At TTFS, all of our products are manufactured to the highest quality and standard. For our galvanised fence panels to be able to withstand the test of time and Australia’s harsh weather conditions they undergo rigorous testing and quality control processes.
Our secret? We only use hot-dipped galvanised steel. All our temporary fencing products are coated in a protective layer of zinc which prevents the negative effects of corrosion and rust occurring on your fencing.
What is Galvanised Steel?
Galvanised steel is steel that has been coated in a protective layer of zinc to make it corrosion resistant. Regular steel is made of iron which when exposed to moisture will begin to rust. Hot-dip galvanising (HDP) is when steel is passed through a bath of molten zinc. The liquid zinc bonds to the iron in the steel forming a protective layer. The steel sheet can then be spun into a finished part because the zinc coating doesn’t flake or peel off during the metal spinning process. The finished part resists corrosion and no additional zinc coatings are required.
Corrosion resistance only scratches the surface of hot dipped galvanised steel’s benefits – below we list the top 8 advantages:
1. Upfront Cost
The hot-dipped galvanisation process has made steel a more affordable material. The application costs for other protective coatings such as paint is far less economical when compared to hot-dipped galvanised spinnings, making it one of the most attractive options for protecting steel from corrosion.
2. Maintenance Cost
A quality galvanised temporary fence panel will not require much maintenance or repairs. The hot-dipped galvanised coating provides a protective barrier against rust so no on-going maintenance costs such as treatments or extra coats of paint will ever be required.
3. Increased Life Span
Rust and corrosion can break down a material, giving you a frail and easily broken fencing product. Since our temporary fencing products are hot-dipped galvanised your end product will remain a strong barrier for years to come. Our products are also tested and comply with the Australian Standard AS 4678.
Hot dipped galvanising is carried out to Australian Standard AS 4678 and standard, the minimum coating thickness is applied. Coating life and performance are reliable and predictable.
5. Strongest Coating
A hot-dipped galvanised coating has a unique metallurgical structure that gives outstanding resistance to damages either onsite or during transportation between sites and even during the storage stage.
6. Protection for Damaged Areas
Every part of a hot-dipped galvanised product is protected – even recesses, sharp corners and inaccessible areas. No coating applied to a steel product after completion can provide the same protection.
7. Faster Erection Time
Our hot-dipped galvanised steel products are delivered ready for use. No time is lost on-site completing surface preparation, painting and inspection. Our temporary fencing is designed for fast installation once on site, and all you need is basic hand tools. For example, you can easily install 200 meters of panels in less than 2 hours!
8. Ease of Application
The galvanising process is not dependent on weather conditions and galvanisation if needed can be applied inexpensively and very quickly. Remember to always choose quality over quantity, you want to feel confident that your temporary fencing will provide the safety barrier that you require.
Building or Renovating?
Are you currently building or renovating? Remember that temporary fencing is a requirement for the safety of all involved. If you are confused and need guidance, give temporary fencing specialists the temporary fencing shop a call on 1300 119 998 and we can help.