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The Expanded Metal Company reinforces product range with new certified fencing solution


18th November 2020

Hartlepool, UK-based expanded metal manufacturer The Expanded Metal Company has bolstered its physical security range with the introduction of a new certified fencing system.

ExMesh™ Class 1 security fencing has achieved Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1175 SR1: Issue 8* certification and as such is designed to provide resistance against attacks with a range of tools.

The steel mesh product has been created to protect utilities infrastructure,  telecoms facilities, retail sites, transport hubs and more from threats such as theft, trespass and vandalism.

ExMesh™ Class 1 fencing complements the LPCB LPS 1175 SR2-rated Class 2 fencing and LPCB LPS 1175 SR3-rated Class 3 fencing – meaning that The Expanded Metal Company can offer a comprehensive range of certified fencing solutions to safeguard high-risk sites such as Government buildings, power stations and airports.

The Expanded Metal Company’s ExMesh™ range offers innovative fencing systems and security products which are designed to protect people, property and infrastructure from a broad array of threats.

ExMesh™ products are developed and manufactured at The Expanded Metal Company’s 25,000 sqm site in Hartlepool, which is a long-established global centre for expanded metal expertise.

The Expanded Metal Company, which has operated for more than 125 years, was the first UK fencing manufacturer to be awarded ‘Secured by Design’ status.

The ExMesh™ range also includes anti-climb barriers, cages, ExMesh™ Fastrack, a fence system developed for the rail industry, and ExMesh™ Electra, designed for the energy and telecoms industries.

And earlier this year, The Expanded Metal Company announced that it achieved new certification for its ExMesh™ Securilath™ product range, making it the only security mesh range to be certified by the LPCB when applied to metal stud, timber stud and block walls.

Products in the Securilath™ range have long held LPCB certification when applied to timber stud. However, after extensive testing, ExMesh™ Securilath™ MD1 now holds LPCB LPS 1175 SR1 certification for metal stud, Securilath™ HD1 holds LPCB LPS SR1, SR2 and SR3 certification for metal stud and Securilath™ HDR holds LPCB LPS SR3 certification when applied to block wall.

Philip Astley, managing director at The Expanded Metal Company said: “I’m proud that we have continued to develop and enhance our product range throughout 2020.

“By manufacturing a fencing product with LPS 1175 SR1 certification, we can offer an additional cost-effective solution which provides contractors and end users with valuable peace of mind.

“We work hand in hand with the security industry to ensure that our mesh fencing systems provide robust perimeter protection and can be easily installed in challenging environments – and our Class 1 fencing is a prime example of that.”

The Expanded Metal Company has a rich industrial heritage dating back to 1889 and was founded by John French Golding, the inventor and patentee of expanded metal. It supplies high quality expanded metal mesh products for sectors including construction, filtration, engineering, transport, utilities, automotive, aerospace and architecture.

The Expanded Metal Company works closely with contractors and end users to create bespoke solutions for their projects, drawing on its extensive design and manufacturing expertise, and high-class production capabilities.

It stocks and supplies a wide range of high quality expanded metal mesh products and offers specialist capabilities in metal work, such as cutting, welding, drilling, punching, shearing and roll forming.

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