Commercial Fencing Guide

Posted on: 22 April 2020

A fence will enhance the security of your commercial building, its appearance and value. Below is a guide on the various considerations you should make when choosing and installing a commercial fence.

Check Zoning Regulations

Zoning regulations may prohibit specific types of fences. For instance, high chain-link fences may be prohibited in the CBD. Besides, the regulations may determine the height of fences to be used or completely restrict the use of fences.

Intended Use

Why do you need the fence? Chain link and perimeter walls can be combined with laser and electric fences to enhance the security of your building. Colourbond fences can also be used for security purposes. However, the panels should be a few meters high. 

Other than security, you could also use the fence for aesthetic purposes. For example, perimeter walls can be combined with live fences, climbing plants and lights to enhance the beauty of your landscape. Tubular fences come in various designs. For instance, they could have spears, balls or decorative poles.

Manufacturing Company

The fence should be purchased from a company reputable for manufacturing quality fences. Visit a few dealers and check what various companies have to offer. Besides, you could check internet reviews or home improvement blogs to determine which companies make durable products. If you intend to make an online purchase, work with a company that has a flexible return policy. For instance, you should not have to pay for returns if the fence is faulty or does not meet the required standards. 


Hire a commercial fencing contractor to install the fence. Below are some tips to help you choose a fencing contractor. 

1. Experience 

The contractor should be experienced in the installation of similar fences. You could ask for their portfolio to ascertain their quality of work. The contractor should be licenced to work in your locality. 

2. Professionalism

Examine the contractor's expertise. For example, they should conduct a site inspection to ensure the fence will not interfere with underground utilities such as power and gas lines. Besides, they should explain how to deal with slopes and install gates. Ask for a general liability cover to ensure you do not bear any financial losses due to the contractor's negligence.

3. Terms of Contract

The contract should indicate the services provided, when and how you should make payments. Insist on a fixed charge. Check the terms of contract termination and amendment. Preferably, the contractor should give guarantees on the finished work. 

When installing a commercial fence, examine zoning regulations, determine the intended use, work with a reputable company and hire an experienced fencing contractor. 

For more information, reach out to a local commercial fencing contractor.