The technical team at Lochrin Bain was approached by an existing client looking to secure a new bulk storage centre located outwith their current secure facility.
Lochrin Bain’s Combi™ high-security fencing was specified over traditional palisade or mesh alternatives. Over 1.5km of 3.0m-high fencing, along with various CPNI-rated vehicle and pedestrian gates, were installed by Lowther Forestry Group’s security fencing division working on behalf of Waites.
For enhanced security, the FenceSecure Microphonic PID system from Harper Chalice was specified in conjunction with the Lochrin Combi™ host fence. This system is manufactured in the UK and approved for use on high-security applications.
Due to the site's exposed coastal location, concerns were raised by the client regarding product lifespan and corrosion effects. To combat this, a specification was agreed incorporating specialist pre-treatment and coatings. After manufacturing all fence components at Lochrin Bain’s factory, individual items were grit-blasted to ensure additional micron coatings of zinc were achieved during the galvanising process. The final treatment consisted of a specialist marine grade powder-coated finish with the specific colour chosen to blend with the new building's external cladding, while achieving the client’s minimum 25-year design life request.
The final fence design utilised a 26-pale Combi™ high-security system incorporating a ‘Vee’ slot with countersunk fixing. Unlike traditional palisade fencing which can be easily compromised, Combi™ has gained several accreditations ranging from Secured By Design, the Police preferred initiative, through to CPNI certification for use on CNI sites nationwide.
Both main contractor and client were impressed with the Lochrin Combi™ high-security palisade fencing system, and the installation by Lochrin Bain's approved contractor.
Several new phases are currently under construction with design work on future projects in the pipeline.
With proven performance on detection and false alarms the FenceSecure system is also performing very well and has been integrated into the site-wide security management system.