Pioneering perimeter systems manufacturer Zaun has entered into a previously-untapped market for the Wolverhampton-based business by introducing Palisade fencing to its extensive product portfolio.
The facility in Wolverhampton now boasts the most modern Palisade rolling line in the UK, which runs 24 hours a day.
Zaun sales and marketing director Chris Plimley said: “This is a really big leap for us as we’ve not previously ventured into the Palisade market. We believe that adding this to our product range will give the industry the most comprehensive steel product line available from a single manufacturer by having welded, woven and Palisade manufacturing capabilities.”
Palisade fencing panels have long been a popular choice for securing a whole variety of high-security sites from gas, water and electricity facilities to industrial and public sector compounds.
They provide good levels of security and vandal resistance, are difficult to climb and can be very robust.
PSSA member Zaun’s Palisade panels are 2.75m wide and come in heights from 1.8m to 3.6m as standard, with different pale head styles including single point and triple point, while rounded and notched heads are favoured for schools and playgrounds.
The pales, in either D or a more secure W section, are fixed to two horizontal rails running between fence posts at 2.75m centres.
The system allows for raking to follow the topography of the site without any compromise in security or system rigidity and with no time consuming or costly on-site modifications.
Fence installers can quickly and easily fix rails to posts using custom anti-tamper fixings and follow the most demanding site gradients.
The systems come with a user-specified finish and are manufactured to the required BS1722 part 12, while the hot dip galvanising conforms to BS EN ISO1461 to give long term weather resistance, prior to polyester powder coating to BS EN 13438:2013.
Zaun manufactures its Palisade systems to a range of thicknesses from 2mm to 4mm. It can also supply bolt-down posts for fixing to concrete and matching Palisade gates.
Zaun’s own headquarters in Wolverhampton were secured with Palisade fencing until recently, when they replaced it with their own high-security weldless mesh panels after developing an ingenious method of fixing to steel Palisade fencing posts and rails.
So long as the existing Palisade posts were installed to British Standard 1722, they are sufficient to support the ArmaWeave upgrade as the wind loading is almost identical.
Plimley concluded: “Our plant now has arguably the best palisade rolling line in the UK. Couple this with us maintaining differing combinations of stock, we should be able to deliver quality product quicker than anyone else in the market.”