Vertical bar fencing replaces steel palisade to provide perimeter security for British Car Auctions

Project Overview

British Car Auctions

Paddock Wood, Kent

Date Complete



British Car Auctions (BCA) is Europe’s largest vehicle remarketing company. The company has 50 centres across 10 countries including the UK, France and Italy. Used car sales have dominated the automotive market in recent years, and this trend has subsequently boosted BCA ‘s business, creating the need to expand one of their popular auction grounds at Paddock Wood, Kent.

Increasing crime rates have prompted BCA to assess and improve their perimeter security and therefore replace some of their existing triple point palisade as it had become dilapidated and no longer provided the level of security BCA required.


Jacksons were approached to supply 56 metres of 2.90m high Barbican® vertical bar fencing in a standard galvanised finish.

Barbican® fencing is manufactured with a welded pale-through-rail construction and features concealed vandal proof panel to post fixings; this design offers a higher standard of security than steel palisade fencing, which can easily be compromised without leaving a clear visible sign that the perimeter has been breached. Barbican® vertical bar fencing is often a popular choice for commercial sites as the design offers a non-intimidating façade whilst providing an effective physical barrier against intrusion.

Matching Barbican® swing gates were also supplied galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461 as standard to provide secure access control to the car storage area. The gates were fitted with a slide bolt and padlock with drop bolts on both gate leaves.

1 Double Leaf EuroGuard® gate was also supplied with a standard galvanised finish to suit existing fencing in a different area of the site. Secured with a slide bolt, padlock and with drop bolts on either gate leaf, it offers sufficient access control whilst securing the staff parking area.

To manage traffic and parking we supplied a Warden Swing Barrier to separate the forecourt with staff parking areas. The Warden Swing Barrier prohibits driving within designated hours allowing safe manoeuvring of cars on auction days.

All the fencing and gates were supplied with our 25 year service life guarantee.


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