- April 2, 2019
TTFS partners with CPB Contractors to keep major road construction site secureRead More
At TTFS we are proud to continually work with our clients in keeping their worksites safe for their teams, as well as the general public.......
At TTFS we are proud to continually work with our clients in keeping their worksites safe for their teams, as well as the general public. We believe every person has the right to go to work and come home safely, and likewise to be out and about near a construction site without fear of falling or harm. This year one of our clients CPB Contractors is working on a Main Roads construction project, delivering an intersection upgrade at Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive. The project is expected to take around 18 months, and TTFS have provided the temporary fencing required to keep the project secure.
Project updateCompany - CPB Contractors Site - Joondalup Drive and Wanneroo Road intersection, Wanneroo, Western Australia Project - Grade Separation Products purchased - 1100m of Temp Fence with Bracing and Economy Bases In 2018 the contract to deliver the Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive Interchange in Western Australia was awarded to CPB Contractors, with the scope of the project being modified in June to include upgrades to three nearby intersections. With work starting in late 2018, the project scope of works now includes:
- Grade separation of Joondalup going over Wanneroo Road with two lanes in each direction
- New roundabout at current intersection of Joondalup Drive and Cheriton Drive
- New signalised intersection at Wanneroo Road and Clarkson Avenue
- Modifications to intersections with local roads - Drovers Place and St Stephen Crescent
- A roundabout with two or three lanes
- Retaining walls and noise walls on intersection quadrants
- Road furniture, fencing, drainage, landscaping and street lighting
- Shared paths and bus facilities
- Driveways and accommodation works
- November 13, 2018
Premium Blowmoulded Fence Feet VS the Eco-Block – which is the best option for your site?Read More
Here we breakdown the features and benefits of the two latest innovations in Fence Feet - the ...
Here we breakdown the features and benefits of the two latest innovations in Fence Feet - the Premium Blowmoulded Fence Feet VS the Eco-Block - to help you choose which one is best for your business. The Premium Blowmoulded Fence Feet are the bees knees of fence feet and will be your best choice for super high visibility and long life quality. They are safe, sturdy and will see you through for the long term.
What’s so good about them?
- Highly visible safety orange colour (with a 5 year warranty!), with UV and Anti-aging added to the plastic with Australian made masterbatch.
- Fully encased quality mould from premium grade plastic that won’t leave concrete on playing fields or car parks reducing environmental and safety issues.
- At a solid weight of 28kg’s, these feet can be used as anchor weights in marquees, tarps and anything else that needs to stay put in high wind.
Lets take a closer look:
- Made from 100% recycled blowmoulded plastic our new Eco-Block is an innovative yet affordable option for your site.
- Patented stackable design allows you to stack blocks in varying configurations to ensure greater support.
- 20kg weight ensures easy handling.
- October 11, 2018
Temporary Mesh Fence Panels – What You Need to KnowRead More
If you’re thinking about building or renovating your home, or doing any kind of construction, you’ll need ...
If you’re thinking about building or renovating your home, or doing any kind of construction, you’ll need temporary mesh fence panels for the job. It’s important to know what the right is option for your needs, so it’s well worth taking the time to research what’s best for you when it comes to temporary mesh panels. Here are some of the most common questions The Temporary Fencing Shop receive regarding temporary mesh fence panels and the facts and information you need to put your mind at ease.
Should I Buy or Hire Temporary Fencing?Firstly, you’ll need to decide which is the best option for you when it comes to buying or hiring temporary mesh fence panels. If you’re a builder or work in the construction business, it’s likely that you’ll be better off buying temporary mesh fence panels, so you can reuse them across projects. If you’re renovating your home, buying your own temporary fencing panels could be a wise option, depending on how much renovating you will need to do in future. Buying your own temporary fencing panels also means you can use them when and where they’re needed, without having to go through the rigor of hiring and returning the panels. Many temporary fencing hire contracts will have hidden fees and costs, which can also add up and blow your budget. You’ll need to figure out how much fencing you’ll need across your projects and have somewhere to store it when you’re not using it. However, overall buying instead of hiring temporary fencing mesh panels which you can use over and over makes for a solid financial investment.
What Are My Legal Obligations When It Comes to Temporary Fencing?No matter what work you’re undertaking and where in Australia, it’s likely that there will be a law that requires you to have temporary fencing during construction. A workplace with construction work taking place must be secured from unauthorised access, in accordance with the Safe Work Australia Construction Work Code of Practice. If you’re building a pool, you’ll need temporary fencing throughout the duration of the construction period, as rainwater can accumulate in the bottom of the pool even while under construction. Temporary fencing is required whether or not someone is living at the home during the time the pool is being built. If you’re renovating, you may also be legally required to use temporary fencing, especially if the renovation work is accessible from the outside of your home. It’s best to check with your local council on this one. Regardless, it is wise to use temporary fencing where necessary during your renovations, even if it’s not a legal requirement.
What Should I Use While Building or Renovating A Home?The ideal option is a construction mesh fence panel, which is suitable for use in residential, commercial and industrial construction. It’s also easy to install and remove, which means you won’t waste valuable time on site. Our construction fencing panels are built to withstand harsh conditions, no matter where you’re building in Australia. They also comply with Australian Standards A.S. 4687-2007 Temporary Fencing & Hoardings. If your temporary fencing is going on a construction site, you’ll also need to consider sediment control cloth rolls which meet EPA standards. The cloth helps save top soil from water erosion and stops sediment and silt from washing into nearby waterways.
What Should I Use If I’m Putting in A Pool?It’s important to note that standard temporary mesh fencing, construction fencing, and crowd control barriers will not meet fencing standards during the installation of a pool. You’ll need to use temporary mesh pool fence panels to ensure you’re meeting the relevant legislation requirements. This fencing is designed to cater for safety during pool installation and construction and can also be used if you’re renovating any part of your already-established pool.
What Else Can I Use Temporary Fencing Panels For?Temporary mesh fence panels can also be used for a variety of other projects. If you’re holding an event you can use them to corral crowds and fence the perimeter of your event or can be used for theft deterrence or to create storage. You can also use temporary mesh fence panels to build a safe area for your dog or cat in the backyard – or even a run for chickens! To purchase temporary fencing to suit your needs, speak to the team at the Temporary Fencing Shop on 1300 119 998 or visit one of our depots across Australia.
- September 25, 2018
6 Uses for Temporary Fencing After Building Your New HomeRead More
If you’re doing a hands-on home build, you may be wondering whether it’s better to ...
If you’re doing a hands-on home build, you may be wondering whether it’s better to buy or hire temporary fencing. While hiring may seem like a convenient option, the cost and hidden fees can far outweigh the benefits. Purchasing your temporary fencing outright gives you full control of your temporary fencing which can then be upcycled and reused in creative ways around the home.
Reuse Your Temporary Fencing During Home RenovationsIf you’ve built your own home, you’ll know that your work is never truly done – there’ll always be another project to take on. Temporary fencing can be erected during home renovations and further construction work around your property to keep your children and pets safe from potentially dangerous environments. If you need to re-hire temporary fencing several times over, it can become expensive and inconvenient, especially when compared to the ease of having your own temporary fencing on hand when it’s needed. It also means you can do your project in your own time, without worrying about extra fees or needing to re-hire fencing if your project takes longer than you initially thought.
Create A Private Hideaway in Your GardenSometimes it seems the backyard might be a kids-only zone – play equipment, sandpits and toys scattered across your lawn can make it hard to relax in your outdoor area. By purchasing temporary fencing and using a bit of creativity, you can create zones in your backyard, so your family can enjoy it in different ways depending on their needs. Seal off a play area for the children using temporary fencing to help keep their toys and play equipment confined to one area. It also means you can be sure of your children’s whereabouts in the backyard and know they’re in a safe area. Once you’ve figured out the kids’ area, it’s time to focus on your own area. Create a spot where you can go to relax and unwind. Think about adding features like a daybed or outdoor lounge and decorate your temporary fencing with climbing plants and fairy lights to create an outdoor atmosphere. The beauty of temporary fencing also means you can keep the kids to their safe area and relax in your own spot – all while being able to keep an eye on what they’re up to!
Keep Your Family Pets SafeTemporary fencing can be used to create simple and sturdy safe areas for your precious pets. If you’re doing work in the yard that you want to keep your dog away from, such as weed spraying, concreting or lawn seeding, you can easily fence off a safe area for your pooch. When it comes to your feline companions, temporary fencing can be used to build a handy cat run for your kitties to explore at their leisure. Many councils across Australia impose curfews on pet cats to ensure they’re not wandering at certain times – particularly night – and some may even have a permanent curfew, meaning your cat must be on your property at all times. Cats can be wily creatures and are good at jumping fences, so use temporary fencing to create an enclosed area for your cat to have some outside time in.
Temporary Pool and Spa FencingIf you think you don’t need a pool fence because you’ve got a blow-up pool or spa, think again. Australian pool fencing laws (Australian Standard AS 1926.1-2012) require any temporary pool with more than 30cm of water in it to have a four-sided temporary safety barrier placed around it. These rules apply to inflatable and above-ground pools, children’s paddling and wading pools, and spas, Jacuzzis and hot tubs. Temporary fencing can be erected around your summer blow-up pool or spa to ensure the safety of your family and your neighbourhood – and if you’ve bought your temporary fencing, you won’t have the worry or expense about hiring it on an annual basis. Visit Homeone for more information on fencing requirements when setting up a pool in your home.
Create a Vertical GardenFinding yourself short of space in the backyard but still want to create a vegetable or decorative garden? Affix some terracotta pots or planter boxes to a temporary fence panel for your own vertical garden. You could plant herbs, succulents, decorative plants or even climbing veggies such as vine tomatoes. Vertical gardens are easy to maintain, easy to change up and experiment with, and are an excellent use of space when you don’t have a lot of room in your backyard. If you’re planning on building an edible garden nursery in your backyard, combine your temporary fencing with scaffolding mesh to make a winning combo, creating a safe space for your plants to grow.
Create a Light ScreenIf you’re looking for an innovative way to light the perimeter of your garden or outdoor area, temporary fence panels are the perfect way to do it. Erect the panels along the areas you’d like to illuminate, then weave outdoor lighting through the wire. Solar fairy lights or lanterns will create the perfect whimsical look, so check out your local garden centre for attractive and durable options. To purchase temporary fencing for your home, speak to the team at The Temporary Fencing Shop on 1300 119 998.
- August 6, 2018
Selecting the Right Fencing Materials for Your New HomeRead More
Your fence is often the first impression guests will have of your home, so it’s important that the fencing materials you choose will......
Your fence is often the first impression guests will have of your home, so it’s important that the fencing materials you choose will complement the style of your property. What fencing material you choose will also depend on your lifestyle. Do you prefer your property to be open and have kerb appeal, or would you like to create your own little private paradise in suburbia? Fences separate adjoining properties and provide safety, but having a good fence doesn’t mean your home needs to look like a prison. In fact, the right fencing material can even add value to your property. Building a fence in the 21st century means there are plenty of options when it comes to materials, so read on to find out what might work for your home. We’ll even take you through the value of a material that many forget about – such as temporary fencing.
Picket FencingA classic fencing material and the dream of many home-owners – a white picket fence! Picket fences stand out from the crowd thanks to their shaped top. They are also often painted in one or a variety of colours and can even be stained for a more rustic or unique look. Most picket fencing works well with a traditional or federation-style home, though keep in mind they do come with maintenance – you’ll need to redo them roughly every five years or so.
Timber FencingSimilar to a picket fence but a much more modern style – timber as a fencing material is popular all around Australia thanks to its affordability and versatility. Timber fencing is often left to weather as part of their style, so they have less upkeep than a picket fence. They can be made with treated pine or hardwood, depending on what best suits your fencing needs. Timber fencing material is versatile, meaning it complements a range of different home styles, and pairs particularly well with late 20th century and contemporary houses.
Metal FencingThe ultimate in home security and modernity, you can’t beat a metal fence for durability. Metal fences are easy to erect, readily available and are very low-maintenance. If you share boundaries with an adjoining property, metal or steel panels are ideal as a separating fence. Metal balustrades are perfect for a secure but subtle fence for the front of your property, and look especially fantastic with modern, mid-to-late 20th century or art deco-style homes. Metal fencing materials can also be bought in a variety of colours, meaning you can replicate the look of a coloured timber fence, but with the added durability and strength of metal.
Stone and Brick FencingSturdy and low-maintenance, brick offers a classic and warm look for fencing and will last for many years. Depending on the design, brick fencing materials will work beautifully with several different home styles, and pairs particularly well with classic art-deco homes and bungalow-style homes. A potential drawback of brick fencing is the expense involved, and you may also need a professional builder to install it. If you’re looking for a more modern look but still want to use brick, consider painting the brick or rendering it.
Temporary FencingWhile temporary fencing may not have the aesthetic look of many other fence materials, it can still be an important piece in your fencing needs! If you’re building your own home, you’ll need temporary fencing to meet local law and health and safety requirements – it will also protect your property from theft and damage, and ensure the public is safe from possible dangers.Temporary pool fencing is also legally required during the construction of a pool for the safety of your family, construction workers and visitors. It must meet the regulations of local councils, and you’ll need to use the correct and safe temporary fencing installation procedures to avoid any potential issues. If you’re renovating your home, most councils in Australia require you to properly fence off the area that’s being renovated, and you could face hefty fines if you don’t. To purchase temporary fencing for your new home, speak to the team at The Temporary Fencing Shop on 1300 119 998 or visit one of our depots Australia-wide in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
- June 5, 2018
Temporary Fence Hire – Three Things You Need to Know!Read More
Maybe you’re starting a business, maybe you’re organising an event, or maybe you’re building a new ...
Maybe you’re starting a business, maybe you’re organising an event, or maybe you’re building a new pool that needs temporary fencing during construction. No matter the purpose, you’ve figured out that you require temporary fencing. But what’s the best way to fulfil your temp fencing needs? While hiring temporary fencing may be an attractive option at first, it’s important to think carefully about what you need and what the best investment will be for you.
1. Buying vs HiringRemember, “temporary” doesn’t mean “disposable” in this case – temporary fencing is designed to be used over and over again. No matter what your industry, there’s a good chance that if you need temporary fencing once, you’ll need it again!Purchasing temporary fencing is often more cost effective than hiring it – you can use your fence when and wherever you need without having to wait for delivery. It’s a simple one-time transaction with no terms or conditions, and there’s no extra costs for extending hire periods. Most importantly – a temporary fencing purchase will pay for itself within one or two projects! Think about what you’ll need for various projects and your requirements in the future – the friendly customer service team at the Temporary Fencing Shop can help you figure out your needs.
2. Hidden feesHiring temporary fencing may seem like the cheaper option at face value, but there can be hidden costs and fees in your contract that you need to be aware of. This can include being stung for damaged or missing fencing – unless there’s an allowance in the contract for this, it can set you back significantly more than the original cost of hire. Some temporary fencing hire companies can charge up to 400% of the actual cost to replace damaged fencing. Purchasing your own temporary fencing means you can replace any damaged panel on an as-needed basis, for far cheaper than what you’d be charged if hired fencing was accidentally damaged. Delivery and installation is another common hidden fee, along with cleaning fees, hire contract extensions and transport – it’s easy to end up paying a lot more than you initially expected when it comes to hiring temporary fencing.
3. Finding the right temporary fencing providerPlug the words “temporary fencing” into a search engine and you’ll have plenty of options to choose from – but it’s important to find a provider that offers a quality product at a great price.The Temporary Fencing Shop has a nationwide network of depots and warehouses with stock on-hand in every state, so you can come and view the product before you buy at one of your offices across Australia! We also have the ability to dispatch any order within 24 hours across the country, and same-day collections from our offices if that’s more convenient for you. Our products are designed and manufactured to withstand harsh Australian climates and are tested by Bureau Veritas, the global leader in in product testing and inspection for quality, health, safety and environment, so you can have complete confidence in the quality of your temporary fencing. We also have our own in-house manufacturing facility where we make our products, and our business model allows us to keep our process low without compromising on quality and the manufacturing process. Most of all, it’s our customer service that sets us apart from the crowd – we can provide expert advice for your temporary fence project, as well as local knowledge and dispatch advice in every state!
Our friendly sales team is always ready to help, so give us a call on 1300 119 998 to find out how we can meet your needs.
- May 8, 2018
Cutting Costs – Why More Builders Buy Temporary FencingRead More
If you run your own construction company or small business, you know how important cash-flow is – and the idea of forking out to ...
If you run your own construction company or small business, you know how important cash-flow is – and the idea of forking out to buy your own temporary fencing might seem like a big expense. But those in the construction industry also know the importance of temporary fencing – it keeps construction sites and the area around them safe and secure. It’s time to consider buying your own temporary fencing so you’re not stuck hiring fencing over and over for every new job. At The Temporary Fencing Shop, we can help determine your fencing needs and save you money - read on to find out the benefits of owning temporary fencing compared to hiring.
Safety FirstThere are a number of points under the Safe Work Australia Construction Work Code of Practice that make it mandatory for a workplace with construction work taking place to be secured from unauthorised access. If your build site is near a route travelled by children, a school, park or recreational area, the code recommends you install a perimeter fence if hazards can’t be removed. If you’ve got scaffolding on your site, you’ll also need to prevent unauthorised access to the scaffold while it’s incomplete or unattended. You also need to keep the public safe if your site is in an area that can be easily accessed – failing to do so could result in the risk of injuries or even death. All these factors prove just how important quality temporary fencing is onsite. Temporary fencing is the perfect option for keeping both your build site and the area around it safe, so make sure you can fulfil your fencing needs by buying your own fencing equipment rather than hiring. Purchasing temp fencing means you have full control of the equipment and how it is maintained.
It’s Cost EffectiveIf you work in the construction industry, you already understand that you’ll find the need for temporary fencing more than once. While the name implies it’s not permanent, that doesn’t mean that temporary fencing can’t be used again and again – it’s durable, strong and tough, and designed to be used across many projects! Hiring temporary fencing might seem like the cheaper and more convenient option at first, but if you’re finding yourself with a need to use it on a frequent basis, it’s time to look at buying it outright!Buying temporary fencing means you can use your fence when and where you want, and there are no terms and conditions or hidden costs. It will also pay for itself after only one or two projects!
Built to LastAt The Temporary Fencing Shop, we have industry-leading quality control procedures that ensure you end up with the highest-quality goods, and all our products comply with Australian standards. We have our own in-house manufacturing facility meaning we set rigorous quality standards, and our fences are designed for regular use in the harsh Australian climate. Our products are built to last, so you know you’ll be making a good investment in your business by buying your own temporary fencing.
Versatility is keyWe know your projects won’t always be the same, so we have a range of temporary fence panel styles and types for whatever industry you’re in – whether it be a residential building, commercial building, construction or demolition. Our range includes construction panels, gate panels and heavy-duty options to suit your needs, and all of our products are easy to install and pack down so you don’t waste valuable time. Buying your own temporary fencing also allows the convenience of not having to wait for delivery or go through mountains of paperwork just to set up some fencing – it’s where you need it, when you need it!Get in touch with the friendly sales team at The Temporary Fencing Shop on 1300 119 998 to discuss your needs and budget.
- April 19, 2018
The Ultimate Guide to Common Temporary Fencing TermsRead More
Are you thinking of buying your own temporary fencing but are bamboozled by the terminology? Stays, clamps, shade cloths – what does......
Are you thinking of buying your own temporary fencing but are bamboozled by the terminology? Stays, clamps, shade cloths – what does it all mean for you as a buyer, and what is vital to have for an effective and safe temporary fence experience? Read on to learn the ins and outs of temporary fencing!essential when building a new pool in the front or back yard of your home.1300 119 998 for all your temporary fencing needs. The Temporary Fencing Shop delivers across Australia and is supported by depots in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
- March 13, 2018
How to Secure Your Property Against TrespassersRead More
We all know the old saying “a man’s home is his castle” but what happens when someone threatens to trespass on your castle? A......
We all know the old saying “a man’s home is his castle” but what happens when someone threatens to trespass on your castle? A trespasser is someone who enters onto land without invitation or implied permission and though laws vary across states in Australia, generally excessive force cannot be used to remove a trespasser. We all want our homes and properties to be safe, so read on for tips and tricks to ensure you never have to deal with a trespasser.
Use Temporary Fencing Where RequiredIt’s not just the home you’re living in that needs to be protected from trespassers – new home builds, empty homes that are being renovated and construction sites can be a haven for people looking for trouble! Unauthorised entry on a building site can leave owners and companies liable for any injuries that could occur to trespassers, and an unprotected site also leaves public property open to possible damages. Therefore, temporary fencing is essential when building a new home. Your fencing should be of a suitable height to deter unwanted entry, hard to climb, low enough to avoid access from underneath, and be able to withstand strong wind gusts. When it comes to occupied homes, it’s important to maintain the integrity of your fences and gates – do regular checks to ensure your property is adequately protected. If your fence or gate is damaged in a weather event or accident, consider hiring temporary fencing to fill the gaps until repairs can be made.
Reinforce Your Doors and WindowsWe may think the entrances to our homes are tough, but when it comes down to it houses can be easy to breach if proper security measures aren’t installed. Consider fitting your doors and windows with security grilles and high-quality deadbolts. There’s a lot of tough but aesthetically-pleasing security flywires on the market which will make your home safer, without compromising on look. Make sure your locks are installed properly, and the wood around your doors and windows isn’t soft.
Don’t Leave Tools Around for Burglars to UseSometimes the last thing you want to do after a hard day of yard work and maintenance is put all the tools away – but leaving them out can mean your home is easier to break into. Ladders can give access to rooftops where tiles can be removed and manholes accessed, or backyards where windows or doors might be open. Tools like hammers, screwdrivers and axes could be used to break into your property – or if the trespasser is feeling lazy can simply be stolen, leaving you out of pocket to replace them. While you’re putting away your tools, consider the security of your garage – garage door locks can be easy to bypass. Or, if no one is home, a trespasser may be tempted to break through the garage door to access cars, tools and the often-unlocked inner door leading to the house.
Upgrade your Lighting as DeterrenceMotion-activated lighting can serve two purposes – it can scare off a potential trespasser while also alerting you to suspicious activity happening around your property. If you’re heading off on vacation, consider using timer lighting, which can help make your house look like it’s occupied. It might use up a little bit of electricity, but deterring trespassers from breaking into your home more than makes up for it. Make sure it’s difficult for anyone to quickly remove bulbs from light fixtures around your home, and cultivate a well-lit house – a dark home is much more attractive to a criminal than a brightly lit one.
Install an Alarm System – And Know How to Use itConsider alarm system options to help protect your house. Make sure it is correctly installed by hiring a professional to do the installation. Once it’s installed, educate yourself on how to use it properly – and then remember to set it when required. Along with an alarm system, you may like to install a surveillance system which can send alerts to your mobile phone if suspicious activity occurs around your property. Finally, once your systems are installed, consider putting up signage at your property to inform any suspicious lurkers that they’re being watched – it may be enough to deter them from choosing your home to break into! For more information about how fencing options available from The Temporary Fencing Shop can improve the security of your home, get in contact with us today.
- February 20, 2018
5 Tips on Managing a Successful National BusinessRead More
Managing a business is no mean feat – it requires sacrifice, dedication, innovation and drive. There are more than 2.17 million......
Managing a business is no mean feat – it requires sacrifice, dedication, innovation and drive. There are more than 2.17 million actively trading businesses according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, an increase of 2.4 per cent from June 2015. This increase was primarily driven by growth in small businesses, which account for 97 per cent of all businesses in Australia, but it’s not all good news – the ABS found more than 60 per cent of small businesses shut their doors within their first three years. So what’s the secret to managing the curve balls thrown at you while running a business? It’s all about leadership, thinking ahead and managing change – read on to find out more.
Fine-tune your decision-making processIt may seem obvious, but there’s more to decision making than meets the eye – especially in situations where decisions must be made quickly. Ensure that it’s clear-cut in your business who will need to make decisions and under what circumstances – that way, your staff are enabled to make the right decision when they’re under the pump. Retail consultant Bob Phibbs says decision-making is one of the most important facets of owning a business. “Making the right decision rapidly without making mistakes means evaluating information to weed through what is important and what isn’t. Don’t look at a situation over and over without making a decision – right or wrong – or you’ll lose sleep and probably lots of opportunities,” he said.
Think aheadWhile we all wish we had a crystal ball to see what the future holds for us, it’s not quite that easy – but it’s still important to plan for your business. This includes thinking about where your business needs to be in a few years’ time – whether it be one, three, five, or all the above. No one goes into starting a new business without a plan – it’s a waste of valuable time and money otherwise! The next step is thinking about what you need to do to get there – if current trends change in a few years’ time, how can you diversify? What change can you implement to lessen the impact of changes in your industry? Steve Wood, Director of The Temporary Fence Shop, said looking ahead was vital. “It was important for us to look at how we would benchmark our performance in the years ahead, and how we could adapt and improve our products. For us, planning ahead meant a willingness to improve our efficiency to keep our prices low, being able to produce quality products at the lowest price, and an in-depth understanding of the industries we operate in. This means if trends or legislation do change somewhere down the line, we’ll be equipped to handle that change as a business,” he said.
Be a leader, and empower your peopleKaren James is a former Commonwealth Bank executive and is now an author, speaker and founder of the On Purpose Hub. Her book On Purpose shows how to give an organisation purpose through leadership, operations and technology – what she refers to as LOT. “If you are going to lead people, sign up to know that it is a difficult job. Wake up every day and say, ‘I am a leader, I have to be relentless’. In today’s world, everyone has to believe they are a leader because the best thinking is coming from the edges of the organisation, not the leaders. You have to create a leadership mindset in everyone,” she writes.
Figure out what level of customer service will work for your businessShoes of Prey was founded by Michael Fox, Jodie Fox and Mike Knapp in Sydney in 2009 and has grown into a multi-million dollar business thanks to the unique idea of allowing women to design their own shoes. Fox said ones of the most important steps in the early days of Shoes of Prey was deciding on the level of customer service the business would offer. “(It) comes down to the type of product, what you’re offering to the market and the reason you’re giving customers to buy your product rather than your competitors. For a business like Shoes of Prey, where we aim to differentiate and wow our customers based on our customer service, treating customer service as a marketing cost where the return on investment should be maximised rather than costs minimised is a better approach,” he said.
Manage change to ensure your staff are on boardChange is a part of life – but it’s especially a part of managing a business. The key to managing change is making the necessary adjustments before you are forced to do so – this gives you the chance to create new opportunities. However, despite new opportunities, change can be difficult for employees, who may see it as interfering with their routine and taking them out of their comfort zone. Writing for the Australian Institute of Business, Simone Ball said managing change meant starting with the end in mind. “Make plans according to your overall goals, and ensure that all staff are also able to see exactly where an organisation is heading throughout a change process. A solid direction makes employees more likely to accept and embrace changes,” she said.
In ConclusionIt’s not an easy feat to turn a business into a success nationwide but with perseverance and the right advice, it can be done. And it can be done well.
- December 11, 2017
Workplace Safety, Your Staff and Your Culture – Getting it RightRead More
Workplace safety isn’t just having a policy or procedure in place – it’s about commitment to making sure your employees make it home......
Workplace safety isn’t just having a policy or procedure in place – it’s about commitment to making sure your employees make it home safely every day. (more…)
- November 29, 2017
Maximise Your Outdoor Advertising with Printed Shade ClothRead More
Looking for an outdoor advertising format that’s highly customisable, budget-friendly and can easily reach thousands? ...
- October 5, 2017
Your Checklist for Safety & Security FencingRead More
When running a construction site, safety and security fencing needs to be at the top of your list of things to consider. Unauthorised entry ......
When running a construction site, safety and security fencing needs to be at the top of your list of things to consider. Unauthorised entry on your site can leave you and your company liable for any injuries that could occur. An unprotected site also leaves public property open to possible damages, again leaving you or your company liable. (more…)
- September 6, 2017
Temporary Fencing Options When Building & How to Save Costs by Educating YourselfRead More
Temporary fencing is a necessity when building a new house. Whether you are building your home from scratch, adding a new room to your home ......
- August 14, 2017
Portable Fencing Options Available in AustraliaRead More
There are many reasons why you may need the use portable fencing in Australia. Sometimes it can be for legal reasons, like when you are......
There are many reasons why you may need the use portable fencing in Australia. Sometimes it can be for legal reasons, like when you are building a new home, an in-ground pool or even renovating a part of your home. Other reasons can be for crowd control at events or even practicality like fencing for training a new pet or separating a section of your home for your pet. (more…)
- July 12, 2017
How to Reduce the Risk of a Worker’s Compensation ClaimRead More
For construction companies, one of the biggest yet most underrated issues affecting business is Occupational Health and Safety. ...
For construction companies, one of the biggest yet most underrated issues affecting business is Occupational Health and Safety. Worker’s Compensation Claims can be a major expense for small construction businesses. Below we detail some smart ways to reduce the risk of worker’s compensation claims on your building site. (more…)
- February 27, 2017
Four things you should know about temporary fencing when building a new homeRead More
When you first see the temporary fencing on your new block......
When you first see the temporary fencing on your new block of land is the moment you start to realise that your dream is finally becoming a reality. The excitement is real during this time, but so is the uncertainty. Do you know everything you need to know about temporary fencing? Your obligations as a home owner/builder, the length of time temporary fencing should be erected or the costs involved. Read on, we’ve got you covered. (more…)
- February 27, 2017
Tips for keeping children safe during home renovationsRead More
Home renos. Some people live for them and others find it to be the most stressful time in their lives. The latter can be more so the case......
Home renos. Some people live for them and others find it to be the most stressful time in their lives. The latter can be more so the case if you have little tackers running around. Here’s our top tips for keeping kids safe during your home renovation. (more…)
- February 1, 2017
8 DIY Hacks With Shade ClothRead More
Shade cloth is a well priced product......
Shade cloth is a well priced product that’s extremely durable and also versatile. You can purchase it in a roll format from any home & garden store which makes it a very handy item to store at home for use when the need arises. Below we list our top 8 DIY uses for shade cloth around the house. (more…)
- December 6, 2016
Ensure your portable pool is safe this summerRead More
It’s that time of the year again, the temperature is starting to creep past the high 20s and the kids are begging for a swim. Most......
It’s that time of the year again, the temperature is starting to creep past the high 20s and the kids are begging for a swim. Most households don’t have the money or space to own an in-ground pool and therefore opt for a more affordable, temporary option that can be securely and neatly stowed away in the cooler months. (more…)
- December 6, 2016
How to minimise and contain waste on your construction siteRead More
Waste control is a significant cost issue for those in the construction industry, so it’s not surprising that according to the ...
Waste control is a significant cost issue for those in the construction industry, so it’s not surprising that according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, construction and demolition waste contributes to 40% of landfill waste. But it doesn’t have to be a costly headache for those in the industry, by creating a waste management strategy before works commence, you can help significantly reduce waste and costs on your next construction project. (more…)
- November 22, 2016
Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions We Receive About Our Temporary FencingRead More
Temporary Fencing is a requirement for all construction, renovation and demolition sites. The reason temporary fencing is required is to......
Temporary Fencing is a requirement for all construction, renovation and demolition sites. The reason temporary fencing is required is to provide a barrier between the site and the public. Temporary fencing also provides security for your equipment and safety for all those involved. (more…)
- November 3, 2016
Advantages of Galvanised SteelRead More
Our products at The Temporary Fencing Shop are manufactured to the highest quality and standard, they are designed for regular use and a......
Our products at The Temporary Fencing Shop are manufactured to the highest quality and standard, they are designed for regular use and a lasting life against the harsh Australian climates. Our fencing products undergo a rigorous testing and quality control process to withstand the test of time. (more…)
- October 31, 2016
5 Tips for the Perfect Banner Installation on your Temporary FencingRead More
Custom printed outdoor signage is a high impact advertising method, not to mention dust control is a requirement for construction sites.......
Custom printed outdoor signage is a high impact advertising method, not to mention dust control is a requirement for construction sites. They increase the awareness of your brand and are eye-catching to passing traffic and pedestrians. Custom printed signage is a cost-effective advertising option compared to other outdoor advertising types. Ensuring that you banner install is flawless is key to increasing the life-span of your banner. (more…)
- October 13, 2016
A Guide to Temporary Fencing PanelsRead More
At TTFS we have a range of temp fence panel styles and types for various industries......
- September 28, 2016
A Guide to Safety Whilst RenovatingRead More
Renovations and additions are an exciting time that can improve the livability and sustainability of your home with careful planning,......
Renovations and additions are an exciting time that can improve the livability and sustainability of your home with careful planning, thoughtful design and a considered choice of builder. (more…)
- September 6, 2016
How to Correctly and Safely Install Temporary FencingRead More
Temporary Fencing is an effective barrier to keep an area like a construction site or event venue secure. Our TTFS ...
Temporary Fencing is an effective barrier to keep an area like a construction site or event venue secure. Our TTFS temporary fencing panels are designed to allow the temporary fencing to be assembled on a variety of surfaces, quickly and easily. Temporary fencing is necessary by law to create a barrier to confine any safety hazards during demolition, excavation and during construction. The entire length of the construction site must be fenced off during the period of project. It’s also important to create a barrier for public safety – as you could be liable if a member of the public was to receive harm due to the absence of adequate fencing. At TTFS we have a range of temporary fencing panel styles and types for various industries and applications including construction panels, gate panels and heavy-duty options. All of our temporary fencing panels are manufactured to stand the test of time in the harsh Australian conditions. Panels contain an anti-climb mesh, are hand welded for optimal strength and have a hot dip galvanised finish. To meet safety laws, you must make sure it’s installed properly. Read on for our tips on how to secure your sites appropriately, efficiently, and most of all – safely.
Step 1: Check Your ConditionsFirst, you need to figure out if you’ve got adequate and safe conditions for putting up temporary fencing. Make sure the ground you’re installing the fence on is level and the immediate area is clear. Think about the weather – strong gusts of winds could be dangerous while you’re moving fencing panels, and rain could create a slippery surface. As you’re laying out the stays, make sure you’re positioning them out of the way of your workers and any passing pedestrians – they can be a tripping hazard if not placed correctly. Once you’re confident of your site area, it’s time to start putting your fence together.
Step 2: Installing a Temporary Fencing PanelNow that you know where you want your fence to go and have determined the area is safe, get started installing on your first panel. Once you have determined which area you are going to barricade, set one concrete block into position. Place one leg of the temporary fencing panel into one of the holes of the concrete block. Then position a second concrete block for the other end of the panel. This will hold your first panel.
Step 3: Connecting the PanelsPlace the leg of your next panel into the concrete block, then put another concrete block at the end of the panel. Now you will have two panels to work with, so it’s important to connect them properly. Use temporary fencing clamps to connect the two panels. The clamp is locked into place with a nut and bolt, so make sure you tighten the nut firmly enough to make the fences sturdy. Another important tip to note is to keep the nut and bolt thread side facing inwards – this will ensure people on the outside of the fence can’t get injured by being caught on the nut and bolt. Repeat this process until you’ve fenced the area you’d like to keep safe.
Step 4: Install Safety StraysA temporary fencing stay will anchor your fence in place and keep the fencing from falling over, so they’re an integral part of the process. Once your fence is up, connect the stay to the back of each panel using brackets. Connect one bracket down near the bottom of the vertical strut, and the other somewhere near the middle. To increase the stability, weigh the safety stays down with concrete blocks or sand bags.
Step 5: Wrap the Temporary Fence PanelsIf you’re installing your temporary fence around a building site, it’s also likely you’ll need to wrap your fence. Temporary fencing wrap is required by most local councils, as it stops debris and dust from being blown into the public space. You can use banner mesh or shade cloth, and you can also get these branded as a cost-effective advertising method!
Step 6: Maintain Your FenceIt’s not only important to install your fence safely, but also to maintain it as time goes on. Depending on how long your temporary fencing is set up for, it’s a good idea to cast your eye over it on a regular basis to ensure the stays are sufficiently anchoring the fence and the clamps are still nice and tight. Also check regularly to ensure the concrete blocks remain in the correct position and aren’t a tripping hazard. If you follow these steps, your temporary fencing will be safe for you, your workers, and anyone in the proximity of your site! At The Temporary Fencing Shop, our fencing is designed for fast installation once on site – all you need is basic hand tools. For example, you can easily install 200 meters of panels in less than 2 hours! Our temporary fencing is designed for quick installation with little training. You shouldn’t require assistance but please give us a call on 1300 119 998 if you have any questions.
- August 29, 2016
The Many Uses for Crowd Control BarriersRead More
Cyclists can crash, construction sites are dangerous. Pedestrian barriers help to guide the public and keep them safe. Speciality designed......
Cyclists can crash, construction sites are dangerous. Pedestrian barriers help to guide the public and keep them safe. Speciality designed crowd control barriers are a go-to solution for event managers who are expecting a large crowd. Crowd control barriers are used in a range of industries, from events and entertainment to construction. (more…)
- August 11, 2016
Questions to Ask When Choosing a Temporary Fencing CompanyRead More
When choosing temporary fencing you want to be confident in the safety of your fencing. The...
- July 26, 2016
Timber Hoarding or Galvanised Steel Temporary Fencing: What to ConsiderRead More
Timber Hoardings and Galvanised Steel Temporary......
- July 6, 2016
The Importance of Site Safety Signage on Construction SitesRead More
Corflute Site Safety Signage is a requirement......
Corflute Site Safety Signage is a requirement on all Australian construction sites. They are crucial as they can prevent injuries and ensure that all staff and visitors are aware of any dangerous hazards on site. Without corflute site safety signage employees could be left unaware of risks and employers might find themselves in significant legal and workplace safety trouble. (more…)
- June 21, 2016
Blowmould Concrete or Recycled Rubber Temporary Fencing Feet?Read More
Our temporary fence feet are designed and manufactured to the highest standard you will find in the temporary fencing industry. We can......
Our temporary fence feet are designed and manufactured to the highest standard you will find in the temporary fencing industry. We can supply high volume orders for any industry needing superior products, on-time at a competitive price. (more…)
- June 9, 2016
Why you need Temporary Fencing During the Construction & Installation of Your Swimming PoolRead More
Are you thinking about building a pool? ...
Are you thinking about building a pool? (more…)
- May 23, 2016
How to Advertise on Your Temporary FencingRead More
Does your construction site have street appeal? Does it catch the eyes of passing traffic? Use your ...
- May 11, 2016
Why We Hand-Weld Our Temporary FencingRead More
Welding is the most economical and efficient method used to join two metals, it is the only method that ensures that end products act as a......
Welding is the most economical and efficient method used to join two metals, it is the only method that ensures that end products act as a single piece permanently. An increasing number of temporary fencing companies are spending millions of dollars on automated systems whilst ignoring quality control welding processes. Manual welding is still the best welding method for temporary fencing. (more…)
- April 27, 2016
Increase Branding with Custom Printed Signage on Your Construction SiteRead More
Done right, construction site branding will give your company a chance to amplify awareness. ...
Done right, construction site branding will give your company a chance to amplify awareness. (more…)
- April 15, 2016
Why Your Outdoor Event Needs Temporary FencingRead More
Are you looking for a cost-effective way to keep attendees secure at your next event? ...
Are you looking for a cost-effective way to keep attendees secure at your next event? (more…)
- March 22, 2016
Why Our Feet Don’t Fade, Masterbatch Quality and Standards SpecificationsRead More
At TTFS we pride ourselves on the quality of our products. You may not know that we are so confident in our products quality that we offer......
At TTFS we pride ourselves on the quality of our products. You may not know that we are so confident in our products quality that we offer a five year UV and Anti-Aging Guarantee on all our Safety Orange Temporary Fence Feet. (more…)
- February 29, 2016
High impact and inexpensive branding to increase exposure on your siteRead More
In competitive environments like construction, building and civil industries largely dominated by word-of-mouth marketing or advertising,......
In competitive environments like construction, building and civil industries largely dominated by word-of-mouth marketing or advertising, the need for reinforcement of your branding is important. You need to leverage a set yourself apart from competitors, attract new customers, remind potential customers of your brand and generate leads for your business. (more…)
- January 6, 2016
Why hire when you can buy?Read More
Buying temp fencing rather than hiring is a cost-effective......