Wildlife Fencing

Wildlife fencing can be required both on existing residential and commercial property, new developments and rural environments, to protect animals who would be in danger if their habitat were compromised, or to prevent damage on specified areas of land by controlling wildlife movement.

Japanese Knotweed Specialists provide ecological fencing services which will meet either requirement.

With teams highly-trained in eco-issues, we can rapidly mobilise our resources to install whichever type or types of wildlife fencing will fulfil your needs. We have worked on sites across the UK, including highway projects, rail networks, construction sites, sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs) and areas of outstanding natural beauty (ANOBs), bringing an outstanding level of expertise combined with sensitivity to British eco-systems.

Fencing for all sorts of wildlife

Each type of wildlife fencing is very specific to the natural habitat and habits of the animal concerned.  We can provide, install and maintain:

Otter fencing

This is used primarily around fisheries and wildfowl lakes to prevent predation, protecting stock from harm while, at the same time, not injuring the otters, protected  under Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010, and Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The fencing is tall wire net meshing with an angled top, with the base buried beneath the ground with a horizontal underlap, all attached to post and rail fencing.

 

Deer fencing

Generally used to protect forestry and farmland from browsing by hungry deer. High tensile wire fencing, around 2 metres in height, attached to posts to provide a highly effective deer-proof barrier.

Badger-proof fencing

Protecting badgers from unlawful culling and activities like badger baiting, under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992.  It also protects livestock, gardens and property from damage by badgers. It’s made from strong wire mesh with a horizontal flap buried underground to prevent burrowing. Electric fencing may also be used. 

Amphibian fencing

Mostly referring to newt fencing to preserve Great Crested Newts and their habitats, classed as an endangered species and protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and the Habitats Regulations 1994. It can be temporary, semi-permanent or permanent, consisting of panels with on overlap on top, secured with posts.

Reptile fencing

For snakes, slow worms and other protected reptiles, so that when land is being developed, their habitat is preserved, enabling projects to progress with no legal constraints. They are much the same as the amphibian fencing, described above, though taller panels may be used for grass snakes.

Rabbit fencing

While rabbits may help with biodiversity, they are often considered to be pests and can cause huge amounts of damage to crops, vegetable and flowers at great cost to farming, market gardening and horticultural businesses. Hexagonal galvanised wire mesh is used, with a horizontal skirt pinned to the ground to prevent rabbits from digging under.

Water Vole Fencing

American Mink have decimated water vole numbers, and loss of habitat due to poor water course management and intensive farming has also contributed to their decline. Our panelled fencing will provide a safe enclosure for them, so they can thrive despite any nearby developments.

Always on budget whilst meeting the highest standards required by ecologists and regulators, we apply innovative thinking and techniques to meet the demands of time, cost and standards.

If you’d like to find out more about our wildlife fencing, or seek some expert advice, then call us on 0800 122 3326 or send us a message.

To find out more about our wildlife fencing services, speak to one of our team today on free phone 0800 122 3326 or send us a message. Download our brochure.
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