(Semi-permanent) mobile fence or mesh fence: make the right choice

When choosing a fence for long-term construction projects, you have to think carefully about what you want to achieve. Do you opt for a mesh fence or a semi-permanent mobile fence? For both choices, poles are driven into the ground where mesh or mobile fencing is fixed. There are a number of significant differences between these fences. The choice of a particular fence depends on your requirements and expectations.

Posted on 30 January 2018 by Lou Spierings    Fences

The most common construction site problems: part 1

You surely recognise it: you have started on a construction project and have made a wonderful plan, but things go wrong during the process. Permits are taking longer than expected or there are other obstacles. In this blog, we describe five of the ten most common construction site problems and how to prevent them.

Posted on 16 January 2018 by Suzanne van Bekkers - Vroenhoven    Project security

Soundproof walls used as hearing protection around construction sites

Safety comes in many different forms. You use fences to deter thieves and camera systems to keep burglars at bay. To protect your hearing, you use a soundproof fabric. Since work in the Netherlands and Belgium is currently being carried out within the framework of reduced nuisance , the use of soundproof walls is becoming more common. Thanks to the fabric, the noise volume remains within the permitted noise limit, and excessive noise that leads to the construction site being shut down has become a thing of the past.

Older aggregates as well as concrete and stone grinders make a huge amount of noise. Newer versions are quieter, but not every company has one of these. To stay under the permitted noise limit, you can rent a soundproof fabric. The fabric reduces music and noise from machines. Municipalities regularly prescribe and promote this product.

Posted on 20 November 2017 by Yves Spooren    Safe and sustainable working

Toning noise down with acoustic barriers

When you’re building in highly populated areas you have to reduce the noise to a minimum. People hate noise and immediately start to complain when they hear sounds from your construction site. Acoustic barriers help you reduce the noise and protect the hearing of your employees too.

An acoustic barrier reduces the noise from the building or construction site with 20 decibel. That’s a lot. Because of the noise reduction people outside the site can live their lives and don’t be disturbed by annoying sounds. Your employees can pick up the pace and finish their work in time. Because you work without causing noise people don’t call the police to shut the workplace down.

Posted on 20 November 2017 by Celine Deschamps    Safe and sustainable working

Heras Readyfence becomes Heras Mobile Fencing & Security

From January 2018, our new name is Heras Mobile Fencing & Security. 

Posted on 30 October 2017 by Adrian Day    Safe and sustainable working

A safe working environment on the construction site is a collaborative effort

A safe working environment has to be created anew each day through collaborative effort. The foundation for these efforts is indispensable in this connection. And the preparation for this is done long before picking up a single tool.

Posted on 28 August 2017 by Arjan Zegelaar    Safe and sustainable working

The pros and cons of buying or hiring temporary fencing

Accommodation, welfare facilities, security and temporary fencing are just some of the things we need to consider at site set up stage and it always poses the question of whether these site facilities should be bought outright or hired.

Posted on 28 August 2017 by Adrian Day    Fences

How to: proper coupling of mobile fencing

Mobile fencing that is properly assembled and coupled creates the very best site demarcation. How do you couple a Heras fence as efficiently as possible when assembling it, without losing a lot of time? We will explain the finer details of coupling a mobile fence using these clear-cut assembly instructions.

Posted on 25 August 2017 by Ruud Verhagen    Fences