Fencing - Rural

Animals are not the only deciding factor when it comes to rural fence design. Topography, availability of material, laws, soil and budget also dictate the design of a fence. It is because of these factors a number of fence designs have developed.

The most common types of rural fencing fences fall into 3 categories:

1. Multi wire, multi batte.  Often referred to as conventional fences and sometimes post and wire fences. 

2. Post and wire – no battens.  Often just called Post and wire fences. (Sometimes these fences have some wires electrified)

3. Netting. Often called Fabricated Netting fences.

When thinking about your fence deisgn you need to take the following into account:

- Intended purpose – what are you keeping in or out.

- Topography – steep, flat, undulating.

- Soil type – Rocky, sandy, clay

- Law – laws relating to boundary and roadside fences

- Tradition – many farmers continue to do things because they have always done it that way.

- Location – Coastal areas offer some different problems with wear and tear on material

- Budget

What ever the design outcome it is likely to be influenced by at least 3 of these features and at Canterbury Timber and Hardware we stock eveything you need to build your fence including:

  •  Post and Rails
  •  Roundwood poles and posts
  •  Palings 
  •  Wire and netting
  •  Wooden and steel gates
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