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Fencing is vital to maintaining an organised and protected farm and lands. Fencing ranges from designs and materials that keep animals safe but do not harm them, fencing designed to prevent intruders or predators from entering your property easily and barriers to prevent external vehicles.
Public footpaths are always a hot topic for walkers and farmers – and the subject is never far from national headlines.In December, veteran farmer Brian Godwin was handed a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and ordered to pay £30,000 costs after Mike Porter, 66, was trampled to death as he walked across a footpath.Brian Goodwin © Solent NewsLandowner Alan Brunt was so fed-up with dog walkers allowing their pets to run amok across his meadow he decided to erect a 300ft metal fence.Alan Brunt
Do you need to install rural fencing in Nottingham, Leicester, or Birmingham and find yourself asking,” What are the government’s guidelines on rural fencing?”, Then read on. Here at RTC Fencing, we have been supplying and installing quality agricultural fencing for over 20 years. We have expert knowledge of the laws surrounding rural fencing, with our team able to offer you advice and guidance to ensure you’re adhering to the latest government legislation.
Just like our homes, offices, and school grounds, farmland requires protection and safety with fencing. Not only is fencing needed to keep animals from entering and leaving certain areas, but to mark territory of rural land too.Other popular agricultural fencing options include galvanised steel posts. They offer exceptional life expectancy and are extremely durable with little to no maintenance required – unlike timber, galvanised steel posts don’t warp, rot, or split.
Like your home, office and factories, you need to protect your farm too. It is an ancient human practice to protect their farming land from all types of hazards. In some cases, you need to use fences to protect your farm animals as well.
There are lots of disputes over boundaries and their heights and so, if you can, always speak to the neighbour first if you are going to alter a boundary or grow something through it. I know it’s not always possible, but everything is so much easier if you get on with your neighbours. Communication is the key.