There’s a lot you need to accomplish with commercial fencing. Security will be a big priority, but it is also worth considering the aesthetics of your site, as well as how much you are able (or willing) to spend.

The biggest factors to consider will be the location of your property, as well as the value of any equipment you have stored there. Certain options will provide a greater degree of security, though you may also want to consider additional features such as security cameras or barbed wire. For sites such as pools or tennis courts, however, you should also consider the safety of your guests.

Typically, your best option will be to discuss your priorities, budget and location with an experienced landscaper or security specialist. Try to spend as much time as possible going through your options, and avoid simply opting for the cheapest choice possible. Whatever your priorities are, this will almost certainly turn out to be a false economy, with plenty of issues later on to make you regret not paying more earlier.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at the best options for commercial fencing.


Weather-resistant, threatening and easy-to-install, chain-link fencing is an old favourite for a number of reasons.  It is a common choice for commercial and industrial parks. With galvanised coating, it is also economically rust proof.

What you might not know about chain-link fencing is that it can also have a number of aesthetic qualities. You could choose from a number of colours,  as well as select privacy slats to protect your property from noise, wind and dust.

Farm style

As the name might suggest, the most common purpose of farm-style fencing is to stop livestock from getting away. With the right design, it can also provide excellent security, particularly with additional features such as wire mesh or electric fencing.

Part of the appeal of this primarily wooden-fencing is that it does not detract from the agricultural look that most farm properties opt for. It is also fairly easy to customise, if you are feeling artistic.

If you are trying to keep animals secure, be sure to mention exactly what kind of livestock you have in mind when collecting quotes. Cows will need stronger fencing than chickens, and so on.


A huge advantage of vinyl fencing is that it does not require too much maintenance. You will not need to paint it very often, and the fencing shouldn’t rust, decompose, rot or shrink. It will also be UV protected, though it will still need regular cleaning if you want it to last as long as possible.

One thing that you will need to keep in mind is that vinyl fencing will not always stand up to extreme conditions, particularly cold weather. Its lightweight design could also be a problem, depending on what you are trying to protect your property from. In a safe area, vinyl should be able to provide both security and aesthetics, but for an industrial site you may want to consider something stronger.


‘Composite’ is a term that’s been popping up a lot in property development in recent years. Put simply, this fencing is a mixture of wood, practice and resin. It is both economical and secure, and it can even emulate other materials such as stone and wood in a variety of different colours and patterns.

This decorative touch, combined with an impressive degree of privacy and sturdiness, have made composite fencing widely popular. It can also come in a number of different heights, depending on how much security you are after for your site.