Nottingham High Security Unit
There are government standards on this type of fencing which consists of height, topping, fabric and posts. We also assist with the design of the concrete foundations which is based on ground conditions and wind speed.
To prevent persons trying to excavate underneath the security fence, we have installed an anti-burrow strip, this is done by trenching the ground and extending the security mesh into the ground by a minimum of 300mm. Once the mesh is in place the ground can be backfilled with concrete or excavated materials depending on the category of the unit.
We worked with the hospital and the main contractor who were relying on our expertise to specify the correct product, design the correct foundations for the scheme.
At Perimeter Fencing Solutions we manage our projects from the original estimate all the way through to the install and completion.
Our Directors and Managers are all IOSH qualified and our Site Supervisors are all SSSTS which gives the client comfort that we can handle any project in a safe manner which is especially important when the fencing is 5m high.
With any system this high, the steel posts are over 6m long and the panels and very difficult to handle. The posts and mesh were lifted into place using a telescopic forklift and secured with concrete for the posts and security fixings. Our CPCS plant operators would manage the situation so that the install is carried out to a high standard.
Although safety and security is paramount on this scheme the client requested some privacy screening to be installed along the lower section of the fencing. This would prevent people seeing into the unit.
As well as the security fencing the client required single pedestrian gates around the unit, it is very important that the design is correct for any security gate as these can be seen as a weak point. If a security gate is not designed correctly it can provide easy climbing aids using the latch area and also the hinge area. To prevent this we would design any climbing aids out by manufacturing cover plates for the latch and hinge details.
The programme for our design period, manufacture period and install was 12 weeks which was difficult however by working closely with the main contractor and the client we managed to hand over a week early which is always a bonus.
Since completing the project we have continued to work with the client on other schemes offering other systems. As well as security fencing we are also designing and installing standard and bespoke street furniture ranging from cycle shelters, bin stores, bollards and benches.
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