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Exterior Boundary Walls

steel insertsIt has become a part of our lives here in South Africa to make sure we have good boundary walls, not only for their aesthetic appeal, but as an added security feature.   As crime escalates at an alarming rate, we all need as much security protection for ourselves and our families as we can get.

Good quality boundary walls are a must, with added security.  Whether we have palisades or concrete walls, we need to plan carefully, before deciding which would be our best option.   Solid walls are great, and, very pleasing to the eye, and of course ensures we have privacy, but there is one drawback. 

We erect high solid walls to get privacy, but we are then giving criminals privacy too.  Once inside our property, they cannot be seen by anyone from the streets, or by neighbours, and can move about without fear of detection.

A good option, therefore is facebrick walls with steel inserts.   We would still get a mode of privacy, but the steel inserts will ensure that, should an intruder be on our property, they would not be able to move around without detection.

wall with steel insertsFor over 25 years, Country Wide Walling has been in the walling industry, and through experience have developed an exceptionally strong, quality precast facebrick wall, which is manufactured by them, and then good, quality steel inserts added, to give their clients an exceptionally high quality product, which outlasts any of their competitors.

Their workmanship is of the highest quality possible, and the end result is an aesthetically beautiful product, with privacy and security, which will last for many years.

The walls surrounding our property demarcate the boundary of our property, and if it is of high quality and workmanship adds an aesthetic quality which enhances the value of our property.  Usually people first consider security, then privacy when deciding on enclosing their property.   The facebrick wall with steel inserts meets all requirements, from privacy to security to aesthetic appeal.

Why not contact us today to discuss your requirements, and we will come out and give you a free quotation. 

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Stable Boundary Walls

cracksMany boundary walls are poorly built by people trying to cut costs, and not having the necessary experience and know-how skills base to build it safely.

A perimeter wall is built as a security feature to protect your family, and trying to cut costs and doing a poor job of constructing the wall can lead to it collapsing and seriously injuring a child or animal.   

If a wall falls on a child it can cost a lot of money for hospitalization and doctor’s fees.  This money would have been better invested in getting your security walls safely and professionally installed by Country Wide Walling.

Bad designs, poor foundations and also the lack of expansion joints and support pillars usually result in boundary walls developing dangerous cracks and/or collapsing.  

good boundary wallsWalls leaning over, or splitting apart or cracks in plaster, are all indications of a poorly constructed wall, and unfortunately, usually only become noticeable a long time after the builder has left the site.  You, as the homeowner believe you received a bargain priced wall, but the old saying “you get what you pay for” applies, and could lead to a loss of a lot more money should a child be badly injured with broken bones and a lengthy hospital stay.

If you are one of these homeowners, you need to keep a careful eye on the wall, and if any cracks appear, or the wall starts leaning over, it is best to pay urgent attention to the problem immediately, before anything serious happens.

The best solution is to tear the wall down, and have it professionally set up in order to not only provide security, but to avoid serious injury to a child, family member, or an animal.  In the end, this would be the safest, and most cost effective solution to a dodgy wall.

Always bear in mind that sound engineering principles also need to be applied to the design, manufacture and installation of boundary security walls.

Contact Country Wide Walling  today to discuss your requirements, and to determine what would be best for your property, or to request a free quotation.

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Aluminum versus Steel Gates

There are many factors to consider when deciding which gate would be the best option for you.alumiium gate

1.   Opening Size
2.   Security Level
3.   Horizontal Slide
4.   Swing Gate
5.   Vertical Lift.
6.   Ornamental Gate
7.   Standard Gate

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Probably the most important factor is whether you want steel or aluminium gates.  Even though these materials may seem similar, there are differences in physical properties and internal mechanisms which are crucial to helping you make your final decision.

Once you have thoroughly researched your options and are satisfied with your choice, you are ready to proceed with the design, construction and installation of your gates.

We will discuss the differences next week to help you with your decision.

For more information or a free quotation, please feel free to contact Country Wide Walling

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Cantilever Vs.Ground Track Security Gates

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 Sliding security gates require less space to operate than swing gates and also offer better security, this makes them a good alternative to swing gates.  Sliding security gates come in two types, cantilever and ground tracked.

Cantilever Gates

Cantilever gates need no track to operate as they are gates hanging on horizontal posts.  They can be hung behind a wall perimeter and work silently.   They require more space and are more expensive to buy and install than tacked gates.

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Ground Tracked Gates

There are two main components for ground tracked gates.  Firstly there is the rail on which the gates slide and which is embedded in the ground spanning the opening, and it is advisable to keep the rail free of debris at all times.  The surface where you lay the rail must be properly leveled.  Secondly, there are the wheels below the gates which help the gate to slide smoothly on the rail track.

Both the ground track and cantilever gates offer their own advantages and disadvantages, so you should always consider carefully which gate is best for your property before making your choice.

For more information, or a free quotation, please feel free to contact Country Wide Walling and we will gladly assist you.

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Advantages Of Motorized Security Gates

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Let us look at some of the advantages of security gates, and at the different types that can help you make a statement..

The main advantage of security gates is that it offers an important form of security. If you choose a hard material type - like steel - your gates will remain strong and in place with correct maintenance.

For your safety and peace of mind it is a huge advantage to have well placed security gates. Security gates not only work to keep people out, but it also keeps children and pets safe in your yard.

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You can rest a little more assured that your children are safe in your home and there is no danger of them wandering out into traffic.

motorised gateGates fitted with electric gate motors are a convenient security feature to add to your home. Driveway security gates fitted with an automatic motor allows you to enter and exit your property without having to physically leave your vehicle.

This is a huge security feature for you.

Security gates, especially motorised gates at the driveway entrance, will most definitely add value to your property.

Looking for a custom security gate design? Contact Country Wide Walling today for a free quote.

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