Benefits of fence feet and bases

Unsure on how to choose between a traditional concrete block, modern fence feet or bases for your fences? Our guide has you covered. Firstly, we’ll explain what exactly fence feet and fence bases are, and how they can be used on your sites.

What are fence feet and fence bases?

Fence feet, or fence bases, are either lightweight or heavy-duty bases that can be used for fences, specifically in construction sites and events. These act as an alternative solution to the traditional concrete blocks which have been used to hold fences down in the past, and come with many benefits, too.

What are the benefits of Fence Feet?

Some of the main benefits of recycled PVC fence feet and fence bases include:

  • Safety – fence feet provide an extra level of safety with high visibility ends built in. The fence holes at either end mean that the bulk of the base does not protrude into the pedestrian walkway.
  • Wind resistance – they come in a range of weights for different applications, with heavier bases for long-lasting work sites.
  • Environmentally friendly – our fence feet and bases are manufactured from recycled material and are 100% recyclable.
  • More aesthetically appealing – instead of using unsightly sandbags or concrete blocks, fence feet provide a much better aesthetic to sites.
  • Less disruption to the general public – as they don’t protrude into the walkway, and cause hazards for pedestrians.
  • re easier to carry and easier on the eyes, fence feet offer less disruption on sites.
  • Easy to carry – our fence feet and bases come with easy to carry handles, meaning they are manually installed to quickly set up your work site perimeter.
  • Shock resistant – recycled PVC is a shock-resistant material, meaning that they are more hard-wearing and perfect for sites where they could be dropped or driven over.
  • Longer life – some of our bases also provide a longer lifespan than the typical concrete block.

Types of fence feet and bases available

Here at Oxford Plastics, we supply a wide selection of fence feet and bases:

  • Square base – this is a durable heavy duty post base, which is available in three different sizes.
  • Oxblock HiVis – a heavy base for fences, the OxBlock HiVis is extremely durable – and will not crack if dropped, making it a great alternative to concrete blocks. These are also available in a range of weights and sizes.
  • Octagonal base – this is a 26kg heavy duty base with 3 hole sizes, suitable for both signs and fencing.
  • Euro base – this base is also suitable for both signs and fencing, coming with 3 hole sizes and is a cost effective alternative to concrete bases.

Explore our full selection of fence feet and plastic weighted fence bases from Oxford Plastics now. For more information, get in touch with a member of our expert team today.

Guide to StrongWall Barriers

Looking to purchase a set of StrongWall barriers for your construction site, road works or pedestrian access points? Read up on our ultimate guide to StrongWall barriers now to find out how safe they are, where they can be used and what the benefits are, too.

What are StrongWall barriers used for?

Predominantly, StrongWall barriers – as well as other safety barriers – are designed for the safety of pedestrians and vehicles. They are a heavy, robust and strong barrier which is not easily tampered with, and provides safe access to pedestrians through highways, and construction works – as well as maintaining the safety of vehicle traffic.

Where are StrongWall barriers used?

  • Building works
  • Construction sites
  • Events
  • Pedestrian access
  • Highways or motorways
  • Road works

How safe are StrongWall barriers?

Our range of plastic StrongWall barriers are fully compliant with Chapter 8 StreetWorks – having shown to withstand crash testing. This proves they’re a suitable solution for both traffic control, and human traffic, offering increased safety as well as risk minimisation.

These types of barriers are also non-conductive, which means they pose no threat to being around electrical materials or are likely to bring any forms of electric shocks to people who encounter them – making them a safe solution for pedestrians and workers at live sites.

What are the benefits of StrongWall barriers?

Portable and secure

The StrongWall safety barrier is lightweight and easy to move and straightforward to transport. When on site it can be water or sand filled to create a robust and durable perimeter in high winds. With its water-filling feature on the top section of the barrier, alongside a tamper-proof pin and bucket locking system, this makes the StrongWall barrier difficult to manipulate once set into place – allowing public safety to remain as the priority.

Environmentally friendly

With the StrongWall safety barrier being designed and manufactured in the UK, and 100% recyclable, this means that it provides an environmentally friendly solution.

Long lasting

The barriers are non-corrosive – meaning they are difficult to damage or wear. With a tight-knit pin and bucket locking system, these barriers are likely to stay in place – and be a reliable and durable solution to controlling crowds and vehicle traffic.

The wind resistance element is also important to consider when learning about StrongWall barriers, as they are proven to withstand high winds – meaning they are unlikely to topple over or be moved after installation. This is also helped by the barriers’ water-filling feature, meaning the additional water weight will prove useful to particularly windy conditions.

Now you’re clued up, hire one of our StrongWall barriers now. Alternatively, for more information, get in touch with a member of our experts.