Construction Hoarding: Why You Need It

July 7, 2020

Construction Hoarding

What is Construction Hoarding?

If you live in a big city or have ever visited one, you have seen construction hoarding many times. Construction hoarding is defined as a fence or barrier between a construction site and the public. Its purpose is simple, yet vital: to keep people safe. Construction sites – particularly those located along pedestrian walkways – require construction hoarding to ensure that they don’t interfere with the public.

Due to the additional materials required to put up hoarding, as well as the labour required, some may see it as a necessary hassle. However, there are some major benefits to installing hoarding on your site!

Here are 3 benefits of construction hoarding you need to take advantage of:

Public Safety

Public safety is one of the most important benefits of construction hoarding. In fact, this is the reason most cities in Canada require hoarding for construction sites that are next to public access areas (for example, walkways, bridges, and shopping malls). Hoarding shows people that they are not to enter the area. You can further enforce the message by installing safety signage on your hoarding.

But it is important that your method of keeping the public safe is, in fact, safe. You want to make sure your solution is durable. To ensure your hoarding is reliable, install a system that is wind resistant and safely secured into a base or the ground to prevent possible tipping. Having properly secured hoarding is what will keep the public safe from potential hazards. Modu-Loc has many methods for increasing stability of your temporary fence hoarding. 

Site Security

The great thing about site hoarding is that it not only protects the public, but it also protects your project from the prying eyes of the public. If you do not want your project to be revealed before it is finished, site hoarding is great for keeping it hidden. In addition to providing privacy, site hoarding acts as a visible barrier between your site and the public. The public cannot see the materials and tools being stored on your site, protecting them from potential theft. To further enhance site security, make sure to install a system that is a visual breach deterrent. For example, install security rails or barbed wire to the top of your hoarding. This way you can ensure your masterpiece (and the tools you’re using to create it) stay safe and secure!

Branding Your Construction Site

One of the best (but most often overlooked) perks to installing construction hoarding is the branding opportunity it provides! This is the best bang for your buck when it comes to promoting the project or your company. The investments you are making to keep the public safe can double as advertising dollars if you brand your hoarding! Branding your construction site is great for brand recognition, and can even increase sales. For example, a contractor building a new condominium could use their construction hoarding to advertise the development, and attract potential buyers looking for their next home.


Construction hoarding comes in many forms – whether temporary fence, plywood, or PVC. No matter what type of hoarding you require for your site, make sure you’re taking advantage of all of the benefits it has to offer.

Author: Stephani Hnetinka

Stephani is a Marketing Assistant who has been working with Modu-Loc Fence Rentals since 2018. She enjoys writing about construction, and loves anything and everything to do with temporary fencing solutions.

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