Nicholsons offer a complete fencing and gate installation service to landowners.


Based in Oxfordshire, we supply and erect fences across Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and further afield, subject to the nature and scale of works.

Our Stock, Deer and Sheep netting and appropriate gateway specifications meet the requirements for Countryside Stewardship Scheme agreements.

We also undertake bespoke projects including those where clients have already sourced materials and can provide the full installation service.

Fencing Types:

We can supply and erect a wide range of forestry, agricultural, stock, estate and parkland fences, including, but not limited to:

Woodland and Estate

Estate and Parkland Fencing

We can supply and erect a wide variety of metal fence and gate styles for gardens, estates and parklands. Our work utilises flexible construction and design to suit all manner of estate grounds, whether agricultural land, deer parks, garden areas, uneven or level terrains. Our team will be happy to advise on the most suitable style for your particular situation.

Deer Fencing

Generally required as exclosures in woodlands and for new plantations, deer fencing can also be essential to enclose deer in parkland situations. Our standard deer fence is 1.8m high, sufficient to prevent access by Muntjac, Roe and Fallow deer using high tensile mesh fencing with design and installation tailored to site requirements. We also design and install suitable wooden or metal gates for vehicle and pedestrian access.

With little alteration, our deer fencing can be adapted for perimeter fencing of solar farms and the protection of orchards and large gardens.

Forestry and Woodland Fences

Forestry and woodland management is at the heart of our business and can pose particular challenges for fence installations in rough and steep terrain. Our team will help you select the correct fencing specification for your situation, with installation supported by our capable tracked post driver.

Tree Guards

Anyone who has been around trees long enough has probably seen the damage caused by browsing and the risks this causes to valuable trees. Large tree guards are often required in parkland and woodland locations to protect against deer, horse and cattle and we can advise and install the most appropriate style for the situation.


Horse/Equestrian Fencing

Our horse fences are specifically made for equestrian use: constructed of high quality materials with safety, strength and low maintenance as a priority. We offer a range of heights, for horses of all sizes and ages. Our team can help you choose the most appropriate design for your needs. Creosote treatment is often the choice of wood preservative for horse fencing as this helps to deter gnawing of the timber. Nicholsons also design and construct basic horse jumps set into fences for clients

Stock/ Sheep and Cattle Fencing

Fencing for cattle enclosures needs to be particularly strong and durable, as cattle have a tendency to rub against fencing. We offer a range of high quality, strong, low maintenance fences specifically designed for keeping cattle enclosed.

Rabbit Fencing

Rabbits can be a persistent problem to gardeners and landowners in many areas. We offer a range of rabbit fence styles to help secure your property and can advise and construct to meet your requirements. Often this needs to be incorporated with other fencing types such as Stock or Deer  – or even retrofitted to existing fencelines. For added protection we advise digging in the rabbit net and can provide this service.


Traditional post-and-rail fencing

Our attractive post and rail fencing can be specified as square sawn, half round peeled / machine rounded posts and or rails.

Cleft hardwood fencing

For the more traditional look we supply and install Cleft Chestnut or Oak fencing which can be made even more stock proof with the addition of netting and or rabbit wire.

Close-board / Panel fencing / Chain Link

More fitting in the urban environment our team are very experienced in designing and installing Close-board, Panel or Chain link fencing. And can offer a range of styles, heights, Gates, finish and materials to suit scope and budget.

Fencing for Pets

Frequently we are asked to make a garden “escape” proof for family pets and dogs in particular. We can tailor your fence to suit all types of requirements in settings to suit rural and urban.


We supply and install all types of gates to match our fence installations and can offer a design service for a range of gate styles.

Bespoke Fencing / Screening Solutions

Nicholsons will also take on the design and construction of bespoke fencing solutions for our clients.

An Important Word on Durability

Fences need to be durable due to the nature of animals they are enclosing or excluding and to keep maintenance and or replacement costs to a minimum. This durablity 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/HC4 class treated redwood timber for longevity – whether creosote or green pressure treated. 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 Ensele. Where possible we specify Galvanised wire for increased longevity.

All our timber is FSC sourced as standard, please discuss specific requirements with our team.

How can our forestry team help?

Our expert forestry team offer a wide range of services and would be happy to discuss how they can best support you.

“Dear Tim,

As you probably know we have recently had some fencing put in by Richard and I just wanted to give some feedback.

He has done a fantastic job and has been very accommodating in the way in which he worked around the different priorities we had to get it all done.

It really was a pleasure to have him working here and I felt it was important for you to know how grateful we are for the highly professional job he has done.

Please could you reiterate our thanks to him – he is a real credit to Nicholson’s.

With best wishes”

Nicholsons is accredited by the following official organisations:

Approved contractors of the Safe-contractor scheme, Nicholsons are also accredited with CHAS and Arboricultural Association. The Company recently won an award as Cherwell Established Business of the Year 2019, as well as Oxfordshire Large Business of the Year awards 2019.