Structural Engineers-Hoardings

Structural integrity is the most critical factor for the overall build quality of your hoarding. Whatever your project involves, you have to ensure that your hoarding meets safety standards. Specifically, AS1170-2-2011 and AS4687, the Building Code of Australia and relevant government regulations.


A hoarding is defined as a temporary boarded fence in a public place, usually erected around the perimeter of construction sites. These are used to prevent unauthorised access to the area and ensure the health and safety of the general public from site works. 

Hoardings can be erected using a modular system or be a custom-made installation. They can be made using a wide variety of materials, such as steel, timber or plywood, which may be reusable or disposed of after use. Hoardings can include gates, barriers and viewing windows and may be used to display warning and information signs as well as advertisements.


  • Timber Hoardings – Timber hoardings are the traditional option and the least expensive, but the downside is they are the least robust and have limited reuse value.
  • Steel Hoardings – Steel hoardings are preferred for their long-term durability and fire resistance, featuring heavy-duty flat or corrugated panels.
  • Aluminium Composite Hoardings – Providing an outstanding balance between practical cost and adequate durability for many projects, aluminium composite hoardings are also the hoarding of choice when graphics are to be used, which is increasingly common today.

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