If you’re thinking about building or renovating your home, or doing any kind of construction, you’ll need temporary mesh 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 Mesh Fencing?
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 and is able to withstand harsh weather conditions and last a long time before having to replace it.
You can setup mesh fencing panels without preparing the grounds, making it quick and easy to erect.
Boundary / Protection
Mesh fencing is an ideal barrier solution to keep your property safe, complimenting other home security measures.
You are able to see through the mesh fencing, making it ideal in a number of applications, whether it’s a construction site or an event where seeing through the fence is a requirement (i.e. sporting match).
Should I Buy or Hire Temporary Mesh Fencing?
Firstly, you’ll need to decide which is the best option for you when it comes to buying or hiring temporary mesh fence panels.
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 own temporary fencing panels could be a wise option, depending on how much renovating you will need to do in future.
Buying your own temporary fencing panels also means you can use them when and where they’re needed, without having to go through the rigor 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. However, overall buying instead of hiring temporary fencing mesh panels which you can use over and over makes for a solid financial investment.
What Are My Legal Obligations When It Comes to Temporary 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 fencing is required whether or not someone is living at the home during the time the pool is being built.
If you are renovating, 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 is a construction mesh fence panel, 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 construction 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 which meet EPA standards. The cloth helps save top soil from water erosion and stops sediment and silt from washing into nearby waterways.
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 legislation 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 Mesh Fencing For?
Temporary mesh fence panels can also be used for a variety of other projects. If you’re holding an event you can use them to control crowds and fence the perimeter of your event or it can be used for theft deterrence 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!