Tips to remember while hiring a temporary fence


We have all heard the famous quote by Dudley Nichols— “Fear is the highest fence”— and yet, for practical purposes, a fence is necessary to keep some fears at bay. Fencing our property gives us a sense of security. It keeps our gardens safe from the litter of neighbourhood dogs. Fences can also be used for decorative purposes. While permanent fencing is suited for a long-term use, temporary fencing is meant to be used on a short-term basis so it is quite easy to install, move or take down the temporary fences. As temporary fencing is a rental item, it is the responsibility of the person, who rents it, to take care of it. Here are a few tips that we can keep in mind while hiring a temporary fence:

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Some agencies and businesses rent out temporary fences according to our specific requirements. We can easily contact them to get prompt quotes which include delivery and installation of the product. As these businesses are well experienced, they can offer us tailored solutions to meet our needs.

Before getting a temporary fence, it is vital to make sure that it is in good condition. The fence should be made of sturdy material and should be well fitted with nuts, clamps and connectors to ensure proper safety. Also, ask for the other features that can be added to the basic fence so as to customise it according to your requirements.

Temporary fences can prove useful on civil construction sites, commercial building sites, tree protection zones, or any other site that requires fencing. For example, if the weeds in your garden are getting out of control, installing a temporary fence can be helpful in checking the growth. Similarly, a construction site can utilise the temporary barrier to keep people and animals out of harm’s way. Remember, that rental companies offer different kinds of fences for different purposes. While simple end-to-end metal fence panels are enough for our property, construction sites may require chain-link fencing anchored by concrete blocks.

Once the fence has been installed, it is the responsibility of the renter to take care of it. The renter will be charged over and above the cost of the rent for any missing parts or damaged material.

Usually, the temporary panel stands are weighted with sandbags so these should be checked periodically to make sure that the blocks are firmly placed. Also, it is not proper to bury the base of the fence because it will be impossible to pull it out in its right shape and the contractors will charge extra amount for the damage caused. We might even have to get a few panels replaced which will make the whole affair very costly.

As the rental companies keep track of the number of panels installed, it is best to keep the panels onsite because moving them might be inconvenient as well as costly. Moreover, if any panel gets lost or damaged during the transition, the contractor will charge us accordingly. So, it is better to be cautious.

Temporary fence rental can prove to be efficient and cost effective in many situations. We just need to keep the above points in mind while hiring a temporary fence.