In this section you will find information about the quality of our products, product specifications and sizes, as well as general hints for installation.  
       
When you buy any fence products from us, you can be sure that you get palisade fences made from HOT ROLLED ANGLE IRON (material thickness either 2mm or 2.5mm - your choice).
During the production process in the steel plant e.g. Highveld Steel, ISCOR, the steel is rolled in red-hot condition into angle iron, and then cooled down to normal temperatures.
Its measurements are accurate and based on the norm and determined by the 'South African Bureau Of Standards' (SABS). That means: when you buy a panel from us, e.g. 3m wide x 2m high, 40x40x2mm angel iron, you can rely on the fact that the angle's flanges are in fact 40mm & 40mm & 2.0mm.
Another very important point: The physical properties (molecular structure) of the angle iron is of such a nature, that it can only be bent by extreme forces. If you try to bend it by hand or with a hammer, the angle iron jumps back into it's original position. That means: Hot rolled angel iron is elastic up to a certain point (elastic limit). The physical properties of hot rolled angle iron is regulated by the SABS
The material is strong & long lasting
As the material is strong, it provides a good surface for galvanising. Refer to our BOLTED PALISADE FENCE, which are now available as galvanised panels. The advantages: lower transportation costs throughout South Africa & they are easy to install.*
dimensions
None that we know of at this moment.
Cold rolled angle iron is made out of OFF-CUTS from sheet metal coils. Sheet metal coils are used e.g. in the automotive industry for pressing the body parts of the car (bonnets, doors). For this purpose, the sheet metal has to be soft. Some other fence manufacturers use these soft strips for another purpose. They bend it in cold condition into cold rolled angle iron, to make pales for palisade fences.
It is cheaper than 40x40 HOT ROLLED ANGLE IRON.
    No institution in South Africa regulates the strength and measurements of these angles
The spikes can be bent easily with the thumb
The pales (uprights) can be bent open between the top and bottom cross bar. Burglars typically bend the pales of the fence and slip through the gap
Cold rolled steel corrodes easily. Therefore the steel pieces are oil treated. When you buy these fences, the oil is never properly removed, or not removed at all. Disadvantage: paint does not stick to an oily surfaces, and the paint will peel off after only a short time.
Even if you take galvanised cold rolled fences, it can corrode, as galvanising is a different kind of coating. Should the pales get bent there is a break in the surface and corrosion sets in.
Flanges of the angles are not accurate (we experienced tolerances between 3 to 5mm)
In the long run cold rolled angles are therefore more expensive and bring the industry into discredit of delivering bad quality (corrosion of palisade fences, inaccurate and weak angles)