Are you thinking of buying your own temporary fencing but are bamboozled by the terminology?

Stays, clamps, shade cloths – what does it all mean for you as a buyer, and what is vital to have for an effective and safe temporary fence experience?

Read on to learn the ins and outs of temporary fencing!

Temporary Fence Panels

Temporary fence panels are quite self-explanatory – they make up the main part of temporary fencing. Panels are available in different styles and types, including construction panels, gate panels and a range of heavy duty panels. Reputable temporary fencing providers also have temporary pool fencing options available which are essential when building a new pool in the front or back yard of your home.

Temporary Fencing Feet

Temporary fencing feet are the weighted components that help stabilise and provide a base for the panels. Your fencing panels will slot into the feet to lock them together, and there are a number of different styles to fit your needs – some examples are plastic moulded feet, rubber feet and steel plate feet.

The most important thing to consider when selecting feet is ensuring they won’t be a tripping hazard – the Temporary Fencing Shop’s range includes a Zero Trip Fence Base, which eliminates the risk of trip hazards on all pedestrian areas and pathways.

Temporary Fencing Clamps

Clamps are an integral component when it comes to installing a secure temporary fencing system – high-quality clamps are vital to keeping your fencing system upright and secure!

It’s important to use high-quality clamps as inexpensive clamps have a high risk of flaws, which can damage temporary fence runs, allow unrestricted access to secure areas and create safety risks in hazardous areas.

Fencing Stays

Fence stays keep your fence upright and are very important for all temporary fence runs. They are especially essential to temporary fence runs that may potentially be exposed to high winds.

Wind load can be increased when shade cloth, printed shade cloth or large signage are installed on temporary fencing – fence stays are a simple and effective way of adding strength to a temporary fence.

Temp Fence Gates

Another reasonably self-explanatory part of temporary fencing is a gate – and it functions exactly as you’d expect. Temporary fencing gates are designed to allow pedestrian or vehicle access to your restricted area, while still allowing you to lock the area securely.

Gate panels are generally the same size as regular panels, however a castor wheel is attached for easy opening and closing.

Crowd Control Barriers

Some industries use temporary fencing for crowd control purposes, however this can make it difficult to ensure the safety of pedestrians on your site as standard temporary fencing can contain trip hazards due to heavy feet and stays.

At the Temporary Fencing Shop, we also carry a range of barriers to help with managing pedestrian traffic, crowd control and safety while also defining your desired areas.

Crowd control barriers provide a safe, protected and controlled environment for both pedestrians and vehicles, while safety barriers are highly visible and weather resistant. These are ideal for segmenting construction sites and work zones.

Printed Shade Cloth

Shade cloth can be attached to temporary fencing to help block UV rays and assist in stopping dust from escaping work areas. It can also provide site security and safety.

If you’re looking for a way to advertise, you can also use printed shade cloth around your site or construction area to attract the eye of passing foot traffic. This is a relatively inexpensive way to promote your business and services.


Speak to one of our temporary fencing experts today on 1300 119 998 for all your temporary fencing needs. The Temporary Fencing Shop delivers across Australia and is supported by depots in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

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