Wildlife Fencing for amphibians and reptiles
These are the main wildlife fencing services that we offer, but we would be very happy to discuss your requirements outside these catagories.
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Greenlight have the capacity to deliver projects that may require wildlife fencing, from the initial surveys through to animal capture and translocation, where required. We cover wildlife fencing for reptiles and amphibians, including great crested newt, and are experienced in the sourcing, installation and translocation of such animals. Our expertise includes obtaining the necessary Natural England mitigation licenses as required, and our licensed staff are qualified to handle protected species. Fencing solutions could be temporary, such as plastic or landscape fabric products, or permanent long lasting metal fencing.
Permanent wildlife fencing
We are the sole distributor for a permanent wildlife fence which will outlast any other product currently on the market.
The fence is of a 2 mm thick alloy-steel mix, designed for extreme outdoor conditions with a range of metals added to steel to greatly slow corrosion. It outperforms heavily galvanised steel. The fence is simple to install and has been used around the UK over the last 10 years; references are available on request. The fence has an overhang, so will prevent animal movement in one direction.
Standard panel lengths are up to 3.0 m. The standard sheet is 720 mm high and has a base plate of 140 mm. The overhang at the top is 95 mm with a 50 mm downward pointing edge. The barrier dulls to a grey colour over time but can be re-coated if it is required to fit into the landscape. The fence can be spray-coated with a colour of your choice and we can advise on doing so using a local expert and with an on-site demonstration.
When buried in the ground to a depth of around 200 mm it is very sturdy and does not need support posts. The generous fence with overhang is climb resistant to a number of climbing species such as snakes. Three holes are pre-drilled at each end so that the slightly overlapping 3.0 m sheets can be secured tightly with self-tapping screws. These can then be trimmed to provide a safe joint; wing nuts can be used as an alternative.