For the first time Herpetosure's award winning newt fencing, reptile fencing, snake fencing and water vole fencing products are available to ecologists and consultants supply only.
In 4 years Herpetosure fencing has become the UK's most specified ecological newt fencing brand.
Herpetosure ecological newt fencing is proven to reduce on going maintenance costs by up to 98% compared with timber and plastic systems, it’s fire retardant and vandal resistant features mean that fencing can even survive being driven over by plant and machinery – take a look our durability tests video: this is tough stuff!
If you’re looking for expert ecological contractors who you can really rely on, Herpetosure can help. Did you know? We are UK’s largest ecological contractor and can offer Herpetosure fencing supplied and installed. Our nationwide team of ecological contractors take pride in offering the perfect combination of reliability, efficiency and premium products. Please ask should you require an installation fee.
Newt fencing installation techniques can vary depending on the newt fencing product being installed, the ground conditions, ecological sensitivity, site access and under ground services.
If you are a Herpetosure professional you may already be installing newt fencing using a dedicated Herpetosure sub-soiler leg. This system allows swift fencing installation and can achieve thousands of newt fencing metres per day; our Herpetosure fencing sub-soiler legs are available for hire or purchase; please contact the team to find out more – 01664 444 660.
Herpetosure ecological fencing can also be installed using a mini-digger, trencher or by hand digging.
The guide below will give you hints and tips for installing newt fencing, reptile fencing, snake fencing and water vole fencing in various conditions.
This technique is suitable in favourable ground conditions and requires a crawler or tractor unit to pull the newt fencing leg through the ground (please note that a mini-digger is not suitable for this technique)
The first step is to attach the Herpetosure newt fencing leg. The leg can either be set directly behind the unit or off set to one side; off setting allows newt fencing to be installed tight up to other fencing, hedges or ditches as required.
Instructions are given prior to hire or sale.
Before commencing fencing installation, the area must be checked for under ground services/ordinates. It should be remembered that Herpetosure newt fencing, reptile fencing and snake fencing have a buried depth of 300mm.
The newt fencing sub-soiler leg has an open back, in which to receive panels: newt fencing panels are placed into the leg and then pulled into the ground. As the unit moves forward a slit is created 300mm deep into which the newt fencing panel will slide. Once the first newt fence panel is positioned another is placed into the newt fence leg and the process is repeated.
The newt fencing panels are installed with an approximate overlap of 50mm.
Once the newt fence line is installed, any minor levelling adjustments can than be made. From here the newt fencing is ready to be riveted together.
Newt fencing requires an average of three rivets per joint; one in the top lip and two down the vertical face (reptile fencing often requires 3 rivets in the vertical face).
Holes are drilled into the required positions and then blind riveted together; it is vital that the ecological fencing panels form a tight seal – this is the only way newt fencing will be newt proof!
All that remains is to track in any irregular gaps in the ground or remove any stones which newts may travel underneath. Because Herpetosure newt fencing is so robust tracking down the fence line with care is possible; this will cause the ground to compact and strongly secure the newt fencing.
Care should always be taken to minimise the impact machinery has the ground.
Support stakes may be used for Herpetosure reptile fencing and for snake fencing installations support stakes should always be used.
This newt fencing installation technique involves excavating a trench 300mm deep x 150mm wide.
There are a number of machines suitable for this method of newt fence installation, these include; mini-diggers, trenchers, whiz ploughs, and of course, by hand.
Here’s a newt fencing tip – wherever possible aim to position spoil material on one side of the trench and maintain an even trench depth and smooth trench side.
Once the trench has been excavated, newt fencing panels should be positioned in the trench and pushed against the opposing trench wall to the spoil material. Partially backfilling the trench around the joints of the newt fence is useful, this allows panels to be held in position for drilling and riveting.
Once the newt fencing is riveted together, the remainder of the spoil can be mechanically back filled and tracked in.
Herpetosure newt fencing makes corners very straight forward. A trench should be dug around the corner as required; the newt fence panel should then be installed to the trench and curved around the corner. Putting a slice in the top lip (down to the bend) at the point of the corner will allow the lip to over lap and be secured with a rivet.
Contact the team for Specifications and Descriptions – 01664 444 660
Our reptile fencing is both reusable and recyclable and is designed to be installed very quickly. Herpetosure reptile fencing is guaranteed against UV for 10 years and makes it an ideal choice for use on medium to long term projects. Beige in colour, Herpetosure reptile fencing is less susceptible to expansion and contraction than inferior black colour products on the market.
Herpetosure Water vole fencing is by far the most cost efficient, sustainable and durable on the market. Highly regarded by many ecologists as the most effective water vole barrier being used in mitigation, no other panel is designed to offer the same level of exclusion. Herpetosure water vole fencing has been used by developers, contractors and conservation bodies, including the RSPB.
Our snake fencing products have been used on nuclear power stations, flood alleviation projects and road and rail schemes across the Country. This system is designed to be used in areas where vegetation management is not possible along fence lines, and where additional height is needed to prevent snake access. Herpetosure snake fencing has an above ground height of 900mm and panels are purchased in 3 metre lengths.