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Palisade Fencing vs Mesh Fencing

02 March 2021Appears in Products
Palisade Fencing vs Mesh Fencing
The protection of your commercial or industrial property can be improved significantly by Security Fencing. When it comes to security fencing, two of the most common options are palisade and mesh fencing, but is one better than the other?

Palisade vs Mesh Fencing

The protection of your commercial or industrial property can be improved significantly by Security Fencing. When it comes to security fencing, two of the most common options are palisade and mesh fencing, but is one better than the other?

Palisade fencing and mesh fencing can both be effective, secure options, but each one will be more suitable for certain circumstances. If you are looking for some effective security fencing for your business but are not sure which style will suit you best, we will be evaluating both and seeing which one is better suited to you.

Palisade Fencing

The palisade style itself has stood the test of time, having been in use for nearly a century. Made from hardwearing steel, modern palisade fences offer an extremely high level of security and are well-known for their robustness and durability. Palisade fencing is either galvanized or undergoes treatment with a powder-coating. This improves its strength even further and ensures that the steel does not become weakened by rust over time.

The way palisade fencing is designed, constructed and installed makes it a comprehensive means of security, providing a range of benefits including:

  • Strong Visual Deterrent – With pointed metal ends, palisade fencing acts as a deterrent for any criminals looking to trespass on your property. They wouldn’t risk scaling the fence for fear of landing or falling on the spikes above.
  • It’s Difficult to Climb – Lack of footholds and sharper edges also increase deterrence factor.
  • Extremely Durable – The materials used to construct palisade fencing are fully approved by the appropriate authorities. Palisade fencing can also be protected from rusting, giving them an even longer lifespan, maintaining the fencing’s strength and durability.
  • Easily Maintained – All that’s required is checking for loose bolts every now and again, but other than that, they really require very little maintenance.
  • The Installation Process is Quicker than Alternatives – As an ideal alternative to boundary walls, palisade fencing can be erected remarkably quickly in comparison.
  • Can be Used for a Variety of Premises – For commercial and industrial properties, palisade fencing is commonly used for public safety, bordering the perimeter of railways, power conduits, schools, factories, airports and demolition sites.
  • No Rusting- Galvanisation of the fencing can protect against it against rusting effectively, maintaining the fencing’s strength and durability.
  • High Quality- Palisade fences are built to last many years and are guaranteed to offer a high level of security and protection to your business premises for much longer than other fencing types. In general, palisade fencing has an exceptionally long lifespan, withstanding a lot of punishment without too much impact.


  • Higher cost than mesh fencing.
  • Not as aesthetically pleasing as mesh fencing – tall, imposing construction.
  • Takes a little longer to install.

Mesh Palisade

Mesh fencing first appeared on the market in the early 1990s, and it rapidly gained prominence as a more aesthetically appealing alternative to palisade fencing. Because of their less aggressive top line, ease of installation, and flexibility, wire mesh panels are becoming increasingly common. They're a great choice for sites that need both visibility and security, and they come in a variety of styles, from light mesh for pet enclosures or residential sites to heavy mesh for high security and commercial applications.

There are many reasons why the installation of a mesh fence would benefit commercial premises, including:

  • Aesthetically Pleasing – mesh fencing can provide a very sleek, modern edge to your premises. It allows light to pass through and creates a less imposing appearance, whilst still providing security benefits
  • Highly Versatile – mesh fencing can be used in a variety of different applications, from school playgrounds to sports grounds, mesh fencing is the ideal choice for a wide range of commercial settings.
  • Robust Reputation – Despite its appearance, the mesh used to construct it is incredibly strong and durable, and so it would prove to be a challenge for those looking for quick access.
  • Easy to Maintain – you won’t have to worry about these blowing down in a storm or worry about them looking tired, worn and dirty. Mesh fencing is perfect if you’re looking for a fence which requires very little maintenance – ideal if you run a busy and successful company or school.
  • Cost Effective- They’re not as expensive as steel palisades so can be good alternative to steel palisade at a cheaper cost.
  • Quick and easy to install- Our mesh fence and gate systems come with everything you need for installation.


  • Less secure than palisades.
  • Not as tall as palisades.
  • More useful as perimeter fencing, as opposed to high security fencing.


Both palisade and mesh systems have advantages and disadvantages. The best approach is decided by the site's operational needs, budget, aesthetics, and security level. Now that you know the advantages of each style of fencing, you can select which one is better for you. To conclude, if you need high-security boundary or perimeter fencing and do not have the budget to install galvanised steel or PPC systems, palisade fencing is possibly the best choice. If you want a system that is both easy to install and attractive, mesh fencing is probably the best choice.

We are always happy to give advice on palisade and mesh fencing to our customers – we will work with you to understand your needs and find the best solution for you. If you’d like to find out more about our fencing options and which one you should choose, please get in touch on 01283 512 111 or email