Security should always be a top priority, and metal palisade fencing offers an excellent deterrent to would-be intruders. This traditional fence type has more than proved its ability to secure a perimeter, making it one of the most popular fencing options today as it always has been.

Palisade security fencing, however, has a rather broad range of options. That is why we have put together this guide to palisade fencing so that you can consider what type will work best for your security needs. Keep reading to find out what palisade fencing is, what it’s made of, its strength, and the different types that you can choose from.

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What Is Palisade Fencing?

Palisade fencing is a strong, sturdy type of fencing that has been used, in some form or another, for millennia. Modern steel palisade fencing is constructed by using two horizontally running rails, which are connected by vertical rails (otherwise known as pales). The horizontal rails are connected to vertical posts for stability.

The sturdy construction, height of the pales, and spiked (or other) tops effectively deter intruders, as they are very difficult to climb over. Palisade fencing is, therefore, a cost-effective and effective perimeter fencing option for a wide-range of applications.

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What Is Palisade Fencing Made From?

Palisade fenceing when used for security purposes are generally made from steel, as this is one of the strongest and most affordable materials to use in construction. Non security and domestic palisade fencing is often constructed from wood.

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How Strong Is Palisade Fencing?

Since steel has high tensile strength, palisade fencing is very strong. The posts are normally dug deeply in the ground, which provides stability to the fence line.

In addition to this, the steel used is often galvanized or treated with powder coating. At Alexandra Security, we do both. This ensures that the fences do not rust, which would weaken the steel. These treatments also ensure that the fences need very little maintenance and have a long life-span.

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Different Types Of Palisade Fencing

Palisade security fencing can have quite a lot of variation. You can adjust the length and width of the pales, as well as the width of the spaces between. However, there are also industry standards that exist to ensure structural integrity and the excellent security that steel palisade fencing is known for.

That being said, there are different types of pale shapes to consider, each offering a slightly different level of security, as well as distinct appearances. Here are the three main types of metal palisade fencing shapes:

  • Single Pointed: This classic shape is sharp and intimidating, acting as an additional deterrent.
  • Round Top Notched: A rounded pale top looks kinder and is well suited to spaces that wish to attract and contain – such as a school.
  • Triple pointed and splayed: This is the most formidable-looking palisade fence type, offering increased protection from intruders. It splays out into three anti-climb spikes, making climbing over particularly dangerous.

There are also two different profile types available for steel palisade fencing. These are:

  • D Shape: The D shape looks slightly less intimidating than its W-shaped counterpart.
  • W Shape: W profiles have sharper edges and are more difficult to scale, offering added protection. This is the profile that we prefer to utilise, as it is more effective.
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Looking to Install Palisade Fencing?

Get started on your project today by contacting our team of experts, who will be happy to advise you on the best system for your specific requirements.