Jacksons’ vertical bar fencing specified to secure scout facilities.

The home to the fourth Broadstairs Scout Group, constructed in 1955, had fallen into disrepair and the group have spent 15 years fundraising for new cladding and windows which were finally installed in 2020.

This scout group is due to celebrate its 100th birthday in 2024, having previously been at another location in the town, so they wanted the site to be looking its best well ahead of this milestone celebration.

In addition to the windows and cladding specified to rejuvenate the premises, new fencing and gates were also required to replace the existing dilapidated fencing that protects the building and vehicles stored at the site.

Jacksons’ Barbican vertical bar railings were chosen to secure the site. Barbican has an anticlimb design and strong tubular construction which is galvanised inside and out to protect it from rust and corrosion. Additionally, it has no visible bolts or rivets which could be removed to gain access and has tamper-proof panel-to post connectors.

To match the fencing, a double leaf gate was also required, which was made to a custom width to allow the minibus to be able to swing in and out of the driveway. A pedestrian gate was also installed, which allows safe, convenient access for staff and members.

Peter Jackson, Managing Director, Jackson’s Fencing commented: “We have been lucky enough to work on scout facilities across the UK over the years and we were delighted to be involved in this project, especially as it’s so close to home.

“Barbican fencing and gates remain a firm favourite when it comes to securing this type of premises, and rightly so. Built to ensure it is fit for purpose, this range of fencing and gates provides an all-encompassing security solution that showcases our design abilities, an aesthetically pleasing yet robust style and, importantly, guaranteed longevity.”

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