This job took place at a private residential property in the Cheshire countryside. The property has 5 acres of land that is grazed by the owner’s sheep. This property borders a canal towpath/ footpath which is popular with dog walkers.
The customer instructed us to replace the current fencing between his field and the canal footpath. This fencing was old and worn. It was made up of a mixture of concrete posts, wooden posts, plain wire and stock netting. This old fence has been patched up many times over the years, was no longer effective at keeping dogs from the footpath out of the field. The old fence was also unsightly and potentially dangerous.
Horse netting was the ideal option for this job as the customer was keen to prevent dogs from the footpath from worrying his sheep. The small holes in horse netting are perfect for keeping even the smallest of dogs out.
We spent a full day removing the old fencing. After removing all the wire and wooden posts, we used our telehandler to pull the old concrete post out of the ground.
The concrete posts were buried extremely deeply, with about 4ft in the ground. The old fencing was taken back to our yard to be disposed of.
After a touch of veg clearance, the deep holes left by the concrete posts were filled in. The lads then got to work installing the new fencing.
We install this type of fence with an intermediate post every 3 meters, and a straining post a maximum of every 50 meters or at every significant change of direction. This was a fairly straight run which made the installation easier as less strainers were needed.
The wire stands 110cm tall and we added a single strand of plain wire on top of this, giving the fence an extra 10cm in height.
The customer now has a new fence which is not only more atheistically pleasing, but dog and stock proof too.
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