In a pivotal infrastructure enhancement project at Park Ridge State School, AH Fencing was commissioned by New State Builders to upgrade the school’s perimeter and internal security. The project involved the installation of DETE (Department of Education and Training) specified fencing, including 80m of 1500H DETE Type 1 – Spear top Black Hercules fencing and 143m of 1200H DETE – Flat top (Crowdtuff) Black Hercules Fencing, along with custom-designed gates. Undertaking this project in a live school environment presented unique challenges, notably the strict timeframe aligned with school holidays and the bespoke requirements of DETE specification fencing.

Project Details

  • Client: New State Builders
  • Project: Security Fencing for Park Ridge State School
  • Scope:
    • 80m of 1500H DETE Type 1 Fencing
    • 143m of 1200H DETE – Flat Top (Crowdtuff) Black Hercules Fencing
    • 3 x 1.8m Wide and 1 x 2.2m Wide x 1.2m High Double Gates Matching 1200H DETE – Flat Top Fencing
  • Location: Park Ridge State School, QLD


  1. Operational School Environment: Executing the project within a live school setting required meticulous planning to ensure student safety and minimal disruption to school activities.
  2. School Holiday Timeframe: The bulk of the installation work needed to be completed during the school holidays, imposing a tight deadline for project completion.
  3. Custom Fencing Specifications: Adhering to the DETE’s specific fencing and gate requirements necessitated custom fabrication and precise installation techniques.

Solutions and Strategies

  1. Precise Scheduling: AH Fencing developed a detailed project timeline that aligned with the school’s holiday periods, ensuring that all major construction activities were conducted while students were off-campus.
  2. Vacuum Excavation Techniques: To safely install fencing on the school grounds without disturbing underground utilities, AH Fencing employed vacuum excavation, a non-invasive technique that allowed for precise excavation with minimal risk.
  3. Custom Fabrication: Leveraging our expertise in custom fencing solutions, AH Fencing meticulously fabricated each component of the DETE-specification fencing and gates to meet the project’s unique requirements.


  • On-Time Completion: The fencing project at Park Ridge State School was completed within the constrained timeframe, ready for the new school term.
  • Enhanced School Security: The new DETE-compliant fencing and gates significantly improved the school’s perimeter security, offering greater safety for students and staff.
  • Client Satisfaction: New State Builders praised AH Fencing for our ability to navigate the project’s complexities, deliver quality workmanship, and adhere to the strict project timeline. The successful completion has further cemented AH Fencing’s reputation as a reliable contractor capable of executing specialized projects in sensitive environments.


The Park Ridge State School fencing project exemplifies AH Fencing’s commitment to delivering high-quality, custom fencing solutions within challenging operational and time constraints. By effectively managing the project’s unique demands and working closely with New State Builders and school officials, AH Fencing ensured that the school received a top-tier security upgrade with minimal disruption to its educational activities. This project underscores AH Fencing’s capability to tackle complex installations and reinforces our position as a leader in the fencing industry, especially in projects requiring detailed attention to specification and safety standards.






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