Top 5 Hoarding Options
So, you’re looking for hoarding.
Something that will keep your site secure, protect members of the public, keep your exciting project undercover, and act as advertising for your brand.
While you may think that hoarding is all the same, in reality, there are a plethora of choices available to you.
How do you make the choice? It all depends on where your hoarding is going, what it’s for, and how long it will be in place.
Let’s look into the top 5 hoarding options to find the one that is right for you.
1. Traditional Wooden Framework
What is it?
This type of hoarding is usually comprised of treated timber posts, secured into the ground, and ply panelling. The structure is finished with header and kicker trim. It can be painted in your brand colours, or have signage applied.
A Wooden Framework is best for long-term building projects.
This is a solid system of hoarding, thanks to in-ground fixings. The treated wood is also weather-resistant, ensuring a long-lifetime.
Wooden Framework Hoarding has quite an involved installation process, and so takes longer than more temporary solutions. Materials and labour costs make this a higher cost option for your project.
2. Heras Fencing
What is it?
Heras Fencing is made with steel wire mesh panels sitting in weighted rubber feet. These panels interlock, and the whole structure is usually finished by fixing a mesh banner to the front. These provide security and give you a place to put your brand advertising.
These panels are best for short-term projects.
The ultimate in speedy security, this option is easy and fast to install. It’s also reusable, making it even more cost-effective.
Let’s be honest, Heras Fencing is an ugly and industrial-looking hoarding option. It also doesn’t fully conceal your worksite, so you might want something a little more private. When it comes to the branding you want to add to the banners, colours can be weakened by the holes in the mesh.
3. Modular PVC
What is it?
Modular PVC Hoarding is made up of corrugated PVC panels. They come with various fixing options (you can choose from weighted rubber feet, concrete weights, or equal footing). Then vinyl graphics can be added to the front, or branding printed directly onto the panelling.
This type of hoarding is perfect for many situations including:
- Shopping Centres
- Building Sites
- Pop up vaccination centres
It’s suitable for projects with any timescale.
The beauty of this hoarding system is that the lightweight panels slot together, making them incredibly easy to install. Their flat surface is ideal for graphics.
Modular PVC Hoarding is extremely versatile. Depending on your chosen fixing option, the system can be used internally or externally. And the panels are reusable, reducing costs for your project.
To be honest, we can’t think of any cons for this hoarding system. It’s one of our favourites, and we’re sure you’ll love it too!
4. Traditional 1-Hour Fire Wall
What is it?
This timber-framed hoarding system is made up of fireboard panelling filled with Rockwool insulation. Then it’s finished with a header and kicker trim. The finished product runs floor to ceiling with sealed abutments. All this means that it will retain a fire for 1 hour (as the name suggests!). The panels can be painted, and your own brand signage can be applied.
This option is a great choice for shopping centres, internal construction projects, or temporary partitioning.
The main benefit of this solid system is that it complies with safety standards and allows construction work to take place before fire safety systems have been installed.
Due to the materials and specifications, this hoarding system is pretty expensive. Installation is involved and labour intensive.
5. Modular 1-Hour Fire Wall
What is it?
A more versatile take on a fire wall system, the Modular 1-Hour Fire Wall is made up of interlocking steel panels filled with Rockwool insulation. It runs floor to ceiling with sealed abutments. And your branding can be applied directly to the panelling with high-quality vinyl graphics.
Similar to the Traditional 1-Hour Fire Wall, this system works well in shopping centres, for internal construction projects, and as temporary partitioning.
The modular nature of this system makes it easier to put in place. The panels are reusable, and the flat surface means it’s an ideal home for your brand graphics.
The safety specifications make it possible for work to take place before fire safety systems have been installed.
Much like the traditional system, the Modular 1 hour Fire Wall is a higher cost option.
To wrap things up...
And there we have it. With all of these options at hand, whatever your site needs there’s a hoarding for you. But you don’t have to figure it out on your own.
Here at Butler Signs we can recommend the best solution for you, based on the specific needs of your site, your budget, the project duration, and your branding requirements.
Ditch the guesswork and start a conversation with our hoarding team today.
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