Landscape and Urban Design Magazine Release July 2015
LOCHRIN Bain has ‘done as its clients asked’ designing innovative perimeter security products suitable for 21st century Britain. The company has invested heavily in new plant and is currently manufacturing its patented Combi and Classic fencing ranges for prestigious sites across the UK.
‘It’s what our customers wanted,’ said Sales Manager Stephen Russell. ‘Security for many of our clients is as crucial as aesthetics, and we hope that our Combi and Classic fencing range offer a solution that fits the bill.’ Palisade fencing was until recently seen by many as a dated and ugly method of securing sites, that allows intruders easy access. ‘We were receiving numerous calls regarding sites where individual pales were having fixings removed and swinging pales to the side in a pendulum motion thus allowing easy access. On some occasions these pales would be placed back in position after entry leaving sites with no clear indication of how intruders were gaining entry.’ These security issues were key in the development of the patented Lochrin ‘rivetless’ Classic design. The vertical pales pass through V shaped slots in the horizontal rails to offer greater protection compared with a standard front fixed fence, while gaining the aesthetics of a modern railing design. The Secured By Design Combi fence evolved from the company’s work gaining Home Office accreditation. Using the unique V slot of Classic, additional security is gained by utilising a bolt counter sunk into the front face of the rail. ‘Taking a traditional product like palisade that Lochrin Bain has manufactured for over 125 years and enhancing it for today’s market has allowed us to offer an alternative to standard palisade, mesh and railing options which are just not secure enough for the job’
Lochrin Bain’s reputation is built on foundations of solid Iron dating back to 1859 when the company was founded at the Iconic Lochrin Iron Works in Edinburgh. Unique product designs and modern thinking, allow the company to offer site specific solutions. From the original patented ‘rivetless’ Lochrin Classic, to the company’s flag ship Combi fence with its embedded anti-vandal bolt, winning Home Office accreditation a year after launch. Turnover has increased by 40 per cent on last year’s figures and looking to new designs will help the business continue its increase in the market. ‘Yes we are seeing an upturn and being one of the UK’s top manufacturer’s means that we have the resources to meet that increase. We have become a more rounded company in the products that we have to offer to the market which is clearly an asset. We would encourage security consultants, architects and planners alike to talk to us about specific projects, and allow us to tailor a solution moving forward. It is this approach that will ensure a design that will last the test of time.’
For further details about any of the Lochrin Bain products please contact Gary MacGregor or Stephen Russell
William Bain Fencing Ltd, Lochrin Works, Blairlinn Industrial Estate, Cumbernauld, G67 2RN