Fencing Ideas

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GardenShed

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Fencing Ideas
« on: January 12, 2014, 22:16 »
I want to put some form of fencing around the boundaries of my plot and whilst I guess you can use lots of different types of  materials to cobble something together, I would still need to have some form of fence posts at intervals to which I could for example, nail battens of wood or run wire across etc.  But fence posts seem expensive - are there any cheap alternatives for something fairly sturdy and that can be banged into the ground and used to attach wood / plastic / wire?

I did think of using the round fence / tree stakes, which would definitely suffice if using something like wire, but even these seem to cost a lot of money - I think they cost about 7 pound each.  Then again, Perhaps I wouldn't need lots of them just a few spaced out...  Any ideas for cheap fencing would be appreciated! Thanks.

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Re: Fencing Ideas
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2014, 22:50 »
hi try a farm supplies company for 3 inch round 5 foot high fencing stakes last ones i bought where 2.00 each +vat  you can nail pig or rabbit wire to them or 3x1fence rails to make a boundry marker   jezza

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Re: Fencing Ideas
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2014, 00:38 »
Also try sawmills, I got fresh milled posts 8ft x 3" x 3" for 2 each

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Re: Fencing Ideas
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2014, 06:38 »
We are not allowed to fence our plots on our allotment  :(

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Re: Fencing Ideas
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2014, 09:42 »
neither are we .............. mind you I don't really see the need, people seem to respect paths and plot boundaries, here.
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Re: Fencing Ideas
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2014, 09:59 »
Our allotments look like colditz....minimum 8 foot fences everywhere....

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Re: Fencing Ideas
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2014, 10:08 »
Great for stuff then need shade but what about stuff than need sunlight?

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Re: Fencing Ideas
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2014, 10:53 »
I'm only in my first year but the campaign to lower fences is in full swing!

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Re: Fencing Ideas
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2014, 11:38 »
Part of our tenancy agreement is to fence our plots against rabbits -- there are quite a few that are surrounded by herris fencing, or creations made of old corrugated iron --yuck!!

Mine is fenced with posts made of cut offs of timber and chicken wire with smallish holes. Some posts now need replacing and I ma going to try the thick pieces that make up the frame of long pallets.

Mind you, if agricultural suppliers have posts  ate 2 I might change my mind  ;)
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Re: Fencing Ideas
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2014, 13:36 »
I'm looking to fence off my beds from Basil Brush that seems to want to dig everything up - Yesterday it was my bean trench
« Last Edit: January 13, 2014, 16:55 by cadalot »

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barley

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Re: Fencing Ideas
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2014, 16:25 »
wooden pallets can be found free and recycled to make a cheap strong fence

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Re: Fencing Ideas
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2014, 19:32 »
Hello , i made a fence around my pile of fym with pallets  and was told by the man who runs the site that it's starting to look like a farmyard :mad: so i pulled it down now i got this big pile of muck on full display, there is also other people with pallet compost bins not been told  :mad:
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Re: Fencing Ideas
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2014, 11:57 »
My OH made our first little sheep shelter pen out of pallets with half-round fencing stakes (with the bark still on). The pallets were held upright and the stakes were "threaded" through the horizontal boards at the back which were then hammered into the ground with a lump hammer. If the pallets needing replacing, you just lift them up and put a new one in.
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Re: Fencing Ideas
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2014, 16:42 »
Chat to a few local scaffolding companies for scrapped scaffold pipe. Cut down they make solid galvanised fence posts through which you can drill to feed wire strainers of fix timber straight to them using self drill fixings. put around 800mm into the ground for a solid post

Buy some black plastic caps to tap into the open top and it finishes off a treat



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