Palisade fencing

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What is palisade fencing?
For a higher level of security and vandal resistance

Palisade fencing comprises robust vertical steel pales secured to horizontal rails to form panels that mount on steel RSJ support posts. It is a popular type of perimeter fencing when there is a need for higher security and vandal resistance. Difficult to cut and climb because of the high-strength materials and lack of footholds, palisade is a great choice when the primary concern is to keep intruders out.

Examples of applications for palisade fencing are highways, railways, utility sites, commercial and industrial premises, airports, docks, waste recycling centres, schools, and sports grounds and leisure facilities. Depending on the project requirements, we can install palisade fencing in heights ranging from 0.9 to 4.0 m on flat, sloping or undulating ground. The standard finish is long-lasting, corrosion-resistant galvanising to BS EN ISO 1461, or we can add polyester powder coating in a range of standard or custom colours.

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To complement our palisade fencing, we offer standard palisade gates or bespoke gates for pedestrian or vehicular access, together with appropriate access controls.

What are the key features of palisade fencing?

Palisade fencing is all-steel, highly versatile and provides good security thanks to its cut-resistance and climb-resistance. It comes in a variety of specifications and finishes. Our high-security palisade fencing complies with BS 1722-12 (Fences – Specification for steel palisade fences) – whereas some cheaper palisade fencing from other suppliers is not compliant. In addition, our palisade meets National Grid’s NG TS 2.22 (Technical specifications – Perimeter security fencing for substations and other operational compounds).

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Applications

  • Utilities
  • Airports
  • Perimeter – Medium/High Security
  • Retail
  • Industrial Units

Specification

Heights:0.9 m, 1.2 m, 1.5 m, 1.8 m, 2.0 m, 2.4 m, 3.0 m, 3.6 m as standard (other heights available on request)
Pale profile:D-section or W-section (other sections available on request)
Pale head styles:rounded, rounded and notched, single-spike, splayed triple-spike
Pale material thickness:D-section 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm W-section 2.0 mm to 3.0 mm
Panel width:2750 mm as standard (other widths available on request)
Rails:rolled steel angle (RSA) 50 x 50 x 2.75 mm
Posts:102 x 44 mm steel RSJ (127 x 76 mm for fences above 2.7 m) hot-dip galvanised and optional polyester powder coat finish
Fixings:zinc-plated steel bolts with shear nuts as standard (stainless steel rivets available for higher security)
Finish:hot-dip galvanised plus optional polyester powder coating in green, black or other colours on request
Compliance:BS EN 1722-12, BS EN ISO 1461, NG TS 2.22
Additional security measures:contact us to discuss options (eg barbed wire, razor wire or rotating toppings, monitored electric pulse fencing, concrete sills, buried pales)

The steel pales can be D-section, W-section for higher security or other sections are available on request. Pale material thickness depends on the fence height, and the pale head style options are rounded, rounded and notched, single-spiked or splayed triple-spiked. Standard fixings are galvanised steel bolts with tamper-resistant shear nuts, or stainless steel rivets can be used to provide higher security.

One of the advantages of palisade over some other types of fencing is that it is easy to add extra security measures. Options range from barbed wire, razor wire and rotating toppings, through to monitored electric pulse fencing, concrete sills and buried pales. The gaps between the pales provide visibility for CCTV or viewing by security guards, provided the angle of incidence is not too great.

We always use our own teams of trained installers, not casual labour, so we can guarantee the quality of the installation.

Properly installed, palisade fencing offers long, maintenance-free life. Nevertheless, should the fence sustain any damage, we can readily replace individual pales or complete panels.

Our work

We have been designing, manufacturing and installing fencing for over 100 years, earning ourselves an enviable reputation for quality and customer service. What’s more, our family-owned and run business can trace its roots back to 1740. Today we are a market leader in fencing and gates, so you can be sure that we have the knowledge and experience to meet your requirements for palisade fencing and palisade gates.

A good illustration of our capability is a project in which we supplied and installed palisade fencing and gates for Iron Mountain, a world leader in storage and protection of information and assets. The company’s Aberdeen facility stores information and core samples for the off-shore oil and gas industry. When the site required upgraded security, we provided palisade fencing, a cantilevered sliding gate with palisade infill for vehicular access, and a separate palisade swing gate for pedestrians. The fencing and gates were all finished with a polyester powder coat in a shade of blue that complements the company’s corporate branding. We also supplied and installed Pro-sure358 security mesh fencing for other sections of the site’s perimeter. Iron Mountain was delighted with our work, particularly the speed of installation.

Find out more

If you have a project that would benefit from palisade fencing and matching palisade gates, download our literature or contact us to discuss your requirements.

Other types of fencing

Palisade is highly versatile but not always optimal for every application. Depending on your requirements in terms of security, aesthetics and cost, we offer a wide variety of alternatives. Follow the links if you need mesh panel fencing, chain link fencing, timber fencing or railings. Other products we supply and install include acoustic fencing and recycled plastic fencing.

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