Country Wide Walling

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Steel Gate Safety

sliding steel security gateMaking sure our homes or businesses are safe by installing good quality walling or fencing is not our only priority.

We also need to ensure that we have strong gates which are working properly.

To ensure the gates are in good working condition, it is advisable to check them regularly to ensure they are functioning as they should be.

Check regularly that there is nothing on the gate tracks to prevent it from closing properly, e.g. mud or debris. Once the gate is stopped from closing by any obstacle, it will merely open again, and will then give easy access to your property.

anti vandalismYou can also install an anti-vandalism bracket on your gate, to prevent anyone from tampering with it, and thus giving easy access. Another good idea is to have an anti-crashing kit fitted which links to your alarm system. This will ensure that the alarm is activated should anyone try to tamper with the gate.

Whether you choose steel swinging gates, or steel sliding gates, always check to see that they are in proper working condition.

Steel gates are a very good option, as they do not offer easy access to your properly as would for instance a wooden gate.

If you would like more information on steel sliding gates, or steel swing gates, or for a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us at Country Wide Walling. Our consultants will be happy to assist you

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Do I Need Walling?

brick and steel inserts largeThe answer is YES!!!

To keep your family and property safe, you need to invest in boundary walls for your property, to make it as difficult as possible for criminals to access your property

If you need to have walling erected, please have a chat to our consultants, who will be very happy to assist you to get the best fencing or walling to suite your requirements.

With over 25 years of experience, Country Wide Walling are leaders in the industry. Our products are direct from the factory, with a 2 year guarantee.

customer satisfactionDue to the high demand for precast walling and fencing, Country Wide Walling have continued to grow and develop, and we offer our clients a wide variety of products to protect their families, and properties.

Whether you want walling, or gates, we can offer you the best. You always have the option of installing plain, or safety added features, such as razor wire, or steel inserts, which means that we can offer basically any type of retaining walls and gates, to enhance the security of your property.

Our Walling is not only strong, but is also aesthetically pleasing, therefore it adds value to your property.

We have many satisfied homeowners who will testify to the fact that our service is completely comprehensive and encompassing, and of the highest quality available.

We take pride in our workmanship and service, you can take pride in your property.

Contact us today for a free quotation, or to discuss your requirements

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Sliding or Swing?

electric driveway gateOnce you have decided on the walling you would like, you also need to pay attention to the type of gate to complete your security installation.

You can have plain steel gates or gates with doggie bars. These are important to keep your fur babies safe inside your property.

Our sliding gates are made to suit our clients, and are installed with high quality gate tracks. The gate tracks are important to ensure the gate moves smoothly, and does not put any stress on the gate motor, thus prolonging the gate motor life.

Anti-lift brackets ensure the gate cannot be lifted off the track to obtain easy access to your property, ensuring added security. At Country Wide Walling we believe in supplying our customers with a fully tailored package, and take pride in delivering outstanding workmanship and products.

Whether it is a sliding gate or a swing gate that you require, we can and will deliver and install together with your walling, to ensure you have the full security you require.

retractable driveway gateSteel gates can be made with fancy patterns as well as plain, to suite individual needs. Our walls and gates will give added value to your property, and are both aesthetically pleasing as well as a practical solution to securing your property.

Spikes or spears can be added to the centre or top of the gate to make it difficult and painful for anyone wishing to intrude on your property.

Steel is definitely the best option for gates as they are not as easy to cut through as a wooden gate would be, should someone try to get through to your house or garage.

Why not contact us today to discuss what is best for you to keep your family and property safe, or to request a free quotation. Our consultants will gladly assist you.

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High Hedges and Neighbours

neighboursWhen you plan your walling it is best to discuss it with the neighbours, so as to avoid annoying them so they go and report you.

If you are doing it together then you can carefully plan what to use and how best to set it up. You do not want to obstruct your view, or your neighbours, as it is extra security to be able to see through to each other’s property in case help is needed.

If you are using wall toppings, and decide on plants, you need to use something very thorny to prevent anyone accessing your property over the top.

The only drawback is when you need to prune the plants. Always wear adequate protection, including goggles, to prevent injuries to yourselves.

The last thing you want is a thorn in your eye.

bad bush1Plants can be added above fences in boxes, with trellis to climb over. That way, they won’t obstruct the view, but will make it extremely difficult for anyone to climb over without serious injury.

Hedges are a deterrent, but they also offer protection to criminals who have found a way to get into your property, as they can then hide from neighbours or passers by.

An English rambling rose is also a good plant to use, and has the benefit of beautiful, abundant fragrant roses. The rose thorns are vicious to say the least and very copious, making it impenetrable.

Nothing is absolutely guaranteed to keep anyone off your property, especially if they come prepared. But the hassle they will have will give you ample time to summon help.

Bottom line is, do everything in your power to keep your family and property safe, even if it does mean extra work to prune and train plants correctly.

Why not contact us at Country Wide Walling to discuss your needs with our highly trained consultants. They will gladly advise, guide and assist you, or simply request a free quotation.

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Razor Spikes

razor point spikesIf your boundary fence or wall is 1.8m in height, you are able to attach extra security extensions. The total height should not exceed 2m.

Three dimensional razor spikes are very popular as anti-climb protection, and also suitable to top gates.

There is a Razor Spike designed which provides greater strength, and serves as both a physical and psychological barrier to any would be intruder.

These spikes are manufactured from steel and are heavily ribbed during the manufacturing process. This ensures ultimate sharpness and strength.

razor spikes on gateThe spikes are 11cm high and consist of 2 (two) rows of spikes. The inner spike is a thinner and stiletto shaped ribbed spike which is capable of penetrating a foot or any body part coming into contact with it.

The outer spike is barbed and angled outwards overhanging the edge of the structure to which it is attached.

These spikes are virtually impossible to climb over, and are a huge security feature, and have the added advantage that they are maintenance free.

Spikes can be fitted under electric fences, to ensure the extra security and impenetrability we all seek, in order to keep our property and family safe.

razor spike warningSpikes can also be installed under roofs to make it impossible for anyone to climb onto the roof to gain access to your home or business.

As spikes are considered extremely dangerous, they should only be added to walls or fences at a minimum height of 2m. At no time must they be added where there is a possibility of injuring pedestrians.

The spikes must be completely visible and must comply with local laws and regulations in regard to height and positioning. There should also be clear warning signs to prevent any bad repercussions at any time, should an unsuspecting person get seriously injured.

To discuss all your options, and aid in assisting you to make the right choices, or to request a free quotation, please feel free to contact us at Country Wide Walling. Our consultants will gladly assist you.

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