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Your Home is Your Castle

manufacturingYour fence is the first line of defense against uninvited intruders to your property.  If your home is your castle, then a good security fence is a must have.

The type of fence you choose to secure your property is very important, and can be the difference between good security and fence which is easily scaled and gives access to unwanted intruders.

Choosing the best materials and type of fence or wall is totally important and, as there are many options available, it is good to look into the different types available, then make your choice.

Prefab Concrete Walls and Fences have a huge advantage over conventional materials, such as bricks, blocks, or poured in place concrete.  It is far faster and cost effective.  

precast concrete fence postsAnother benefit is that the contractor will not have to bring in loads of equipment, resulting in less disturbance and less mess.  Precast Walls and Fences are easily “custom-fitted” to your property site.

Should your requirements change in the future, the wall or fence can be raised, should it be required, or moved to a new location, as they are readily dismantled and reassembled in the new position.

Country Wide Walling are the true professionals and can advise you on what your best option is to meet your specific security needs.

If you are worried about the aesthetic beauty of your home, then rest assured, Country Wide Walling manufacture professionally engineered, precision-manufactured, steel-reinforced modular concrete components that interlock during the installation process, and, as an added bonus, permanent colour can be added to the wet concrete mix to assure that future painting will not be necessary.

Your home and family are your priority, so please feel free to contact us to discuss your walling or fencing requirements, or request a free quotation.   Our professional consultants will gladly assist you.

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Start Thinking Like a Criminal.

pink climbing old english rosesGood perimeter walls add security to your property and at the same time they delineate property lines.

You want your family to be comfortable in your own home, therefore security is a top priority. Your fence or wall is your first line of defence and, if professionally erected will not only guard your property, but will buy you time to get help should the need arise.

For added security you can train an old English Rambling Rose over the entire fence. Once it is established there is no way anyone is going to get over that wall or fence. The old English Rambling Rose is well known for its vicious thorns.

If you are wanting aesthetic beauty as well, then the old English Rose is a really good option, as during the summer months you are rewarded with an abundance of beautiful, fragrant roses.

There are things which you, as a homeowner can do to help ensure your property is secure and as safe as you can possibly get it.

Start thinking like a criminal.

A criminal would inspect your fence to see whether there are any weak spots where they can gain access.

Do the same.

Make a habit of regularly taking a walk around your property and inspect the wall or fence to ensure that there are no weak spots, which are an open invitation to criminals.

Anti Climb Rotator SpikesThere are ways to upgrade your fencing to help ensure your safety. You can have a variety of toppings to make your property unattractive to would-be intruders, e.g. roller spikes, or electric fencing.

You can raise your wall or fence to aid in making it more safe and off-putting to criminals.

Make sure you have an anti-vandalism bracket on your gate motor to prevent it from being tampered with.

If you feel you need your wall or fence raised, or you would like to have a good security wall or gate installed, or to request a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us at Country Wide Walling to discuss your options with one of our professional consultants.

Help is only a phone call away.

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Dry Rot

dry rotWe have discussed the damage that wet rot can do to a fence, but that is not the only rot to attack a wooden fence.

There is also dry rot.

The loss of protective oils over the wood surface cause the wood to dry out and become flaky and brittle, which causes your fence to fall apart.

This is called dry rot.

Your fence is exposed to sun and wind and all types of weather conditions, though exposure to especially sun is more of a problem, as all the oils on the wood get dried out and cause dry rot to take over.

To protect your fence, you need to stain it at least once a year, to replace protective oils, and prevent the fence from drying out.

power washing wooden fenceBy regularly cleaning your fence you are helping to prevent rot from attacking, thus adding years to the life of the fence.

Although it is not the most pleasant job, it does help in preventing rot. Investing time on your fence will help to lengthen the lifespan.

A high-pressure washer set on a low setting can successfully be used to wash away dirt, grime, leaves etc., This must be done regularly to protect the fence from rot.

If a fence is badly affected by dry rot, patches will start flaking and falling off. Before you can stain the fence, it has to be totally dry, and, if necessary, the sections badly affected by the rot must be removed and replaced.

Although a wooden fence is less expensive than a concrete one, in the long run, a good quality concrete prefab fence is a far better option, not only for security, but because it adds value to your property.

If your fence is badly damaged by rot, there is no other option than to replace it, and a good option would be to invest in a precast concrete fence, or wall.

If you would like more information about good, quality concrete fencing, please feel free to contact us at Country Wide Walling, to discuss your options with one of our highly trained consultants, or to request a free quotation.

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When to Replace Your Fence

rotIf you have a wooden fence, the repairs and upkeep costs can start to skyrocket as time goes by. There are signs to look out for, to indicate when replacing would be the better option.

Should your wooden fence be past it’s best years, and constantly in need of repair, take note of the signs, and invest in a fence which will last for many years without the problem of constant repairs and upkeep.

1. Rot
2. Warping
3. Damage
4. Leaning
5. Loose Fasteners
6. Discolouration

No matter how frequently you fix your fence, age and climate are a huge factor in determining the life of the fence.

need new fenceWhen the repair costs escalate and it costs more to keep repairing the fence than replacing it, then you know the fence has reached the end of it’s life time, and it would be more cost effective to replace it.

Investing in a prefab concrete fence or wall is a really good decision, and well worth the investment.

Although there are still people who prefer wooden fencing, they are not as long lasting as a good quality concrete prefab fence, or wall, that is coloured during the manufacturing process, so never needs to be repainted to keep it looking aesthetically pleasing.

It is a really good option to install concrete fencing, whether palisade, plain or a pleasing design, as the maintenance is nearly non-existent, therefore your initial investment is well worth the money.

If you would like to discuss your requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us and speak to one of our consultants, or, request a free quotation.

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Goals for 2021

country wideAs the New Year has started, we are getting our minds set on what we want to do in 2021.

The past year has been one of great upheaval and uncertainty. We need to focus on what is really the most important to us.

The protection and safety of our loved ones and our property.

We, at Country Wide Walling understand that we all have goals set for the New Year, and the protection of our Family and Property is high on our list. Country Wide Walling are ready and able to assist you to achieve the best security fencing or walling needed for the best protection you will have.

We can’t have easy access to our property for criminals in these trying times, we need the best protection we can get. We all know there are those whose only goal in life is to see what they can get free, and they set out to achieve that by breaking in and robbing people of their hard-earned possessions, not caring how they may harm your family to achieve it.

wall security cwwWe, at Country Wide Walling, design, manufacture, and install a wide variety of walls, to suit the needs of our clients.
We can supply precast and retaining walls, which are both aesthetically pleasing, and intruder resistant. You can use combinations to enhance the security factor.

The whole idea is to make accessing your property as difficult as possible.

Please feel free to come and pay us a visit to discuss your options with us, to find out more, and to get good advice.

Alternatively, why not contact us for a free quotation, or to talk to one of our highly qualified consultants, who will gladly assist you to make the correct choice for your family and property.

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