Sunday, 09 July 2023 21:17

If you are installing a fence type where wire tautness is critical to function - like an electric fence - you might need a solution that allows you to re-tension wires easily. Installing inline wire...

Saturday, 26 November 2022 23:09

Concrete palisade is a type of palisade fencing that is made from reinforced concrete components that are bolted together on site. This type of fencing is often used in South Africa and other...

Saturday, 03 December 2022 14:18

Galvanizing, or galvanising, depending on where you are when you read this, is the name for various processes that is used to deposit zinc onto the surface of a steel article. There are several...

Wednesday, 09 August 2023 20:25

Most people are familiar with galvanized steel, which is steel that has been coated with a thin layer of zinc. However, what most people don't know is that you also get a type of metal product...

Sunday, 05 November 2023 15:28

Gate frame hinges are a bolt-on hinge component that is often used on chain link gates when they are round, like the ones pictured here. Some other types of fence, including ornamental fences, might...

Sunday, 06 August 2023 18:06

If you are going to be installing a fence on asphalt or a tarred surface (depending on where you're reading this!) you're going to first need to cut through the asphalt or tarmac layer before you...

Can Aluminum Fences Rust?

Can Aluminum Fences Rust?

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One of the biggest reasons that many people choose aluminum over steel when they’re selecting a metal fence is corrosion, and more specifically, corrosion resistance.

So, it’s not surprising that one of the biggest questions about aluminum fences is whether they can rust or not. Let’s take a closer look.

How to Design an Anti Climb High Security Fence

How to Design an Anti Climb High Security Fence

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Very often, people who aren’t in the fence industry think that there’s just one kind of fence of each type. So, they might assume that one chain link fence is the same as another. Very often, they think that they can just say they want an anti climb high security fence, and everyone will know exactly what they mean.

Unfortunately, that’s not true. An anti climb high security fence could be 358 mesh, mini chain link mesh, heavy duty palisade fence or something else. So, what makes an anti climb high security fence, and how do you design one? Let’s take a look.

How to Design and Construct Palisade and Panel Fence Corners

How to Design and Construct Palisade and Panel Fence Corners

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When you’re installing a fence that has round posts, like chain link fence, diamond mesh fence, and many kinds of rolled welded mesh fence, corners aren’t much of a problem. You simply install a post and then run your fence in whatever direction it needs to go.

However, when you’re installing higher security, more rigid types of fences like palisade fences or even some kinds of panel fences, corners can be a lot trickier. Let’s look at a few palisade and panel fence corner design options that might work for your fence.

What Is Post and Cable Fencing, and Where Can You Use It?

What Is Post and Cable Fencing, and Where Can You Use It?

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Most people know what wood fence, chain link fence and even vinyl and composite fence looks like. They’re some of the most common fence options out there. However there are a few types of fence that we might have seen before, but we’ve never really thought about them too much. We might not even know what they are called.

Post and cable fence falls into this category. It’s a very useful and versatile fence that is perfect for certain applications, but it’s not one of the “household name” fence types. Here’s what you need to know.

What’s the Difference Between Razor Wire and Barbed Wire?

What’s the Difference Between Razor Wire and Barbed Wire?

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If you’re not in the fence business, you probably don’t spend too much time thinking about fence materials, and some get even less attention than others.

Razor wire is a less commonly used product, which might explain why some people think they’re the same thing as barbed wire. However, they’re not. Here’s what the difference between razor wire and barbed wire is, what each one is used for, and how to make sure you get the right one for your project.

What Should You Consider When Buying a Gate Motor?
What Should You Consider When Buying a Gate Motor?

What Should You Consider When Buying a Gate Motor?

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Whether you want to buy a gate motor to install as a DIY project (and you have the skills!) or you plan to hire a pro to do the installation for you, if you are shopping for gate motors, there are a few things you should know.

This is our quick guide to choosing the right gate motor for your automated gate.

How to Put Fence Posts in Frozen Ground

How to Put Fence Posts in Frozen Ground

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If you live in certain parts of the world, you know that at some point, winter is going to hit, it’s going to snow, and the ground will freeze.

However, that doesn’t mean you will never need to have a fence installed in the winter. So if you’re wondering how to put fence posts in frozen ground, read on and find out!

General

How to Paint Fence Panels with Concrete Posts

Concrete fence posts are becoming much more popular in many parts of the world. They’re strong and... Read More

9 Questions Every Customer Should Ask When Searching for Fences Near Me

The internet has made it a lot simpler to find the answers to questions like “find fences near... Read More

How to Design an Anti Climb High Security Fence

Very often, people who aren’t in the fence industry think that there’s just one kind of fence of... Read More

How to Choose a Fence Contractor

You need a fence. You’re wondering how to find a fence contractor, let alone how to choose a fence... Read More

How Much Fence Is Needed for 1 Acre?

One of the most common questions in the fence world is how much fence is needed for 1 acre. The... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Barbed Wire Fence

If you need to fence a large area, one of the main criteria for your fence choice is probably the... Read More

Ranch Style Fence: A Guide

If you’re looking for a classic fence style for an agricultural property or one that you don’t... Read More

What Kind of Fence Company Do You Need, and How to Find Them Online

When you first start looking for a fence company to install your fence, you might think it’s... Read More

Can Coyotes Jump Fences?

If you live in North America, chances are you’re concerned about coyotes. Unlike some animals,... Read More

Why Do Fences Settle, and How Can It Be Avoided?

If you’ve noticed that your fence or gate is no longer level and contacted the fence company who... Read More

Commercial and Industrial Fence

What Is a Suicide Fence, and What Are the Challenges of Designing and Installing It?

It’s a very sad fact that suicides have been on the rise around the world for many years. In big... Read More

Best Wire for Electric Fence

If you’re planning to install an electric fence, you’ve probably already realized that there’s no... Read More

What Is a Palisade Fence Anti-Sag, and How Is It Used?

You might have noticed, on a palisade fence material take-off (including the one you get from our... Read More

How Do Managed Electric Fences Work?

There are many different types of electric fences out there. There are some that are used to keep... Read More

What Is a Removable Fence Panel?

Usually, when you want to create an opening in a fence, adding a gate is the simplest option... Read More

The Ultimate Guide to 358 Fence

Call it what you like: 358 fence, 358 security mesh, prison mesh fencing. There’s no denying that... Read More

What Is Electric Bear Fence, How Does It Work, and Where Do You Need It?

If you live in a country that has bears, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of bear fence. Bears... Read More

What Is the Best Electric Fence Charger?

If you’re asking the question, “what is the best electric fence charger” the first thing you need... Read More

How to Electrify a Chain Link Fence

If you have an existing chain link fence, but you have to beef up security – or add protection... Read More

What Should You Look for In a High Security Palisade Fencing Specification?

There's a growing demand for higher security fence systems around the world. Even in places that... Read More

Materials

Pros and Cons of Ornamental Fence

If you’re looking for a fence that’s more stylish and elegant than chain link, and you don’t need... Read More

What Are the Disadvantages of Chain Link Fence?

Chain link is one of the most popular fence types in many parts of the world. It’s cost-effective,... Read More

How to Attach Wire Rope to Metal Posts?

If you’re considering building a post and cable fence using metal posts, you’re probably trying to... Read More

What Does It Mean When Fence Is Self-Straining?

The fence world is full of strange terminology that you really have to be fluent in to understand... Read More

Barbed Wire: Types, Specifications and More

Barbed wire is a fence product that is used around the world. It’s used on agricultural fences, to... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Chicken Wire

Chicken wire, also known as hexagonal wire netting, is quite a common fence material on farms,... Read More

Review: FTVogue 4" Spring Loaded Gate Wheel

Sometimes, when you install a gate, particularly a larger, wider one, you need to add a gate wheel... Read More

What Is a Palisade Fence Anti-Sag?

If you look at the palisade fence pictured above, you’ll see that the top of the fence is a nice,... Read More

Pressure Treated Wood Fence: Everything You Need to Know

Wood fence is one of the most popular privacy fence options in many parts of the world. It looks... Read More

Is Black Chain Link Fence More Expensive?

If you’re looking for cost-effective fence systems, then chain link is probably one of your top... Read More

Gates and Automation

What Should You Consider When Buying a Gate Motor?

Whether you want to buy a gate motor to install as a DIY project (and you have the skills!) or you... Read More

How Do Gate Safety Beams Work?

If you’re planning to install an automated gate or you want to add a gate motor to your existing... Read More

How to Install a Cantilever with Slopes Next to the Opening

Installing cantilever gates is a tricky business no matter what the site conditions are, but when... Read More

How Much Does It Cost for an Electric Gate?

Motorized gates, automatic gates, electric gates. No matter what you call them, there’s no denying... Read More

Should You Add Turnstiles to Your Perimeter Fence?

It’s common to see turnstiles in train stations, subways and buildings that need to control... Read More

Can Electric Gates Be Forced Open?

Very often, electric gates (also known as motorized gates or automated gates) are installed for... Read More

What Footings Are Needed to Support an Electric Sliding Gate?

If you’re thinking about installing an electric sliding gate, you might be wondering what size... Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Cantilever Gate Hardware

Cantilever gates are a popular option for sliding gates, particularly in places that get snow,... Read More

What Is a Bent Frame Gate, and How Are They Made?

Bent frame gates and even bent frame gate panels are a popular, cost-effective option for lower... Read More

What Is the Difference Between Gate Size and Gate Opening Size?

If you’re shopping for gates, there’s a good chance at least one person has asked you whether... Read More

Installation

The Ultimate Guide to Installing a Fence on a Slope

If you’re not a fence pro, you might be surprised at just how complicated fences really are. Most... Read More

What’s the Best Way to Dig Post Holes in Rocky Ground?

If life were fair, whenever we needed to install a fence, we’d do it on level ground that was easy... Read More

Can You Increase Fence Height for Security?

So, you’ve got a fence, and you thought it would be enough to keep unwelcome visitors out, but... Read More

How to Attach Fence Panels to Posts

If you’re thinking of building your own fence, you’re certainly not alone. Many people who... Read More

How to Remove Concrete from a Fence Post

There are several reasons why you might be wondering how to remove concrete from a fence post... Read More

How to Mix Concrete for a Fence Project

Most fence companies who install their fence posts in concrete and who work on larger projects use... Read More

How to Drill into Concrete

While most fences are installed in holes with concrete or pounded into the dirt, there are some... Read More

Why Are Vinyl Fence Posts Routered, and How Does Fence Layout Affect This?

If you’re new to the world of vinyl fencing, you might not realize exactly how this type of fence... Read More

How to Dig Fence Post Holes in Rocky Ground

If you’ve got less than ideal soil on your property, and you still want to install a fence, you’re... Read More

How to Install Chain Link Fence on a Slope

If you’re wondering how to install chain link fence on a slope, you’ve come to the right place. In this... Read More

Dictionary

Cattle fence

Livestock require good fences and gates to stop them from wandering away, to keep them safe and to... Read More

Gate post hinge

A gate post hinge is often the other part of a two-part gate hinge assembly used on chain link... Read More

Dome caps

Dome caps are rounded metal caps that are used on the top of round fence posts in North America. Dome... Read More

Gauge (wire)

Wire gauge is another way of expressing the diameter or thickness of the wire. Wire gauge is more... Read More

PVC

PVC is an acronym for Polyvinyl Chloride, which is a type of plastic. PVC is often used as a... Read More

Anti sag gate kit

If you are building a wooden gate, and you're using wood for the horizontal as well as vertical... Read More

Brackets

Brackets in fencing can mean several things. It could mean extension brackets that are attached to... Read More

Straining wire

Straining wire is used on mesh fences with drilled tubular posts. It is passed through the holes... Read More

Flat washers / fender washers

Flat washers, also known as fender washers, are a commonly used item of fence hardware. As the... Read More

IPE posts

IPE posts are a special kind of I beam post that is used for palisade fencing in England, South... Read More

Residential Fence

A Guide to Restoring Wrought Iron Fence

Whether you installed a wrought iron fence yourself, at some time in the past, or you bought a... Read More

Is It Cheaper to Do a Wood or Chain Link Fence?

If you know nothing about fences and fencing and you’re looking for options to fence your... Read More

How to Find a Residential Fence Company Near Me

If you’re looking for a new fence for your backyard, side alley or your front garden, you might... Read More

Things You Should Know About Lattice Fence

If you’ve ever walked around a big box hardware store, chances are you’ve seen lattice panels in... Read More

How to Choose the Safest Pool Fence

A swimming pool is a great addition to any back yard. However, they can also be dangerous to... Read More

Why Most Fence Companies Will Not Dig Your Fence Post Holes

Many people like to trust their fence construction to the professionals. They’re happy to hire a... Read More

How to Build a Split Rail Fence with Wire

There’s no denying that split rail fence with wire is a popular choice, particularly for... Read More

5 Tips for Wood Fence Maintenance

Wood fence is a popular choice for backyards and suburban spaces in many parts of the world... Read More

6 Cheapest Privacy Fence Options

Whether you’re looking to enclose a backyard or a residential development, in most cases, you’d... Read More

How Much Does Vinyl Fencing Cost?

If you’re looking for privacy fencing options, there’s a good chance you’re considering vinyl... Read More

Calculators

North American style chain link fence is a little different to the diamond mesh fence installed... Read More

Board-on-board fence, or good neighbor fence as it's also known, is a wood fence design that has... Read More

Our electric fence calculator is based on a standard smooth wire fence system, and does not... Read More

Vinyl fence is a very popular privacy fence option - especially in North America. If you want to... Read More

If you need to stain your wood fence, it can be tricky to figure out how much stain you will need. This... Read More

Palisade fence is often used for projects that require a little more security. It's durable and... Read More

One of the more common methods of calculating fence prices and doing material take offs is to... Read More

Ornamental fence is a popular fence choice for projects that need a little more style. This type... Read More