St Joseph's Primary Academy
St Joseph's is a one-form entry Catholic Primary Academy in Broadstairs, Kent, renowned for its pastoral care, with a mission to 'Aim High and Achieve Together'. A key focus of the school is the wellbeing of the children and staff. Situated on a busy road opposite the railway, the school boundary features original brick walls to the front, providing an attractive and welcoming appearance.
The school is also situated next to a residential area, with the junior playground and field backing onto private properties. Originally, a hedge provided a boundary between the gardens and the school, but this offered little in terms of security and privacy, and with ball games being frequently played in the school grounds, could cause future disagreements. In addition to this, hedging requires constant maintenance on both sides to keep it from overgrowing, and the time and cost spent would add up over the years.
To increase security around the school and provide privacy for both the students and the onlooking residents, we installed 52m of our 3m high EuroGuard® Combi fencing along the boundary of the playground. EuroGuard® Combi is a welded V mesh panel fence, with vertical timber slats inserted through the mesh to create privacy. The addition of the timber slats provides a unique fence that has both the strength of steel and the benefit of a more natural appearance, making it an ideal choice for schools, or commercial properties where aesthetics are important. It has even been chosen for residential properties that require a more secure alternative to traditional garden fence panels.
The mesh panels are zinc alloy coated as standard, protecting the 5mm wires (measured before coating) from rust and corrosion, and guaranteeing them for 25 years. The addition of timber slats does not take away from the service life guarantee included with this panel. All our timber is kiln dried and vacuum pressure treated to protect it from rot and insect attack, and is also guaranteed for 25 years.