It’s the little things in temp fence design that make a huge difference

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You probably have never noticed that the majority of temporary fence feet for sale in New Zealand have the holes running across the width of the feet (laterally).

If you look at the first photo below, this shows the difference in the placement of the holes on the feet, the GHL foot is the one at the bottom of the photo.

There are two very good reasons why the GHL holes are transverse -

  1. A temporary fence is substantially stronger and resistant to winds and other side load factors when the holes are running the length of the foot because the weight is distributed more evenly across the foot.
  2. When the panel is inserted into the feet with lateral holes, the two panels start out at 80 – 100mm apart at the bottom. However, on uneven ground the two panels quickly splay out at the top making securing the panels together with the clamp, more difficult than is necessary.

Interlocking feet make it harder to transport

In theory, interlocking feet sound great for when they are being transported on the back of a truck. However, these interlocking feet, surprisingly makes this process twice as hard.

Our concrete filled feet have a flat bottom so they slide over one another easily when loading and unloading and the same strop that is used to secure the load on the truck prevent the feet from moving.

GHL Temp Fence ‘sells what we hire and that’s what makes the difference’. Over the last ten years, every design improvement is intended to make the job faster, easier and safer for everyone.

Still need some help deciding whether to buy or hire your temporary fencing? GHL can provide quotes for both temporary fence hire and sales, so you can make an informed, cost-effective decision. Call us now on 0800TempFence or visit

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