Top 3 Wind Mitigation Tips To Stop Your Temporary Fencing Tipping Over

January 10, 2018 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

As a proudly owned and run Australian business, here at Mesh Direct we’ve dealt with the harsh conditions of the Aussie climate for the past decade. We understand the impact the elements have on construction sites and construction site signage better than anyone.

What we want to talk about today is high wind areas, and how you can use these top 3 wind mitigation tips to stop your temporary fencing tipping over…

1. Use the right product

One of the most common mistakes we see from developers and builders all around the world is the wrong choice of mesh for a high wind area. When it comes to a high wind area, the mesh needs to be perforated, allowing the wind to pass through.

For high wind areas, special wind mesh needs to be used. If it’s not, your temporary fencing is at high risk of falling over, potentially damaging the fence and your signage, as well as looking untidy and unprofessional on site.

Check out our wind mesh options here.

2. Install your mesh correctly

Our wind mesh comes with metal eyelets and cable ties. All of these need to be used in order for the mesh to be installed correctly. Once this is done, it’s far less likely that your wind mesh will come away from the fencing structure or that the structure itself will tip over.

3. Use the appropriate temporary fencing

Prior to installing your temporary fencing, you should have knowledge about the conditions on site, this includes the average wind velocity of the area. By knowing this, you’ll be able to determine the most appropriate form of fencing you’ll need – and whether it needs additional weights.

Got questions about using our wind mesh on your site? Give us a call on 1300 368 978 to talk to one of our experts.

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Mesh Banners All Around Australia: Case Studies

December 20, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

Here at Mesh Direct, we supply businesses all around Australia with banner mesh, vinyl hoarding, building wraps and more. We relish the challenge of a new development site, and enjoy finding the best possible signage solutions for each individual company.

Want to delve a little further into our world of premium banner mesh and corflute signage? Let’s take a look at some of our favourite installs and projects from recent times…

1. Building Wrap – The Mayfair

One of our most recent projects was a collaboration between Mesh Direct and IB Projects who headed up the lated development in Melbourne by London-based Zaha Hadid Architects’.

We worked hard with IB Projects and the experienced installation team at Visual Exposure to create viable solutions. Together, we engineered and designed a custom frame in order to install the building wrap. This custom made frame created a flat surface for the wrap to sit against, ensuring that the artwork and branding displayed looked its absolute best. We also opted for eight smaller panels and more join points, which meant that the panels were attached more firmly to the building to combat against the high winds of the area.

Read more about our building wrap for The Mayfair here.

2. Building Wrap – The Meriton

Mesh Direct was approached by Meriton to assist them with a large scale development and building wrap. We organised the design and printing of the large-scale banners for the high rise building and scaffolding. The building wrap was created and then transported to the construction site.

We had to use Ropetek and abseiling techniques in order to install the massive banners. However, the final result of this project was an impressive building wrap that withstood both the test of time and the blustering conditions of the high velocity winds.

Read more about our work with Meriton in this case study here.

3. Signage Solutions – Scentre Group

The Scentre Group’s shopping centres are highly productive, with massive franchise value and attract an array of the world’s famous retail brands. The shopping centres are a dynamic and essential aspect of the economy, as well as the community’s social fabric.

Scentre came to Mesh Direct for assistance with shopping centre development signage for all over Australia. Every job with Scentre is large-scale, and involves collaborating with numerous people, and making sure that every detail is perfect.

Together with the professionals over at Scentre, the Mesh Direct team organised custom printed banners and signage for the large scale development and construction sites.

Mesh Direct provided the following premium products:

  • Safety signs
  • Vinyl banners
  • Premium banner mesh
  • Directional signage
  • Lift access signage
  • Corflute signage

Read more about our project with Scentre Group here.

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Got a large scale development project on your hands? Give us a call on 1300 368 978 and we’ll help you with your signage needs.

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Construction Safety Signage: Why It’s a Must-Have

November 15, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

Construction safety signage is an absolute must-have, which is something we delved into earlier this year in light of a number of accidents on development sites.

Here at Mesh Direct, we’re incredibly passionate about the safety protocols in the construction industry. We supply hundreds of businesses every year with the most durable, high quality construction safety signage in Australia.

But let’s drill down into why having this sort of signage is vital to any development or construction site…

1. Comply with government laws

Every state has their own laws that must be complied with when it comes to construction safety signage. You may be required to have a range of signs such as: hard hat areas, eye safety signs, crane safety signs, scaffold tags, and signs that are specific to the dangers and protocols of your particular job site.

You need to be familiar with the government laws of your state regarding which safety signage applies to your business and your development.

2. Protect your workers

Something you should be constantly concerning yourself with is the safety of your workers. You need to make sure they are taking every precaution to avoid injury.

Injured workers not only risk delaying your project, but can be potential cause for legal action and damaging the reputation of your business.

The last thing you want is for injury or death to occur on your site. When it comes to construction safety signage, you need to make sure that every law is followed to a T.

3. Protect your business

In a similiar vein, using the correct construction safety signage helps protect your brand, your development and the reputation on your business.

In an industry like construction or development, you need a stellar reputation to maintain client retention and win new contracts. By extension, adhering to government laws about safety signage on site helps contribute to your overall reputation for doing things right.

Workers, project managers and developers will all appreciate that construction safety signage isn’t something they have to worry about.

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Here at Mesh Direct, we offer a range of high quality, affordable options for creating construction safety signage. Click here to learn about coflute, the most popular medium for safety signage.

Alternatively, give us a call on 1300 368 978 to discuss your options.

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Fence Signage: 3 Affordable Options for your Business

October 25, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

If there’s one thing we’re incredibly passionate here at Mesh Direct, it’s making sure the fence signage suits our clients’ needs. We understand that running a business, whether you’re in construction or development, is a costly exercise, and that budgets are often at the forefront of business owners’ minds.

Mesh Direct have worked incredibly hard over the last ten years to source the best materials and inks for the most affordable price tags. We pride ourselves on the options we’re now able to offer our clients, ensuring that no man gets left behind when it comes to premium fence signage.

So what are the best materials and substrates for fence signage? What are the best value-for-money choices on offer for those looking to wrap their construction and development site in high quality fencing?

Let’s take a look in more detail…

1. Printed shade cloth fence signage

One of our most affordable options for mesh fence signage is our printed shade cloth. Printed shade cloth (also commonly referred to as ‘scrim’) is a great practical, budget-friendly alternative to more expensive options.

Created from a permeable substrate, shade cloth is a fantastic advertising tool for your temporary fences in the harsh Australian conditions. Its perforated design allows large wind loads to pass through the material with ease, ensuring that light and low risk loads on the structure it is attached to.

The printing options allow for your business logo, various colour schemes and fonts to enhance visibility and attractiveness, while not breaking the bank.

2. Standard banner mesh

Another affordable fence signage option that might work for you and your business is standard banner mesh. Standard banner mesh has an outstanding print reproduction, higher quality than that of shade cloth as the material isn’t as perforated.

This however does mean that it’s not as suited to high wind areas. Standard banner mesh option still provide excellent structure and print quality. The standard mesh product is available in various lengths and measures at 1.6 metres high, similar to our premium mesh option it is easily malleable and can be cut to size on your site.

3. Corflute signage

So far we’ve covered mesh fence signage, but we haven’t addressed the other types of signage you may need for your fences on your construction or development site.

You may find you’ll need safety signage and/or directional signage, and the best option for this is our corflute signage (also known as corriboard in the industry).

Corflute is both budget-friendly and practical solution to your signage needs. Durability isn’t an issue as corflute signs can be reused time and time again. Often seen in the outside environment being nailed to electricity poles the corriboard signage option is one that is built to withstand the elements.

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And there you have it! Our top three most affordable fence signage options for your perusal. If you have any questions, or want to know more about any of these budget-friendly signage options, get in touch with us here.

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Corflute Signs: Why You Should Use Them On Site

October 11, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

Here at Mesh Direct, we’ve produced corflute signs for some of the biggest developments, construction sites, festivals and events around the country. Corflute is also referred to as corrugated plastic signage or corriboard and is a rigid, flat substrate that can be applied practically anywhere. It’s a lightweight and versatile signage option, and is easy to install on any structure, including walls, fences and hoarding.

But why should you use corflute signs on site? We’ve asked our experts to delve into the nitty gritty of why corflute makes the ideal signage solution for your construction site.

1. Perfect safety and directional signage

Every construction and development site, not to mention festival and event site, need adequate safety and directional signage. This is the signage that tells patrons and workers where the amenities are, where particular gates are located, and the appropriate dress code for the site.

Corflute can also be used for things like price lists and menus at events, as well as for vital signage like emergency points and first aid tents. Our corflute signage has also been used in the past for; retail (e.g. sales signs, parking signs and staff signage), government (including election campaigns), real estate advertisements, construction industries (including excavation and demolition), councils (e.g. safety signs, security signs and community information message signs) as well as events and different types of festivals (e.g. gate signs, trade stalls, amenities etc.).

This type of signage is also a great way for companies to advertise their brands, and be able to deliver messages both in indoor and outdoor environments. Corflute signage is an incredibly adaptable advertising option. The colour possibilities are endless, and allow you to express your message in any way that you desire.

2. Durable signage solution

One of the great benefits of using corflute signage is how durable it is. Corflute signs can be used both indoors and outdoors, and are fully UV stabilised. With proper care, our signage can be used for years. We use the highest quality inks available and our corflute signage is printed directly onto substrate on 3mm or 5mm thick bases.

It’s also easy to customise and cut to the required size.

We’ve supplied seasonal events all around Australia with corflute signs that they use time and time again.

3. Easy to install

Another advantage to corflute signage is that it’s affordable and easy to install. Often seen in the outside environment being nailed to electricity poles, our corriboard signage option is one that designed for a simple install.

Our clients have the option of using adhesive tape, glue, screws or nails. Our corflute can be easily fixed to any flat surface and can also be easily attached to fences using metal eyelets in each corner.

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Want to know more about how corflute signs can work for your construction site? Give our experts a call on 1300 368 978.

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Why OHS procedures on the worksite are more important than ever

August 21, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

In the wake of two building site accidents last week during Sydney’s wild wind storms, the importance of OHS procedures on a worksite can’t be stressed enough.

Winds of up to 104 kilometres per hour were recorded, causing catastrophic damage across the city, including two separate incidents where walls fell down in construction sites, injuring one worker and tragically killing another. The accidents serve as a reminder to all of us in the building industry, just how vital it is that we put in place and adhere to the correct OHS procedures.

If you’re responsible for a construction or development site, you need to be sure that your knowledge of work health and safety duties is up to scratch. You need to be aware of the most common worksite injuries that occur (cuts and open wounds, sprains and strains and chronic joint or muscle conditions). It’s also your responsibility to assess the work health and safety risks, and that the appropriate precautions are taken to avoid injury to your workers.

All the workers on your site also need to have completed an introductory safety training course called ‘general construction induction training’. This is also commonly known among people in the industry as ‘white card’ training. Ensuring your workers have this certification is also your responsibility as it ensures that they know how to react in particular situations where there are risks to injury.

This of course, is just the tip of iceberg when it comes to the Australian work health and safety standards. For more detailed information on specific guidelines and requirements, as well as specific case studies, visit the Safe Work Australia website here.

If you’re looking for some handy advice, Work Safe Victoria has put together a useful checklist for builders and building trades contractors to help assess the adequacy of health, safety and amenities on new construction sites. You can find the checklist here.

Once you’ve got your knowledge about the standards and requirements under control, you should be considering options for health and safety signage throughout your construction or development site.

Here at Mesh Direct, we’re passionate about ensuring that the workers in our industry are as safe and protected as possible. Which is why we also offer a range of products that can be utilised for safety and directional signage throughout your construction site.

Our corflute signage is ideal for these kinds of signs, it’s also referred to as corrugated plastic signage or corriboard and is a rigid, flat substrate which is highly versatile. It can be applied virtually anywhere and is easy to install on any structure including walls, fences and hoarding.

For more information on any of our signage solutions, get in touch here, or give us a call on 1300 368 978.

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Printed Shade Cloth: Your Budget Friendly Solution

July 17, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

This post delves into the affordable and practical nature of Printed Shade Cloth at Mesh Direct.

When it comes to creating effective printed signage, most businesses have one thing in common: budgets. Unfortunately, budgets rule the majority of our business decisions, including what we’re able to print!

Luckily, Mesh Direct offers plenty of options for printed shade cloth and printed signage for those who need to be a little conservative with their purse strings. Printed shade cloth, otherwise known as ‘scrim’ is an affordable and useful option for small and large businesses alike.

Most commonly used in the construction industry to cover temporary fencing around unsightly development sites, printed shade cloth has a number of benefits for just a fraction of the price of its more premium counterparts.

Our printed shade cloth is crafted from a permeable substrate, making it the ideal solution for your advertising and branding needs while on a budget. It’s built to withstand the harsh Australian weather as well, and allows large wind loads to flow through with ease.

We always we recommend that our clients make the most of the advertising opportunity that comes with any temporary fence covering by printing their business logo or details onto the printed shade cloth. The print reproduction is good quality, and makes for a welcome distraction and an impressive branding option when it comes to revamping your temporary or permanent fencing around a site.

As we’re all about budgets meeting practicality, and ensuring that our customers are always 100% satisfied, we offer numerous shade cloth options: unprinted, partially printed or fully printed shade cloth in lengths of 50 metre rolls.

Mesh Direct’s printed shade cloth is crafted from knitted monofilament polythene, making it durable and only has a stretch factor of around 2-3%. This ensures that your sign won’t droop over time after your installation. With a density of 70%, our shade cloth boasts a great print quality, that doesn’t lose the benefits of its substrate permeability and its wind load versatility.

This type of material is generally used in longer runs where there isn’t much room for wind forces to escape.

to handle wind. Shade cloth is most commonly used in longer runs where there is not much room for wind forces to escape. This isn’t a problem as our printed shade cloth is well suited to windy areas.

Mesh Direct has a great logistics network and therefore can produce large orders of shade cloth and can usually guarantee the delivery of your banners within 10 days from the date of payment confirmation and/or artwork approval. All of our shade cloth banners, both printed and unprinted are only available in 50 metre rolls with a minimum order of 2 rolls.

 

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Construction Site Banner: 3 Reasons Why You Should Have One

March 01, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

Why should you have a construction site banner? With the developments in new age digital print technology, the use of branded construction site banners has really taken off. Builders, construction site companies and real estate brands can truly benefit from using a construction site banner on any given project. The affordable and practical nature of these mesh banners means that more and more sites can look more appealing, and more businesses can get their name out there.

But let’s take a closer look at why you should have a construction site banner for your next build…

1. A construction site banner is visually appealing

There’s nothing more unappealing than an ugly fence bunched around a large construction site. Passersby can see through to heavy machinery, and unsightly mounds of dirt and scaffolding. You also might not want people to see the building in progress, but rather work your way up to a big reveal once the job is done.

Construction site mesh, or fence mesh can help you here.

You can print just about anything on banner mesh (we’ll get to that in a moment), and this helps covering up that messy construction site. It adds an element of continuity around your site, and makes everything appear much neater.

2. Advertise on your construction site banner

One of the biggest benefits of fence mesh is the opportunity it provides for your business. Premium banner mesh, standard banner mesh and even shade cloth allow you to print just about anything on them. Most builders and construction companies use this opportunity to advertise their business and create brand awareness. You can print your logo, your contact details and your website on your mesh, and wrap it around your entire construction site.

This is a fantastic way to make people aware of your business, and to have a lasting impact on those who pass by. Not only are you covering up the unsightliness of a construction site mid-build, but you’re also potentially exposing a lot of people to your business and what you do. People are far more likely to trust and use a brand if they’ve heard of them before. Banner mesh allows you to utilise your fence in multiple ways in this respect.

3. Banner mesh is versatile

We’ve already provided two solid reasons for using a construction site banner, but the versatility of this product doesn’t end there. Printed mesh fencing is created especially for your advertising needs, but it’s also designed to perfectly suit outdoor areas, indoors, retail space, windows, large scale hanging building banners and numerous other sign alternatives for your business.

The versatility of this product just keeps on giving, as it can be applied to various scenarios like use between fence poles, or for scaffolding and temporary fencing. It’s tailored to suit you and your needs, and is sold in a variety of different lengths and styles, and are processed through massive 5 metre printers.

These banners have been created with the ever-changing Australian climate in mind, and are fully UV stabilised. This means all our banner mesh products are durable, as well as highly detailed. Our premium banner mesh boasts fire retardant properties, and also has a full CSIRO wind rating.

The banners are easy to install, as they use a simple cable tie and eyelet process that just about anyone can put together. As they’re so durable, you can use them time and time again, from one construction project to the next.

Got a question for us about your construction site banner? Get in touch here for a quote today.

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Case Study: Scentre Group

February 27, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

Mesh Direct was lucky enough to be approached by Scentre Group (the owner and operator of Westfield in Australia and New Zealand) to help them with their signage and mesh fencing needs.

Scentre Group has been around since 2014 and is the result of a merger between Westfield Retail Trust and Westfield Group’s Australian and New Zealand management business. It combined the retail real estate assets valued at 43.3 billion and shopping centre ownership interests of 30.8 billion.

The Scentre Group’s shopping centres are highly productive, with massive franchise value and attract an array of the world’s famous retail brands. The shopping centres are a dynamic and essential aspect of the economy, as well as the community’s social fabric.

Scentre came to Mesh Direct for assistance with shopping centre development signage for all over Australia. Every job with Scentre is large-scale, and involves collaborating with numerous people, and making sure that every detail is perfect.

Together with the professionals over at Scentre, the Mesh Direct team organised custom printed banners and signage for the large scale development and construction sites.

Mesh Direct provided the following premium products:

  • Safety signs
  • Vinyl banners
  • Premium banner mesh
  • Directional signage
  • Lift access signage
  • Corflute signage

In addition to various mesh banner and signage products, we covered the developments over a range of different locations, including: Westfield Kotara, Westfield Hurstville, Westfield Miranda and Westfield Bondi Junction.

As usual, we provided the best in customer service, and fast turnaround times to meet Scentre’s tight deadlines. The products we delivered were, as always, of exceptional quality and durability.

We worked in partnership with Scentre Group to create a professional and uniform branded look across numerous different construction and development sites.

As a result, we’ve maintained a thriving relationship with Scentre Group for over two years.

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