We have coralled some very skilled professional fencers and persuaded them to write about their craft for the benefit of those who want to do their own fencing. The results are here complete with illustrations where possible. For those with more fencing experience we have also included an article by Tornado about High Tensile fencing. Over time we hope to add to this section to deal with other frequently asked questions.
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How to choose fencing materials
Some checklist questions to help you work out what kind of fence you want and a lot of information about how to specify good quality materials. Includes some information on types of timber, treatment, wire etc.
Very detailed instructions aimed at the amateur fencer for building a stock fence. If you are not sure whether you want to tackle the job yourself then read this first and decide whether it’s a job for you. Written by a professional fencer and includes drawings
How to build a wire and timber (stock) fence. Download (775 kb)
How To Build A Wire and Timber (deer) Fence
Very detailed instructions for the amateur fencer on how to build a wire deer fence. Reading this should help you work out whether you can do the job yourself. If you follow these instructions you will end up with a deer-proof and long lasting fence – written by a professional fencer.
How to build a wire and timber deer fence. Download (475 kb)
Ten Tips for High Tensile Stock Fencing from Tornado
Malcolm Blackford, sales manager at Tornado, manufacturers of wire fencing, offers some top fencing tips to save you both time and money. Download (440 kb)
How To Erect Wooden Fencing
Detailed instructions for the amateur fencer on how to erect wooden railing, picket or privacy fences. Written by a professional fencer this should give you an idea on whether you want to tackle the job yourself and if you do then this will give clear guidance on how to do it.