Heald Ltd granted Made in Britain marque for its unique products

Heald Ltd Made in BritianSecurity product manufacturer, Heald Ltd has been granted use of the Made in Britain marque for its unique product offering.

The company designs, manufactures and installs bollards, roadblockers and barriers from its Hornsea base, with the aim of preventing aggressive criminal organisations from carrying out targeted attacks on high profile sites such as government buildings, airports and shopping centres.

The Made in Britain marque will enable consumers to distinguish between Heald’s British-made products and other goods made abroad. The logo appears on thousands of products worldwide, supporting and promoting the manufacturing skills that exist in Britain today. Read more

MoJ approves Zaun Group companies to supply prison fencing

2015112001 MoJ approved fence postsZaun Group companies have been appointed to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) approved supplier and installer list of fencing materials.

The MoJ published a framework contract for the supply of fencing materials on 2 June, inviting tenders and requests to participate.

It has now concluded its selection process, including financial audits and sample installations for inspection and testing by MoJ personnel. Read more

Jacksons Fencing help Eurotunnel provide secure perimeter

Jacksons Fencing Eurotunnel SecurityJacksons Fencing one of the UK’s leading designers, manufacturers and installers of security fencing and access control systems, has successfully completed 8.5km of security fencing and associated gates at the Eurotunnel Terminal, Coquelles, France as part of the Anglo – French commitment to securing key parts of the site against illegal and dangerous migration activity.  

Located just 12.4km from the UK entrance to Eurotunnel in Folkestone and with a reputation for delivering certified and approved security fencing systems to other high profile sites of critical national importance, the family owned firm completed the project which included more than 40 pedestrian and vehicle gates over an eight week period, to meet a very challenging deadline. Read more

Shard owners ramp up security after Greenpeace stunt

Zaun Shard ProtectionSpecialist CCTV with intruder detection systems were installed at the tallest building in the European Union after protesters climbed to the summit.

Six Greenpeace activists, all of them women, scaled the iconic Shard in London and unfurled a flag with “Save the Arctic” on it to protest against plans to drill in the Arctic by the oil company Shell.

The Prime Minister of Qatar, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, inaugurated the 95-storey 310m building on 6 July 2012 in a ceremony attended by HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York. Read more

Gas network turns to prison style security

zaunOne of the UK’s largest gas distributors has specified prison-style double skin steel mesh and special fence toppings to secure its gas distribution network across the north of England.

They have turned to the Zaun group and its HiSec DualSkin and Flexible Steel Topping (FST) products.

The distributor delivers gas to 2.7 million homes and businesses and around 6.7 million individuals in the North East, Northern Cumbria and much of Yorkshire through a vast network of 37,000km of gas pipes – enough to stretch from Leeds to Sydney, Australia and back again! Read more

Zaun opens gates to Thames Water

zaunPerimeter fencing expert Zaun has installed trackless bi-folding automatic speed gates at a Thames Water administration building.

The vehicle gates – which incorporate live-monitored safety edges, dual height safety photocells and manual-disengaging vertical infill bars – have replaced old rising arm barriers at Kemble Court, Thames Water’s Operations Management Centre in Reading.

Zaun also installed an adjacent pedestrian turnstile with a passage for bicycles and integrated the installation into existing fencing with 1.8m high HiSec fencing. Read more

Big cat-naps aplenty for zoo’s growing London pride – but fencing a must to protect visitors

zaunzooA £5.7m project at London Zoo to help save the Asiatic lion is largely built – and just requires London’s pride to get used to their new home before it is opened to visitors in Easter 2016.

Land of the Lions covers more than 2,500 sq m, or half the size of a football pitch, and will be five times the size of the previous enclosure.  London Zoo’s plan is to increase its number of lions from five to 12 and ramp up its conservation work in India to help boost the species’ dwindling numbers. Read more

Rugby World Cup is latest leg on Zaun’s Olympic Stadium relay

Zaun High security fencing at rugby world cupThe IRB Rugby Union World Cup kicks off today – and with it the latest leg in Zaun’s Olympic legacy that just keeps running and running.

The Wolverhampton high security fencing manufacturer has been appointed to the latest two phases of work at the Olympic Stadium as it reopens temporarily for the Rugby World Cup.

Today sees the opening ceremony followed by the first action at 8pm when England kick off their campaign against Fiji at what they hope will become Fortress Twickenham through to the final on the last day of October. Read more

ArmaWeave Plus secures new data centre

Zaun Ltd Data Center fencingA massive upscaling in UK data centre capacity is being secured by the most intruder-resistant security perimeter on the market.

High security fencing expert Zaun is supplying its 3.6m high ArmaWeave Plus fencing system for a new data centre in the Home Counties.

Zaun subsidiary Binns Fencing will install almost 650m of the highest-spec fencing.

ArmaWeave’s unique properties add substantial resistance to cutting attacks with hand, powered and non-contact tools.  The tight mesh pattern provides no climbing aids, again limiting the potential for intrusion. Read more


HealdHT1raprter Security BollardEast Yorkshire firm Heald Ltd has been awarded the UK, European and US patents for its HT1-Raptor anti-terrorist Security Bollard barrier.

The innovative system combines the high security of a roadblocker with the flexibility of a shallow mounted bollard.

Crash tests for Hornsea-based Heald Ltd’s range of Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) security barriers are so spectacular that videos go viral on YouTube. Read more

Olympic fencers protect Tube works again

Zaun FencingLondon Underground has once again turned to the largest supplier of high-security fencing systems to the London 2012 Olympics to protect a site during construction works.

Zaun supplied MultiFence, a temporary high-security fencing and gates system it developed specifically for the London 2012 Games, temporary fencing and gates at the approaching £1bn upgrade of Tottenham Court Road Underground station. Read more

Police clad Ipswich store to hide from prying eyes

ZaunSuffolk Police have specified sheet cladding over steel mesh fencing at an illicit goods store in Ipswich.

Steel fencing manufacturer Zaun has installed its HiSec Super8 fencing at Landmark House in Ipswich to hide the recovered goods from prying eyes and secure it against potential trespassers and thieves

The four-storey office block had stood empty since it was built in 2000 by Agilent Technologies next to the A14 until Suffolk Police and Suffolk County Council moved some of their services there to jointly save £1m a year over the 30-year life of the building. Read more

Sports courts for Forces bases

Zaun Tennis Surfacehe Ministry of Defence has turned to ETC Sports Surfaces, Pitch & Track and long term sports fencing partner Zaun to help keep the Armed Forces in shape.

The trio are supplying ball courts, tennis courts and Multi-Use Games Areas (MUGA) at three military bases around the country.

ETC is installing ball courts at MoD bases in Plymouth and Portsmouth, while RAF Alconbury near Huntingdon (pictured below) is getting a MUGA and tennis courts. Read more

Posh CCTV upgrade to London Road safety

Zaun LogoSafety authorities have given SkyBet League 1 side Peterborough United FC  champion safety reviews following an upgrade to closed circuit television (CCTV).

The Safety Advisory Group and the Sports Grounds Safety Authority are delighted with The Posh’s safety record and the fact they have invested in enhancing CCTV to bring their ability to run a safe environment on match days up to standards that may well be the envy of many Championship sides. Read more