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Installing New Fencing

Hello, my name is Barry and this is my new fencing blog. Until a couple of years ago, I didn't think twice about fencing. I truly believed that there were only a couple of types of fence and that they all more or less did the same job. But boy was I wrong. When my brother-in-law Stan came to visit me, he explained that he had recently retrained as a fencing contractor and that he would be willing to do some work on my yard. I helped him to install a new glass fence around the pool and a lovely wooden picket around the exterior of my home. I hope you enjoy my blog.

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Ways to Customise a Chain-Link Fence for Different Settings

Being so versatile, chain-link fences can be used in various settings, such as around a home property, business premises or parks and playgrounds. You can customise these barriers to suit the environment. Here are several ways to do so.

High-Security Installation

If you're creating a high-security barrier around a business or warehouse, you can top these fences with razor or barbed wire to make them more intimidating. Barbed wire consists of a wire strand with another one wrapped around it to form pointy barbs at regular intervals. Razor wire is constructed differently.

It uses a core wire with metal crimped over the top, shaped with small jagged protruding blades and razors. Razor wire can cause more damage and is for serious protection. On the other hand, barbed wire is sharp and pointy. It can even be used as a stand-alone fence for livestock as it doesn't inflict so much damage. You can roll both razor and barbed wire in coils along the top of a chain-mesh fence or else attach them in straight lines.

PVC Coatings

Chain-link fences can also be friendly and attractive. They can enclose a front garden and keep children and pets safely contained. As well as using silver zinc-coated galvanised steel mesh, you can also install a fence with webbing encased in a PVC layer. This vinyl, available in brown, green and black, gives the fence a smooth sheen. To blend the fence into the background in an unobtrusive way, you could opt for black. Alternatively, to surround a park or bushy home garden, you might choose brown or green. Typically, the metal posts and rails are powder coated in a matching shade. Powder coating also shields the metal from corrosion, as does PVC. The PVC layer will last longer than if you paint the mesh.

Rustic Look

If you want to create a unique natural look with a chain-mesh fence, you could alter its appearance in a different way. Typically, fencing contractors stretch the webbing between metal posts and rails. Instead, you could opt to attach the mesh to timber posts and rails. These could be painted white or any other colour, and they may be paired with silver or PVC-coloured webbing. Make sure to only use treated timber that will repel termites. Combing a simple diamond-wire mesh with wood creates an appealing rustic impression.

Thus, these barriers are more versatile than you may think. While they can function as security barriers, they can also be coloured and combined with timber to increase their charm.

Contact a local fencing contractor to learn more.