• Jess Lowe

The Best Fencing For A Secure Dog Walking Field

If you're thinking of transforming your spare land into a secure enclosed dog walking space you'll be considering the best type of fencing to defend the perimeter. The type of security fence chosen should not just keep users safe but also enhance and welcome those to the space, increasing enjoyment and their return. After all, who wants spend their free time in a prison like compound! As fencing experts we'd only consider one type of fencing for this specification and that is weld mesh security fencing also known as V mesh fencing.

Mesh fencing being installed in a secure dog walking field.
Mesh Fencing For Secure Dog Walking Field

V Mesh Security Fencing For Private Dog Walking Space

Weld/ V Mesh fencing is a highly secure and aesthetic type of security fencing. The mesh panels are totally rigid and will outlast any type of flimsy deer netting, stock fencing or outdated chain link with heavily reduced maintenance requirements making it a worthwhile investment. Mesh fencing is incredibly hard to climb and resilient to direct attack. It's open mesh design also allows for plants and hedging to grown through so it seamlessly blends into the environment. Smaller canines can fit through a gap of just 15 cm and wire mesh has a distance of 5 cm from wire to wire, ensuring the welfare of small dogs and puppies.

Which Height Of Security Fence Should I Choose?

Mesh fence panels come in a wide range of heights from 1.2 m to 3 m. When building your secure dog walking space the absolute minimum fence height you should consider is 1.8 m (6 ft) particularly if it's to be used by large protection dogs.

Should The Fence Be Dug In?

Should you wish to give your secure dog exercise space the edge on competitors then you could consider 'digging in' the fence. Having the fence dug in by 300 mm (1 ft) will prevent any animals from being able to dig under the fence and escape. If you didn't want to provide this for around the entire perimeter it would be worth keeping in mind for any fence lines which border busy roads, public footpaths or train lines. This is particularly useful if any dogs were being left unattended for a period of time.

Weld Mesh Verses Netting Maintenance

V mesh fencing is made up of galvanised steel wire which is then powder coated in your chosen colour. Luckily, as it's so durable, it requires very little maintenance throughout it's life. Wire fencing such as deer netting would require a weekly walk around the perimeter to check for any spots of weakness or damage. To repair any holes in netted fences you'd need to cut a new piece to size and reattach. If any damage was to occur to your V mesh panel or post it's relatively easy (and less involved) to purchase a new post or panel to be refitted.

How Long Does V Mesh Take To Be Installed?

An experienced fence erector should comfortably erect 50 m of V mesh per day in soft ground. For a harder dig, this would average around 30 m per a day.

How Mush Does V Mesh Security Fencing Cost?

Weld mesh fencing systems are relatively cheap. Its priced by the metre. The more you purchase the cheaper this will be. For example 50 m of 2 m high V mesh costs around £24.99 per metre, where as 300 m works out at £16.49 per metre. You would then need to add installation fees to this. Installers need to cover their expenses for man power, sand, gravel and cement, time and industry knowledge. Most contractors will provide you an all inclusive meterage price for supply and installation. An example quote based on 200 m of 1.8 m high V mesh fencing would be £38.67 + VAT per metre, all inclusive.

If you require any further advice then contact our expert team who are just at the other end of the phone (01332 300046) or an email (centralfencing@outlook.com) and will be delighted to help.

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