Oaks Designer Resource Guide 6.0

Incorporating Guards, Fences and Barriers

FENCE OPTIONS Design requirements for walls with fences at or near the top depend on the type of fence. With limited wind load, chain link fences are designed the same way as pedestrian guards. Wooden privacy and glass panel guards/fences on walls act as large sails, so the wall must be designed to account for wind loads.

With Oaks Proterra™, you can surface mount some privacy fences or noise barriers to the coping units, as long as the coping is mechanically fastened to at least four additional courses of wall block. Epoxy a rod into a drill hole at each of the four corners of the coping. (See diagram)

PRIVACY FENCE OR NOISE BARRIER SURFACE MOUNTED ONTO WALL

175mm (7”) Apart minimum

100mm (4”) Minimum front & back

Provide 4-15m threaded rods for each coping to which a post is fastened, two at front and two at back of coping

152mm x 152mm (6”x6”) Base Plate (typical)

Cut coping blocks as required to prevent base plates from being near coping joints

Drill holes to extend at least 3/4 through the fifth wall block

100mm (4”) minimum throughout

Wall: Proterra™ Split, Natural

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