Preparation of the fence route
The preparation of the fence route is directly dependent upon the nature of terrain encountered at a particular facility. The terrain needs to be separated where the columns of the fencing system are to be fixed into the ground and the terrain where the concrete supporting wall is, or will be, onto which the columns of the fence system are to be screwed.
Customers opt for the construction of a concrete supporting wall mainly when there is a need for additional space separation or additional fence system functions. Horizontal concrete supporting walls are also the most suitable solution for customised fencing.
Preparation of a fence route for screw-mounted fixtures
Customers select a concrete wall onto which the fence columns are to be screwed, mainly in those cases where a concrete supporting wall serves as an additional separating element or when there is a need for additional spatial elements. It may also be required when an additional fence route is needed or when the fence system being used is from the Premium or Design range.
Constructing a concrete supporting wall
Concrete supporting walls may vary both dimensionally and in the manner of construction. Consideration also has to be given to the requirements of each fence system.
Concrete supporting wall on horizontal terrain
Concrete supporting walls are constructed on horizontal terrain so that they run in alignment with the ground or so that the top of the concrete supporting wall is above the ground. If you select a construction with the final level being above the ground then it is recommended that the height of this matches the desired final height of the fence system. We recommend that you consult the section regarding the standard heights of fencing systems in ”Dimensions and Technical Characteristics” beforehand since the construction of a fence system of non-standard height affects the cost of the investment.
Width of the concrete supporting wall
The required width of the concrete supporting wall varies according to the type of desired fencing system. For standardised fencing systems up to a height of 2,060mm, which are screwed in place on the columns using welded plates up to 150 x150mm, then a width of 200mm is sufficient. If your fence system consists of automated double-leaf doors then a reinforced concrete foundation must be laid with a width of at least 250mm for the installation of the fence system.
Static concrete supporting wall
We recommend that you consult a professional contractor beforehand regarding the static aspect of the concrete supporting wall construction, the depth of construction and the required width according to the properties of the ground in which the concrete supporting wall is to be set.
Terrain with height variation
On terrain where there are deviations in height, a horizontal wall must be provided for the concrete supporting wall to be constructed along the entire route, or a horizontal concrete supporting wall with steps or height variations.
Horizontal concrete supporting wall
A horizontal concrete supporting wall along the entire fence is the most suitable solution for the installation and assembly of a fence system. The advantage being that it uses standard fencing elements which entails lower costs in the fence system.
Horizontal concrete supporting wall with steps
This is the most appropriate option where there is a deviation in the terrain. It allows the use of standard fencing elements and longer pillars. This is the most cost-effective option in the case of a sloping terrain. When constructing a concrete supporting wall, particular attention must be paid to the consistency of the lengths of individual segments in respect of the dimensions necessary for the installation of the selected fencing system. If this aspect is ignored, the cost of the fence system can increase due to the inability to use standard fencing materials.
Constructing concrete supporting walls following the slope of the terrain
This type of wall, particularly if it is built on undulating slopes, requires more consideration in respect of the construction and installation of the fence system. This is the least suitable type of terrain for laying concrete foundations when installing a fence system. With greater deviations in terrain, the option of using different types of fencing systems is reduced. Due to the reduced ability of using standard fencing materials it means that the cost of the fence system can be significantly increased.