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Dive into the world of temporary fencing solutions with the Fortress Fencing blog, your trusted source for everything you need to know about temporary fencing, barriers, accessories and more. Whether you’re a professional in the field or an individual seeking practical solutions, our blog is a comprehensive guide, offering valuable insights and advice on the selection and utilisation of temporary fencing for a variety of applications.

Explore our in-depth articles that encompass a broad spectrum of topics. These range from choosing the right type of temporary fencing for specific projects to practical tips on installation and upkeep. Learn about the latest trends in safety barriers, discover innovative applications of temporary fencing across different sectors, and get the first look at the newest additions to our product range.

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3 types of fencing for construction professionals

Temporary fencing is widely used on construction, building and infrastructure work sites, and wherever privacy and security is needed. But ‘temporary fencing’ can mean a few different things.

Here are the 3 main types of temporary fencing that construction and infrastructure contractors typically need on site.

Regulations for Australian Temporary Fencing

Temporary fencing is everywhere on construction sites throughout Australia. It restricts access to unauthorized personnel, helps to secure and contain equipment and building materials, and can help to prevent construction activities from impacting on the surrounding area.

The Australian Standard covers what the fencing should be made from, where and how to install it, and how to allow for changes to the fencing’s strength and balance which can occur when shade cloth is added.

Is it really cheaper to rent a fence?

The hidden costs of temporary fencing hire: Is it really cheaper to rent a fence?

At first glance it can seem cheaper to rent a fence for your building site. Why would you want to buy a fence? You only need it for a few months. It would be ‘easier’ to just rent a fence… or would it? Let’s take a look at why this may not be the case.

Temporary Construction Fencing for Brisbane Work Sites

For Brisbane contractors that are working on construction projects, renovations, demolition or extensions, it’s critical to have a secure perimeter fence around your work site.

In general, a temporary construction fence that is correctly installed and locked is likely to address the risks for the majority of Brisbane work sites.

Introducing the Lo-Ro Water Filled Barrier

The Lo-Ro is a new water filled barrier on the local market, available from Fortress Fencing. This new road barrier has the best TL-2 deflection in its class in the local market, offering shorter clear zones and a shorter minimum length.

Crowd Control Barriers for Festivals and Events

Event barriers are ideal for all kinds of events. These simple and lightweight fencing panels are used for directing pedestrian traffic by creating walkways and thoroughfares. They are ideal for use at music festivals, community events, markets, sports events and other public events that draw crowds of people.

Crowd Control Barriers for Melbourne Metro Tunnel

Fortress Fencing Crowd Control barriers aren’t just for crowd control. There are a range of ways they are being used across the many stages of the Melbourne Metro Tunnel project.

Fortress Fencing stocks a large number of crowd control barriers in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and across other locations around Australia. 

Low Deflection Concrete Barriers

Concrete jersey barriers are frequently used across Australia’s roads to prevent vehicles from crossing the midline or leaving the roadway. They do this by absorbing the impact of out of control vehicles and safely redirecting them along the length of the barrier in order to cause the least possible damage.