Steel is used all over the world to manufacture a variety of difference fences. These range from relatively inexpensive chain-link fencing to fences that look remarkably like classic, old fashioned wrought iron. Other types are made in imitation of timber picket fences and even flat board fences, sometimes with an attractive diagonal lattice topper, but made entirely from steel.
Features of a Steel Fence
There are a variety of materials that can be used for fences including vinyl and PVC, wood of various types, and metal. They all have advantages in different situations but metal is particularly versatile, especially since there are so many types and styles of metal fences to choose from. These include:
- Inexpensive steel and barbed wire fences that are installed using steel droppers or steel fence posts. This type of steel fence is particularly useful in a rural setting and can be used to contain livestock.
- Chain wire, also known as chain-link fencing, that is available galvanised or with a PVC coating. Considerably more attractive than an ordinary wire fence, chain-link fences are suitable for residential, commercial, and industrial environments. This type of steel fence is also more secure and provided it is high enough, can be used for security fencing in a range of environments.
- Ornamental metal fencing that was originally made from wrought iron, but is now manufactured using mild steel and aluminium. There are a host of available designs, which may be purchased in a prefabricated form or may be custom made. Many steel fence companies specialise in ornamental fencing including designs that are intended to increase security in residential settings.
- Roll top fencing that is ideal for use around swimming pools and other areas where safety is a priority. Supplied galvanised or powder coated, roll top fencing should ideally be installed with self-locking gates.
A well made, good quality steel fence can last a lifetime, but it is important to ensure that the type of fence chosen will meet your needs.
Steel Fence Products From BlueScope Distribution
BlueScope Distribution manufactures a range of steel fence products from wire and steel droppers and fence posts to roll top fencing and steel fencing for rural stock applications. Whether you want a steel fence for your home, a fence for your business premises, or fencing to solve stock problems on your farm, we offer a number of options. These include:
- Fencing wire that includes plain galvanised wire and barbed wire. Various galvanised steel fence droppers and steel wire droppers are also available. Steel fence posts are manufactured in a black finish or they may be galvanised. These, as well as barbed wires, may be imported.
- Chain wire and steel fence fittings.
- Standard galvanised chain wire is commonly produced in a Knuckle-Knuckle finish that is either 50 x 2.5 mm or 60 x 2.5 mm. The smaller diamond mesh size is available in heights from 600 mm to 3.6 m while the larger mesh size is available from 600 mm to 1.8 m high. Roll lengths are either 10 m or 20 m depending on the product.
- Heavy galvanised chain wire is available in three heights: 900 mm, 1.2 m, and 1.8 m. Only 15-mlength rolls are available.
- PVC coated chain wire is available in both diamond mesh sizes, 50 x 2.5 mm and 60 x 2.5 mm, in a variety of heights from 750 mm to 3 m. Available PVC colours are black and green.
- Fittings include round and square caps, rail and post clamps, fixed crossed and fixed corners.
- Wire fencing intended for rural applications. These include:
- Hexagonal wire netting with an aperture size of 40 mm or 50 mm depending on the height.
- Ring joint or ring lock fencing that is used primarily for sheep and lambs or cattle and sheep. This is a heavy duty galvanised steel fence. This fencing is named according to its use, specifically: sheep and lamb, cattle/sheep, all stock, and mature sheep.
- Hinged joint fencing that is galvanised and produced for various stock. Hinged joint fencing, sometimes called acreage fencing, is also named according to its intended use. In addition to the names mentioned above this type includes fencing for boundaries and for intensive grazing.
- Domestic fencing options in the form of a roll top and bottom steel fence design. These are typically galvanised but may also be powder coated to achieve a more decorative finish. Roll top fences are available in two styles, one that features a grid of horizontal and vertical steel, and the other that is primarily vertical. A range of sizes is available. Both may be installed using timber, steel pipe, or square steel section posts.
Fence fittings and accessories include:
- Bar guards that can be used to cap the top of fence posts and pickets.
- Two-way and single pipe catches that are either welded onto the pin or socket.
- D-latches and strikers that are also welded, as well as Magna latches.
- Drop bolts that are welded onto the pin or socket.
- Various gate packs including farm gate packs.
- Components for electric fencing.
Whether you want a steel fence for your home, your farm, or your business, BlueScope Distribution has a selection of permanent and portable options. There are also a number of yard designs that can be customised for stock-handling needs.
All BlueScope Distribution products are manufactured in accordance with strict Australian standards so you are assured of quality products to meet all your needs. We also hold ISO 9001 Quality Management System Accreditation.