Specialty Fencing and Hedging

As leading fencing experts and consultants, we have extensive knowledge and experience erecting all types of fencing including:

  • Cleft Chestnut fencing

  • Rabbit fencing

  • Deer fencing

  • Living Acoustic barrier

Since 1945 there has been a dramatic loss of hedgerows throughout the UK. Between 1984 and 1990, the net loss of hedgerow length in England was estimated as 21%, in Scotland 27% and in Wales 25%. This loss was the result of a combination of outright removal and neglect. In England and Wales the loss continued between 1990 and 1993, with neglect becoming increasingly important and removal less so.

Recognising the significance of hedgerows as part of our cultural heritage and historical record, and for their great value to wildlife is highly important. Increasingly, they are valued too for the major role they have to play in preventing soil loss and reducing pollution, and for their potential to regulate water supply and to reduce flooding.

There were two other major uses for hedgerows in times past, and those were as a source of firewood, and for providing shelter from wind, rain and sun for crops, farm animals and people. With fossil fuels becoming scarce and expensive, and the threat of more frequent and more violent storms, both these uses may soon once again come to prominence.

Other uses of hedgerows today include screening unsightly development, providing privacy to homes, and as a source of berries for jams and material for various crafts like walking stick making. Cattle, sheep and other livestock will often search out particular leaves and flowers from hedgerows to supplement their diet or to self-treat ailments.