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Help and How To...

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.


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.

How to erect a wooden fence. Download (123 kb)


How To Hang A Gate

A professional fencer talks you through one of the most difficult jobs in fencing.

How to hang a gate. Download (175 kb)


How To Lay Decking

Tips and drawings on how to build a decking frame and to lay decking on top with some guidelines on steps and balustrades.

How to lay decking. Download (1249 kb)


"Hodge fencing are a rare find in todays business world, combining specialist knowledge, attention to detail and fantastic customer service with the most competitive prices. They are reliable and a pleasure to deal with for an ever expanding range of products and services."

Euan Warnock, Agent, NFU, Oban.

Opening times

Our office hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Telephone 01631 563271


C. Elspeth Hodge

Argyll Fencing and Timber Ltd

Delivery to Argyll

We will include the delivery charge on your emailed quote if you send us the address for delivery, we also need directions as GPS can be less than reliable in Argyll.

Deliveries are kerbside or equivalent and socially distanced. You do not need to be present.

If you wish to collect then this can be arranged at pre-arranged times and we will respond with a note of suitable time slots or you can request a specific slot in advance.

Please note that all collections must be pre-paid. Please see our directions page for information on how to get here.

approximate equivalents

Timber is cut in metric sizes. These approximate equivalents are for your guidance only.

22mm 32mm 38mm 47mm 75mm 85mm 100mm 125mm 150mm 200mm 300mm
1" 1.25" 1.5" 2" 3" 3.5" 4" 5" 6" 8" 12"
1.5m 1.65m 1.8m 2.1m 2.4m 2.7m 3.0m 3.3m 3.6m 3.9m 4.2m 4.5m 4.8m
5' 5'6" 6' 7' 8' 9' 10' 11' 12' 13' 14' 15' 16'

Help and Information Sheets

How to choose fencing materials Download (27 kb)

How to build a wire and timber (stock) fence. Download (775 kb)

How to build a wire and timber deer fence. Download (475 kb)

Ten Tips for High Tensile Stock Fencing from Tornado. Download (440 kb)

How to erect a wooden fence. Download (123 kb)

How to hang a gate. Download (175 kb)

How to lay decking. Download (1249 kb)