Plastic chain is widely used in businesses that are open to visiting members of the public, for example hotels, country clubs, pubs and golf clubs. They often use large lengths of the chain along with ground fixed posts – the type of post that can simply be hammered into soft ground like grass. The plastic posts are likely to outlast wooden equivalents, not to mention the fact that they are easier to install. Frequently car parks use the chains to cordon off flower beds, trees or grass areas - they make a simple and attractive barrier.
The Workplace Depot’s plastic chain is made from polyethylene, which is a high density plastic that can be recycled. It also has the benefit of not going brittle and has some degree of ‘stretch’ in it so if it is knocked or trodden on it won’t necessarily snap! Our plastic chain is UV stabilised to reduce any colour fade and is resistant to cold temperatures. When the plastic chain is used indoors you will require free-standing posts, usually with a low profile, rubber base. There are outdoor free standing posts available which have either rubber, concrete or water weighted bases.
There seems to be a growing number of airports, colleges, car dealers and stately homes using the chain both indoors and out. Turning to the chain itself, it comes in 7 colours (white, red, black, yellow, green, yellow/black and red/white) as well as several multi-colours namely red & white, yellow & black and the colours of the Union Jack, (red, white and blue). For large orders it is possible to get other colours produced for you. There are also some metal chains available for both indoor and outdoor use.
Chain Fence Accessories:
- Plastic Ground Mounting Post - click here
- Rubber connectors - used if you want the chain to be mid-post - you will also need S-hooks
- Reflector plates - makes the chain more visible e.g. in a car park etc