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When it comes to construction work, whether construction projects or renovations, creating a safe and secure working environment is crucial – and a legal requirement. Under the Health and Safety At Work Act 1974 and the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 there must be secure fencing or hoarding around a building site to ensure the public is safe.

Temporary hoarding systems play a vital role in achieving this goal by providing segregation partitioning that protects workers and the public from potential hazards. In the UK, there are various types of hoarding systems available, each serving different purposes. Let’s explore these different types of hoarding systems and their benefits.

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What are the types of hoarding systems made of?

Different types of hoarding systems can be made from a wide variety of materials. Common types of hoarding systems and traditional options include timber hoarding, metal and steel hoarding, and mesh fencing though environmentally friendly options such as uPVC can also be used. When choosing the type of material, make sure it’s of the right quality for your installation so it will last and remain stable without damage or decay.

In-ground and on-ground site hoarding

Site hoarding uses solid panels to completely shield your site, making visibility of it impossible for passing foot traffic, and promoting both public safety and security. It can be split into two different categories of bracing – in-ground and on-ground. In-ground hoarding requires some excavation and concrete footings while on-ground hoarding does not need any ground penetration, ideal for temporary hoarding.

External hoarding systems

External hoarding systems are commonly seen surrounding construction sites or used as access tunnels during construction projects. These robust hoarding systems offer durability thanks to materials that can withstand harsh weather conditions and strong winds and a high level of security, protecting both workers on-site and pedestrians passing by. They can also be easily reconfigured for changing project needs.

Internal hoarding systems

Temporary internal hoarding systems such as demo wall systems are commonly used as shopping centre hoardings where aesthetics play an important role while measures are taken to secure the perimeter of a site and keep those who may encounter it safe. These hoardings provide a clean and professional appearance while effectively separating construction areas from public spaces. They are easy to install and can be customised with branding or advertising messages.

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What are the other benefits of hoarding systems?

Different types of hoarding systems protect the public and construction employees, and there are also more benefits:

Acoustic Hoardings:

Acoustic hoardings are designed specifically to reduce noise pollution caused by construction activities in urban areas or sensitive environments such as hospitals or schools. These specialised barriers help minimise disruptions to nearby residents or patients while maintaining safety standards on-site.

Dust Containment Hoarding:

Dust containment hoarding is essential when working in environments where dust particles can pose a health risk, such as hospitals or clean rooms. These hoardings effectively contain and control the spread of dust during construction or renovation projects.

Security Hoarding:

Hoarding is used to create safe working spaces by preventing unauthorised site access around the site perimeter, clearly defining boundaries for pedestrians and vehicles providing privacy for sensitive areas on-site and ensuring equipment and tools are not visible.

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Types of hoarding from Plas-Shop

At Plas-Shop, we understand the diverse needs of contractors when it comes to temporary hoarding solutions. That’s why we offer a range of cost-effective high-quality products designed to meet different project requirements and your specific needs so you get the right hoarding option. Our external hoarding and internal hoarding is made from robust, 100% post-consumer or post-industrial recycled uPVC, for less environmental impact, and has been designed for efficient installation.

For more heavy-duty applications, our construction hoardings provide durability and security in demanding environments. Made from robust materials, they withstand harsh weather conditions while effectively separating construction areas from public spaces. They also help reduce noise pollution on-site without compromising safety measures, effectively control the spread of dust during work and help clearly define the boundaries of your site.

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Looking for a versatile and secure solution for your construction site or event?

Check out our Plasloc 2400mm Board! This solid panel stands 2.4 meters tall and is 35mm thick, making it ideal for both crowd control and site security. Plus, its unique locking configuration eliminates the need for ground penetration, saving you time and effort.

Need to screen doorways or access points?

We’ve got you covered with our Plasloc 300mm Overdoor Plank. This handy panel seamlessly integrates with the 2400mm board, featuring a secure tongue-and-slot design for a quick and easy setup. No more wasted time – just secure access points in a flash!

Hoarding accessories

In addition to our uPVC hoarding panels, we sell a variety of accessories, including fillable ballast bottles, prefabricated baseplates, right-angled corner modules and U-tracks that help to support the tops and bottoms of the boards, and the tools necessary for the successful installation and operation on your project. All our products are of the highest build quality and, if necessary, we can provide a quote for installation.

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Choosing the right type of hoarding

Selecting the right type of temporary hoarding system is crucial for creating a safe working environment while meeting your project requirements, whether on large construction sites or smaller sites. Plas-Shop has got you covered with its wide range of high-quality products designed specifically for UK contractors’ needs.

For more information and expert advice from our friendly team contact us or give us a call today on 01626 241124 to discuss your temporary hoarding and screening requirements and find the perfect solution for the project you are working on.


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Shop direct with Plas-Shop, we serve the entirety of the UK and have done for 15 years; collaborating with major brands such as John Lewis, Mercedes Benz and NatWest.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01626 241124 or contact our sister company Plasloc located at our head office in Newton Abbot or our stores in Welwyn Garden City and Bradford.

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