This £3500 nursery fence for Ashmole Primary School, Oval, London, replaces a chainlink fence which was in tatters after just two years of use. Robustness was essential, but the design also had to address security issues, and provide new seating. To keep costs down, the fence uses existing steel fenceposts as reinforcement for the fair-faced block pier and planters. The marine ply boards act as infill panels and are enlivened by cut out and applied letters which originate from the name of the school. Mervyn Rodrigues is the structural engineer.