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    AWARD WINNING HERPETOSURE®
    The UK's leading ecological fencing range
    Available to ecologists, consultants & contractors supply only

Product Features

Durable

Vandal Resistant, Impact Resistance and Fire Retardant.

Fast

10 Times Faster to Install than other Newt Fencing Products.

Guaranteed Life Span

UV Stability Guarantees of over 10 years.

Sustainable

Produces Zero Product Waste.

Keen and Completive Pricing

Inc Volume and Forward Order Discounts.

Buy Back

Used product in Good Condition? – We’ll buy it back!

24hr Site Delivery

Rapid Delivery Times Across the UK.

Extensive Stock

Thousands of Metres Ready for Dispatch.

Professional Staff

Industry and Ecology Aware Team.

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Herpetosure® Fencing Information

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Newt / Slow Worm Fencing

Species: Newt / Toad / Slow Worm

Panel Dimensions: 3000 X 750 X 3.5mm

Water Vole Fencing

Species: Water Vole

Panel Dimensions: 1500 X 1700 X 3mm / 1500 x 1700 x 6mm (HD)

One way Reptile & Amphibian Fencing

Species: Common Lizard / Sand Lizard / Grass Snakes / Adder

Panel Dimensions: 1500 X 950 X 4.5mm

Reptile Fencing

Species: Common Lizard / Sand Lizard / Grass Snake / Adder

Panel Dimensions: 3000 X 900 X 3.5mm

Snake Fencing

Species: Common Lizard / Sand Lizard / Grass Snakes / Adder

(Designed for areas where vegetation is left unmaintained)

Panel Dimensions: 3000 X 1200 X 4mm

Toad Fencing

Species: Toad / Slow Worm / Newt

Panel Dimensions: 3000 X 750 X 3.5mm

What Our Customers Think

This is the first time we’ve opted for Herpetosure, and are delighted with the outcome and its current performance. Particularly useful on mid to long term development schemes, and providing the client is managing the ecology constraints correctly, the fencing is a worthwhile investment in comparison to the traditional alternatives; it can offer a greater net benefit to your development.Dan Evans - Harrow Estates
We first used Herpetosure for a project that included the installation of approximately 10 km of a variety of fencing materials, including the Herpetosure product, for the translocation of a large great crested newt population.

We were impressed throughout the project with the professional and custom approach that was adopted. The Herpetosure product was used in soft ground as well as on hard-standing (tarmac), and proved to be effective in both cost and design. We have gone on to use Herpetosure for several subsequent projects and will continue to do so in the future.Jack Fenwick - Naturally Wild

Installing Herpetosure® Newt Fencing

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.

How to install Herpetosure® Newt Fencing & Reptile Fencing

Technique 1 - The Sub-Soiler Leg

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 on the ground.

Support stakes may be used for Herpetosure reptile fencing and for snake fencing installations support stakes should always be used.

Technique 2 – The Trench Method

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.

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