How our bespoke fencing services strike a balance between elegance and security

Fencing services image by Jennay Hitesman (via Shutterstock).

Traditional yet secure: a post and rail fence. Image by Jennay Hitesman (via Shutterstock).

In the Cotswolds, thousands upon thousands of people visit our picturesque area. Some of them choose to take in the villages or the hills. A shoddy fence surrounding a cottage is set to get tongues wagging. This is why our fencing services strike a balance between elegance and function.

We specialise in equine fencing services. As well as topping and tailing your home, we can enclose your farm, stables, dressage or equestrianism course. From Polo courses to your pristine home, any installation is possible.

Fencing types

Our fencing services cover many popular types of horse fencing. These include:

  • Post and rail;
  • Stock fencing;
  • Keepsafe fencing;
  • Boarded fencing;
  • Tornado fencing.

Post and rail fencing is the most traditional form of enclosure for horses. It is often coated with creosote and offers a secure yet aesthetically pleasing touch.

Stock fencing comprises of two main components: a roll of wire fencing and fence posts. They are more suitable for the enclosure of pigs, cows, and sheep.

Keepsafe fencing is a popular choice for equestrianism. Many people who turn to us for fencing services find them a worthwhile alternative to stock fencing. Similar in structure to stock fencing, its durable diamond weaved wire fencing is the difference.

Tornado fencing is also known as chain link fencing or hurricane fencing. It is so-called owing to their abilities to withstand heavy winds. Though not as aesthetically pleasing as post and rail fencing, it does the job just as well.

How high should horse fences be?

According to an article from the 06 January 2005 edition of Horse and Hound magazine, height depends on the kind of horses you tend to. For ponies, it recommends a minimum height of 3’3” (1 m) and a maximum height of 4’3” (1.3 m). For horses, a minimum height of 3’6” (1.08 m) and a maximum height of 4’6” (1.38 m).

Furthermore, it states that the lower rail should be no lower than 18” (0.5 m) above ground level, and that barriers can be as high as six feet tall. Most importantly (due to our hoofed friends having a tendency to kick fences), the foundations of each post should be no shallower than 3’6” (1.07 m).

For further information…

Why not ask us for a free no-obligation quote and an initial consultation about our fencing services. You may contact us by telephone on 01666 734034 or 07739 987896 (our mobile number). Alternatively, you can send us an email, addressed to We shall get back to you as soon as possible.

Cotswold Contractors, 02 November 2016.