Post and Rail fencing.
Available in various configurations and using different types of post and rails, this can be either low cost budget fencing for basic enclosures or built to a higher specification, this does a similar job but to a much greater degree, it will be stronger and look better.
At a basic level Post and Rail fencing can be any timber post clad with horizontal rails. The traditional build is rectangular timber posts let into the ground at 1.8mt centres, backfilled and rammed (with the excavated material) and then clad across the face of the posts.
Posts are either rectangular 125mm x 75mm or 150mm x 75mm and generally 1800mm long. These are either dug in or knocked in with a suitable mechanical device (usually tractor mounted) on bigger jobs. Best practice is not to concrete these posts in the ground.
The rails are 87mm x 38mm x 3600mm long and nail to the face of the fence, on the side where the animals are being enclosed. These are attached in a staggered join so no one post has all the joints.
The reason for this method of fixing is to ensure that when the animals push against the fence they are pushing the rail against the post and the post can give way a little rather than snap as would happen if concreted in. The staggered join of the rails allows this pressure to be spread along the fence line.
Post and rail has other applications beyond livestock fencing and as shown in the images can be adapted to take stock netting and other wire attached to it. Longer posts suitable for higher fences are available.
Please contact us to discuss your post and rail requirements.