Country Wide Walling

Annie Rieck

Your Decision to Make

cement wall prison barbwireEach morning we are faced with decisions to make as we start a new day.

One important decision we need to make regarding the safety of our property and family, it what type of boundary wall or fence to erect.

There are so many options that it carod iron fencesn be really confusing, but if you speak to a professional company like Country Wide Walling, it will assist you greatly in making the best decision for your property and family.

Your boundary wall or fence is the first impression people get of your property. Make it a good one.

You want your property to be aesthetically beautiful as it also adds value to your property should you wish to sell.

By installing a good, secure wall or fence it will aid in keeping your property and family safe and secure and ensure you have peace of mind.

Country Wide Walling can offer a number of options to you, and if you discuss the options with one of our highly trained professional consultants, they can assist you in making the right decision at a price you can afford.

No matter what type of wall you are seeking, why not contact us today to discuss your requirements or to request a free quotation.

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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

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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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

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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