Stock and Cattle Fencing

Strong, durable stock fencing is essential for keeping cattle and sheep safely enclosed, whilst protecting hedges, trees, watercourses and properties from encroachment and browsing. Cattle have a both a tendency to find weaknesses in fencing and exploit them, as well as rub against fences, making the quality of the fencing construction and materials used particularly important. As such, the design and layout of stock fencing should avoid the engineering in of weak points, which may result in awkward field corners being excluded.

The design and installation is always tailored to site requirements, and we will look to install a solution using appropriate grades of wire mesh for the breed and size of livestock, posts for the ground conditions, and suitable access gateways.

The positioning of fences will always be set out to protect new hedges and trees from browsing in the long-term. The design can incorporate rabbit netting where required.

Our stock fence / sheep netting and gateway specifications meet the requirements for Countryside Stewardship Scheme agreements.

An Important Word on Fencing Durability

Stock fences need to be durable due to the nature of animals they are enclosing or excluding and to keep maintenance costs to a minimum. This durability is partially in design but also in careful selection of wooden posts and wire. For timber fences it is vital that all wood in ground contact is correctly treated as such we always specify the use of UC4 class treated redwood timber for longevity – whether creosote or green pressure treated. This provides the client with a 15 year guarantee from the manufacturer. In the unlikely event that posts cannot be sourced meeting this specification, or need to meet higher levels of durability we will apply additional protection measures such as Post-Saver sleeves or Postdip.

All fencing wire and metal gates supplier meet British standards.

 

If you would like to enquire about our fencing services, then please email the team at forestry@nicholsonsgb.com. Our fencing team operates throughout Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties and will consider jobs further afield dependant on the scale and nature of the work.

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Contact Our Fencing Team

  •    01869 340342
  •    forestry@nicholsonsgb.com