If you are about to embark on a major construction project or are thinking about building or renovating your home, you’ll need temporary fencing for the job.

In this blog, we explore some of the most common questions we receive at TTFS regarding temporary mesh fence panels, plus facts and information you should know.

What Are the Benefits of Using Welded Mesh Fencing?

Welded mesh fencing has a range of applications and with these comes a number of benefits.

Strength and Durability

Mesh fence is extremely strong and durable with its heavy-duty qualities making it able to withstand harsh weather conditions and last a long time before having to replace it.

Easy Setup

You can set up mesh fencing panels without preparing the grounds, making it quick and easy to erect.

Boundary / Security 

Mesh fencing is an ideal barrier solution to keep your property safe, complementing other construction site or home security measures.


You can see through mesh fencing, making it ideal in a number of applications, whether it’s a construction site, temporary pool fencing, or an event where seeing through the fence is a requirement (i.e. sporting match).

Should I Buy or Hire Temporary Mesh Fencing?

When it comes to buying or hiring temporary mesh fence panels, you’ll need to decide which is the best option for you.

If you’re a builder or work in the construction industry, it is likely that you will be better off buying temporary mesh fence panels, so you can reuse them across different projects. If you are renovating your home, buying your temporary fencing panels could be a wise option, depending on how much renovating you will need to do in the future.

Buying your temporary fencing panels also means you can use them when and where they’re needed, without having to go through the rigour of hiring and returning the panels.

You will need to figure out how much fencing you’ll need across your projects and have somewhere to store it when you are not using it.

What Are My Legal Obligations When It Comes to Temporary Mesh Fencing?

No matter what work you are undertaking and where in Australia, it is likely that there will be a law that requires you to have temporary fencing during construction. A workplace with construction work taking place must be secured from unauthorised access, in accordance with the Safe Work Australia Construction Work Code of Practice.

If you’re building a pool, you’ll need temporary fencing throughout the duration of the construction period, as rainwater can accumulate in the bottom of the pool even while under construction. Temporary pool fencing is required whether or not someone is living at the home during the time the pool is being built.

If you are renovating, commercial or residential, you may also be legally required to use temporary fencing, especially if the renovation work is accessible from the outside of your home. It’s best to check with your local council on this one.

Regardless, it is wise to use temporary fencing where necessary during your renovations, even if it is not a legal requirement.

What Should I Use While Building or Renovating A Home?

The ideal option to secure a site and equipment is welded mesh fencing, which is suitable for use in residential, commercial and industrial construction. It’s also easy to install and remove, which means you won’t waste valuable time on-site.

Our fencing panels are built to withstand harsh conditions, no matter where you are building in Australia. They also comply with Australian Standards A.S. 4687-2007 Temporary Fencing & Hoardings.

If your temporary fencing is going on a construction site, you will also need to consider sediment control cloth rolls that meet EPA standards. The cloth helps save topsoil from water erosion and stops sediment and silt from washing into nearby waterways.

Shade cloth or printed shade cloth is also commonly used in conjunction with our weld mesh panels, as it is great for advertising your brand whilst also providing extra security.

What Should I Use If I’m Putting in A Pool?

It’s important to note that standard temporary mesh fencing, construction fencing, and crowd control barriers will not meet fencing standards during the installation of a pool.

You’ll need to use temporary pool fence panels to ensure you’re meeting the relevant legislative requirements. This fencing is designed to cater for safety during pool installation and construction and can also be used if you’re renovating any part of your already established pool

What Else Can I Use Welded Mesh Fencing For?

Temporary mesh fence panels can also be used for different types of projects. If you’re holding an event you can use them to control crowds and fence the perimeter of your event, they can be used for security, or to create storage. You can also use temporary mesh fence panels to build a safe area for your dog or cat in the backyard – or even a run for chickens!

TTFS’ Temporary Fencing Supplies & Accessories

TTFS’ hot-dipped galvanised mesh panels suit a range of applications. We also have full range of fencing parts, including feet, clamps, stays and gates, so when you come to TTFS you can purchase everything you need for your next project. View our extensive options of temp fencing parts and accessories.

We are supported with depots right across Australia, which allows us to deliver to you from our nearest store in a timely manner and offer competitive prices for our extensive product range. To purchase temporary fencing or temporary pool fencing to suit your needs, speak to the team at TTFS on 1300 535 421 or fill in an online enquiry form.

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