UV protection another key to the quality and durability of temporary fencing

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Using temporary fencing and accessories that are low quality actually defeats the whole purpose of erecting the fence in the first place - to keep the premises or construction site safe from the public, the workers and the equipment and material secure while the site is vacant.

Low quality fencing can become a safety issue in itself. The first photo is an example of an old, weakened concrete foot of a competitor’s temp fence used on a current construction site. The plastic shell has faded and deteriorated and is clearly not designed for the UV exposure in New Zealand. Under duress, this concrete foot will crumble and reduce the stability of the fence.

A temporary fence can be an unstable structure because it is not anchored to anything and has some weight to it. The purpose of concrete feet is to anchor the fence to stop it falling over when knocked during construction or during unpredictable high winds or storms.

The second photo is a GHL concrete foot that is approximately the same age as the competitor’s concrete foot. At GHL, all our concrete feet shells are quality manufactured in Melbourne Australia using UV stabilised plastic designed specifically for the high UV exposure experienced in New Zealand.

Double check the temporary fencing around your construction site, it might not be holding up to the safety regulations you and your company advocate. GHL Temp Fence always uses high quality fencing products to maintain safety at all times.

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 www.GHLTempFence.co.nz

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