Panel fencing on concrete posts

Our overlap panels are fitted to concrete posts and concrete gravel boards to combat the wet ground rotting it out. This will easily out last any timber in the ground here and remain strong for years to come.

 

 

 

Chicken runs and coops

New range of chicken runs and coops now available at Fencewize. anything can be make to order, any size or for any pet. please contact for full details and advise.

Bespoke buildings

This week we travelled to Ducklington in Oxford to install a new smoking shelter. We had to make this all on site to be a certain size and because of the ground being un-level.

We used 3×2″ framework and heavy duty ship-lap boards to make this shelter and as we were making it on-site, we could add additions like balustrade as we were building.

 

 

 

 

The finished shelter with shelf, trellis and balustrade ready for use. We can make any structure for any use, either in our workshops or on site and we only use sturdy durable materials to ensure durability and longevity in our workmanship.

 

For a free quotation on any building your are planning please contact us on 01747 821637

Are your fence’s ready for winter?

Every year we have a busy period where winter storms wreck local fences, sometimes falling on cars or plants in the garden causing increased damage.

Here at fencewize we recommend that every year when you paint or treat your fence that you give the posts a wobble to check if they are rotton or broken. If they are on the way out or are cracked, it would be easier and more cost effective to install a concrete repair spur to the post which would secure it like new, then to risk the winds blowing it over and potentially casuing increased damage to other parts of the fence or to your garden.

Contact us and we can offer you a free quotation to get you ready for winter

Gillingham Town Meadow Action Group (RAG)

This week we help Rob Setchell and his team on the Gillingham Town Centre Regeneration Action Group (RAG) whos hard work and dedication has culminated in the creation of a new public area with a new footpath linking the centre of Gillingham to waitrose along the river, with a new ramp.

 Local Trades including Kingsmere Surfacing, Camelot Builders and Fencewize have helped where we can, Fencewize installed the chain and the hand rail to section off this new public area.
 If you would like to donate to this great project, please contact the group on gtctownmeadow@btinternet.com Thanks!

Fencing on Shaftesbury Road

This week Barry Goodwin and Chris Parfit of fencewize installed a new closeboard fence to a property on the gillingham to shaftesbury road.

It is allways important to ensure a good flow with the top of a fence like this which is seen by a large amount of people for a brief amount of time. If there was a kink in the line it would be instantly noticable by the people passing in the cars so Barry had to make sure it was perfect, but with 15 years experiance it was not an issue as you can see from these pictures!

We also used 4 rails on this fence and longer centre stumps to ensure greater resistance to wind and the force of trucks passing as well as offering a level of sound reduction from the busy road.

 

Fence replacment

Fencewize offers free quotations for all and any fencing jobs, from high spec security mesh to mending a wobbly panel, we can provide you with a complete quotation.

We are experts and can provide you with advise and ideas about any fencing or landscaping job, including playground instalations having completed ROSPA courses, and we always love a challenge or a problem to solve!

Please contact us for anything we can help with and speak to Sean or George

Post and Rail fencing in Stoke Trister

This week we completed some post and rail fencing in Stoke Trister.

As the ground was very hard, we had to hand dig most of the posts to ensure they stayed straight and square. In softer ground we would of been able to use our unimog to smack them into the required depth, but if the ground is too stoney the post can drive off and twist making them look odd.

 

 This driveway cut through the customers back garden and was in constant use from farm traffic.

 

 

 

     We started using our post driver but the ground was too hard so most to the posts we had to dig in by hand

 

 

The finished fence line showing the driveway safely sectioned off and a picket gate for access

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glastonbury Tor

Erosion from heavy foot traffic is an issue to many beauty spots and landmarks across the UK, with Glastonbury being among them. 2 Years ago we tried to solve the erosion at the top by re-turfing an area were there was high foot traffic. While the turf took well to the ground, the area outside then got eroded by cows and people now walking around the existing area.

 

Ready to carry the materials up the Tor As we cannot get to the top of the Tor where we were working, we had to carry everything up the steep slopes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The extent of the damage from heavy foot traffic is shown here where the top layer has completely disapeared.

 

 

 

 

 

The main walkway from the view point and top of the Tor. Unless we can stablise the area there will be no alternative but to concrete this whole area.

 

 

 

 

 

We rotorvated this area and leveled the ground, adding compost and grass seed to give the best chance of growth

 

 

 

 

 

Mesh in place rolled out over the prepared ground being heavily pegged down and tied together to resist the high winds.

 

 

 

 

The Finished area, seeded and roped off to give the best chance of growth. The mesh is designed to protect the root systems of the grass and disperse the weight of human traffic so the weight is spread over a bigger area.

 

 

 

Having a large homogeneous area of similar looking surface will also effect the psychology of crowds arriving to the area. Crowds of people will act like a fluid is most situations (Hughes, 2003), often following traces in the ground or others to reach their target, but with a large area that is now uniform, there will be no tracks so subconsciously their patterns will be broken resulting in dispersion and therefore reduced acute foot traffic over similar areas.

We at Fencewize really hope this system will work and hold on, because the option of having to concrete a large area at the top of such a landmark would reduce its natural beauty.

The Flow of Human Crowds, Roger L. Hughes,

Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 2003. 35:169–82

doi: 10.1146/annurev.fluid.35.101101.161136