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Safe Fence Permanent Fencing

Each year, Safe Fence supplies and installs over £15,000,000 of permanent fencing – making us one of the largest installers in the UK. This brings some key benefits to our customers:

  • Economies of scale – we have a vertically integrated supply chain to enable cost savings for customers.
  • Project management – we have skilled and experienced project managers across the UK to help meet your requirements and deliver what you need.
  • Support – we provide a turnkey solution from design, supply, installation and management to support your requirements along the whole process.

What to Consider

Here are some of the main factors that affect the cost of installing permanent fencing.


Location, location, location. Installing palisade fencing in Manchester is cheaper than central London. Costs associated with this include higher labour rates, travel times and overnight accommodation costs. Fortunately we have experienced teams across the UK, so unlike some installation companies that can only cover you in certain areas we can support you no matter where your next project is.


Grounding has a large impact on the costing. A soft dig (i.e. turf, clay) is cheaper than a hard dig (i.e. concrete, stone). The labour intensity of hard dig fencing also often comes with added precautions needing to be taken if there is potential for underground services. All of our installation teams use non-conductive equipment in areas where there is potential for underground services.

The main contractor should provide information on the type of grounding being worked on and the fence line where the permanent is going to be installed is commonly CAT scanned.

Layout and Readiness of Site

There are a few considerations to be made when it comes to the layout of the site – whether the fence line has to be installed along a steep embankment, around difficult corners or areas with limited access. Shrubbery, trees and existing fence lines that need to be removed prior to installation can also increase costs.

Safe Fence On-Site Support can easily price in other works to prepare the fence line ahead of installation. Saving time and money in the long run.

Example installation of On-Ground Steel Hoarding in Aqua Blue
Green V-Mesh Fencing barrier secured atop red brick wall

Type of Fencing

Firstly, the size of the fence affects cost – a 3.0m height palisade fence is more expensive than a 1.8m height Safe Mesh fence. This is because the smaller height and weight make Safe Mesh easier to handle. More importantly, each type of fencing has different post centres. For instance, the Palisade Fence will have 2.75m post centres, whereas a Safe Mesh fence has 3.03m centres. ‘Centres’ are the distance between the posts that need to be dug into the ground. Therefore, over a 100m run, Safe Mesh fencing requires less post holes to be dug, which ultimately reduces the cost of installations.

Secondly, the more complex the fencing, the more costly the installation. Palisade fencing also requires rails to be attached to posts once they are installed and 17 pales and 34 fixings must additionally be fitted to these rails. In contrast, Safe Mesh fencing is a quicker installation with only 4 clips per post connecting to the pre-fabricated 3.0m fence panels onto the face of posts at each end.


Accessibility to the site must be considered. Active sites with other projects ongoing such as demolition, landscaping or building can affect the price of installation.

There may be costly delays incurred due to the nature of these sites – the time taken to install fencing can increase depending on access to materials and machinery that help move materials to the required locations on-site.

Cost Calculation

It is important to carry out a site visit before finalising pricing for any commercial or industrial fencing project, with incorrect pricing having the potential to be very costly.

Our on-site support team will provide a quote for installation after a site visit, although fencing installation is often subject to re-measure and additional costs, such as halting work due to site circumstance.

Safe Mesh Perimeter Fencing

At Safe Fence, we have access to a huge range of Safe Mesh fencing styles – from a standard, cost-effective Safe Mesh 100 up to SBD and Prison mesh wire fencing for high-security options. We can visit the site and specify the type of Safe Mesh fencing most suitable for your application and supply the vast majority of fencing from our stock. Our experienced team can install hundreds of meters of Safe Mesh a day, making installation quick with minimal disruption.

Safe Mesh is the most popular range of fencing at Safe Fence – it is medium-duty security and the best value perimeter fencing on the market. It is also commonly known as V Mesh Fencing, referencing the “V” shape in the design of the fence – designed to create extra strength and rigidity. The most common Safe Mesh fencing is made from 5mm thick wire with reinforcing V bars and is robust enough for the vast majority of applications. It is also considered very aesthetically pleasing with its high-through visibility helping it blend into its surroundings.

Safe Mesh 100 is different from palisade fencing and higher spec mesh fencing systems as its primary aim is to outline a boundary. It is not a security fence – which has been designed for anti-intrusion. It is most commonly used in commercial, industrial, and residential environments – most suitable for a general-purpose fence.

Safe Mesh 100 fencing is a basic, entry-level option – a welded mesh panel with horizontal triangular folds that help form a strong, rigid fence line. Higher spec 656 and 868 V mesh fencing lines have thicker wires, less spacing, and are much harder to break through – they cater to those with higher security needs. Rebound fencing is designed for use around ball game areas – the closer wire centres on the lower part of the panel give it high rebound properties to help the ball rebound back into the court.

Other options available include the Spectator Rail Mesh Fencing, Vehicle Gates, and Pedestrian Gates. Spectator rails are ideal for sports areas where public viewing is as important as safety. Vehicle gates and pedestrian gates are designed to suit your security requirements and match to your mesh fencing system.

Welded mesh fencing is available in different colours – green being the most popular. Other colour options may extend lead times.


Safe Mesh

Safe Mesh 100 fencing uses a 5mm thick wire with 3.03m wide panels. These are then clipped into 60 x 60mm posts, which are sunk into the ground. The panels used have reinforcing V bars in them to strengthen the overall panel.

Posts and clips provide a fixing system which secures the panels but allows for variations. The system is easy to install and allows the panels to be stepped, helping the fence line to follow the contours of the ground. With vandal resistant security fixings this post and clip system provides a reasonable level of security to any boundary.

Varimesh / Paladin

Varimesh fencing has different spacing between the wires and is often known by several names including Paladin. This type of fencing has a unique appearance and is considered one of the most aesthetically appealing types of wire mesh perimeter fencing.

Varimesh fencing uses a 5mm horizontal wire and 4mm vertical wire with staggered spacing.

Twin Wire and Rebound

Safe Mesh Twin Wire fencing has a flat panel system using twin horizontal wires 6mm in diameter, welded to a 5mm vertical wire. There are two options available – Clip and Clamp versions.

The Clip version has the panel secured to the post with either plastic or metal clips. With the vandal resistant security fixings this post and clip system provides a reasonable level of security to any boundary.

The Clamp version has the panel fixed to the post with a 40 x 5mm clamp bar. With vandal resistant security fixings this post and clamp system provides a higher level of security than the traditional clip system.

Our Rebound fencing is most commonly a 2.0m high panel with wire spacing on the lower 1200mm of the panel being 66.6 x 50mm and the remaining 800mm above being 20 x 50mm.

We also offer 656 and 868 twin wire fencing systems. The main distinction between the 656 and 868 fences is the thickness of the wires used – 656 using 1 . 5mm vertical and 2 x 6mm horizontal, 868 using 1 x 6mm vertical and 2 x 8mm horizontal wires.

On Ground Steel Hoarding with counterweight bricks overlooking a block of flats

Spectator Rail

Safe Fence also supplies and installs a spectator rail – a combination of mesh panel and tubular top handrail. It is available as a standard or rebound panel with 656 or 868 specifications.

Vehicle Gates

Vehicle gates can be manufactured to your bespoke size or there is a standard range of double leaf vehicle gates in various heights and widths. Hinges are inverted on all gates to prevent lift off. Double leaf gates come complete with drop-bolts and ground sockets. Mesh is welded onto the frame. All gates come with a padlockable slide-latch.

Pedestrian Gates

Pedestrian gates are available in a variety of height sizes – the standard size being 1.2m wide. Our V Mesh pedestrian gates are also supplied with dig-in posts, which can be concreted in-ground to keep the gate in place. However if you are looking for a bolt down gate post or bespoke size mesh gate then we can manufacture these V Mesh gates to order.

Our pedestrian gates are single leaf, unlike a vehicle gate which is double leaf. This means that there is only one V Mesh gate door, which is connected to one of the posts. In comparison a vehicle gate has two leafs, one connected to each gate post, that meet in the middle of the gate.

Pedestrian gates are closed and locked using a slide latch feature that is standard on all of our pedestrian gates. This means that when you close the gate, there is a latch on the one side of the gate that slides into the gate post on the other side and locks the gate shut.

Palisade Security Fencing

At Safe Fence, our on-site support team installs tens of thousands of meters of Palisade security fencing each year. It is traditionally the most popular form of commercial and industrial security fencing.

The solid steel fence line is durable and difficult to break through – it is also incredibly hard to climb as the top of the fence pales are often sharp and pointed. There are also no easily accessible foot holds meaning it is a great fencing option to keep intruders out. With its high security qualities, palisade fencing is often used to secure industrial units and high value goods such as plant and machinery. With access to manufacturing, we also cater to bespoke design and colours, and taking advantage of our economies of scale mean we offer extremely competitive pricing.

We installed 801m of Palisade Fencing for Copart – one of the biggest car salvage yards and used car dealers in the UK. They have over 8000 vehicles on-site and required a new storage compound for tighter security and improved logistics.

The most common heights for palisade fencing are 1.8 meter, 2.1 meter and 2.4 meter though any height can be achieved by rolling the pales to a specific length. Although bespoke heights are considerably more expensive than the more commonly rolled sizes.

If you are looking to match up new palisade fencing to existing fencing, then it is important to distinguish between the two. This is done by measuring the distance between the hole centres on the palisade pales. If the hole centres match up, then your palisade will fit to the existing fence line without the need for adjustments.

Palisade fencing is made up of three basic components – posts, rails and pales – with the framework often being installed first. The framework is made up of the posts – most commonly installed at 2.75m centres –and top and bottom rails that are connected to the posts at set heights using fish plates. These top and bottom rails run horizontal to the vertical posts (approximately one third and two thirds up the posts). The posts will be pre-punched, so that you know exactly where to connect the rails to the posts.

Palisade pales, posts and rails are all made using mild steel and are galvanised to protect them against corrosion. Galvanising gives it a shiny, clean and professional finish. This protective layer ensures that the fencing will not corrode and will last considerably longer. The fencing can then be powder coated before arriving on site for a further protective layer and for aesthetic purposes. The most common colour for this process is Green RAL 6008 and this is regularly found in scenic environments as the fencing tends to blend into the background.

On Ground Steel Hoarding with counterweight bricks overlooking a block of flats

Palisade pales can have different shapes and heads – the most common being rolled into a W shape. Rather than having a flat piece of steel, this increases the strength and rigidity of the pale. Another popular shape is a D Pale – these pales are more expensive and are commonly used on government projects. When adding new palisade fencing to existing fencing it is important to consider which type of pale you already have for aesthetic purposes. Typically, this will be a W pale but it is always best to check.

The palisade pales can then be pressed with several different types of pale head. All of the pales are rolled, as standard, into shape with a square top and bottom. One end of the pales are then pressed to give them a shape and this end becomes the top of the rail. The most common pale head currently is a triple point, this forms a three pronged spike.

The other most common is round and notched, where the pale head is rounded into a single spike and then the pale is notched underneath this pale head. These heads increase the security of the line by making them more formidable and acting as a deterrent to people considering climbing the fence line.

Palisade fencing posts are most commonly dig-in style posts, which requires digging a hole using post mix to secure the post in place. However base plated posts are available and can be bolted to a decent hard standing. This is often a more cost effective method if the grounding is hard.

Domestic Fencing & Railings

Safe Fence can install a variety of domestic fencing and railings with reduced leads and a rapid professional install. We have strong experience in this area as we have worked for many years with some of the largest UK house builders on flagship projects.

We are leading suppliers of domestic fencing and railings – our range includes estate railings, ball and bow top railings and vertical bar railings. They are all safe and secure perimeter fencing options – all commonly used in domestic environments due to how good they look once installed.

These fencing options have been increasingly popular over the last few years due to being aesthetically pleasing, easy to install and having an extremely long life span. They are often used to separate land and look particularly good around gardens, farms and new build housing.

Estate railings are perhaps the most common type of domestic fence you will see – regularly being used on new housing estates. Estate Railings also doubles up as good security fencing and can be designed as plainly or ornately as required.

Ball top railings are defined by the circular steel ball that is welded to the top of each infill bar. They are commonly used around housing developments and estates.

Bow top railings are perfect for providing a safe and secure perimeter fence. The shape of the hoop top railing reduces the risk of people, particularly children, severely hurting themselves on the fence line. Bow top railings are commonly found in schools and playgrounds.

Haven estate fencing is perfect for large estates, private gardens and amenity areas. The natural rustic look allows it to blend perfectly into the most scenic of settings, while offering an effective and beautiful fence line. The fence line is malleable allowing you to easily navigate the natural contours of the land as it sweeps and flows across the ground, making it much more flexible than a modular fencing system.

Vertical Bar Fence Railings

Considered good security fencing and can be designed as the customer requires – either plain or ornate. It consists of 2820mm wide post centres with 50 x 50mm standard posts. It comes 1.8m high with 75mm ground clearance. There are 2 rails per bar and 1 support leg per bar.

Ball Top Fence Railings

This durable fence railing is very easy to install and is considered a great investment lasting years. It consists of 2820mm wide post centres with 50 x 50mm standard posts. It comes either 1.0m or 1.2m high with 75mm ground clearance. There are 2 rails per bar with infills at centres.

Bow Top Fence Railings

This fence railing is manufactured to order and the lead time is 2-3 weeks. It consists of 2820mm wide post centres with 50 x 50mm standard posts. It comes either 1.0m or 1.2m high with 75mm ground clearance. There are 2 rails per bar with bows to connect on top.

Estate Railings

Estate Railings are sold in 2m wide bays and each bay has three vertical flats. Two of these run down either side of the bay and the third runs down the middle. This increases the strength and durability of the panel. We manufacture panels using tubular rather than flat rails because they are much stronger and resilient – they don’t twist and bend easily.

Each of these vertical flats are dug in-ground. The rails are 1.6m long and 600m sits in-ground. Once one is in place, the next panel is dug into it with outer vertical flats posts butted up to one another. Using fixings each railing bay connects to the next and this removes the need to weld or adjust estate railings on-site.

Haven Estate Fencing

The two main types of Haven Estate Fencing are Solid Bar and Flats – Solid Bar being a round bar and Flats being a flat bar to attach to the posts when erecting. The posts are simply knocked into the ground and the pieces are welded together on-site. Haven Estate Fencing is maintenance-free and should last up to 4 times longer than a post and rail fencing system. This adds real long-term value to the fence.

Example Installation of varying height Mesh Fencing in Green pictured inside a field

Agricultural Fencing

Safe Fence On-Site Support can install a huge range of perimeter agricultural fencing fit for different purposes. Whether that is a simple post and rail system or an environmentally considerate boundary fence.

We work with some of the UKs largest manufacturers of wire fencing to make sure we are one of the most cost effective installers of agricultural fencing. We have access to a wide range of wire fencing suitable for different applications, such as otter fencing, deer fencing and badger fencing. This means that we can supply and install agricultural fencing specific to your requirements. Whether that is cost effective boundary fencing where we install hundreds of meters a day or a high specification enclosure fence.

We have a range of fencing solutions for agricultural environments – catering specifically to animals, to roadside fencing or to more general purpose fencing perfect for retail, construction and manufacturing.

Torus and Tian Wire Fencing have been designed to prioritise livestock safety to efficiently prevent them from accessing other areas. Torus wire fencing has a knot design and is safe for livestock due to its smooth design. It can last for decades being a robust, high tensile solution. Titan wire fencing is a more premium option – with an industry leading non-slip knot designed to handle high pressure applications – it is incredibly resilient and is capable of resisting extreme weather conditions that could cause stretching. It is industry certified and comes fully recyclable.

Other options which cater to animals in this range, include Hexagonal Rabbit Fencing and Badger Fencing. Both are designed to safely manage the movement of these animals. The shape of the wire on Hexagonal Rabbit Fencing prevents small animals from squeezing past more conventional wire meshing. Badger Fencing is a more sophisticated solution as it creates a formidable barrier beneath the ground as well as on the surface. Using a hinged lower section, part of the Badger Fence is buried 450 mm beneath the surface at an angle – it prevents badgers and other wildlife from burrowing underneath the fencing.

At Safe Fence we also have Chain Link Fencing which is a strong and durable solution for on-site use in multiple industries such as retail, construction, manufacturing and animal conservation. It is one of the easiest fencing solutions to install – simply being rolled out before being set in place. PVC coating adds weather resistance making it perfect in locations with poor weather conditions. It is available with knuckle or barbed ends. Barbed ends improve the level of security as barbs act as a deterrent to intruders. Knuckled ends are more suitable for places like parks and leisure centres where children may be present.

Roadside and Security Fencing is a perfect way to separate roads and roadsides whilst complementing the surrounding scenery. It is robust and durable, made from premium British steel, able to withstand poor weather conditions. It has taken safety into consideration – acting as a deterrent to intruders from accessing roads. Despite acting as a visual barrier for cars, it will not prevent cars from mounting the roadside.

Barbed wire is also available – a staple of the fencing world providing security for off-limit areas. It is commonly used as a long lasting, cost-effective divider on most farms and is made from premium steel. It is a lightweight and impenetrable product perfect for long term use. It comes available in mild steel or a more durable, high tensile wire.

Safe Fence On-Site Support

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