What kind of fence do you need?
There are severeal important factors to consider when it comes to selecting the right woven wire fence…
Fence height – key aspects to consider are the height of the animals being fenced in (or out) and whether they can jump.
Fence configuration – does the woven wire net need to be buried, or turned out an angle? If you need to restrict the movement of animals that can climb or dig, you will need to manipulate the net accordingly.
Fence knot type – the size, strength and temperament of the animals being fenced will play a part here. For big and powerful animals, a Titan fixed knot offers extreme strength and durability whilst helping to create a highly visible barrier. A Torus stiff stay knot combines great strength with a smooth finish, ideal for preventing damage to horses’ rugs or hooves. Where strength is less of a consideration, a hinged joint can provide a flexible and cost-effective solution.
Fence wire diameter – more powerful animals require stronger fence to safely contain them (or keep them out). Although we do offer some 14g specifications for particular uses (such as Poultry Fence), the majority of Tornado specifications are 12.5g in diameter. All of Tornado’s US products are manufactured with high tensile steel wire, with Class 3 zinc galvanised coating that meets or exceeds ASTM A641.
Spacing between fence wires – the spacing between the horizontal and vertical fence wires plays an important in selecting the right specification. The gaps must be small enough to prevent the smallest animals that may encounter the fence from squeezing through, but large enough that the animals being fenced in do not get stuck and damage themselves. There is a usually a trade-off between the aesthetic appearance, the strength and effectiveness of the fence, and the overall cost.
We don’t just want to sell you a fence – we want to provide you with exactly the right fence for your needs.
First things first then…what kind of animals are you fencing in?
Select the most approriate animal fence for your needs to learn more about the various options available.