Fence Types
- Jul 28, 2018 -

Fence Types

Classic Fence: A classic fence has age-defying look for privacy and aesthetics. These fence use posts, pickets and horizontal rails. Our class fence is available in standard and premium configuration.

Pool Fence: Pool fence is used for safety around pools and is governed by local municipality code. Our pool fence is available in standard and premium configuration

Gate Types

Driveway / Walkway Gate: Driveway / Walkway gate can be attached to classic fence, or cemented structure for pedestrian and vehicle access. These gates are available in single leaf or double leaf configuration. The gate can be automated for easy opening.

Estate Gate: All our estate gates are made of "Premium" material. Estate gates are usually taller, higher and heavier. They are available in single leaf and double leaf configuration. Estate gate serves the same purpose at Driveway gate except they are mostly used at main entrance. Estate gate can be automated for easy operation.

Pool Gate: Pool gate is used to match the pool fence and provide entry exit point. They must be self closing and conform to local municipality codes.


Commonly used fence terms:

Bottom rail - Horizontal member of the framework running continuously along the bottom edge of the fence.

Fence line - The actual position of the fence.

Finial - An ornament at the top of the picket.

Galvanized - A protective zinc coating applied to steel or iron to prevent rusting. Can refer to steel fasteners, such as nails or screws, or steel fabric.

Gate - Structure that allows access through the fence.

Gate latch - A fitting to hold the gate in place when closed.

Gate opening - The clear distance between the gate posts.

Gauge - Diameter of the coated wire used to make the fabric. The finer the wire, the higher the gauge. Also the thickness of the tubing or pipe used in the framework.

Ornamental fencing - Any fence that is made of, or imitates, a cast iron fence. Provides for traditional fencing needs with added aesthetic appeal.

Picket - A vertical fence board or element that attaches to the rails. Pickets can be made from any material but are most commonly used in wood, aluminum, iron and vinyl fences, and are usually evenly spaced.

Pool code fence - Any fence that meets the local municipal requirements regarding pool fencing; i.e. height, space between pickets, anti-climb, direction of gates and height of the gate latch.

Post - A bigger square hollow structure steel to which a gate / fence is attached by welds, hinges or latches. It may also be used as a terminal post (for gate), corner post (making a 90 or 45), end post (marking end of fence line).

Post cap - A fitting that covers the top of a fence post, usually to exclude water from entering the post, but also used as a decorative element in vinyl and cedar.

Rail - A horizontal support element to which fence boards or pickets are attached. The distance between rails is known as rail spacing.

Rail spacing - The distance between the rails on a fence. In general, the more rails there are, the closer the spacing.

Raking - The installation of fence sections that allow the fence to follow the grade.

Section - The run of fence between two posts.


Common Material used for Fence, Gates & Posts:

Post & Pickets: All posts are hollow structural tubing conforming to ASTM A500.

ASTM A500 is a standard specification for cold-formed welded and seamless carbon steel structural tubing in round, square and rectangular shapes. ASTM A500 is the most common specification in North America for Hollow Structural Sections (HSS). ASTM A500 applications include structural supports, building columns, highway signs, oil field services and communication towers.