What is "Safe Edge Design" (SED)?
Safe Edge Design is an innovative way of designing and manufacturing fencing equipment in order to remove sharp edges that may pose a risk to the public. The curcial ingredient involves rolling circular hollow section (tube) with a small gap in it that allows objects that were previously welded to the outside of the fence panel, such as anti-climb mesh, to fit inside the fence frame. Secured inside the frame, and with no external welds, they can no longer cause harm to handlers or civilians. SED products are quickly becoming industry favourites and given there is nothing to choose in price between them and a traditional panel we can see why.
How many Fence Couplers (Clips) and Rubber Block Fence Feet will I need?
If you are erecting round top mesh fencing panels then as standard people purchase sets, which include one panel, two couplers (fence clips) and one rubber block fence foot. However there is a more precise way to know how many rubber block fence feet and couplers you need.
You will always need an extra foot at the end of a line of panels & two couplers to connect any panels that are connecting to one another. If you erect the fencing in a continuous line then you will need the same number of fence feet as you have number of panels and you will also require one additional rubber block fence foot for the end of your system.
To work out how many couplers you need in a continuous line then multiply the number of panels by two and then deduct two from the total. need Some installers do opt to only use one coupler (fence clip) per panel connection. We advise against this as it weakens the fencing system, however if cost saving is paramount then this is a viable alternative.
Example: If you require 35 meters of continuous fencing then you will need 10 SED Round Top Mesh Panels, 11 Rubber Block Fence Feet & 18 Couplers (fence clips). If the fence line had a break in it then you would need 10 SED Round Top Mesh Panels, 16 Rubber Block Fence Feet & 16 Couplers.
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Round Top Vs Square Top Panels
Given there is little or no difference in the cost between round top and square top panels we’re completely sold on favoring the round top, as is most of the market. The weakest part of a mesh fencing panel of this type is the joints. By reducing the number of joints from four to two, they greatly increase the durability of the panel. Getting a longer life span for the same cost sounds good to us!
One of the key benefits of Safe Fence Anti-Climb Round Top Panels is that they are extremely easy to install. Weight doesn’t really present an issue as they are more light enough for a single person to lift. The only difficulty is that the size of the mesh fencing panel means that they can be difficult for a single person to handle. Two persons will easily be able to move and install our Round Top Mesh Panels.
Typically people install these mesh panels by sitting them into rubber block fencing feet. These contain multiple location points in which you can insert the legs of the fencing panels. By putting two panels legs into a singular blocks installers can then use couplers, also known as fencing clips, to fix / secure the fencing panels together. We suggest using two fencing couplers (fencing clips) per join, although some users do favour using just the one.
To easily maneuver the fence panels in large quantities then consider purchasing a stillage specifically made for these panels. Fencing stillage’s avoid the risk of damaging you panels when moving them as they have forklift guides to sage direct contact with the panel, which is one of the most common forms of damage.