Country Wide Walling

Annie Rieck

Strategic Planning

planning a wallBoundary walls and fences must be strategically planned to give you the best security you can get for your business or home.

You need to ensure that boundary walls and fences are correctly positioned. Usually neighbours will share the costs involved in erecting a boundary wall or fence, but there are times when one neighbour will refuse to have anything to do with erecting the wall or fence between the two properties.

Make sure that you then erect the wall or fence on your own property. You may need to bring in a surveyor, as the pegs from the original surveyed land will have been removed.

You will still be able to erect your wall or fence, the only requirement will be that you erect it on YOUR property only. In no way must it encroach on an unwilling neighbour’s property, and that includes the foundation which is wider and longer than the wall itself.

The wall or fence will then belong to you only..

Your neighbour is prohibited from doing anything on his side which may threaten the stability of the wall or fence. For instance, he/she may not dig down next to your wall on their side if it will weaken or threaten the stability of the wall.

Should they wish to do some sort of excavation on their side, they will have to erect a retaining wall, or some other structure that will provide lateral support to the wall. A retaining wall will require plans

bad neighbourShould ownership be shared, then the wall will be erected on the boundary of both properties, and all costs will be shared equally. Ownership will also be shared equally.

The ideal foundation should be 1,5m deep and wider than the wall or fence, so that it can provide a strong support for the wall or fence, and it is also an excellent deterrent to anyone attempting to dig under the fence or wall to breach either property.

It is always better to plan well before implementing, as it helps in avoiding any errors which can prove costly if mistakes are made, and the wall or fence has to be broken down and replaced.

If you need advice, or would like a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us today. Our expert consultants will gladly assist you.

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Annie Rieck

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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Annie Rieck

Risk Assessment is a High Priority

palisadeIt is vitally important that we have a very secure perimeter fence or wall to protect our property and family.  It is, and always will be our first line of defence, and, as such, we need to ensure that we have high-security fencing around our property to act as an effective deterrent to would-be criminals.

We must always ensure we know the legal requirements necessary for the erection of good perimeter walls and fences, to avoid unnecessary tearing down of a structure because we have not met the legal requirements.

This is where it is good to consult with experts like Country Wide Walling, who will be able to advise and guide us in making the best possible choice to meet out specific needs.

It is vital to perform a risk assessment to establish threats and consequences of any breaches in security.

You need to take into account whether your property is in a high crime area, and also whether there have been attempts to breach your existing security.

Sometimes you may need to re-evaluate your security, and the risks to see whether you have achieved an acceptable level of protection.  You need to get your security to as close to 100 per cent as possible, and always have the option to add to your protection by installing CCTV, or electronic surveillance systems.

male security guardAlways remember that it is not possible to make your property 100 per cent secure, as a determined criminal will still try and find a way through.

In very high crime areas, it is also a good idea to belong to an armed response group.   You need to do everything you can to ensure you have peace of mind and feel safe and secure in your home.

You need to check periodically that there have been no significant changes in the risk factors in the area you live.   
If there have been any real changes, you need to up your security in order to meet the new challenges.

For you own peace of mind, please contact us at Country Wide Walling, our expert consultants will gladly assist you in making the correct choices, or give you a free quotation.

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Annie Rieck

Commercial Property Security

perimeter securityIt is not only our homes that need to be walled to improve safety and security for our family and property. Our place of business also needs to be fenced in to provide security for our staff and business.

A good, quality perimeter wall will add to your security for your business premises, and, together with other security features, will heighten the safety of all who work for you.

You not only need a good design, but also the strength of a really well manufactured walling, or fencing system. Good, well operating gates are also necessary. Your business is your livelihood, so you do need to take extra care to avoid unfortunate incidents with potential criminals.

The lives of those employed by you are your responsibility, so installing the best possible security to protect them is of the utmost importance, and also ensures your employees can do their work, without any stress of attack. Here, in South Africa, we can no longer take any unnecessary risks with security.

perimeter security solutions 3To get the best for your commercial property, it is advisable that you contact a professional, to advise and guide you as to what would best suite your needs.

A good quality, well manufactured precast wall, or precast palisade is always your best option, and, together with strong, well made steel gates, will greatly enhance your security, and peace of mind.

Your security is your priority. Your satisfaction is ours.

If you would like to learn more, why not contact us at Country Wide Walling today, to speak to one of our highly trained, professional Consultants or request a free quotation today.  

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Annie Rieck

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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