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July 26, 2016

Timber Hoarding or Galvanised Steel Temporary Fencing: What to Consider

Timber Hoardings and Galvanised Steel Temporary Fencing are just the two most sought-after materials used for temporary fencing. When considering which material is right for you it is important to weigh in the crucial factors that will contribute to the lifespan of your fence.

Each material has a distinctive set of characteristics that make it the right or wrong choice for your fence. Whilst they both do the job, it is important to choose the right material for you, so before you make your decision, study the pros and cons of each to ensure that you are happy with your fencing for years to come!

Timber Hoardings

Durability

Environmental factors such as rain, crosswinds and UV sun rays can take their toll on a timber hoarding fence. Wood can become warped after the constant exposure to Australia’s harsh climate and eventually a strong gust of wind will be all it takes for your fence to come down.

Termites also pose a large threat for timber hoardings, eventually breaking down strong sturdy planks to twig-like weakness.

Maintenance

Whilst timber hoarding temporary fences are exposed to the harsh environmental factors repairs become necessary in order to keep the fence intact and strong for the years to come. It is important to note that Timber Hoardings have on-going costs for care and treatments in order to get the best lifespan and use of your temporary fencing.

Cost

The main benefit of timber hoarding temporary fencing is that timber is an inexpensive material and can be very easily cut, carved and hammered together. Timber hoardings have a lower up-front cost but they do have on-going costs for care, treatments and repairs.

Security

Timber hoardings that have been weakened by the environmental elements are easy to snap and be knocked over, allowing easy access to burglars or predators.

Galvanised Steel Temporary Fencing

TTFS Fence

Durability

Natural elements are ineffective against steel temporary fencing and pre-galvanised steel fencing is resistant to rust. So once a structure is up, it requires no weather-related repair.

Maintenance

A quality galvanised steel temporary fencing panel will not require much maintenance or repairs. Again the galvanised steel is resistant to rust and provided fittings (screws, hinges, welds etc) are also galvanised your fence will give you many years.

Cost

Galvanised steel fencing tends to be more expensive up-front. However, once that initial investment is made there is little to no ongoing costs for the future of the fencing. In the the long run galvanised steel temporary fencing is more cost-effective.

Security

Galvanised Steel Temporary Fencing provides a strong, sturdy and reliable barrier between your site and the public ensuring that no unwanted visitors have access to your site.
Remember to always choose quality over quantity, you want to feel confident that your temporary fencing will provide the safety barrier that you require.

Are you currently building or renovating? Remember that temporary fencing is a requirement for the safety of all involved. If you are confused and need guidance, give temporary fencing specialists the temporary fencing shop a call on 1300 119 998 and we can help.