Palisade fencing is still one of the most common types of fences. It is mostly trusted and used in the residential market. Palisade fencing is highly durable and can be galvanized in order to counteract rust.
Types of Palisade Fencing
There are two main types of palisade fencing namely steel palisade fencing and galvanized palisade fencing.
Steel Palisade Fencing
Although a steel palisade fence may seem like a great idea, it is not rust resistant and will corrode and need to be replaced some time in the future.
To delay this process, a red-oxide paint undercoat can be used before painting your top coat. Note that this will not prevent the rust from eventually destroying the steel. Continuous maintenance and repainting is required.
Opt for galvanized palisade fencing or a clear view type fence instead.
Galvanized Palisade Fencing
Galvanized palisade fencing is strong and durable. The steel is hot-dip galvanized protecting it from rust and corrosion. This is a much better option than normal steel palisade fencing but the cost may seem rather high for some. Bear in mind that little to no maintenance will be required when choosing the galvanized palisade option.
Palisade Fencing Specifications
Standard Palisade Fencing Panel Sizes
A standard palisade fencing panel has a width of 3000mm.
The standard height is anywhere from:
- 2100mm, or
Though, custom sizes may be available depending on the supplier you choose.
Palisade Fencing Pale Profiles
Palisade Fencing uses pales with varying angles to ensure that they are strong enough to withstand any high impact.
The standard pale sizes are:
- 30mm, and
Palisade Fencing Spikes
There are a variety of spikes to choose from. Your choice will be determined by the spike you prefer as well as the level of security you require.
The spike options available are:
- Single Point or Spear Point,
- Two Spike, commonly known as Devil's Fork,
- Kings Crown,
- 5-Spike, and
Palisade Fencing Posts
Palisade fencing posts are made from square tubing with a pyramid cap welded on top. The post you choose can also have a base plate should you wish to have the fence run on top of a concrete slab.
Posts are usually 600mm longer than you palisade panel as the posts will need to be planted in the ground and backfilled with concrete.
Advantages of Palisade Fencing
- Palisade fencing is an great boundary security.
- It is rather difficult to climb over.
- The fence appears intimidating to potential intruders.
- Standard Palisade Fencing is cost effective compared to Clear View Fencing and Walling.
- Galvanized palisade fencing is long lasting and rust resistant.
- Galvanized palisade fencing is a low to no maintenance option.
Palisade Fencing Suppliers
There are many different palisade fencing suppliers in South Africa, some of which have been in the industry for many years. Below is a list of suppliers you can contact should you wish to learn more:
Stewarts & Lloyds: https://www.stewartsandlloyds.co.za/
NJR Steel: https://www.njrsteel.com/
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