ENCAT was contracted to supply Type 2 Pedestrian Fencing in Rozelle that was to be installed on a residential street and a shopping area near a roundabout. What made this fencing project unique was the need to deal with the tree-lined verges on the residential street & the curved verges near the shopping area location. Using our design expertise we manufactured the Type 2 Pedestrian Fencing to cater to both requirements.
Type 2 Pedestrian Fencing for residential streets
The local Inner West Council wanted to improve safety levels for pedestrians in a residential and local shopping area in Rozelle. The street had housing on one side and high density apartment blocks on the other. The council had already taken steps that included;
– changing the speed limit on the street
– installing traffic calming speed humps
– widening the footpath in front of the high density housing block
So their next step was to install Type 2 Pedestrian Fencing to compliment the traffic calming installation in front of the existing residential houses. On this length of verge was an existing tree, so rather than removing it and reducing the amenity of the local area, we had to design the fencing to cover the gap either side of the tree.
RMS Type 2 Pedestrian Fencing for shopping areas
A few hundred meters up the street was a mixed use public area in Rozelle which including apartment living, retail shopping area and four-way intersection. In this are the council had already installed a traffic calming roundabout to help traffic flow freely & avoid the need for using traffic lights.
So it was decided to install Type 2 Pedestrian Fencing on the retail shopping are side of the intersection to keep the public safe from passing traffic. This would compliment the installation up the street in the residential housing area.
Our Pedestrian Fencing design had to accomodate the mixture of straight and curved verges on either side of the road as well as the sloping gradient of the footpath.
Pedestrian Fencing designs that can protect trees
Using our in-house civil design capabilities we custom made the Pedestrian Fencing panels to suit being placed either side of the existing tree on the footpath. The placement of the posts and the panels either side would ensure pedestrians were still protected while giving the tree room to grow or move.
The modular design of the fencing panels also means that if the tree should become too large, the panels can be removed and adjusted in size later on. This means the council can very easily maintain the leafy nature of the street while keeping passers by safe.
Does Pedestrian Fencing need to be in straight runs for a verge?
The other benefit of using an Australian Pedestrian Fencing Manufacturer like ENCAT is you deal directly with the people managing the whole project from end to end. We control the materials, design and production process end to end. This means we can help you cater to any unusual applications whether that is a location, site topography or existing conditions.
In this project we had to ensure the fencing could cater to the curved verges, a slight slope and maintain their integrity. Extremely important considerations given the proximity of people shopping or walking past in this busy retail area.
Can Pedestrian Fencing be made to be decorative for retail areas?
Another unique benefit of using a local manufacturer like ENCAT is that we are a fencing supplier than can assist councils who are doing local area makeovers or refurbishments. We have designed our Decorative Pedestrian Fencing Panels with that idea in mind.
Sitting over the existing fencing safety panels they provide visual interest to an area that can be combined with additional flora or other visual elements to improve the look and feel of a location.
Custom made Pedestrian Fencing installations
ENCAT regularly works with civil works contractors, local or state government departments to design, manufacture and install Pedestrian Fencing to suit unusual applications. We have been doing this since 1989
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