OPERATING ACROSS EAST ANGLIA (Cambridgeshire | Norfolk | Suffolk) FOR THE INSTALLATION OF RABBIT PROOF AND DEER PROOF FENCES & FENCING.
The answer to every pest problem is not always via the use of lethal methods.
In many instances exclusion techniques, via the installation of appropriate fences, is the best long-term option both in terms of control and cost management. A well thought out, installed and regularly maintained fence will provide many years of useful service.
Fences are highly effective for problems and damage caused by both rabbits and deer, both on large scales i.e. young tree and sapling protection, crop protection and on smaller scales i.e. garden protection and in maintaining the amenity of smaller areas.
To achieve appropriate success with pest fencing care must be taken in both the design and construction phase- a badly laid out or constructed fence will offer a poor return for both time and money invested.
If you require advice on fence design and specification or are looking for a contractor to undertake this then feel free to get in contact with us.
We operate fencing services across East Anglia and will gladly offer free advice…..
As a general rule fence installation is normally for the following instances:
- Deer proof fencing (muntjac, Chinese water deer, red, roe and fallow deer)
- Rabbit proof fencing
However we have installed and advised clients on the installation of small fences for the exclusion of foxes; especially on small-holdings or back garden chicken coops.
If you are considering the installation of fencing to alleviate a pest problem then please get in touch with us; we cover all of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk with our wildlife fencing service.
RABBIT PROOF FENCING:
The general specifications for rabbit-proof fencing are provided by the Woodland Trust, the Forestry Commission or the BCTV:
- Straining Posts: 2.1 m x 125 – 150 mm diameter
- Struts: 2.1 m x 75 – 100 mm diameter
- Intermediates: 1.7m x 50 – 75 mm diameter
- Line wires: Two, mild steel straining wire 4mm diameter (generally 2.5 mm is sufficient). Top and bottom of netting.
- Netting: Galvanized mesh, 31 mm diagonal whole size (max), 1050 mm width
- Staples: Generally 30 mm is sufficient.
- Finished height: Minimum of 75 -80 cm above ground level.
- Bottom: Either turned out 150 mm towards rabbit pressure (turfed and pegged) or dug in 6-8 inches
Generally a straining post is required every 50 m along the length of the fence, or at changes of direction etc. The intermediate posts are placed every 4m, although this can be extended based on ground conditions, level of rabbit pressure.
Rabbit proof fencing can be installed as a stand-alone option or can be used as a combination fence alongside either stock fencing, post and rail or paddock fencing or deer proof fencing.
We install rabbit proof fences across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk
DEER & DEER PROOF FENCING:
The construction/specification of deer fences is heavily dependent on the species trying to be either excluded or contained. The typical mesh specifications are given below:
The physical construction required in a deer proof fence should not be underestimated- both in financail and man-hours. As a minimum a fence will have to stand 1.5m tall (5 feet) and may have to extend to nearly 2.1m (7 feet) in certain circumstances.
The table below gives some idea of the likely wooden post sizes required:
We install deer and deer proof fences across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
If you require advice, assistance or the installation of deer fencing then please get in contact with us.