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New Architects' Guide to Fencing 

New Architects' Guide to Fencing
Procter Fencing Systems is publishing a new free guide for architects that explains the differences between alternative types of fencing, how to strike the right balance between security and aesthetics, and what else should be considered at the same time as fencing.

Fencing serves a variety of purposes, including marking the boundary of a property, providing a feature 'frame' around a property, preventing intruders from entering and, in some circumstances, ensuring that persons cannot leave the premises without authorisation. In all cases, however, fencing is readily visible, hence there is a need to consider aesthetics as much as other factors. While it might be expected that there is a trade-off between aesthetics and other factors - such as security, durability and cost - fencing that has been carefully designed and specified can enhance the aesthetics of a property while still providing the necessary security and durability at an acceptable cost.

The Architects' Guide to Fencing explains the different options for fencing, including chain link, palisade, railings, welded wire mesh (weldmesh) and timber, highlighting the aesthetic and security characteristics of each. In addition, the guide discusses other

issues that need to be considered at the same time as fencing, such as gates, barriers and complementary security measures.

Having described the hardware options, the guide presents information that will help architects to make the right selection, as well as listing British and European standards that may be applicable. Finally, the guide explains the importance of correct installation and what should be considered when selecting a supplier.

The Architects' Guide to Fencing is available from the Free Downloads section or request a copy by emailing [email protected]

 

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