Our project here was to erect a vermin-proof fence around the gardens at Iford Manor; The Iford Manor Estatenestles between Westwood and Freshford. It boasts a Grade 1 listed, Italianate garden designed by Edwardian architect Harold Peto when Iford Manor was his home from 1899-1933.
Our task was to erect 800m of 2m high deer netting with rabbit wire at the base which was dug into the ground to prevent animals trying to dig underneath. All on creosote posts.
Our task here was to replace a fence which adjoins a farmer’s field. So we had first to liaise with the farmer to find the right time for when no cattle were in residence. We then had a considerable job in clearing a large amount of old timber and chainlink fence along with the old hedge, conifers and bushes.
The total fence was 50m long approx. x 1.8m close board. Also included was a gate which now allows easy access to the field for the owners and their dogs.
Not all tree-related work for us here at Conservation Contractors!
We’re still busy fencing away, and here was a stretch of 1500m stock netting to keep cattle in on 15-year posts with creosote strainers. On top of the HT stock netting, we put 3 strands of barbed wire.
In case you wondered, a strainer post is the corner post – the larger ones that take the strain and the load-bearing parts of the fence!
Erecting these massive steel gates is the conclusion to work we have carried out for Wessex Water at their Gillingham sewage treatment plant over the last year. These gates are steel and chain link to match the fence which we constructed last year.