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Privacy Policy

Fencemakers may collect website visitors’ contact information (like their e-mail addresses). Unless you object, this information may be used:

– to send news, information about our activities and general promotional material which we believe may be useful to you;
– to monitor who is accessing the website or using services offered on the website; and
– to profile the type of people accessing the website.

If you do not wish to have your personal information used in this manner or for any other specific purpose, you can e-mail us accordingly.

We utilise “cookies” which enable us to monitor traffic patterns and to serve you more efficiently if you revisit the site. A cookie does not identify you personally but it does identify your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and this will provide you with an opportunity to either accept or reject it in each instance.

We will not sell or otherwise provide your personal information to a third party, or make any other use of your personal information, for any purpose which is not incidental to your use of this website. For the removal of doubt, personal information will not be used for any purpose which a reasonable person in your position would not expect.

If you request us not to use personal information in a particular manner or at all, we will adopt all reasonable measures to observe your request but we may still use or disclose that information if:

– we subsequently notify you of the intended use or disclosure and you do not object to that use or disclosure;
– we believe that the use or disclosure is reasonably necessary to assist a law enforcement agency or an agency responsible for government or public security in the performance of their functions; or
– we are required by law to disclose the information.

We will preserve the content of any e-mail you send us if we believe we have the legal requirement to do so.

Your e-mail message content may be monitored by us for trouble-shooting or maintenance purposes or if any form of e-mail abuse is suspected.

Personal information which we collect may be aggregated for analysis but in such circumstances we would ensure that individuals would remain anonymous.

All personal information which we collect for the purposes of processing orders and/or delivering services (including your contact details and, if relevant, credit card details) is kept confidential and secure to the best of our ability.

There are circumstances where a client/users’ personally identifiable information will need to be submitted to a 3rd party company (including directories and networks) in the provision of our services. All due care is taken to ensure this is done in a secure manner. On occasion the 3rd party recipient of this information might contact users in relation to their own services. Please note that while every effort is made to minimize such occurances, contact by 3rd parties is beyond the control of the staff and terms of Fencemakers .

We consider it is the responsibility of parents to monitor their children’s use of our website. Nevertheless it is our policy not to require personal information from persons known to be under the age of 18 years or offer to send any promotional material to persons in that category.

You are entitled to have access to any personal information relating to you which you have previously supplied to us over this website. You are entitled to edit or delete such information unless we are required by law to retain it.

If you wish to comment on or query our privacy policy, or if you wish to make an inquiry regarding any personal information relating to you which may be in our possession, contact us.

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Steel or Aluminium: What’s Right for Your Fence?

Aluminium and steel can both be used for high quality fencing and gates. However, as most people aren’t up on the properties of various metals you may be finding it difficult to choose between the two! There are pros and cons to both aluminium and steel fencing, which make each of them better suited to certain premises more than others. While they are both durable, choosing the most appropriate fencing material for your specific needs will ensure that you are satisfied with your fencing for years to come.

Aluminium Fencing and Gates

Steel and Aluminium FencingAluminium is a lightweight, durable, and versatile material. It’s not susceptible to corrosion, so aluminium fencing and gates will look great for years despite being exposed to the elements. At Fencemakers we also apply a unique and specially designed coating to our aluminium fencing during manufacturing to ensure even higher quality and longer lasting durability.

Another benefit of aluminium is that it is a less expensive material than steel, so with the rising cost of steel it has become a popular alternative. And if you should ever decide to replace your aluminium fencing you can be safe in the knowledge that your carbon footprint will remain low as it is 100% recyclable.

The drawback to aluminium is that it can be easily bent, so it’s not as effective for fencing in premises that require tough barriers or security, such as industrial or commercial settings. It is best used for aesthetic purposes, such as residential garden, yard or pool fencing. Its resistance to corrosion makes it the ideal choice for seaside or waterside homes in particular.

Steel Fencing and Gates

Steel is a strong, powerful and long-lasting fencing material, perfect for protective fences. It is heavy and resistant to damage and wind. Most steel fences are also galvanized and treated with powder coating to prevent rusting. Fencemakers only uses pre-galvanised Australian made Bluescope steel in it steel tubular fences. Steel is impact resistant, so it is the perfect material to use for security gates. If you’re looking to purchase a fence that will last for a lifetime or more, steel is the way to go.

Tubular steel is another option that has become more popular. Manufacturing fencing and gates from tubular steel bars with hollow centres will give you that tough steel exterior, but will make the gate more lightweight, making is more suited to high-traffic commercial and residential premises than solid steel fencing and gates.

Due to its weight, steel fencing may be more difficult to install than aluminium fencing, and less practical for home and family uses, making it a better fit for industrial premises. It is also more expensive. However, the peace of mind from installing a steel fence may be worth the additional cost if you’re protecting valuable stock and machinery within.

What’s Right for You?

Aluminium and steel are both high-quality fencing materials. However, as outlined above, as a general rule of thumb aluminium is more appropriate as a finishing touch to your home’s exterior, while steel is more appropriate for protection where targeted break-ins are likely to occur. Your budget is also an important consideration. Aluminium is less expensive than steel, but it is still visually appealing.

For residential fencing, aluminium may be the best option. It is inexpensive, lightweight, and easy to install. It is corrosion resistant, and it looks great.Slat Fencing 2

For commercial and industrial fencing, steel fencing is preferred because of its strength and durability. However, aluminium fencing is still a good option if your budget is limited. It will still work to keep intruders out or deter them from crossing the barrier into the property.

Maritime and seaside premises have the unique problem of saltwater and coastal winds to deal with. While steel is sturdier and more resistant to wind damage, salty coastal air can accelerate rusting. In these cases, stainless steel fencing or aluminium is the best option. If you are concerned about the potential for rusting because of close proximity to the coast, Fencemakers can guide you on various additional coating options, for instance an additional zinc primer powder undercoat, which can ensure your steel fence will last the test of the elements.

 

by Matthew Suter, Managing Director, Fencemakers.