800m Stock Fence

EandM

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I’m after an all in price to install 800m of stock fence. I’m based near Driffield,East Yorkshire.
 

EandM

Member
Fair enough,
Wood post
4in stock wire plain
Fit and supply
Easy ground though fitting tight to mature hedge which will have been cut back
 

Y Fan Wen

Member
Location
N W Snowdonia
When I decided to renew the boundary with the common, which I measured at 800m, I bought one of these kits;


The contractor charged me 2.5k + vat for erecting including an extra gate. That's a bit under 8.oo per metre I think.
 

EandM

Member
When I decided to renew the boundary with the common, which I measured at 800m, I bought one of these kits;


The contractor charged me 2.5k + vat for erecting including an extra gate. That's a bit under 8.oo per metre I think.
£8 per meter a beyond budget mind
 

Bury the Trash

Member
Mixed Farmer
i'm toying with sleepers for strainers then eco posts + wire :scratchhead:
only thing to remmebr is that clipex eco will bend if they come to a dead stop ie stone/ shale patch or thin ground. you need 2ft of good going unless you can pilot drill.
we useing mcveigh creosote strainers and struts and turning posts and putting eco in at 6 m spaces its working well and looks good as well
but with respect to the above.
 

ARW

Member
Location
Yorkshire
Eco posts are a waste of time, get the proper X fence wire that fits into standard clipex posts, it’s stronger, pulls tighter and lambs can’t get there head stuck in it. There’s no price difference either so you may as well get the stronger wire
 

Bury the Trash

Member
Mixed Farmer
Eco posts are a waste of time, get the proper X fence wire that fits into standard clipex posts, it’s stronger, pulls tighter and lambs can’t get there head stuck in it. There’s no price difference either so you may as well get the stronger wire
standard posts are 1.29 dearerthan eco with the same guarentee.

x fence wire 1oo m is 20 quid dearer than the 8.8o.30 i buy and 300m roll is 55 quid dearer so it seems there is a price difference.

no lambs or adult sheep for that matter.get their head stuck in mine .
as for being stronger i ve not found the x fence on the deer fence here to withstand a bash with the plough any better than the estate wire i use.
 

ARW

Member
Location
Yorkshire
I’m paying same price for wire, £0.85 a metre for x fence or hinge joint
I get eco posts same as standard but we are buying a 1000 at time and wire 6000 metres at a time
 

Y Fan Wen

Member
Location
N W Snowdonia
Eco posts are a waste of time, get the proper X fence wire that fits into standard clipex posts, it’s stronger, pulls tighter and lambs can’t get there head stuck in it. There’s no price difference either so you may as well get the stronger wire
If I'm doing a new fence I go for the standards but I find I am actually using a lot more eco posts as I am forever life extending conventional wood post fences replacing individual wood with steel. Bit of gloom and despondency when I find I've mixed the 2 up! I spray paint the pointed ends of the ecos when they arrive to try and make it easier to tell them apart
 
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Bury the Trash

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Mixed Farmer
im paying 70 p a metre for hinge joint but its a job to the posts at any price atm.

if theres stone a standard will go wuffy all the same. same ive snapped wood stakes some places e as well mind you.
 
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