30 Nov Site Hoarding Construction – Top 5 Benefits of Site Hoarding in Construction
Site hoarding and hoarding construction are a temporary form of signage that is mandatory for any construction business undertaking building work. It is utilised for safety and security purposes, although it is also a great marketing tool that provides protection and is extremely cost effective.
There a variety of benefits regarding building site hoarding, including:
Secures your project
One of the main benefits of implementing building site hoarding is that it provides security for your construction site, which can help prevent theft and financial loss.
In accordance with the Construction Design and Management Regulations, all construction companies must ensure that they implement a form of prevention for unauthorised persons entering your construction site. This involves securing a perimeter and implementing suitable signs before any construction work is conducted.
Here at Vinyline, we offer a full site hoarding service, which involves ensuring official guidelines are met. We also work with you to ensure we create extremely durable hoarding signage which acts as a solid barrier to prevent unauthorised access on the building site.
Protects the public
A prominent advantage of site hoarding is that it protects the general public from serious injury, by creating barriers around safety hazards such as:
- On-site vehicles
- Falling objects
- Construction equipment
- Noise, dust or vibration
- Slips and trips near pedestrian walkways
Here at Vinyline, we ensure that we create site hoarding that aligns with the Health and Safety Executive regulations for protecting the public.
The regulations state that site boundaries must be physically defined by utilising suitable fencing, which is exactly what our site hoarding signage can provide.
We ensure that your site hoarding is fitted efficiently to cover the entire construction space. Whether it is a small or large space, we can work with you to protect the public and avoid any financial loss due to extensive compensation claims.
Protect your project
The great thing about site hoarding is that it not only protects the public, but it also protects your construction project before completion.
If you do not want your project to be revealed before it is completely finished, site hoarding can help to keep it under wraps. We can work with you to create site hoarding signage that enables your site to blend in with the surrounding area and avoid exposure.
The site hoarding will act as a visible barrier, allowing your business to work incognito. You can ensure the end result is perfected and fully ready, before making a grand reveal and impressing your customers with your innovative project.
One of the most beneficial elements of site hoarding is its ability to provide a cost-effective solution for your construction business.
Our site hoarding allows you to reduce protection and advertising costs, as our sustainable signage can be re-used for future projects.
It is also extremely easy to install, which means the installation period will be quick and cost-efficient.
Building site hoarding is not only a great form of protection, but it also enables you to create advertising campaigns to promote your project.
Here at Vinyline, we can help you create bespoke signs that will generate interest in your project whilst the site is constructed. This could involve creating graphics to showcase the finished project, whilst also promoting your construction company.
It is also a great way of advertising your brand. For example, you could utilise printed site hoarding signs for a shop opening, in order to showcase your brand or products before the big reveal.
Benefits of buying (rather than hiring) building site hoarding
Yes, site hoarding is a temporary structure, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that hiring is the best (and cheapest!) option. By their very nature, most construction projects last a long time and there’s always a chance they could run over schedule. It’s surprising how quickly a ‘hire bill’ can mount up.
Investing in your own building site hoarding is often the more cost-effective option. You’re in control of how much you spend. The hoarding is yours to keep and – offering fantastic value for money – it can be used time and time again for future projects, either with the same graphics or new designs.
Buying your own building site hoarding also allows you to customise the boards. They’re made bespoke-to-order and, with the assistance our professionals – here at Vinyline – you’re free to tailor the design to your needs. Advertise the current project, showcase your brand, engage with the community – the choice is yours and we’re to help create the perfect site hoarding for you.
Site hoarding by Vinyline Graphics
Vinyline has a ‘complete package’ approach to site hoarding. We’ll take care of everything on your behalf, from the initial site survey to the final installation – and our team of experts can help to create a truly original and innovative design that meets your needs. We’ve worked on countless projects over the years. However, some of our favourite street hoarding creations include:
This is a fantastic example of how site hoarding can be used to advertise a project. Bright colours and striking graphics are used throughout, successfully reflecting the aim of the development – to transform King’s Cross into a vibrant hub of activity. But it also displays useful information about the new apartments and how to contact the sales team for those who were interested in buying them.
Essentially, our wildflower site hoarding was installed to secure a building site and protect the public against its day-to-day activities. But it also looked great too! Images of colourful flowers, and information about that flower, were printed onto mirror dibond – creating a shiny attractive finish and catching the eye of the public, who were able to see their reflection as they passed by.
We absolutely loved the imaginative nature of this design. Used to protect construction works on Belgrave House, it was printed and cut-to-shape to resemble a rolled-up blueprint of the building plans. It included important information about the project, and demonstrated just how creative site hoarding can be – successfully attracting the eye of the general public as they rushed by.
Our site hoarding not only looks great but it’s built to last too. Complying with strict construction regulations – it ensures a safe, secure site for your business, employees and the general public.
Vinyline is a bit of a site hoarding expert. We have over 30 years’ experience in this area and, it’s fair to say, our hoarding panels tick all the right boxes. So, if you’re about to start a new construction project – and you need a little guidance – we’re happy to help. Here our team share their specialist knowledge on the topic.
Site hoarding FAQs
What is site hoarding?
Essentially, site hoarding is a form of temporary fencing. Made from high-quality timber (e.g. C16) and fitted with printed laminates, it can withstand the UK elements and is designed to restrict access and ensure the public’s health and safety. It’s most commonly installed around the perimeter of a construction site, but can also be used to divide areas at a large outdoor event.
Is site hoarding a legal requirement?
Technically speaking, yes – legally, all construction sites must have construction site hoarding. The Health and Safety Act 1974 stipulates that employers (and the self-employed) should take ‘reasonable’ practical steps to ensure the health and safety of the general public. In addition, the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 explicitly states that unauthorised access must be prevented.
Although there are several options available, creating a boundary around the site – using temporary hoarding panels – is (by far!) the easiest way to meet these strict regulations.
What are the safety requirements of site hoarding?
In line with UK regulations, construction and building site hoarding must offer both appropriate protection for the public and prevent their unauthorised access. This means that it needs to be:
- installed before any construction work starts
- high enough to stop people climbing over
- strong and sturdy enough to withstand a reasonable amount of force
Site hoarding should block the view of passers-by – helping to deter opportunistic theft. It also needs to control site access, with secure gates and access points for authorised personnel only.
Who is responsible for a construction site hoarding?
When it comes to a building site, the principal contractor is responsible for sourcing and installing suitable site hoarding. It’s their job to determine the layout and perimeter of the site and contact a temporary hoarding specialist – such as Vinyline Graphics – to put the right panels in place. However, in some situations, this job can be outsourced to a subcontractor.
Why choose site hoarding?
Temporary hoarding is an easy way to meet the legal requirements and regulations outlined above – but it also has a number of other benefits. For example, it is a highly cost-effective option. It doesn’t take up too much space on-site. It also provides a great opportunity for advertisement.
With the help of our expert designers, you can create bespoke graphic laminates that display your company logo and branding for all passers-by to see. You can also promote the construction project, drumming-up public interest before the development is even complete.
How can Vinyline Graphics help?
Here at Vinyline, we have a ‘complete package’ approach to site hoarding. Our team can take care of everything on your behalf, from the initial survey and design to the final installation. No job is too big or too small. All of our temporary hoardings are designed with UK rules and regulations in mind, and our graphics are durable, water and UV-resistant and protected against scratches and graffiti.