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November 17, 2023
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Measurements of fences

One of the essential conditions for installing a fence without complications and ensuring its long-term service is the production of all parts with strict adherence to dimensions. This is why professionally measuring the plot is so crucial: the higher the accuracy of production, the less time and effort will be needed to adjust the fence on the site. Additionally, a fence assembled with minimal clearances looks neater and performs much better under all loads.

Considering this, the Mehbud plant offers a service such as professional plot measurement. All work on the site is carried out by experienced specialists immediately (the day after the order), and the cost of measurement, when ordering the manufacture of the fence, will be included in the cost of the structure itself.

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PLOT MEASUREMENTS: WHAT NUMBERS ARE NEEDED?

Modern metal fences are almost always assembled on a modular principle from standard parts. However, even in this case, it is crucial that individual fence elements are precisely manufactured to size. Using the figures from the project documentation for the plot as a data source for fence production is not permissible: even a deviation of a few tens of millimeters can lead to a violation of the fence’s geometry.

Therefore, all measurements must be carried out with maximum accuracy directly on the site. The following measurements are taken:

  1. Length of all sides of the plot that will be enclosed by the fence.
  2. Angles at which the sides of the plot intersect.
  3. Differences in height that will need to be compensated for by adjusting the height of the fence sections or laying the foundation.

In addition, measurements are taken to accurately determine the location of gate or wicket installation—this will allow calculating the optimal dimensions of individual fence sections later on.

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WHY IS ACCURATE MEASUREMENT SO IMPORTANT?

The more accurately the dimensions of the plot are taken, the higher the quality of the finished fence. The correlation between the quality of measurements and the result is evident:

  • Accurate determination of fence dimensions avoids the need for on-site adjustments during installation.
  • Based on correct measurements during the design phase, it is much easier to divide the entire fence into sections, calculating their optimal width.
  • Gates and wickets will be incorporated into the project exactly where they should be—opposite pedestrian walkways and driveway entrances.
  • Measurements of height differentials allow predicting and taking measures to compensate for them in advance, avoiding fence misalignment.

All these advantages are achieved only through professional, highly accurate measurements. Even a minor error can result in sections being longer or shorter than the designated installation space, significantly complicating the installation process. In some cases, it may even become impossible, requiring the modification of one or several sections, incurring substantial expenses. Thus, precise fence measurement is one of the most crucial factors for cost savings.

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FENCE MEASUREMENT: DIY OR TRUST THE PROFESSIONALS?

Many property owners, aiming to save money, choose to take measurements for fence installation on their own. However, practice shows that problems described above are more likely to occur when measuring the fence independently. We cannot recommend this approach, except in cases where:

  • The plot is small, ideally rectangular, and on a flat surface.
  • Measurements are made for the production of a temporary fence without a permanent foundation or a cheap fence that will be replaced with a permanent structure in a few years.

In all other cases, it is advisable to order fence measurements from the Mehbud plant.

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Advantages of this solution:

  • Minimal time investment. Measurement specialists arrive at the site the day after the order is placed and work very quickly.
  • Accessibility of professional equipment. Measurement teams are equipped with modern measuring tools that ensure high accuracy and time savings.
  • Collaboration with designers. Our measurement experts know exactly what measurements are needed for optimal design of fencing structures. This streamlines all subsequent calculations and speeds up the fence project.

Therefore, scheduling a measurement by a professional team becomes the optimal solution in terms of quality and results. The fact that the cost of measurement is included in the construction cost ensures a reduction in the budgetary burden!

TOOLS AND MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES

Accurate fence measurements require specialized tools and carefully planned techniques. Here are key aspects:

Measurement Tools:

  • Tape Measure: Use a long and sturdy tape measure to measure the perimeter of the plot.
  • Level: For checking the horizontal and vertical alignment of fence sections.
  • Theodolite or Laser Range Finder: Aids in measuring angles and determining height differentials.

Measurement Techniques:

  • Systematic Approach: Start from one corner of the plot and move systematically, recording each measurement.
  • Angle Verification: Use a theodolite or a carpenter’s square to precisely determine angles.
  • Account for Height Differences: Mark significant changes in height that may require additional fence sections or adjustments to the foundation.
  • Double-Check: Repeat measurements for confidence in accuracy.

These tools and techniques ensure that measurements for your fence are conducted precisely and professionally, minimizing potential errors and ensuring the fence fits the plot’s requirements perfectly.

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PROFESSIONAL MEASUREMENTS VS. DIY

The choice between professional and DIY measurements for fence installation is a choice between precision and risk.

Professional Measurements:

  • Accuracy: Specialists use high-precision equipment, minimizing errors.
  • Experience: Professionals better understand the complexities of the terrain and potential issues.
  • Time Savings: Professional measurements are typically conducted more quickly.
  • Integration with Design: Professionals can suggest optimal solutions for the plot.

DIY Measurements:

  • Cost Savings: Avoid expenses for professional services.
  • Personal Control: Direct involvement in the planning process.
  • Risks: High likelihood of measurement errors, leading to additional expenses for corrections.
  • Lack of Equipment: Use of less accurate tools.

In conclusion, while DIY measurements may seem like an economical solution, they are often associated with risks and may lead to unexpected additional costs and delays in the project.

PLANNING AND PLACEMENT OF GATES AND WICKETS

Correct planning and placement of gates and wickets are critically important for the functionality and aesthetics of your fence.

Precise Measurements:

  • Start with accurate measurements of the entire plot to determine the ideal location for gates and wickets.
  • Consider access convenience and safety when choosing the placement.
  • Harmonize with the Landscape: The location should blend with the landscape and overall plot design.
  • Dimensions and Design: Based on measurements, determine the sizes of gates and wickets to fit the overall fence structure.

Remember that gates and wickets are not just functional elements but also a crucial part of the overall visual perception of your fence.

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Маркетолог предприятия “Мехбуд”. Квалифицированный эксперт по общению с клиентами и партнерами. Всегда готова к общению и сотрудничеству.

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