School Fencing
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School Fencing - Safeguarding Their Freedom

GT Fencing have specialised in school fencing for a number of years, working closely with head teachers and school staff to tailor specific fence requirements that meet the individual school needs whilst achieving “Best Value”.

Our professional staff our ability to guide you through the decision making process, enables you to have the knowledge and understanding on how to choose the fence that best meets your needs.

GT Fencing will help you select from the vast array of fence types that are available on the market, ensuring that a fence that is within your budget and most suited to your site and intended purpose is chosen.

Educational premises can have very varied fencing requirements including pupil separation, nature areas, perimeter security and sports court fencing.

Perimeter fencing at a school
Weldmesh fencing for schools

Perimeter fencing

Perimeter fences form the first line of defence for pupil and property protection, and as such they should be considered an investment in the future of the school.

It is important to select a fence type that conveys an image of a secure environment that remains conducive to learning.
Perimeter fences will be generally the longest fence lines on your site; therefore a balance between the level of security and aesthetics required verses the cost per metre has to be achieved.

GT Fencing can guide you through the pitfalls of selecting a suitable perimeter fence. Guiding you, from design, through to supply and install selecting from the low security and lighter gauge strained wire chain link and weldmesh fences to the more robust and secure mesh panel fences, railings and steel palisade fences. Finding a suitable fence type to suit most budgets and needs.

Internal Dividing Fencing

Good Internal dividing fencing is a secure way of ensuring the school remains secure when open to the general public during the normal school day.

Providing complete and safe separation of the general public from the pupils.

Ensuring safe access routes are used by school visitors and deliveries alike whilst reducing the potential for accidents and preventing damage to landscaped areas.

Pedestrian Control

Fences specifically designed for pedestrian control are used to separate pedestrians from hazards such as changes in ground level or moving vehicles and protect buildings from potential pupil roof top excursions. They can also reduce the potential for slips, trips and falls preventing pupils from taking unauthorised desire lines and short cuts.

Reducing the long term costs of cleaning and maintaining the school and controlling the flow of pupils and staff along designated paths and safe access routes.

Playg area fencing sports fencing

Playground Fences

The purpose of Playground fencing is similar to pedestrian control fencing but used to create safe play areas for different age groups of pupils. It has many of the same considerations as a standard pedestrian control fence.

However It is important when selecting a fence, to also consider the varying live loads that are likely to be applied to the face of fence by the mass movement of pupils of differing age groups during the natural course of playground games.

Pupil age and height is another factor that should be taken into account when choosing a suitable playground fence.

If the fencing is to be close to any play equipment then a fence system should be chosen that has been designed to conform to R.O.S.P.A guidelines to ensure student safety.

Sports Fencing

Sports fencing ranging from 1.0 metre high to 6.0 metres high is generally used to form Multi Use Games Areas (MUGA) complete with goals and hoops.

This can be constructed from Light weight strained wires, suitable for tennis courts to Heavy weight welded mesh panels suitable for five aside football. It can also be used as part of a playground fence or dividing fence to prevent the loss of sports equipment and protect pupils, buildings and neighbouring properties from potential injury or damage.

The bottom of the fencing can be furnished with kick boards and rebound panels for increased durability.

Choosing a fence

Before choosing the type of fence, it is important to establish the Category of Fence best suited to the site conditions along the proposed fence line and the Intended Purpose of the fence as these will have a bearing on the type of fence chosen.