Site Hoarding and Security Fencing
There are a number of different types of site hoarding available. Whatever your specification, Knighton can install what you need. Many sites require fencing that can later be removed without causing any permanent damage, and we are able to provide robust temporary fencing that links together securely without the need for disturbing the ground. This varies from Heras type fencing to painted ply, and panels can be made using chain link or wire mesh. The advantage to using Knighton to install site fencing is that can be tied in with other site preparation works, such as ecological mitigation and site clearance, and with us, a single team can cover all aspects of the work.
Knighton can install security fencing on a more permanent basis. As with all barriers, this can be offered in a variety of combinations, and we are always happy to work to your specifications, or to advise you on the many choices available. This could be made from materials such as palisade, mesh or wire, and can be finished with anti climb devices.
Hedge and Hedgerows
Hedges are relatively cheap to plant and grow to maturity surprisingly quickly, taking between three and seven years to reach maturity. Once matured, they make an excellent boundary, providing a home for wildlife and nesting birds. They can be evergreen or deciduous, and we supply British grown native species. Mixed species hedgerows are particularly good for encouraging Dormouse populations.
Temporary fencing can be useful for a variety of reasons. Knighton Countryside Management Ltd can erect site hoarding for safety and security, and we have staff with Streetworks qualifications if traffic control is required. Perimeter fencing or hoarding can be installed to keep the general public away from safety critical areas. We can also install panel fencing, such as Heras fencing, if required.
Knighton specialises in the installation of temporary fencing for ecological mitigation.
Stock fencing is an umbrella term that covers a multitude of different types of livestock enclosure. Also known as agricultural fencing or livestock fencing, its primary tasks are twofold – to keep livestock in, and predators out. Depending on whether you need to pen in a few chickens, or enclose a deer park, there is a wide variety of specialist fencing available. Knighton can advise you on, and install, any type of fencing on any terrain, including steep slopes, river crossings and in shallow or soft ground. We can also install your choice of gates and stiles.
Concrete fence posts make a great, if slightly pricier, alternative to wooden post and rail fencing. Unlike wooden fence posts, which have a tendency to rot, they will last indefinitely. Although they are heavier and more expensive than wooden posts, they work out cheaper over longer periods. Concrete is also incredibly versatile, and can be commissioned in a number of styles for landscaping or specific projects.
Attractive and eco friendly, these traditional panels are still popular. Available in a variety of sizes, they are generally made from either hazel or willow, and should last for 7 or 8 years without treatment. They can be fitted to chestnut or oak posts, and their woven design allows the wind to blow through them, making them slightly less vulnerable to the elements.
Post and Rail
One of the most straightforward types of fencing, it can be installed in numerous configurations. Decisions range from the type of post and rail – chestnut, oak or concrete, machined or sawn – to the number and height rails needed. Any of our fencing can have electric mesh added to it, but this is particularly suited to post & rail and this combination is popular for equestrian fencing or other stock fencing.
One of the most common types of fencing is post and wire. Wire fencing can come in any number of forms and is amazingly versatile, from multi strand, to barbed wire to mesh. Mesh fencing, for example, has numerous uses. Strong mesh fencing can be used in Badger Mitigation work. Depending on its strength and dimensions, it can be used for sports fencing, security fencing and any number of agricultural uses.
Ha-Has are thought to have originated as early as the Norman Conquest, when permission to construct a saltatorium, or deer-leap, was granted by the king – an early form of one way fencing! They were hugely popular in the 18th century as a way of ensuring that the sweep of one’s view over one’s land was not obstructed by unaesthetically pleasing fencing or livestock. They consist of a deep sloping ditch, with a wall on one side. They were called Ha-Has (or Ah-Ahs in the original French) because coming across them was both surprising and amusing. If your garden or estate is in need of Ha-Ha construction or repair, we have the expertise for the project.