Chainlink Post | A fencing story

Sheridan fencing - Dave Relf


A Fence Post Resurrection: A Tale from Sheridan Fencing

At Sheridan Fencing, we usually take down and remove old chainlink fences, but a recent job was quite the opposite - reviving an old chain link fence post that had been standing since 1967. It got hit by a scaffolding lorry, and the client, unable to budge it, sought our help.

Cutting Loose: Unveiling the Post with Bolt Cutters

The first step was cutting off the post's wires with bolt cutters. No, we weren't committing a crime – these were just handy tools for the job. With the wires out of the way, we faced the challenge of cracking the tough concrete.

Muscling Through: Freeing the Post with Iron Fencing Bar

Using our iron fencing bar, we applied some muscle, and soon enough, the post was free. Our 40 years of experience paid off!

Choosing Strength: Selecting a Replacement Chainlink Post

Choosing the replacement post was an important step. We got a sturdy chain link fence post from Boxley Fencing Suppliers. Quality materials make a big difference in these projects.

Precision Install: Measuring, Leveling, and Cementing

Installing the new post was straightforward. We measured, made sure it was level, and secured it with quick-drying cement. Our goal was not just fixing the post but doing it efficiently and with precision.

Standing Tall: The Revived Post in Walderslade, Chatham

In the end, the revived post proudly stands in Walderslade, Chatham. At Sheridan Fencing, we love turning challenges into success stories. This post is a testament to our dedication to good craftsmanship and happy clients.


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Chainlink history

Pioneering Chain Link Fencing in the UK: A Legacy from Barnard, Bishop and Barnard in 1844

In a notable stride for the UK fencing industry, Barnard, Bishop and Barnard achieved the distinction of being the first company to manufacture chain link in 1844. Drawing upon their expertise in weaving cloth, the company seamlessly adapted similar machinery design to create the foundational zig-zag pattern that defines the iconic diamond-shaped chain link fence.

The Craftsmanship of Chain Link Fences:

Crafted from galvanized or green PVC coated steel wire, chain link fences exhibit a distinctive diamond pattern that has become both familiar and widely embraced. These fences are available in various heights, ranging from three to twelve feet, catering to diverse needs and preferences.

Affordability and Ease of Installation:

The popularity of chain link fencing can be attributed to its relative low cost and straightforward installation process. With a comprehensive how-to guide, individuals with a knack for handiwork can embark on a DIY installation journey without the need for professional fencing services. Commonly, posts made of concrete and angle iron accompany chain link fencing, though timber posts offer an alternative for those with a preference.

Versatility in Functionality and Aesthetics:

Chain link fencing's transparent design allows sunlight to filter through, making it an ideal choice for maintaining visibility in outdoor spaces. The openness of the fence also renders it suitable for windy and exposed areas. This versatility extends to its applications, as chain link fencing finds utility in various contexts, from enhancing security and delineating animal enclosures to framing gardens and securing sporting grounds.

In essence, the enduring popularity of chain link fencing stems from its historical legacy, affordability, and adaptability to diverse needs. A testament to its practicality, this style of fencing embodies both functionality and aesthetic appeal, making it a timeless choice for a range of applications.


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