Wire price up again

A friend bought 160 acre place a few years ago and every fence needed doing both sides of each hedge so he did the whole.lot in one go. Only problem I see is that all the stakes will be rotten at the same time in a couple of years
 
A friend bought 160 acre place a few years ago and every fence needed doing both sides of each hedge so he did the whole.lot in one go. Only problem I see is that all the stakes will be rotten at the same time in a couple of years
Did he use creosoted posts? Or Clippex? or Sweet Chestnut?
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
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Montgomeryshire
:unsure:and the chemical they use is no better than what others use,it cant be, as CCA is banned.

here the railway fence is going to be the next challenge (again ) as the woodwork the contractor put in 13yrs yrs ago (wouldve been H4 ) for NR wont last no where near what the concrete post ht wire fence that had been there since the 50ties (but wouldnt stop smaller lambs ) and the wire was rusted) it replaced.
...seems ok up to now tho but it darn well needs to be,what with all the work that went in to doing the work along all the line.

We had the same back home, where the mainline from Birmingham to London Paddington ran through. Contractors came up (a Cornish crew, to North Gloucestershire) and took out the 50 year old half sleeper posts, spaced at a metre apart, and replaced them with softwood posts that will be gone in 5 years. :banghead:
 

Willie adie

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Aberdeenshire
I'd like to meet anyone that has actually taken timber to the place they bought it, and what was said .I know up here there was a big claim put in over a decade ago and it was successful,
But I'm sure certain exemptions would include.
Were they stored inside or out after purchase?
How were they put in if chapped then the top marked or damaged - void.
If they have been punctured ie staples - void,
Day the day of the week they were put in have a Y in it ?- void,
Did the person putting them in take an extra 5mins for his tea break- void.
Was the heater in the jeep set at the correct setting for the weather - void.
 

Bury the Trash

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Mixed Farmer
We had the same back home, where the mainline from Birmingham to London Paddington ran through. Contractors came up (a Cornish crew, to North Gloucestershire) and took out the 50 year old half sleeper posts, spaced at a metre apart, and replaced them with softwood posts that will be gone in 5 years. :banghead:
Yes sounds like the same Contractor as here, they were fine.
I'd like to meet anyone that has actually taken timber to the place they bought it, and what was said .I know up here there was a big claim put in over a decade ago and it was successful,
But I'm sure certain exemptions would include.
Were they stored inside or out after purchase?
How were they put in if chapped then the top marked or damaged - void.
If they have been punctured ie staples - void,
Day the day of the week they were put in have a Y in it ?- void,
Did the person putting them in take an extra 5mins for his tea break- void.
Was the heater in the jeep set at the correct setting for the weather - void.
Yes there has been a claim or 2 down here i expect not as many as there could be i guess by farmers and smaller amounts, just except it i suppose.
There was a notable big claim i knew off, by a contractor against a fairly local big supplier and consequent sawmill and about that time in the late 2000's, stakes strainers only lasted a few years, they pinned it down in that case to too many stakes being pushed out too quick (for the then big demand of the old Stewardship scheme grants) and not treated properly, quick dip in the tank of timber that was not dry enough to start with.
Course as time went on it was realised that the chemicals now used arent a patch on the previous banned ones.
from then on contractors were quite understandably.turned off supplying .
 
A friend bought 160 acre place a few years ago and every fence needed doing both sides of each hedge so he did the whole.lot in one go. Only problem I see is that all the stakes will be rotten at the same time in a couple of years
Grandfather fenced most of this place in the early 80s with pressure treated soft wood, the rest is oak posts from an earlier time.
I've 3 fences left with the oak posts but the netting is getting past it, but the fencing done in the 80s is now all failing, mostly the posts, but in some places the netting is worse than the posts.
I'm slowly replacing the worst of the fences, I'd love to the whole lot but can't afford it, I am going Creo posts and ht netting and yes it's costing a lot, but skimping on materials is pointless, i did one fence 10-15 years ago with oil soaked posts, but the posts are slowly failing, and replacing just the posts will probably cost as much putting a new fence from scratch.
I just hope I can get the place finished before @tepapa retires 🤞
 

NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee on the content and potential impact of the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill (No.2).

This draft legislation was recently introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in conjunction with agriculture minister, Edwin Poots.

“We were accompanied by representatives from a wide range of food industry bodies, including the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association,the Ulster Farmers’ Union [UFU], Northern...
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