Is Your Fencing Good Enough?

10 January 2022
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Is your property correctly fenced? If you live in a residential area, it may not matter if your fencing has gaps. You may only be using it to indicate the boundaries of the property. However, if you have children or animals on your property, you must have continuous fencing that will not allow them to escape. If you live in a rural area, the animals you want to contain might be bigger and stronger. You must use the most appropriate fencing to keep your property and your animals safe while ensuring that none of your animals can make their way onto property belonging to one of your neighbours. You might choose dog fencing or another type of rural fencing if you are dealing with livestock.

Why do you need fencing?

Before deciding which fencing to buy, you must be clear about why you need the fencing. If establishing the property boundaries is all you want to do, almost any fencing will suffice. If you want to maintain your privacy, fitting closed-board fencing will keep out prying eyes. To keep dogs or smaller animals in a specific area, dog fencing would be a perfect solution. If you have livestock to contain, you must choose a fencing option that they cannot break. If you aren't sure whether a particular fencing solution is strong enough, talk to your supplier and find out the precise specifications of the fencing. It's best to thoroughly investigate the fencing before buying it, rather than installing it and finding it is broken or pushed aside in only a few days.

Does it fit the environment?

Whatever fencing solution you pick, whether it is dog fencing or something else, you must be sure that it will be simple to install where it is needed. Think about the local topography. Do you want the fencing to cross a valley or climb a hill? Alternatively, is your property on predominantly flat ground? Any alteration in gradient can affect how easily particular types of fencing can be installed. If you think you might struggle to install your dog fencing alone, why not arrange for the fence to be professionally installed? A team of professional installers will know where to place the fence posts and what depth each post must be. The installers can work out where to put the strainer assemblies and how to tension the fence evenly so that no part of the fence is likely to come under too much pressure and snap.