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Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthorbogal2
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2019 edited
     
    3 break-in at site of new PH vet surgery so far. 2 Triple glazed windows smashed! I need to put some security fencing up- probably about 50m of 7ft high is needed. The Heras fencing isn't keeping them out. The obvious choice is the green mesh fencing you see everywhere with metal fence posts sunk in to to concrete. The perimeter is mostly tarmac which I will have to dig some post holes through. Are there any greener alternatives. I need good visibility through it at the front for people driving in and out to satisfy the council. Im tempted to at least use treated wooden fence posts, although when these rot I know its a pain to refit new ones in the concrete. Any suggestions?
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2019
     
    Posted By: bogal23 break-in at site of new PH vet surgery so far

    Ouch! Not that much of a nation of pet lovers then.

    The Heras fencing isn't keeping them out.

    It was fine on our site in a village, but last weekend somebody pushed over a long line of it around a local 800 house development. It wasn't erected properly; no triangulation to resist pushing. So no, it'll keep the insurance happy that you're keeping the public safe, but won't stop ne'e'r do wells.

    The obvious choice is the green mesh fencing you see everywhere with metal fence posts sunk in to to concrete

    You mean the stuff that's put around schools? http://www.kudosfencing.com/school_fence
    That'll stop average vandals but not ram raiders or people with bolt cutters, I suspect. It depends who's attacking your site. Will the site need fencing after it's built? If so it might make sense to install that. One or more CCTV cameras might be effective as well.

    I'd just go with a standard product, I think. Steel is recyclable and security/insurance trumps green, I'm afraid.
    • CommentAuthorbogal2
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2019
     
    Thanks. 5 cameras and alarm fitted all running of neighbours electricity till Electricity northwest come and connect me up!
    • CommentAuthorbogal2
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2019
     
    yes it is that fencing.
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