Do you know your site fencing dimensions?

Site Fencing Dimensions

Site fencing focuses on securing a particular area from unauthorised access. Providing a secure as well as a safe solution to many building sites, event locations, spectator events, etc. site barriers can offer it all.

Site fencing comes in the standard size of 3.5 metres wide and 2 metres high. 

Of course, there are many different types of site fencing available today, with something most definitely suited to everyone and every situation. 

Deciding what is appropriate for your event, building site, etc.is what’s important. Strategically designing and planning your area so you can work out how many fence panels are required, do you need supports, gates, access areas, etc. 

There are several factors to take into consideration when working out your site fencing dimensions, and in this post, we take a look at some of the main ones. 

Site fencing dimensions             

As we’ve mentioned, as well as standard fencing, many sites also now opt for city fencing and crush barriers as alternatives and `add ons`. 

These particular fences come with specific dimensions, for example: 

  • Crowd Barriers reach 2.3 metres wide and 1 metre high.
  • Anti-Climb Fence Panels reach 3.5 metres wide and stand taller at 2 metres high.
  • The Readyhoard Fence Panels are 2.2 metres high and 2 metres high.

When it comes to pedestrian gates, you will be able to find these as 1.2 metres wide, and fitting elements also available at 2.3 metres wide. 

We talk about standard fencing dimensions coming as a standard 2 metres in height, but at Site Fencing, we can also supply it in heights of 1 metre and 2.45 metres, depending on what is required. 

Dimensions for building sites 

Every building site is different.  Because of this, several important factors need to be taken into consideration when determining the volume of fence panels, you require. 

With a standard size of 3.5 metres in width, these fences are ideal for sectioning off some of your building sites’ largest areas. 

It might, however, be a little unrealistic to expect a building site to be perfectly divided into 3.5-metre sections (although it would be great if it were!), so you will need to take into account additional parts to ensure that installation of the complete fence is perfect and fits appropriately. 

Within building sites, you may also want to consider addition fencing areas to house and further secure things such as machinery and equipment. Keeping items in specific places and only accessible to certain personnel. 

Location, location, Location 

A well as the size of your site, location also plays a big part in the type of fence panels you need as well as the size you will require. 

For example, inner-city areas will often require much smaller spaces to be sectioned off, added to this is also the possibility that you will need to consider pedestrians as well as local traffic. 

In these situations, Readyhoard fencing is a great solution, as at 2.2 metres wide, this fencing has a sheet-piling profile, allowing you much more flexibility in how and where you position these panels. 

This type of fencing also has the advantage of partially or fully stopping people from being able to see in. A big benefit as it keeps traffic flowing as people aren’t distracted on the work being carried out on the other side of the fence, and it increases site security because valuable materials and machinery are kept out of plain view. For workers, they also benefit as they can work undisturbed and without interruption or interference from oncoming headlights. 

Work with the building site design 

As well as the size of the site and location, you also need to work with the building site’s original design. 

It is the design of the site that will determine the type and amount of fencing that is required. For example, is there an outer and an inner section? What access is needed, and where? Do you need additional security on this site? 

Knowing the answers to these questions will help in determining exactly what is required from your fencing; for example, crowd barriers might be identified to be the perfect choice to guide pedestrians safely and in the right direction. This 1-metre high fencing also works great with baseplates as it is advantageous when it comes to guiding traffic. 

Best fencing for you 

At Site Fencing, we provide a range of fencing solutions suitable for a variety of building sites and specific requirements. 

Let us help you get your fencing dimensions right first time, every time. 

Call 01274 833 396 

Read the next blog: Proper loading and unloading of site fencing.

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