A Chainlink fence is a type of woven fence, usually made from galvanized or pvc coated steel wire. The wires run vertically and are bent into a zig-zag pattern so that each “zig” hooks with the wire immediately on one side and each “zag” with the wire immediately on the other. This forms the characteristic diamond pattern seen in this type of fence.
A welded mesh panel fence is made from steel wires which are set in a criss-cross grid pattern. The wires are welded together where they cross, forming standard size panels. These steel wires are galvanized before being welded into panels, and powder coated after the panel is welded.
A Palisade fence is made of corrugated strips of steel, called pales, set vertically on horizontal rails, to form a panel, and fixed to steel RSJ fence posts. The pales usually have triple pointed spiked tops, but can also have rounded tops. The pales can be shaped in “D” or “W” section, and can be bolted or welded to the horizontal rails. To resist corrosion, the fencing is usually galvanized, and sometimes powder coated as well.
Timber panels are made from strips of timber nailed together, in a vertical or horizontal pattern, with corresponding vertical or horizontal support rails. The timber is treated, usually by tanalising, to deter rot. The panels are usually set into concrete fence posts, and sometimes with a concrete ground plank, to keep water away from the timber, and deter rot.
A railings is an ornamental steel fence, usually comprising vertical steel bars, spaced out along horizontal rails. The can be many forms of ornamentation, from spear heads to twists and many shapes set amongst the bars.
A gate is a point of entry to a space enclosed by walls, or fencing. Gates may prevent or control the entry or exit of individuals, or they may be merely decorative. They can be made from many materials, to match any of the above fence types. Gates can be Single Leaf, or Double Leaf, Swing or Sliding, and also manual or powered.