The growing sense of lack of protection in large cities has created a very common element in front of the area of a building or a house: the bars. They also protect windows, doors and even water meters. The retaining walls, in turn, are also there to prevent or make it more difficult for suspicious persons to access a particular location. Walls and railings interfere with the aesthetics of the buildings. Thus, if you are building or evaluating the possibility of implementing elements to increase security in your property, it is important to consider the characteristics of each one of them. For the Fence Installation this is essential.
Walls: material influences aesthetics
Several types of materials can be used in the construction of walls. for example, perforated bricks, solid bricks, stones, reinforced concrete, among others. Choosing the material that best fits your demands is the first step towards the success of the project. The material influences the aesthetics of the place, the cost of the work and, mainly, the resistance against vandalism and invasion attempts, warns consultant.
According to the consultant, building a wall can be an interesting alternative for those who are looking for discretion: The advantage of the wall is that it prevents the view from the outside in and, thus, impairs the collection of information by the bandits, the result is more privacy and, of course, more protection for residents and visitors.
The higher the wall, the better: the recommended minimum height is 2.5 meters. But before building it is important to consult the legislation in force in your locality and to know if construction is allowed, as there are places where the wall is not allowed to be lifted.
Fences and grids: different values and materials
In places where the construction of walls is not allowed, surrounding the property with iron bars may be an alternative although there is a basic aspect to be observed: the thickness of the bars. The consultant warns that a monkey, of those used in vehicles, can open a gap between the bars, facilitating access to the house or the condominium. In this case, he recommends the use of barras iron bars, which are thicker and hinder such action.
Another noteworthy aspect is that the railings do not prevent the view from the outside to the inside, allowing the visualization of what is inside the terrain, which does not happen with the wall. On average, the meter of the 12mm thick iron railing costs $170.00 without the counterweight gate. The gate represents an average increase of $400.00 in the set budget.
Another option that can be considered is the expanded sheet, a kind of grid produced by cutting and subsequently stretching the material. It has an advantage over the iron railing: it makes climbing difficult. The cost of expanded grids is variable, depending on the dimensions of the holes and the thickness of the mesh, the material used carbon or steel, and the number of panels used. The most requested type is the fine mesh 50mm x 100mm: it comes out as a bakery stick.
A standard plate like this, whose thickness is 4.75mm and dimensions 1.5m wide by 2m high, is sold on average for $60.00. So, if you are going to place expanded sheets on the front of your property, on a 10m wide plot, for example, you will pay a total of around $690.00.