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Electric Fences

electric fence wall topElectric Fences are used to increase the security of a boundary wall, and are an electrified barrier added to the top of a boundary wall or fence.

Make sure you check the by-laws in your area before erecting an electric fence, or any wall or fence, as local authorities and municipalities have their their own by-laws that must be complied with.

An electrified fence is an electrified barrier erected on top of a boundary wall or fence, and may not be a freestanding electric fence.

No freestanding electric fences may be erected along any boundary, in such a position that it would allow people to accidentally come into contact with it. Electric fencing is erected to keep intruders out, so should not be erected in such a way that a passer-by could accidentally come into contact with it.

electric fence topElectric fences must always conform to the following specifications:

• They must not be any higher than 450mm.
• They must always be at least 1.8 m above ground.
• They can only be erected on top of walls or fences.
• They must never encroach over site boundaries.

Other wall-top barriers, e.g. barbed wire, should never be electrified, as the purpose of electric fencing is that a person who touches the electric wiring, will let go immediately.

Electric fences are an excellent deterrent to would-be intruders, but we can’t stress enough, they should never be a danger to anyone else.

If you would like more information about boundary walls or fences, please do not hesitate to contact us, or to request a free quotation.

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Sliding or Swing?

electric driveway gateOnce you have decided on the walling you would like, you also need to pay attention to the type of gate to complete your security installation.

You can have plain steel gates or gates with doggie bars. These are important to keep your fur babies safe inside your property.

Our sliding gates are made to suit our clients, and are installed with high quality gate tracks. The gate tracks are important to ensure the gate moves smoothly, and does not put any stress on the gate motor, thus prolonging the gate motor life.

Anti-lift brackets ensure the gate cannot be lifted off the track to obtain easy access to your property, ensuring added security. At Country Wide Walling we believe in supplying our customers with a fully tailored package, and take pride in delivering outstanding workmanship and products.

Whether it is a sliding gate or a swing gate that you require, we can and will deliver and install together with your walling, to ensure you have the full security you require.

retractable driveway gateSteel gates can be made with fancy patterns as well as plain, to suite individual needs. Our walls and gates will give added value to your property, and are both aesthetically pleasing as well as a practical solution to securing your property.

Spikes or spears can be added to the centre or top of the gate to make it difficult and painful for anyone wishing to intrude on your property.

Steel is definitely the best option for gates as they are not as easy to cut through as a wooden gate would be, should someone try to get through to your house or garage.

Why not contact us today to discuss what is best for you to keep your family and property safe, or to request a free quotation. Our consultants will gladly assist you.

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Ownership Of Boundary Walls and Fences

property wall designWe cannot stress enough, the importance of safe, well-built boundary walls. The safety of your property and family is your no.1 priority. Make sure that you do everything correctly, so as to avoid having the expense of tearing the wall down, and having to have it rebuilt.

When neighbours agree to share the costs of boundary walls and fences, the ownership of the walls and fences are then shared.

Even though you own your side of the wall or fence, and your neighbour the other side, neither one of you may do anything to the wall, e.g. lower or raise it, or break it down, without the permission of the joint owner.

Should the wall be damaged in any way, both owners must share the repair costs.

If the wall exists when you move onto the property, and ownership is not known, then it is presumed that the wall is jointly owned by both neighbours.

facebrick and steel insertsThe National Building Regulations state that walls or fences up to a maximum height of 1.8m are regarded as minor building work, and therefore do not require building plans.

Any wall or fence higher than 1.8m, and a maximum of 2.1m will require building plans.

If both sides make an effort to keep boundary walls in good condition, then it is a huge asset to property owners, and not a drain on their finances. Regular checks to see whether anyone has tried to tamper with the walls, is a wise action.

Having deep foundations, around 1.5m, is a very wise option, as it prevents anyone trying to dig under the walls to gain access to your property.

Always check the rules and regulations with your local municipality before you erect any boundary walls or fences.

If you would like to discuss your requirements, have any questions, or would like a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Concrete Palisade Fencing for Security

stormWith our harsh climate and high crime rate in South Africa, Concrete Palisade Fencing has become the material of choice, as it can not only withstand harsh weather and wear and tear, it also has the benefit of being see-through, meaning that nobody can sneak up to your property unseen.

Another benefit is that Concrete Palisades have no scrap value, unlike metal, which can be stolen and sold as scrap.

Concrete Palisade fencing marks the boundaries of your property in a neat and aesthetically pleasing way, at the same time screening your home and garden, thus providing security and maintaining your privacy.

little kids running street 21063594We all know that small children and pets love to wander, and we need to keep them safe, and prevent them from wandering out of your yard into the streets, and into danger from traffic.

We would all love to have high, solid walls around our properties to ensure our privacy, but the drawback is that it also provides privacy to intruders, as, once they have found a way in, they cannot be seen from the outside by anyone passing by, or even security on patrol.

Because our products use integral colour, your palisade fence will stay looking beautiful for years to come. Permanent colour can be added during the manufacturing process, which means your palisade will remain beautiful for many years.

At Country Wide Walling we take pride in our workmanship, and endeavour to exceed our clients expectations.

Contact us at Country Wide Walling today to discuss your requirements, or to request a free quotation

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Boundary Wall Elements

damaged by dampThere are many things we need to take into account when we decide to erect a boundary wall for security for our property and family. A well-built wall is a huge asset, and deterrent to would be criminals, and is our first line of defence.

The most important elements to consider when installing a new boundary wall are:

1. The Design
2. Foundations
3. Whether it is also a retaining wall
4. Adequate expansion joints
5. Drainage
6. Damp

As boundary walls are normally “free-standing”, and not part of a structure, e.g. a house, where the connected walls are self-bracing, the boundary walls are normally built without damp proof, to improve the bond between the foundation and the free-standing wall.

This often results in rising damp seen low down on plastered and painted boundary walls.

above soil levelIf you use harder, high density bricks for the lower courses, up to 150 mm above ground level, and keep the plaster above the soil, it will help prevent the damp from easily penetrating.

The water absorption of the bricks should not be more than 7%.

Concrete Palisade is a very good option to use where excess water is a problem, as it does not rust as steel would, and would also allow the water through and not keep it building up as a solid wall would do.

Keeping the plaster above the soil level will prevent it acting as a wick and drawing the water up into the upper wall. A good, solid foundation, at least 1.5 meters deep will add to the strength and stability of your wall.

To discuss your options and requirements, or to request a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us today. Our consultants will gladly assist you.

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Best Service Ever

We had our Concrete Palisade Fencing Erected by Country Wide Walling in July 2015. Although our fence was only 235m long, we were still treated as if we were one of their top clients. Service, efficiency and cleanliness were a priority for me, and Country Wide Walling delivered in all these aspects. If you want the best concrete palisade fencing company in the industry, then Country Wide Walling is the right fencing company for your walling projects.

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