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Running the Farm : Fencing

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Most lifestyle properties will need fencing. If you're keeping livestock, you'll need fences to keep them in.

To comply with the law you need a permanent boundary fence as defined under Fencing Law.

When fencing, various materials and methods can be combined to provide a suitable fence for any situation.

Fences don't last forever, at some point they'll need fixing or replacing.

There are some basic tools which are necessary to build strong, secure, reliable fences.

This article contains all the standard fencing measures you're ever likely to need.

"I'm about to build a 7 wire fence and don't know what the spacing between the wires should be".

At some point on your lifestyle block you'll need to join 2 wires together on a fence line.

If you're building a fence the old fashioned way, you'll need to dig holes.

If you've got fences, you'll need gates.

If you are going to have livestock on your lifestyle block - you'll need pens or stockyards.

This set of plans is for a simple set of yards, suitable for the average small lifestyle block.

Climbing fences is a bad habit - it damages or weakens them a little bit every time and will eventually compromise the integrity of the fenceline.

Running a few head of livestock is one of the reasons we choose to live on a lifestyle block.

We live on the Wairua River in Whangarei. Kate lives in Helena Bay.

Strainer posts are used at the beginning and end of the fence.

De-mystifying the language of fencing

It is low cost compared to conventional fencing.

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