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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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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Secure Boundary Walls Add Value

perimeter wall breakingYour boundary walls are the first thing people see when they come to view your property if you are wanting to sell.  

A drab, neglected wall will give a bad impression of your property, while an aesthetically pleasing and well cared for wall will add appeal and value to your property.

In South Africa we are all very security conscious now, and one of the non-negotiable prerequisites when buying a property, is a good security wall and steel gates.

Country Wide Walling not only design and install your walling, but also good quality swing or sliding steel gates, making your property both secure and appealing to potential buyers.

If your walls are drab and neglected you can be sure people will argue on the price of your property to bring it down to cover the installation of secure fencing and gates for the protection of the property, family and pets.night wall

Nobody wants a property where the walls look like they are about to come tumbling down and injuring kids, animals or even passers-by.   By taking good care of your perimeter walls you give a good impression and it does enhance the value and desirability of your property.

It is a good idea, if you are looking to sell your property to invest in a good security fence first, as you do not want to have people taking one look at your walls and turning away.  Walls are, after all the first impression people get when they approach your property.  We all know…first impressions are lasting.

Country Wide Walling have a large selection of walls to choose from, and one of our consultants will be happy to advise and guide you on your selection.

Please feel free to contact us today for a free quotation or to discuss your requirements.

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Wall Extensions

very low wallIf your prefab wall is in good condition, but too low, compromising your security, raising the height of the wall offers a viable solution, after all, besides the aesthetic beauty it adds to your property, it is also the first line of defence for the security of your family and property.

There is no need to replace the wall at a huge cost.

Extension sleeves can be added, then slabs inserted to give you the height you require.  Always check with authorities what the maximum height of a boundary wall is allowed to be in your area.   

Make sure that your neighbour is willing to have the wall raised if it is a shared wall, and that they will contribute to the costs.

Good walls make good neighbours.

raised Concrete Boundary WallMake sure your existing wall is perfectly upright, if not you will need to have it professionally straightened, and also check that the foundation is the correct depth and strength to enable it to carry the extra weight of a raised wall. The foundation of your existing wall/fence should have a strength of at least 14MPa.    

Once you have everything checked out and are satisfied that the wall/fence can be safely raised, we recommend you contact a professional to do it for you, as a poorly raised wall/fence can be an imminent safety hazard.

Country Wide Walling has years of experience, and we will gladly give you advice or a free quotation, all you need do is contact us today.  Our team of experts will raise your wall/fence professionally, and give you the satisfaction and peace of mind, knowing that you will have many years of service from your raised wall/fence.

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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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