Stock Fencing

Stock fencing is a low cost option to install a garden, allotment, or field fence. Depending on the grade of wire, it forms a strong barrier capable of enclosing your land, dogs, and even large livestock.

What do the letters and numbers mean on stock fencing?

All stock fencing have the same coding system. Although the codes on stock fencing may appear to be complicated, they show four pieces of information:

• The letter indicates the grade of the wire – ‘L’ for lightweight, ‘C’ for Medium weight.
• The First number indicates the number of horizontal wires.
• The Second number indicates the height of the fence.
• The last number indicates the width between the vertical wire.

So L10/120/15 means: Lightweight with 10 horizontal wires, 120cm tall, with 15cm between each vertical wire.

How to erect a stock fence

First put in your fence posts.  Space 1.8m to 2m apart – for a garden you can use 50mm dia. round posts or 75mm dia. round posts. The 75m dia. posts are much stronger and will last a lot longer. We recommend you place one at the start and end of your fence, and one every 5 posts in between to act as strainers. The fences come in rolls and you roll-out the fence as you fix it to the post using ‘U’ shaped fencing staples – don’t un-roll the whole fence! Work from post to post, making sure the bottom wire is always touching the ground. You can pull the fence tight by hand or with a tension bar but make sure you don’t over-tension – if the spring kinks are stretched out it is too tight. Wire expands and contracts with heat so you must allow the spring kinks to do their job – otherwise the fence will sag.