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After several weeks of exposure to the wind, rain, hail and various other winter elements, just about every type of fencing is put to the test over the colder months. From the wooden timber in post and rail being highly exposed to rotting, to larger furniture objects smashing through fence panels, choosing cheap fencing options may prove to be the smart choice in the short-term but can quickly become an expensive mistake, especially if horse netting or fencing is easily exposed and animals manage to escape from a livestock yard or equestrian.

Year after year, fencing contractors in Cheshire are repeatedly in high demand as they are often required to repair or even install fencing so those who were not prepared for strong winds. As fencing contractors with over 10 years experience within the industry, we have decided to put together a quick guide on how you can prepare and protect your fencing from being exposed to strong winds and winter storms so you don’t make the costly mistake of choosing cheap fencing.

Protecting Post and Rail Fencing

Although Post and Rail fencing are visually stunning and a highly popular choice amongst farmyards, livestock and equestrian centres, this type of fencing can quickly turn into a rapidly expensive option when customers decided to cut corners. Perhaps you might be in a rush to on a tight budget, but careful consideration must be considered as cheap materials can quickly become vulnerable after just a couple of years. When choosing Stockdale Fencing, we truly believe quality in material can never be compromised so will always implement the finest diamond timber from Ireland.  

With traditional, synthetic and split post and rail fencing to choose from, most fencing contractors will also offer 2, 3 and even 4 rail options. Using cheap rails can expose, weaken and even allow animals to easily escape so it is extremely important to choose high quality rails such as fully galvanised 100mm ring shank nails.

Post and Rail Fencing Tips

If you decide to go without a fencing contractor, the biggest piece of advice I can offer it to make sure all post and rail boundary fences are secure and posts are firmly set in the ground. To make sure the wood is exposed to root or made any weaker; make sure you prolong their life by regularly treating them with wood stain and preservative. If strong winds are coming, make sure you remove any large or loose objects that are close by any post and rail fencing.

Post and Rail Experts

If you are looking to repair, replace or erect post and rail fencing on your farm, livestock or equestrian, why not get in touch with the post and rail fencing contractor experts? Give our post and rail fencing experts a call on 07883 339 617 for all your agricultural, equestrian and domestic fencing enquires now.

A busy month for Cheshire Fencing Contractors

It’s been a very busy few weeks here at Stockdale Fencing! As a matter of fact, I would say a very busy few months, with the build up to Christmas always proving to be the busiest period for any Cheshire fencing contractors. Just to prove we have actually been busy with various projects, I thought this would be the perfect platform to display just a small selection of various post and rail fencing, horse fencing and various other fencing contractor projects we have been up to recently…

A556 Motorway Post and Rail Fencing

I’m sure by now you have probably come across the confusing new A556 single carriage way road on your way back from home Manchester right? After originally starting the project in November 2014, work is still being carried out to create a modern dual carriage with one single road offering facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.

Having been involved in the project since January 2015, Stockdale Fencing were originally appointed to install stock fencing and temporary fencing to keep animals or public from entering the site as worked progressed. Since then, Stockdale Fencing have maintained a blossoming relationship and now install post and rail fencing. With the project expected to finish in spring 2017, Stockdale Fencing are now more than half way through installing over 20,000 meters of highway specification post and rail fencing.

Both CPCS and Lantra qualified Stockdale Fencing can erect post and rail fencing for any number of highway agencies

Rural Village Post and Rail Fencing

Only a couple of miles away from Northwich, Marston is surrounded in 350 hectares of the postcard-backdrop of the beautiful Cheshire countryside. Located on the Trent & Mersey canal, Marston is famously known as home to the industrial lion salt museum.

Appointed by the parrish councillor, Stockdale Fencing were tasked with supplying and fitting new post and rail fencing with horse netting to surround the new car park at Marston Village Hall. With a short turnaround, Stockdale Fencing also erected new galvanised entrance gates to allow better access and security for the car park.

International Livery Yard Post and Rail Fencing

Based in Congleton, Cheshire Somerford Park Farm is home to one of the country’s leading equestrian school venues offering training on all weather surfaces across a immaculate 80-acre cross country course. Owned by Andy Heffernan, the farm is a successful competition livery yard having hosted numerous high profile international events as well as developing quality horses to buy.

As a local Cheshire fencing contractor, we first erected post and rail fencing across the 80-acre cross county farm with other aspects of the job also including the installation of wooden gates for access along with implementing electric fencing to prevent the horses from chewing or damaging the newly installed fence.

If you are a Cheshire based livery yard or equestrian who are looking to replace or erect new fencing, why not get in touch with the post and rail fencing experts to discuss the right fencing options for you.

So what happens next…

So has you can see, the day in the life of a Cheshire fencing contractor is a very varied experience from one day to the next. With it only being a few weeks away from Christmas, we urge you to act now if you are looking for any post and rail fencing services over the busy period or heading into 2017. Contact your Cheshire fencing contractors on 07883 339617 or drop us a quick email at