Making Wise Security Decisions

razor wire palisade fenceHaving a perimeter wall or fence in South Africa is a great way to prevent crime in residential areas.

It is very wise to choose to install a concrete wall or fence as your first line of defence against criminals.

Concrete Palisade is a really good option, as criminals cannot easily hide behind the fence, and can be easily seen when they try to breach your property.

Concrete Palisade can be topped with Electric fencing or Razor Wire to give added protection, and making it so much less appealing to would be intruders. A good idea is to never grow shrubs or high plants at the front of the palisades as it gives criminals a place to hide in order to breach your property unseen.

Never plant trees close to your fencing, as criminals can easily use their overhanging branches to get over your boundary and onto your property. Have nothing close to the fencing, dustbins, drums, etc., that way you are not making it easy for potential criminals, and will be more difficult for them to intrude.

Crown of Thorns is, however, a good plant to use, should you wish to do so, as it has thorns nobody wishes to mess with. A rambling rose bush can also be used should you really want shrubbery, it has thorns but also gives you pretty roses.

Good advantages of Concrete Palisade include:

• Intruders cannot hide behind it
• Intruders cannot easily climb over
• It stays strong over time
• It withstands harsh weather conditions
• It will not rust and deteriorate
• It cannot be damaged by fires
• It is practically maintenance free
• It is much cheaper than for instance brick walls.

concrete apron foundationAs concrete is very heavy and has no scrap value, it has no appeal to thieves.

If you choose to have Concrete Palisade Fencing around your property, it is a good idea to have a concrete base laid to rule out the possibility of anyone gaining access by digging underneath the fencing.

A good alternative is to have the palisade fitted on top of a concrete or brick wall.

With all the options available to you, we, at Country Wide Walling, will gladly assist and advise you on what your best option for your property should be.

If you would like to discuss your options, or would like a free quotation, please feel free 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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Laid Bricks or Precast – Which is Best?

Precast Concrete WallingWhich is the better option for a perimeter wall?

There are differences between the two that you need to consider when making your choice.  Laid Bricks, or Precast?

Traditional bricks walls are made of clay, and though sturdy, it has a tendency to crumble when pushed upon continuously.

Each brick must be laid individually, so takes a long time to build, and a lot of labour.

Bricks are also subject to moisture damage, and therefore not a really suitable option for retaining walls, especially in moist climates.

The upkeep on a brick wall can, over a period of time, be financially draining.

Precast walls, on the other hand, are far more durable, and resistant to mould, fire, termites, and other natural hazards.

Very little maintenance is needed to keep them looking aesthetically pleasing as well as strong and durable.
They are quick to put up, so therefore are the cost effective option.

powder cement colourThe concrete walls are also reinforced to last far longer without any maintenance needed for cracking or crumbling, and are a far less expensive choice in the long run.

The precast brick wall is manufactured using our custom moulds, and, combined with an exclusive colouring system, creates a superb finished wall for your property.

At Country Wide Walling, our consultants will gladly assist, and guide you in making the correct choice to give your home or business, not only security, but also the aesthetic appeal you desire.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free quotation, or to speak to one of our consultants.

At Country Wide Walling, our consultants will gladly assist, and guide you in making the correct choice to give your home or business, not only security, but also the aesthetic appeal you desire.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free quotation, or to speak to one of our consultants.

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Ornamental Security Gates

automatic-gate A driveway gate is one of the first things a visitor will see when coming to your home or business. Your gates should accurately reflect your style and taste.

Although you may have varying reasons for installing a residential or business premise security gate, you should choose the right one for your specific needs.

The majority of property owners are aware of the protection benefits of a driveway gate. You can choose whether you want a plain gate or an ornamental security gate.

An ornamental security gate has the added advantagte that it will raise the value of the property, bewrought iron gatessides adding a decorative touch.  It is a good idea to get expert advice from a professional before making a final decision.

The installation of controlled security gates has moved up a notch since becoming more high-tech, which gives the owner more control over who enters their property.

Whichever you choose, plain or decorative, keep in mind the image you wish to portray to others, whether purely protective, or with that extra decorative touch.

Whichever you choose, the number one priority should always be safety, security, reliability and ease of access. Consult a professional for guidence and advice, so that the money you spend is well invested.

Contact Country Wide Walling and we will give you a free quotation to create and install your security gate.

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Concrete Fencing

Concrete palisade fencing 002Precast concrete pallisade fencing has change drastically over the last 20 years. It is no longer the big clunky industrial monolith of the past. With the advance in precast walling and moldings, concrete pallisade fencing can take many shapes, forms, and designs. Precast concrete pallisade fencing is a long term fencing solution.

Pros: Durable and long lasting, a high quality concrete pallisade fence can last past 50 years. Revolutionary changes in recent years has allowed the precast concrete fence to enter the residential markets. Precast concrete fences can take lots of abuse, provides high security and privacy value, and require little to no maintenance; thus, saving money down the road. Precast concrete fencing can also adds sound abatement qualities to provide peace of mind at home.

Cons: Up front cost for precast walls tends to be higher than other fences. Furthermore, styles are limited to what manufacturers can offer.

Maintenance: A high quality concrete fence should require little to no maintenance, but always check with manufacturers for exact details. Most manufacturers offer limited lifetime warranty on their products.

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