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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. 

A500 Chemical & Mechanical Properties:

TYPICAL CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
  Grade B Grade C
Carbon, Max % 0.26 0.23
Manganese, Max % ---- 1.35
Phosphorus, Max % 0.035 0.035
Sulphur, Max % 0.035 0.035

Copper, when copper steel is

specified, Min %

0.2 0.2
TYPICAL MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
Tensile Strength, Min psi 58,000 62,000
Yield Strength, Min psi 46,000 50,000
Elongation in 2” Min 23%* 21%**

 

Railing: Railing is made of ASTM A36 Steel channel. A Channel is a hot-rolled carbon steel shape. Constructed using a vertical web and top and bottom horizontal flanges with inside radius corners, it is available in a wide range of sizes and thicknesses. The shape provides superior structural support, making it an ideal product for frames and braces used for machinery, enclosure, vehicle, building and structural support applications.

ASTM A36 is a hot-rolled, low-alloy carbon steel that exhibits good tensile strength. Its properties include ductility, ease of machinability and welding. As a result, it is one of the most popular structural steels.

A36 carbon steel channel is used for a wide range of industrial applications, including truck and trailer frame supports, equipment and machinery frames and supports, building frames and other support components.

 A36 Chemical & Mechanical Properties:

TYPICAL CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Carbon, Max % 0.27
Manganese, Max % 1.2
Phosphorus, Max % 0.04
Sulfur, % 0.05
Silicon, % 0.15 – 0.40
Copper, % 0.2
TYPICAL MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
Yield Point ksi, min 36 min
Tensile Strength ksi 58-80
% Elong. 2” Bend 23

 

US Standard Gauge for Plate and Sheet Iron Conversion Table

US Gauge No Fraction Inches Decimal Inches Millimeter
1   9/32 0.281 7.144
2  17/64 0.266 6.747
3   1/4 0.250 6.350
4  15/64 0.234 5.953
5   7/32 0.219 5.556
6  13/64 0.203 5.159
7   3/16 0.188 4.763
8  11/64 0.172 4.366
9   5/32 0.156 3.969
10   9/64 0.141 3.572
11   1/8 0.125 3.175
12   7/64 0.109 2.778
13   3/32 0.094 2.381
14   5/64 0.078 1.984
15   5/71 0.070 1.786
16   1/16 0.063 1.588
17   5/89 0.056 1.429
18   1/20 0.050 1.270
19   1/23 0.044 1.111
20   3/80 0.038 0.953

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