Temporary fences can be found all across Melbourne. Most likely at a construction site or a sporting event. You can simply be the observer of temporary fencing while passing by. However, if you are the one who is planning to install a temporary fence or thinking of ways to secure your premises during an event, this post may be helpful.

This blog post will focus on answering what temporary fences are, some of the benefits of installing temporary fencing and what to look for when choosing a temporary fence.

What is temporary fencing?

Without further ado, let’s answer what temporary fences are. Temporary fencing is installed only for a short or a even a prolonged period, however, removed at some stage. This fencing type is free-standing and self-supporting fencing made out of interlocked panels (mostly). Hence, making it easy to transport them to where they are needed the most. The most popular temporary fences are made out of chain link mesh panels or welded mesh panels.

Benefits of temporary fences

Temporary fences act as security fences. They can protect you from liability issues and ,thus, can be worthwhile. Below is a summary of some of the benefits these fences can provide:

  1. Security – these fences will keep your site secure. For example, they will prevent access to a construction site. 
  2. Protect your site from vandalism by restricting access to your premises. For example, limiting access to certain areas during a sporting event. 
  3. Temporary fences will also help with crowd control during an event.
  4. Temporary pool fencing. If you have children and would like to install a temporary fence across the pool and remove it once your children are old enough and know how to swim, a temporary fence can be an option.
  5. You can also rent a temporary fence without an obligation of actually buying it. However, you should do your homework and find out the cost difference between buying and renting.

How to choose a suitable temporary fencing for your premises?

There are different types of temporary fencing styles out there: 

  1. Chain link mesh temporary fencing
  2. Welded mesh temporary fencing
  3. Barricade fencing (metal or plastic)
  4. Temporary sound barriers
  5. Shade cloth

Which one to choose? The main four considerations are below:

  1. What is the purpose of the temporary fence installed? Is it for a construction site, a sporting event or a swimming pool? Dimensions, as well as the material of the fencing, will depend on that. Your fencing specialist would be able to advise what is the best fencing choice for you.
  2. The time matters. For how long are you planning to install the fence? For a week? For months or longer? Sometimes plastic barriers will do the work for a short period. However, if you need something sturdier for a prolonged time, we suggest using temporary metal fencing.
  3. The climate will also play a role in selecting the fence. For example, if you are planning to install it for months over the winter, you should know that the fence needs to be strong enough to withstand various weather factors, such as rain. Hence, for example, a sturdier metal fencing would be a better choice than the shade cloth.
  4. Budget. Depending on the funds available for the fencing, your choice of temporary fencing may vary. If interested in Diamond Fence’s temporary fencing alternatives, please contact our fencing team for more information. 

Looking For Temporary Fencing In Melbourne?

Interested in temporary fencing offered by Diamond Fence?

Contact us today. Send us an email at info@diamondfence.com.au OR give us a call on (03) 9753 4566.

The easiest option, however, would be to use the online enquiry form that allows you to send through any questions.