How to Build a Temporary Fence

How to Build a Temporary FenceThe new year is upon us, and there’s no better time than the present to start planning your events for the year. When it comes to temporary fencing installation, you’ll find there are various options on offer. Find out more info here about the temporary fencing we can supply you with this year. Let’s take a look at how to plan your next event and use temporary fencing to keep everyone safe and secure.

Planning Your Event

The first step when looking at how to build a temporary fence is to think about what type of protection your next event requires. Temporary fencing installation does take some pre-planning, even if you only need this solution for a day or two. Think about the space you are working with, and then measure out how big it is. From there, you can find out how much fencing you’ll need to hire for the event. You can tweak your plans to make the size of your space slightly smaller or bigger depending on the event you are planning and how many guests RSVP nearer the time. Our team will be happy to advise you about the right solution for your event and ensure that you have enough fencing installation panels to make this a success.

Check the Ground Conditions

When it comes to erecting a fence, you need to make sure you are working with good ground conditions. We all know how temperamental the weather can be here in the UK, even in the middle of the summer when most outdoor events take place. If you are planning for a semi-permanent fencing option, it is even more important to ensure the fencing secures your building site or structure. Check if the ground is strong enough to support the fencing and stop it from moving around too much in the future. You’ll find that muddy ground makes it much harder to secure fencing, so you may need to find a new solution that’s a little more secure.

On top of the ground conditions, think about the weather forecast before an event. The wind might pick up suddenly, so you need to make sure your fencing doesn’t go flying as a result of this. Make sure any panels you layout aren’t a trip hazard either, especially during wet weather. We’ll be happy to test all of these things out before erecting a fence and ensure we put these temporary fencing tips into place during every installation we work on.

The Right Tools for Temporary Fencing

When considering temporary fencing for hire, you need to ensure you have the right tools in place for the installation process. However, we highly recommend you outsource this job to our team, who can take care of every step of the installation. You’ll need a shifting spanner, clamps, nuts and bolts, and brackets to make sure your fencing doesn’t shift during the days it is up. We also recommend having clothes and a few extra tools on hand just in case something goes wrong. The more prepared you are, the more likely you’ll be to have a successful temporary fencing solution during your next event.

Maintaining Your Temporary Fencing

While some companies opt to put fencing up for a day or two and then return it to our team, others will be looking for a more permanent solution. If you need to use your temporary fencing for a few weeks or months, you’ll find that you need to maintain your fence to ensure it is installed safely. Once you install the fence, you’ll need to keep checking it from time to time. Look out for loose panels and links, which may cause your fencing to fall over in poor weather conditions. The clamps also need to be tightly on so that you don’t experience any issues in the future. Also, think about who is visiting your site and whether your fencing is a trip hazard. This will help you to protect everyone in your workplace or venue so that you don’t have any future issues to deal with as far as health and safety reports.

It takes a lot of planning to put up temporary fencing, but our team will be here to support you throughout this process. No matter how many days you need your fencing for, you can be sure that you’ll find a solution that works for any venue or ground type with our team. We always put safety first when installing fencing, and that helps to minimise the chance of someone tripping over or having an accident when your fencing is in place. Do you require temporary fencing for your event or construction site this year? Contact our team today for further information and to discuss your temporary fencing needs for the upcoming months.