

Please contact us to discuss what would be best for you, and receive a free quotation.

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Security is a Priority

spikesWith escalating crime, security is a high on our priority list.  Our first line of defence is our perimeter fencing.   We all want our family to be safe, and as we work hard for what we have, we do not want criminals just coming in and helping themselves to our belongings.

Putting up good, quality perimeter security fences gives a measure of security.   We need to bear in mind that there is no fence truly infallible.   Fences are erected for our safety and to keep intruders out, but given enough time and the right tools, even Fort Knox can be breached.

fence being cutHaving a good security fence will slow down criminals long enough for security companies or police to arrive and take action.  That is why you need to install the best possible fence to deter criminals.  A criminal wants a fence that is easy to scale or access as they also need to make a quick getaway, and if your security fence is of high quality with extras like spikes, rollers or other climb deterrents, it makes it less attractive to criminals.  

Fencing, like chain link are not a security option, all it takes is a pair of wire cutters and a few minutes and they will be inside your property, and also have an easy way to escape.

There are so many different security fences available, as well as optional extras, like spikes, electric fencing, etc., that we need to have good advice on which would best suit our requirements.

Country Wide Walling are experts in security fencing and walling, so feel free to contact us to have one of our consultants come out to discuss your requirements and give you a free quotation.

Remember, safety is not only your priority, it is also ours.

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Best Service Ever

We had our Concrete Palisade Fencing Erected by Country Wide Walling in July 2015. Although our fence was only 235m long, we were still treated as if we were one of their top clients. Service, efficiency and cleanliness were a priority for me, and Country Wide Walling delivered in all these aspects. If you want the best concrete palisade fencing company in the industry, then Country Wide Walling is the right fencing company for your walling projects.

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