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Jacksons Fencing has been specified by Lizard Landscape Design at Northwood School, a new £35 million educational facility in London, to very precise perimeter security requirements

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Barbican Imperial fencing from Jacksons at the entrance of Northwood School, London.
Barbican Imperial fencing from Jacksons at the entrance of Northwood School, London.

Jacksons Fencing has been specified by Lizard Landscape Design at Northwood School in London. Jacksons Fencing was commissioned to manufacture and install a range of perimeter security applications for various parts of the school site to meet distinct requirements.

Jacksons’ Barbican Imperial, Euroguard, Featherboard and Hit & Miss style fences and gates were supplied and installed at the school to cover both the external perimeter and inner compounds. Working closely with Lizard Landscape Design, the Jacksons team was able to understand the project as much as possible from the client’s point of view, enabling it to aid in the decision making process and offer alternatives if required.

Cris Francis, Head of Commercial Sales at Jacksons, commented: 'On one of the perimeters, for example, low level timber fencing was initially specified for an enclosure within the school grounds. After review however, it was established that the fence height was lower than what was being secured. The Jacksons team was able to propose and subsequently design a bespoke 3m high fence with steel posts in our Hit & Miss styling to provide the necessary protection while keeping the timber look desired at the outset.'

Euroguard double leaf gates in the new perimeter fencing at Northwood School, London, manufactured by Jacksons Fencing.
Euroguard double leaf gates in the new perimeter fencing at Northwood School, London, manufactured by Jacksons Fencing.

Another crucial detail with this particular installation is that there are quite a number of underground electricity and water services in the area, which stopped the team from digging down and fixing the fence posts with concrete as usual. Instead, the posts were bolted down onto concrete slabs to resolve the issue while maintaining a safe and secure perimeter.

The boundary of the school was secured with Jacksons Barbican Imperial fences and gates with finials to provide both the aesthetic looks and protection desired. On a different part of the Northwood site there was a need for a solution to prevent unauthorised access to the bottom of a fire escape. To adequately secure the area, the company’s Euroguard Flatform style of gates were installed to provide a noticeable deterrent while incorporating a push pad for emergency egress.

  • The Barbican Imperial double leaf gate from Jacksons Fencing at Northwood School in Hillingdon, London.
    The Barbican Imperial double leaf gate from Jacksons Fencing at Northwood School in Hillingdon, London.
  • Euroguard double leaf gates at Northwood School, Hillingdon, London, designed by Lizard Landscape Design and Jacksons Fencing.
    Euroguard double leaf gates at Northwood School, Hillingdon, London, designed by Lizard Landscape Design and Jacksons Fencing.
  • The Northwood School landscape design project by Lizard uses both timber and metal solutions from Jacksons Fencing.
    The Northwood School landscape design project by Lizard uses both timber and metal solutions from Jacksons Fencing.
  • Jacksons’ Featherboard timber fencing was used internally to provide a clear boundary between the school and service yard at Northwood School, London.
    Jacksons’ Featherboard timber fencing was used internally to provide a clear boundary between the school and service yard at Northwood School, London.
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Jacksons’ Featherboard timber fencing compound products were used internally to provide a clear boundary between the main school and service yard. The main aim was to protect students, teachers and other school users from potential injury from delivery vehicles and other equipment. An added benefit to this solution is that it provides another layer of protection to discourage potential criminals from gaining access from either side.

Further on-site modifications were carried out during the installation to fit special raked panels under some of the gates as the original site topography drawings differed from the finished ground levels. The adaptations ensured that the original prescribed security was not compromised.

Overall one of the key reason why Jacksons Fencing was selected for specification was the easy availability of technical documents such as Q40s, spec sheets, drawing (.dwg) files and product brochures. Having this material freely accessible made the specification process much smoother for architects, designers and specifiers as they are able to collate product information quickly, and draw firm conclusions on the best solutions for each site application. The 2nd phase of the Northwood School development will involve the installation of boundary fences to the school’s new sports fields.

For more information and technical support visit: www.jacksons-security.co.uk/education     

 

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