Agricultural fencing serves an important function of confining and protecting animals and crop areas. Your choice of fencing should be made based on what purpose it serves—there are dozens of different fencing products you can choose from:
Wooden post-and-rail fence, in which two or three horizontal rails are nailed or otherwise attached to wooden posts. These are quite high-maintenance, so rail fences are now often reserved for ornamental use or for stylistic purposes. Rail fences are often combined with wire fences to improve their practical function. A decorative wooden rail fence may, for example, have an electric fence inside its perimeter to keep large livestock from pushing against the rails. Other types of wire fencing can also serve to reinforce the inside of a wood rail fence, offering the best of both worlds—attractive appearance and a strong livestock barrier.
Wooden post and stock wire fence is a available in different specifications to suit a wide range of livestock. For applications likely to get heavy use the high tensile version gives a much longer useful life. Available in a range of different grades, C, L and HT (High Tensile.). Stock fencing can also be used as a cost-effective alternative to mesh and netting.
Often peeled and treated posts are used or alternatively machine round, both options can be round or half round; depending on application and your preference. The peeled are a cheaper choice, these are irregular in diameter and as the name suggests are literally peeled timbers. The diameters of these are ranged with an approximate size i.e. 75mm > 100mm meaning they are graded from, to and between these dimensions.
The machine round is a consistent diameter down its length with a smoother finish, due to its production costs it is a more expensive option but more aesthetical option.
The most important factor in the strength of a strained fence is the straining posts used at the end of a run, corners or any change of direction, also on long straight runs two ways positioned at a maximum of 69m centres, these are either driven in with a tractor driver or dug in and back filled or concreted (Back filled and rammed is the digging out of the soil, and then using that spoil to ram around the post to secure.) with the diameters of the straining posts ranged with an approximate size i.e 150mm > 175mm, It would prove very difficult to drive these diameters in by hand. Struts are used along with the straining posts, and to stop them being pulled in the direction of the straining wires. These are the same diameter as the intermediate post.
Agricultural gates are available to accompany your fencing, they are of robust and sturdy design to ensure optimum security for any driveway or field entrance. We offer a diverse range to suit your countryside safety and access needs, made from high quality timber or steel material.
If you are interested in erecting agricultural fencing or gates at your property, please get in touch with our team. Our specialists will be happy to offer help and advice and can provide you with a free quote for supply and installation at your property or supply only of all relevant materials for DIY installation.