What Type Of Animal Is Being Fenced In?
Different fences work better for certain animals and this is especially true for fences that are intended to keep certain species away from the property such as foxes. A heavier animal like a cow is going to need a strong, resilient material to not only set a boundary but stand up to them leaning on it.
The same fence will work well for horses but you may want to consider an electrical deterrent to provide further prevention against escape. This can double as a way to prevent outsiders from gaining entry but may require more maintenance. This is why talking with an expert like Northside Fencing is invaluable to making sure you get the most out of your fencing solution.
How Much Maintenance Is Required?
We mentioned earlier that a big factor of rural fencing is the length they can reach. With a long fence line comes the need to check it regularly for any breakages and deterioration. How often you do this can depend on factors such as recent weather, rotating stock to different paddocks and what material was used.
Before deciding on a fencing material you should be honest about how much time you are willing to dedicate towards upkeep. By letting your fencing contractor know how much time you have to carry out maintenance it gives us a great idea as to what would work best for you and your property.
Does The Terrain Provide Any Challenges?
You probably know your property like the back of your hand and this makes your insights invaluable when it comes to deciding what fence is right for you. Hills, gullies, rivers and lakes all present a different set of challenges when it comes to fencing.
If you are in an area prone to fire we can make considerations towards materials that are able to withstand it. If you experience regular flooding we need to think about how sturdy any solution we provide is especially if the fence is near a flowing river that floods.