Gillingham School in Dorset is celebrating its 500th anniversary. Founded in 1516 by a group of local landowners who gifted funds to pay a schoolmaster to teach the boys of the town, the school first admitted girls a century ago.
Five pairs of new vehicle and pedestrian gates were commissioned from Zaun for installation within the existing fencing line.
Zaun, and expert in school fencing, was asked to replicate the stag on the school's crest within the main entrance gates. Zaun used a plasma cutter that can cut any shape from steel.
Zaun made all three pairs of vehicle gates plus the two pedestrian gates from its Duo8 double wire fencing system, which is manufactured from dual horizontal 8mm wires sandwiching a single 6mm vertical wire, producing a strong and vandal resistant 50 x 200mm mesh pattern.
Two of the pairs of gates had to be custom-designed with longer slanted bottom rails to accommodate sloping ground beneath.