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What Is a Temporary Fence And What Applications Can It Be Used For?

27 / 04 / 2021

If you are working on a dangerous project, the last thing you want is for a child, or even an adult, to blunder into it and hurt themselves. If you don't set the proper boundaries, you could find yourself legally responsible for an accident or injury. That's why Temporary Fencing is crucial to keeping your space safe.

Even if you need to keep two groups apart, temporary fencing will make your job easier. Read on to learn what temporary fencing is and why you'll need it!

What is temporary fencing?

Temporary fencing is a fence used to secure an area. While there are permanent fences available for security, temporary fences are great for people who need a more flexible fencing option. Temporary fencing can also be referred to as "mobile fencing".

Metal fencing systems are a popular way to secure an area, but there are some differences between temporary fencing and permanent metal fencing. Permanent fences are very sturdy and difficult to move once they are in place.

If you feel the need to move the fence soon after installation, then permanent may not be an option for you. Many people prefer temporary fencing because it is durable, but can also be moved if necessary. Temporary fences can be moved time and time again while remaining intact. Temporary fences are known to last for years.

Temporary Fencing

Temporary Fencing

In what ways can you use temporary fencing?

There are many reasons why you may need to move your fence frequently. Let's look at some common situations.

Construction sites

Construction sites are one of the most common places where temporary fencing is used. Since construction sites can be dangerous for passersby, it's important to have some sort of boundary. Temporary fencing is very useful for construction sites because it only needs to be erected before construction is finished. When temporary fencing is used on a construction site, it can be referred to as a "construction hoarding".

You may have seen the bright orange Mesh Fencing around construction sites. This is attached to metal spikes for the purpose of making it go around the entire construction site. In addition to the more popular bright orange fencing, black rubber tarpaulins are commonly used on construction sites. The tarpaulin is attached to a wooden stile and held in place by wooden nails. The tarpaulin covers the entire work area.

Outdoor Activities

Another common use for temporary fencing is for outdoor events. There are many events that require temporary fencing. Concerts use temporary fencing to ensure that no one slips in without buying a ticket. In addition to keeping out unpaid guests, these fences are also used for crowd control. Temporary fencing between the crowd and the stage is critical for the safety and security of the performers.

Temporary fencing is also used for sporting events, government events, weddings, movies

Baby Gates

One temporary fence that many of us forget about is the baby gate. If you're the parent of a little one, you know you can't take your eyes off them for more than a second. Babies and toddlers are notorious for getting into trouble, which is why safety fences or "baby gates" are a necessity.

Baby gates are considered temporary enclosures because they can be set up and moved around the house. Hanging out in the living room? You can set up a baby gate at the entrance and keep them inside.

Need to keep them in their playroom, but you need to see them? A temporary fence is the perfect option. Temporary enclosures for children can either be set up for longer periods of time or moved daily to suit your needs.

Pet enclosures

There are also temporary fences that work well to control pets. While permanent fences are preferred for fenced backyards, there are many options for temporary fences. There are fences that form a circle, square or rectangle that confine your pet to a small area. These fences are very useful for keeping puppies from running rampant.

Or, if you don't have a fenced-in yard at home, you can connect several of these small fences together. This way, your pets can have time to play outside without worrying about them running away

Types of Temporary Fences

Now that we know the common uses of temporary fences, what are the different types?

Picket fences

We've all seen them, the white wooden fences around the family yard. These fences are great for keeping kids and pets in the yard, as well as keeping intruders out of the yard.

Bicycle Rack Barriers

Bike rack barricades are primarily used for events that require crowd control. These can be used for sporting events, marathons or concerts.

Chain link fences

Chain link fences are often used for events such as carnivals. For safety reasons, these fences are used along routes or around the perimeter of rides. Chain link fences can also be used at construction sites.

Do you want one?

Whether you are working with a toddler or on a construction project, you will find that a temporary fence is necessary. If you need a temporary fence for use at home or at an event, contact us today! Of course, our company also offers Decorative Fencing and wire fencing that are always available to help you!


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