Headingly® Steel Picket Fencing a Crowd Pleaser at Unley Oval

Headingly® Steel Picket Fencing a Crowd Pleaser at Unley Oval

21st Apr 2015

We recently installed our Headingly® Steel Picket fencing and gate system around Unley Oval on Trimmer Tce, Unley. The oval is home to the Sturt Football Club and is popular with residents as a dog walking park and place for leisure and fitness. Bluedog was contracted by the City of Unley Council to manufacture and install the powder coated tubular steel fencing around the perimeter of the sports oval.  The scope involved some 450 metres of fencing, eight single gates and five sets of double gates. Previously the council was erecting temporary fencing for every football game and having to pull it down that same day. Some City of Unley residents were hesitant about their beloved oval having a fence around it but are delighted with the finished product and have been forthcoming with comments on how good the oval now looks. The fencing and gates were wholly fabricated and powder coated in-house. The ‘controversial picket fence’ was completed more than a decade after the idea was first raised. Previously we have supplied and installed steel picket fencing at Glenelg Oval here in SA and multiple ovals around NSW.

Some of the specific features of the Bluedog product supplied:
• The 75x16x1.0mm tubular steel uprights and 40x40x1.6mm rails are stronger than other designs in steel, Aluminium and plastic product options in the market.
• Bluedog SmartaBrackets® were used to secure the panels to the posts. These are a heavy duty 3mm steel security bracket that is far more vandal and corrosion resistant than light weight zinc plated shrouds.
• Bluedog Eternity® hinges were fitted to the gates with a greasable tapered roller bearing arrangement at the bottom and adjustable sealed bearing arrangement at top. This heavy duty and long lasting hinge assembly will give many years of smooth and trouble free operation.
• A section of fencing at Unley was oversize @ 1200mm high to conform with playground “childsafe” requirements.


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