With some things, we can measure them simply by looking at them, and being guided by our heart. Like when you’re putting curry powder in your curry, or putting Milo in your glass of milk… you don’t need to measure these things: the more the better!
But use the same method when baking a cake, for example, and it’ll quickly turn out a massive disaster.
Same thing goes with calculating how much fencing you need around your construction site or event. You can’t just hit and hope. You’ve got to know exactly how much you need.
Luckily, figuring this out is pretty easy. Here, the guys at SBS Fence and Toilet Hire show us how to calculate the optimal amount of fencing for your next project.
Work out the perimeter
The first step to calculating how much fencing you need is to determine the perimeter. This is the continuous line forming the boundary of a closed geometric figure – in this case, the boundary of your event site or construction site.
Let’s say you’ve got a perimeter of 100m. In many cases, particularly for outdoor events, that would be the total amount of fencing that you need.
Deduct what doesn’t need to be fenced
Sometimes, some parts of your perimeter already has access sealed off, and therefore doesn’t need to be fenced again. On a construction site of a 700sqm block, for example, you may only need the side that’s facing the street to be fenced off, as the houses on either side of the block already have fencing.
In this case, you’d only measure the street-facing side and deduct the rest of the perimeter.
Talk to the experts
Once you know exactly how many metres of fencing you need, you’re ready to talk to a pro fencing team. SBS Fence and Toilet Hire simply take the measurement you give them and work out how much fencing you need based on that. Then, they set about installing your fencing so that your event or construction site is 100% safe and secure.
Consequences of not doing the calculation properly
Failing to properly measure how much fencing you need could result in:
- Insufficient fencing, implying compromised security and gaps in your perimeter.
- Hiring too much fencing, meaning wasted money for your business.
- Delays and setbacks due to both of these consequences.
SBS Fence and Toilet Hire are your go-to team for professional fencing for all applications. Whether you’ve got a construction site with 20 employees, or a festival with 20,000 attendees, SBS Fence and Toilet Hire are the Sydney Basin area’s most trusted business in the game. Strong, secure and Australian Standard-approved, the fences at SBS Fence and Toilet Hire are a reliable option at a reliable price. Grab yourself a quote today.