When it comes to securing your commercial, industrial or even residential premises, there are several fencing options you can choose from. Two commonly chosen alternatives are mesh and palisade fencing.

While both are popular and excellent choices, it’s important to choose the security fencing that best suits your needs. To help you determine this, we’ve put together the advantages and disadvantages offered by mesh and palisade fencing.


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Advantages of Palisade Fencing

Palisade fencing is typically known for its durability. They’re made from vertical rails that are connected and secured by two horizontal rails running across the vertical ones.

1. It’s Highly Durable

As mentioned above, this type of security fencing is extremely durable. This is often due to the high-quality material used in its manufacturing. At Alexandra Security, we galvanise and treat our Palisade fencing with a powder coating, which also contributes to its overall strength and durability while simultaneously preventing it from rusting.

2. Acts As A Visual Deterrent

Palisade fencing typically has ‘D’ or ‘W’ metal pointed tops. This creates an excellent visual deterrent as trespassers are likely to think twice before attempting to gain access to your property.

3. Anti-Climb Properties

Palisade fencing lacks adequate footholds and is designed with sharp, pointed edges, making it extremely difficult for anyone to climb over. So, should vandals or trespassers not be deterred by the physical barriers, it’s unlikely that they will be able to make it over this security fencing in any case.

4. Easy To Maintain

Palisade fencing is an excellent option for those looking to install a security fence that requires little to no maintenance. All you will need to do is check for loose bolts on the odd occasion. Should you ever need to replace a damaged pale, you don’t need to replace the entire panel, only the one pale.

5. Versatile Fencing

Palisade fencing is versatile and can be used at a number of different locations. You will often find this type of security fencing used at airports, railways, schools, factories and other sites.

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Disadvantages of Palisade Fencing

While Palisade fencing clearly boasts numerous advantages, it does have some drawbacks when compared to mesh fencing. One example would be its aesthetic appeal; people generally find it less appealing due to its tall, imposing design.

In terms of installation, Palisade fencing is often slightly more expensive to install in comparison to mesh fencing. The installation process also tends to take a bit longer.

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Advantages of Mesh Fencing

While Palisade is a great security fencing option, Mesh fencing has its own advantages, too – some of which it shares with Palisade. Mesh fencing was first used in the industry in the early 90s and has gained popularity ever since.

1. Cost-Effective

In comparison to steel Palisade, mesh fencing is the more cost-effective option and will still offer you good level of security.

2. Aesthetic Appearance

With its sleek finishes, mesh fencing has a very modern look. This aesthetic appearance makes it seem less imposing, which could make it better suited to certain locations such as schools.

3. Minimal Maintenance

Like palisade, mesh fencing requires little maintenance. Our mesh fencing is also galvanised, increasing its durability.

4. Strong and Durable

We all know the saying ‘looks can be deceiving’, and this is certainly the case with mesh fencing. While to some, it may look like it would be easy to get past, it will actually prove challenging to do so.

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Disadvantages of Mesh Fencing

Mesh fencing is certainly a notable option when it comes to security fencing; it is best used in certain situations. While it is strong, durable and poses a challenge for criminals to get passed, certain types of mesh fencing are not as secure or tall as Palisade fencing.

If you are looking for security fencing for your next project and are not sure which fencing product or perimeter solution is right for you, speak to our expert team. They have expert knowledge of all our mesh and palisade systems and can offer advice and support to guide you towards the product that is the best fit for your requirements.