How To Erect Stock Fencing

how to erect stock fencing


As a leading provider of stock fencing solutions in the Farnborough area, Fencing Farnborough knows the importance of properly erecting a stock fence to ensure the safety and security of your livestock. Here are the steps to take when erecting a stock fence:

1. Plan and Prepare the Area

The first step in erecting a stock fence is to plan and prepare the area. This includes deciding on the type of stock fencing you need, measuring the area where the fence will be installed, and determining the number of posts and rails required.

2. Mark the Post Locations

Next, mark the post locations along the fence line, taking into consideration the type of fencing and the size of the area that needs to be fenced. Make sure that the posts are spaced evenly and are straight.

3. Dig Post Holes

Once the post locations are marked, dig post holes that are deep enough to provide stability for the posts. The depth of the holes will depend on the height of the fence, the type of soil, and the climate.

4. Install the Posts

Install the posts into the holes and add concrete or other materials around the base to prevent the posts from shifting or rotting over time. Make sure that the posts are level and straight.

5. Add the Rails

Once the posts are securely in place, add the rails to the posts to create the main structure of the fence. Make sure that the rails are level and spaced evenly.

6. Add the Wire or Mesh

Depending on the type of stock fencing, add wire or mesh to the rails to create a barrier that will keep your livestock contained. Make sure that the wire or mesh is tight and secure.

7. Install Gates

If necessary, install a gate or gates along the fence line to allow for easy access. Make sure that the gate(s) is/are securely fastened and swings freely.


By following these steps, you can ensure that your stock fence is properly erected and ready to provide the protection and security your livestock needs. If you have any questions or need assistance with stock fence installation, contact Fencing Farnborough for expert advice and assistance.


Can you help me select the right type of stock fencing?

Yes, our team of experts is here to help you select the best type of stock fencing for your specific needs and the type of livestock that you will be keeping within the fence.

How deep should post holes be for my stock fencing?

The depth of post holes will depend on the height and length of your fencing, as well as the type of soil and ground conditions in your area. Our team of professionals can help determine the best depth for your specific needs.

Why is it important to add concrete or other materials to the bottom of post holes?

Concrete or other materials help prevent the posts from rotting or shifting over time, which is essential for maintaining the stability and durability of your stock fencing.

How often do I need to maintain my stock fencing?

The frequency of maintenance will vary based on the type of fencing, as well as the climate and weather conditions in your area. Our team is always here to assist with inspections and repairs as needed.

Can you install stock fencing without professional help?

At Fencing Farnborough, we highly recommend using professional installation services to ensure that your stock fencing is properly installed and maintained. However, if you are experienced with construction and fence installation, you may be able to handle the project on your own. Contact us for more information and advice.

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