Hoop top metal railings

Bow Top Fencing

Perfect for a wide variety of applications, Bow Top fencing, also known as hoop top railings, provides a versatile and durable demarcation solution, ideal for schools, parks, light commercial properties, and for use as residential metal railings. Our Bow top fence panels have a pale-through-rail construction with no visible joins and are immensely strong.

Their tubular construction means they are lighter than traditional wrought iron railings and require fewer support posts, making installation faster and reducing costs. We manufacture and supply quality Bow Top fencing and gates which conform to UK Building Regulations, and also offer powder coated options.

Bow Top correspond(s) to the generic component/material "steel" in the BRE Global Guide online generic specification(s) "Galvanised steel railings" which achieve(s) a summary rating of B within commercial, domestic, residential, health, industrial, education.

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installation-by-jacksons-250-250We provide nationwide installation for all of our security fencing, gates, and acoustic barriers. Installation is carried out by our experienced gangs who have extensive knowledge of our products and install to our premium standards. Let us know if you require installation when you make an enquiry using our product quote form or by calling us.

Bow Top Features

  • Unique vandal-proof to post connectors
  • Pale spacing conforms to Building Regulations for anti-trap
  • Domed post caps
  • Option to include decorative hoop infills
  • Panels can be manufactured to accommodate sloping ground
  • Various mounting options including on wall, inset, or free standing
  • Matching single leaf and double leaf gates available

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Bow Top panels have two horizontal rails 50 x 25mm, the vertical round hollow section 19mm pales are passed through the top and bottom rails at 119mm centres and welded into position.


Matching single leaf, double leaf, swing, sliding and bi-folding gates available.

Bow Top Fencing Specification

Height (mm) Post Centres (mm)
Post Dimensions (mm)
Overall Post Length (mm)
1000 3014 60.3 Ø 1500
1200 3014  60.3 Ø 1800 
1500  3014  60.3 Ø  2100 
1800  3014  60.3 Ø 2500 
2000 3014 60.3 Ø 2800

Post Options

  • Overlength set in concrete as standard
  • Baseplated to bolt down onto concrete
  • Cranked to suit wall mounting
  • Standard Colours
  • Black RAL 9005
  • Green RAL 6005
  • Grey RAL 7012
  • Blue BS 20-C-40
  • Blue RAL 5010
  • Red RAL 3020
  • Yellow RAL 1018
  • Brown RAL 8017
  • White RAL 9010
  • Other colours are available on request

  • Standard powder coating colours:

    RAL colours steel fencing
    Standard Finishes
  • Hot dip galvanised to BS EN 1461 as standard
  • Hot dip galvanised and powder coated to BS EN 13438 in one of our standard colours at extra cost
  • Powder coating to non standard BS or RAL to special order
  • Marine coating for applications near sea water (optional extra)
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    This is a hedgehog friendly product

    The pale spacing allows free movement of hedgehogs in search of food, mates, and shelter, which is essential for their survival.

    Playground installations

    Are you installing this product around a playground? We highly recommend using Anti-Trap Bow Top fencing. RoSPA approved and designed to BS EN 1176, it offers a similar design but with extra spacing between the hoops to reduce the risk of children getting their limbs and necks stuck.

    Anti-Trap Bow Top Fencing
    Features and benefits of bow top railings

    Our blog post looks in depth at bow top fencing and the different types available, comparing the materials, construction, finishes, fixing types, and longevity of each.

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