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Frequently asked questions

What is fencing?

Fencing is a collective word for permanent, semi-permanent, and temporary fencing. Fencing is used for a variety of purposes: it can be used at and around building sites, for safety and security, bicycle storage space, to store leaves and trimmings waste, and to guide people to the right place at events. For example, festivals, concerts, or sports events. There are even more fencing options. It can be used to protect trees, securely store equipment, as an emergency service entrance, and to safeguard a stage for both the public and artists. Fencing can be used for different purposes, but can also differ in functionality. For example, there is fencing with fire-resistant tarpaulins, fencing with sound dampening tarpaulins, and fencing with tarpaulins to protect against snoopers and unauthorised intruders. Most fencing is primarily made of aluminium and/or galvanised steel.

What are crowd control barriers?

Crowd control barriers are fences used at small and large events to guide groups of people to the desired locations. For example, a parade, demonstration, or event. Crowd control barriers, also known as crush barriers can also be used to (temporarily) shut off roads. Crowd control barriers provide clear separation lines and additional safety. Crowd control barriers, or crush barriers are primarily made of aluminium and/or galvanised steel. Crowd control barriers can be strong or light in weight, which makes these easy to set up. The heavier crowd control barriers are very suitable for disasters.

What are mobile fences?

Mobile fences are used around building sites. This might be a remote building site or building site in the city. Of course, mobile fences also can be used at a new housing estate. Mobile fences are used for a variety of reasons, including creating a clear separation line, keeping unauthorised people out, making recognisable routes, and ensuring that employees can carry out their work properly. You can also use mobile fences to safely store materials and equipment and use mobile fences with a sound damping tarpaulin to reduce the noise nuisance.

What is temporary fencing?

Temporary fencing is fencing that you can rent or buy. Temporary fencing is useful when you need fencing that does not need to be secured in the ground. It can be used for a short or long period of time. In general, we can say that renting fencing for more than two and a half years is more expensive than purchasing it. In other words, it is better to rent fencing when you will need it for less than two and a half years. There are a few advantages to renting temporary fencing, such as no large investment, storage and handling costs, and you only pay for what you actually use.

What is a sliding gate?

A sliding gate is a fence that can be rolled to one side. Sliding gates provide a practical, safe, secure, and recognisable entryway to terrains. A sliding gate is a flexible fence that has wheels at the bottom. A sliding gate does not have a turning circle, so it is easy to open and close. It only takes a jiffy to create a sliding gate to provide an entrance for suppliers, crossing place during a running competition, or an emergency exit during disasters. A sliding gate always fits in, opens quickly, and provides complete access.

What is a galvanised fence?

A galvanised fence is a standard fence provided with a thin layer of zinc. The entire fence is thermally galvanised in a zinc bath. Zinc is corrosion resistant. It provides maximum protection against rust. In addition, it gives a fence a sleeker appearance and also increases its service life. Galvanised fences are very suitable for the materials department or for rental. The fence is thermally galvanised and thus practically indestructible.

What is an anti-climb fence?

The name says it all… no climbing. The dimensions of an anti-climb mobile fence are 3,500 x 2,000 mm. The mesh width of an anti-climb fence is 35 x 150 mm. The weight of an anti-climb fence is 24 kg. The fence is the strongest and heaviest available. Heras Mobile anti-climb fences have a very fine mesh that covers the entire height of the fence. It discourages people from using the fence to enter the terrain. First and foremost, the fence makes it an extremely sturdy enclosure around the terrain that ensures that people and local residents are safe.

What is a mesh width?

The mesh width is the distance between two wires. Fencing consists of horizontal and vertical steel wires with different mesh widths, which are fastened to the surrounding tubes. The fence strength depends on, among other things, the mesh width. The closer the wires are to each other, the stronger the fence.

What is a Noise Control barrier?

The Heras Mobile Noise Control Barrier is a fence that is particularly effective at reducing the noise at an event or building site, e.g. aggregates or other sound sources. It limits the nuisance for guests, staff, and local residents. The Noise Control Barrier is a fence with a padded sound-absorbing tarpaulin that reduces the volume of sound up to 32.8 dB. This fence is also sometimes called a sound barrier in the market.

What is a Fence Lifting Tool?

The Heras Fence Lifting Tool is a bracket with a wooden handle to easily lift and (re)place temporary fences. The shape of the bracket allows one installer to lift the fence. By clamping the Fence Lifting Tool in the middle of the temporary fence, the weight of the fence is evenly distributed. This ensures a comfortable grip and posture, significantly reducing back and shoulder complaints.
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