Fences are an important part of agricultural operations, as they provide a physical boundary that protects crops and livestock while keeping animals in their designated areas. Being a Somerset timber supplier, the sector of agricultural timber supplies is an important part of our business. Timber agricultural fencing, for example, is a very popular product that is ideal for the job it does. Timber fencing is durable, eco-friendly, and provides a strong barrier but offers flexibility in construction. We are a Somerset timber supplier so let’s take a closer look at why timber farm fencing is still the preferred option for your farming operation.
Timber fences are incredibly durable, as they can withstand extreme weather conditions without breaking down or warping. Although timber has a degree of naturally resistance to damage from insects and other pests, the UK weather is wet and cold for large parts of the year. This is why treated timber fence posts are so important. Our redwood timber fence strainers, for example, are made from Pine Redwood because of its greater treatability and all of our Pine Redcwood strainers are high pressure treated through our ISO9001 treatment process to User Class 4. This treatment protects them from decay and insect attack and makes them suitable for use in ground contact. It’s also worth noting that our timber fence strainers and timber fence stakes are purchased from sustainable sources they come with either FSC or PEFC Certification. The quality of our timber and the treatment processes make our timber fences ideal for UK farms.
The Appearance Of Timber Fences
Timber fences for farms have a natural beauty that can enhance any landscape. The warm colors of the wood blend in nicely with surrounding foliage and give any farm a rustic charm that can’t be replicated by other materials. Furthermore, timber fences don’t require additional painting or staining like metal fences do.
Timber is one of the most cost-effective options when it comes to building agricultural fencing. Compared to other materials like steel or aluminum, timber is much cheaper and just as long-lasting if properly maintained over time. Plus, since it’s easy to work with and doesn’t require specialised skills or tools to install, thereby saving you more money.
The Components of Timber Agricultural Fences – Timber Fence Strainers, Stakes, and Rails
Timber fencing strainers are used to tension wire fences, such as wire mesh or barbed wire. They typically consist of a turnbuckle or ratchet mechanism that allows the fence wire to be tightened, as well as anchor points for attaching the wire to the strainer.
Timber fence stakes are posts that are driven into the ground to support a fence. They can be made of wood, metal, or plastic, and are typically spaced at regular intervals along the length of the fence. Timber fence stakes, however, are often the best option in the UK.
Timber fence rails are the horizontal beams that are attached to the fence posts. For example, we stock whitewood fencing rails which are a great choice for a range of fencing projects, and have been high-pressure treated .
Timber Agricultural Fencing
When it comes time to build a fence around your agricultural land, consider using timber agricultural fencing for the best results. Not only is it durable and cost-effective but its natural beauty can add value to your property while providing an effective barrier against unwanted visitors or animals entering your farmland. With proper maintenance and care over time, you can ensure that your timber fence will remain strong for years to come!