First things first, before you start constructing your new fence, you’re going to need a detailed plan to help set you up for success.
A bird’s eye map of the area with a scale can be very useful for planning quantities of materials and making the most of your space.
There are a number of decisions and considerations to make depending on the application of the fence:
Are you maintaining livestock? How big and strong are these creatures? Can they push and shove and bring down a fence?
What are the ground conditions like? Hard or soft? Is there clay, shale or rocks to deal with? What about the terrain? Are there steep sections or obstacles to work around?
What is your budget and will you use the traditional 3” or 4” timber posts or increasingly popular metal or plastic posts?
A fence typically consists of 3 elements: Strainer posts in all corners, intermediate posts, and steel droppers
and wire stretched between Strainers.
-Strainer posts should be a minimum of 3ft below ground. Intermediate posts a minimum of 18".
-Gates and Strainer posts need to be strong, typically 4”-8” diameter.
-Stakes can be installed with ease with Easy Petrol Post Driver and the right adapter.
-If the ground is dry or hard, we recommend using a Pilot Core Tool to remove a core of soil. Adding water and letting it soak in can help driving stakes in summer months.-If using wire Stock Netting or a Top Line attach it to the straining posts. Tighten the wire using a Tensioning Tool, then fasten to the intermediate posts.