Life in the rural fast lane can be tough, especially when you’ve got unruly stock that think the fastest way to that nice bit of pasture is straight through your fence.
When it comes to rural fencing sometimes the stock standard solutions aren’t enough. That’s when you need to talk to the rural fencing supply experts at Protective Fencing.
Our fleet of trucks (including semi, double B, and cranes) means that we can offer rapid delivery of all fencing products including large scale orders throughout the major cities as well as across NSW, Queensland, and Victoria.
16 Pile Road, Somersby NSW 2250 Australia
T: 02 4343 6200
1/3 Bungaleen Court, Dandenong Victoria 3175 Australia
T: 02 4343 6200
17-19 Hovey Road, Yatala Queensland 4207 Australia
T: 02 4343 6200
We offer a huge range of wire types – standard and heavy galvanised, lifemax, PVC coated, fusion bonded PVC, Permaseal and brass. And we provide standard rolls at 10M, 15M, 20M lengths or custom lengths to order.
The rural setting has come a long way since the early days when rural fencing was just about controlling stock and sheep, and trying to keep out pests.
The modern rural landowner might need fencing for keeping alpacas, miniature horses, chickens, and dogs in as well as safeguarding dams or chemical stores or enclosing the tennis court.
We supply standard wire and barbed wire as well as an enormous range of chainwire, welded mesh, gabions, gates and other fencing products.
Gates are an essential part of any fencing project and with our large range we make it a simple open and shut case.
We’ve got a range of gates to match all fencing types including steel tubular gates and palisade gates.
We also supply hinges, brackets, and toppings to suit.
Single Gates (900 – 1200 mm high)
Double Gates (900 – 1200 mm high)
Farm Gate Infill Mesh (mesh plus– Standard Galvanised)
Gate / Fence Posts (corner, double, triple)
Welded Wire general purpose mesh (mesh plus– Standard Galvanised)
We can do custom lengths too but there will be an additional cutting fee.
Rodent Mesh (mesh plus)
Dog Mesh (mesh plus–Standard Galvanised)
We have a range of mesh sizes to cater for all sizes of dogs from small to extremely large dogs.
Aviary (mesh plus– Standard Galvanised.)
Stock Availability – Mostly in stock and ships from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne
Mesh sheets are the perfect way to provide safe and secure fencing and flooring for various settings.
We can offer a choice of galvanised, hot dip galvanised or stainless steel as well as PVC coatings to make sure your wire mesh panels can take any punishment your animals or the weather can throw at them.
Welded Wire General Purpose (mesh plus)
Sheep Yard Mesh (mesh plus)
Cattle Yard Mesh (mesh plus)
Pig Flooring (rural guard—hot dip galvanised)
Not to put too fine a point on it but finding the right mesh flooring for your little porkies used to be a pig of a job but not anymore thanks to Protective fencing.
Farrowing Pen (rural guard—hot dip galvanised)
Pig Grower (rural guard—hot dip galvanised)
Weaner Pen (rural guard—hot dip galvanised)
Stock Availability – needs to be ordered
A wide variety of coatings means we have the perfect chainwire for all your requirements.
Mesh Aperture: 25mm to 60mm
Wire Diameters: 2.24mm, 2.50mm, 3.15mm and 4mm
Height: 450mm to 4500mm
Finish: Standard Galvanised, Heavy Galvanised, PVC Coated, Permaseal, Lifemax and Fusion Bonded.
We can provide all our wire products with either heavily galvanised or galvanised coatings with black or green PVC coating and now in heavy-duty fuse bonded PVC coating.
Cable/line wire is available in 2.5mm and 3.15mm gauges or with Helicoil in 4mm gauge.
Tie wire is available in 1.57mm and 2.00mm gauge.
We supply barbed wire in Hi Tensile 1.57mm gauge or Iowa Soft 2.5mm gauge. Barbed wire is available in 100M and 500M long rolls. We can also supply stainless steel barbed wire on request.
On the face of it fencing is pretty straightforward but there are a few things to make sure you get right if you want the best performance from your fence.
If you’re putting in a standard wire fence make sure your strainer or ‘end’ assembly is adequate for your fence design, stock choice, and soil type.
An angle stay will be fine for firm soil types even with high tension fencing.
Check that the angle of the stay (diagonal post) is sufficient to provide adequate resistance.
If you’re putting in a fence over soft ground you’ll probably want to use a box type assembly.
It’s always a good idea to use a sight wire close to the ground to line your posts up accurately. This is important especially with high tension fences.
When straining wire fences avoid either over or under straining the wire; it will shorten the life of your fence.
When hanging gates make sure that the gates are level and there’s enough room for the gate to open and close easily but not enough for animals to squeeze through.
You can place blocks under the gates to get the correct level.
Talk to us to get accurate rural fencing prices per metre. But in general, taking shortcuts with your fencing generally ends up costing more in the long-run.
It’s important to consider the type of stock you’re running. Even medium sized cattle can make short work of a fence if it isn’t strong enough.
High tensile strength wire with a thicker gauge is definitely a better choice with larger animals.
The thickness of galvanising is also an important consideration especially if you’re in a wet or coastal environment.
Yes, these things add to the price but it’s more cost effective because a good fence will serve you well for many years.