Repairing fences on Salisbury Plain

A little fresh on Salisbury Plain today repairing fences around ancient burial grounds.

Old fences were in need of repair so we were asked to add new fence posts to the existing fences to prolong the life of them.  In all approx. 1500m in two areas

Tristan drove the tracked post driver with Adam and Tad stapling the wire to the posts behind him.

For full details of our other fencing and gate work please see the link on our website here.

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1500m stock netting at Rollestone, on Salisbury Plain  

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!

18 Feb 2020

See some other examples of the different types of fencing and gate work we undertake…

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40 ha of scrub clearance underway for chalk grassland near Imber on Salisbury Plain

We’re using our Dymax tree shear to cut hawthorn and blackthorn.

And, once it’s cut, you have to get it collected up and burnt – so we’re making progress…

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As you can see, there was plenty to burn.

Demarcation Posts Salisbury Plain

Something different today.  Our job was to erect demarcation posts to mark an ancient monument and protect rare thistle plants on Salisbury Plain.
It took 575 m of posts, 1m apart, then painted with ‘hi-viz’ tops.  Now apparently this is tank proof – the posts are just a visual barrier to prevent vehicles from getting into the area in the middle.

Oct 2018

Demarcation posts Salisbury Plain Oct 2018

Refurbishment to Bulford Firing Range “C”

Following a long tender process with Landmarc Ltd, on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO),  we won the contract for the refurbishment to Bulford Firing Range “C”  to bring it up to modern compliance specification.  DIO is part of the Ministry of Defence.

The project required the old tarmac and timber range floor to be removed and the firing trenches replaced with pre-fabricated concrete structures made off-site. We then fitted recycled plastic edging and then covered the whole site in a soft-pour surface.

We completed the project within the month, due to strict time constraints. Although the range we were working on was closed for the works to be carried out, neighbouring ranges were kept in use with live firing on a daily basis.  This is the first firing range on Salisbury Plain with this finish.

Landmarc/DIO now have a safer range with no ricochet hazard; one that is maintenance free and hard wearing.

See our Case Study here.   Firing Range at Bulford June 2018 e

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See some of our other work here which doesn’t fall neatly into our trees/fencing/weeds categories!

Galvanised Estate fencing Salisbury Plain

Here we erected 200m old style galvanized estate fencing for a client at Chitterne, in the middle of Salisbury Plain.  We had to erect into hard chalk with the aid of a rock spike and then concrete in.  The galvanized fencing was chosen to set off the house and new retaining wall at Valley Farm, and because using galvanized gives longevity.

18 June 2018

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See our fencing page on our website here

12 inch post 8 feet high knocked into 4 feet of rock chalk on Salisbury Plain

12-inch post 8-feet high knocked into 4-feet of rock chalk on Salisbury Plain

See the post driver in action here.

12 inch post 8 feet high knocked into 4 feet of rock chalk on Salisbury plain

Posted by Conservation Contractors on Friday, 17 November 2017