Exterior perimeter walls are one of the most important features of homes and properties. In recent years they have become increasingly popular due to the prevailing and very necessary security-conscious society that we live in. The days of open gardens are long past.
Surrounding walls demarcate the boundary of one’s property as well as adding an aesthetic quality.
Most people, when they think of enclosing their property, consider security first and then privacy. There is a wide choice of precast walls available including face brick (chip brick), concrete and steel. Interesting combinations of these add character and individuality. They can also be topped with razor wire or electrified fencing to improve the security characteristics.
The biggest advantage of using brick is the fact that precast face brick walls are maintenance free.
One of the most important advantages is that precast walls block out sound from nearby highways and motorways. The use of different heights and patterns avoids possible monotony. Very speedy erection is obviously an enormous advantage as a property can often be walled in a day, depending on site conditions and property size. Precast walls can also be painted in any colour to match or contrast with the residence or building on the property.
There has been a great swing towards the inclusion of steel inserts in precast walls. One of the major benefits of this is that passers-by can be seen, resulting in an inhibiting effect on would-be intruders. Steel inserts also impart a softer vista by showing the façade of the home behind it.
Plants and precast walls have a wonderful reciprocal relationship. Use plants to help walling become part of the landscape by softening the stern and sometimes stark lines of the precast walling.
Be aware that there are certain municipal by-laws relating to the height of perimeter walls. Always check these with the local municipality or council.
MFB Concrete Walling has a wide selection of precast concrete walls incorporating various patterned inserts if required, as well as steel inserts or facebrick cladding. Steel gates and palisade fencing with razor wire is also offered.