It’s a busy time of year for the newt world. We have spent much of the last month creating Newt ponds and hibernacula for these protected species. Newts and their eggs, breeding sites and resting places are protected by law. Prior to fencing and other construction jobs we often get called in to build specialist newt fencing and habitats to ensure these species remain protected during and after installations.
The newt fence usually consists of a plastic membrane buried into the ground. It is then supported by timber posts placed at regular intervals along the line of the fence. The fence normally has a below ground horizontal return facing out of the site to minimise the risk of newts re-entering the site through the disturbed soil layer.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any of your newt fencing enquiries; protect the newts!