Timber Temporary Hoarding

Ply hoarding is the perfect solution for a solid work screen where space is tight

Timber Plywood hoarding is commonly used to secure the perimeter of demolition and construction sites prior to work taking place. It is commonly specified by local councils for demolition projects and supplies a cost effective solution. At Metcalfe Fencing & Land Services we supply the full package, the materials, the labour and even temporary work designs to meet all your temporary hoarding needs.

A typical timber hoarding spec is as follow,

  • 1200x2400x18mm thick timber plywood sheets (EN636-2)
  • 75mm x 225mm x 3400mm Posts (Grade C24)
  • 3 x 75mm x 100mm Horizontal Rails (Grade C24) @ 1200max’m vertical centres
  • Plywood sheets fixed to posts & rails with 4mm screws (50mm) @ 300 max centres.
  • Posts sunk 1000mm into 400mm square holes & filled with lean mix concrete.
  • Top & Bottom Capping optional
  • Painted White / Unpainted

Please note all temporary hoarding jobs are site specific and are all constructed individually. We offer full site set up and dismantling services, including site clearance and also storage for your hoarding after site works have been completed.

Metal Temporary Hoarding

Metal sheet hoarding/heras is the perfect solution for a solid work screen where there are many underground services

Portable Steel Site Hoarding Panels are a cost effective way of adding security and privacy to your site.

Portable steel hoarding panels are connected to one another using fence clips (couplers). We advise using two couplers per connection, on at the top of the panel and one at the bottom, in order to ensure that the system is well connected. The panels are made up of 38.1mm tube on either side. The tube extends beyond the bottom of the panel allowing them to be slotted directly into rubber block fence feet. These feet will support the panel, ensuring that it stays in place and does not slip or easily fall over.

There are further accessories for improving your portable hoarding system.

Access control: you can allow pedestrians to gain access through the portable hoarding system by inserting a standalone pedestrian gate or a built-in portable hoarding security gate. For vehicles you can look at inserting a portable hoarding vehicle gate or a more robust heavy duty vehicle gate system.

As portable hoarding is often the first image that civilians will get of a new construction project many want to make the very best impression they can and ensure the site is as aesthetically pleasing as possible, while retaining a high degree of privacy and security.

In order to do this there are a number of options that you can look at. Firstly you can have your portable steel hoarding system painted or powder coated in your corporate colours. You can add bottom, middle and top strips across the panel to further improve the appearance.

You can also look at using colour coordinated infills and ground skirts. These will give you the image you want while ensuring that there are no gaps in your temporary hoarding system, securing civilians from flying debris and increasing the privacy of your project.

Ground skirts cover the gap between the bottom of the panel and the floor, whereas vertical infills fill the gap in-between temporary fence hoarding panels.

A steel hoarding system can also be re-enforced using in-ground hoarding stabilisers or a stabiliser and block tray system. This makes the temporary fencing system more secure in adverse weather conditions. We suggest using a stabiliser every other hoarding panel connection, although you can use one on every connection for use in area that suffer from particularly poor weather conditions.


Whether you choose to use metal or timber hoarding, Metcalfe Fencing & Land Services can assist and guide you towards the full installation process. We also offer a dismantling service, where if needed, we can also safely store your hoarding ready for the next job, wherever it may be. We are a CHAS accredited. A member of Construction Line. A member of The Association Of Fencing Industries. We are also Personal Track Safety (PTS) Qualified.