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Concrete Palisade Fencing for Security

stormWith our harsh climate and high crime rate in South Africa, Concrete Palisade Fencing has become the material of choice, as it can not only withstand harsh weather and wear and tear, it also has the benefit of being see-through, meaning that nobody can sneak up to your property unseen.

Another benefit is that Concrete Palisades have no scrap value, unlike metal, which can be stolen and sold as scrap.

Concrete Palisade fencing marks the boundaries of your property in a neat and aesthetically pleasing way, at the same time screening your home and garden, thus providing security and maintaining your privacy.

little kids running street 21063594We all know that small children and pets love to wander, and we need to keep them safe, and prevent them from wandering out of your yard into the streets, and into danger from traffic.

We would all love to have high, solid walls around our properties to ensure our privacy, but the drawback is that it also provides privacy to intruders, as, once they have found a way in, they cannot be seen from the outside by anyone passing by, or even security on patrol.

Because our products use integral colour, your palisade fence will stay looking beautiful for years to come. Permanent colour can be added during the manufacturing process, which means your palisade will remain beautiful for many years.

At Country Wide Walling we take pride in our workmanship, and endeavour to exceed our clients expectations.

Contact us at Country Wide Walling today to discuss your requirements, or to request a free quotation

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Electric Fences

electric fence wall topElectric Fences are used to increase the security of a boundary wall, and are an electrified barrier added to the top of a boundary wall or fence.

Make sure you check the by-laws in your area before erecting an electric fence, or any wall or fence, as local authorities and municipalities have their their own by-laws that must be complied with.

An electrified fence is an electrified barrier erected on top of a boundary wall or fence, and may not be a freestanding electric fence.

No freestanding electric fences may be erected along any boundary, in such a position that it would allow people to accidentally come into contact with it. Electric fencing is erected to keep intruders out, so should not be erected in such a way that a passer-by could accidentally come into contact with it.

electric fence topElectric fences must always conform to the following specifications:

• They must not be any higher than 450mm.
• They must always be at least 1.8 m above ground.
• They can only be erected on top of walls or fences.
• They must never encroach over site boundaries.

Other wall-top barriers, e.g. barbed wire, should never be electrified, as the purpose of electric fencing is that a person who touches the electric wiring, will let go immediately.

Electric fences are an excellent deterrent to would-be intruders, but we can’t stress enough, they should never be a danger to anyone else.

If you would like more information about boundary walls or fences, please do not hesitate to contact us, or to request a free quotation.

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Setting goals for 2018

2017 2018aAs the New Year has started, we are getting our minds set on what we want to do in 2018. Back to work for us, and school for the kids.

We all set our goals to achieve great things in the New Year, and that is all good.

We know that you have your family interests at heart, but, the biggest goal to have, is the safety and protection of your property, and those you love.

We, at Country Wide Walling understand all this, and therefore we are able, and ready, to assist you to achieve the best security fencing or walling you can have.

There are others out there with a different mind-set. All they can think about is gimme, gimme, gimme or I want, I want, I want. The planning they do, is how to get everything they want, without paying for it.

precast with metalYou need to make it as difficult as possible for them to enter your property, to just help themselves to your hard earned possessions, or to harm your family in any way.

We, 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 in 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 consultants who will gladly assist you to make the correct choice.

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Happy New Year 2018

bbqWe wish all our clients, future clients and friends a wonderful 2018.

In 2017 we talked about security, perimeter walls and fences, and how to keep our family and possessions safe.

We trust you had a very safe and happy festive season, with peace of mind, and could therefore relax and enjoy time with your friends and family.

If you have not as yet secured your property, and made it safe, we urge you to make it your priority for 2018.

burglar windowAs the New Year starts we all have dreams and goals to achieve. The last thing we need is the stress and worry about our property and family being properly protected.

We are all aware of the high crime rate in South Africa, so we need to do our part in safeguarding those we love from potential danger or attack.

At Country Wide Walling we take pride in not only supplying high quality walls and fences, we make sure they are also aesthetically pleasing, and a valuable addition to complement any home, and add to it’s value.

With over 25 years of experience in the Walling Industry, Country Wide Walling are leaders in the Industry, and are therefore able to manufacture, supply and install all your walling needs.

We also give a 2 (two) year guarantee on all our manufactured products, direct from the factory.

Make a decision today and contact us to discuss your requirements, or for a free quotation.

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Tree Damage

tree close to wall of houseTrees are so beautiful and we all want trees around us, but there are situations where trees can damage our walls.

Trees should not be planted close to any structures, whether it is boundary walls, or the house walls.

Trees should always be regarded as potential sources of damage, whether it is the roots distorting the structure or that the tree is too close to the wall and is pushing it over as it grows, and there is also the branches hanging over boundary walls and allowing easy access to the property.

Although all trees should be regarded as a source of damage, there are some varieties that are more prone than others.]

• All Eucalyptus varieties
• Lombardy (Free State) Poplars
• London planes
• Willows (Salix) of any type
• Jacarandas

Low boundary walls can be lifted or pushed aside by the roots of trees if growing near the surface, You need to keep trees a safe distance from any structure to diminish any potential damage.

tree rootsTree roots can also cause damage to sewers and drains and this in turn will encourage localized root growth.

The roots can enter the drain or sewer through the damage causing blockages and thus aggravating the initial damage.

All this can cause water to dam up near the wall, and the soil to shift and this could cause distortion of the wall or fence.

You need to plant trees with caution to avoid damage or either your drainage, sewer and even the mains, and also to any built structure. Keeping a good distance between all these elements can prevent a lot of problems which can develop over time and cost a lot to sort out at a later stage. It can even mean having to tear down your walls or fences and rebuild.

To talk to one of our consultants, or to request a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

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