Thursday 9 December 2010

Fencing products to help reduce Christmas crime

Christmas time and crime rates are at their highest, especially domestic robberies, with all the Christmas gifts bought and in the house.  This can make your home an attractive target for thieves.

At Jacksons Fencing we have a wide range of secure garden fencing and gates which can help reduce the likelihood of being a victim of crime around Christmas period.

Having a secure, lockable garden gate kit in place can prevent any intruders from accessing your property through the garden.  All of our gates come complete with galvanized ring latches and adjustable hinges with the option of adding a secure lockable gate latch.

If your home has a driveway then another security measure that could be put in place is having an automated entrance gate, adding convenience and security when entering or leaving your property, allowing you as the home owner to control entry to your property.  A standard driveway gate that is not automated is a cheap and simple option, stopping a passersby from looking into your property.

By adding garden fencing around your property or garden can also add security from unwanted visitors through the winter. Garden Fencing can act as an obstacle / deterrent for any intruder.  A garden fence designed so the boards are close together cannot only stop potential burglars looking in to your home and garden but can also make climbing access over the fence almost impossible. There is a wide variety of garden fencing designed to add security to your garden without compromising on the look from Timber fencing panels to garden railings.

If its an ultimate detterent you need then security fencing is always an option.

Thursday 2 December 2010

A fence is a simple way to reduce snow drifts

Snow is not usually a major problem in the UK, but recently the winters have brought some harsh cold snaps and some heavy snow. When snow is lying on the ground and strong winds are brought into the equation, this can commonly cause snow drifts.

There are a few reasons why we would want to install a fence to reduce snow drifts. One reason would be to increase visibility and keep lanes open on major roads. Another reason would be to stop snow surrounding a house that’s next to a large open field in a rural area.

Timber fence panels can be installed around a boundary as a successful way to stop drifts into the property or driveway.  A traditional way of stopping snow from drifting onto roads is using Cleft Chestnut Fencing.  If the Cleft Chestnut fence is placed 35 times the distance of the height of the fence back from the road then this should dramatically reduce the snow drift.  This happens because the wind speed and energy is reduced where the fence is positioned. This causes the snow to drop and in turn a drift will form in front and behind of the fence, leaving the road clearer

A A point to take into consideration is to make sure that the chestnut fencing is not too close to the road as this could make the snow drifts on the road worse.