Cleft Fencing – Marking Boundaries

Cleft FencingThere are many options for marking boundaries but few have the long-lasting appeal of cleft fencing, a method of fencing dating back thousands of years and practised by an ever decreasing number of craftsmen.

The demand for cleft fencing however is not decreasing; in fact the opposite is happening, as the public embrace craftsmanship and the appeal of using traditional materials and methods. There is nothing more traditional than staked fencing.

Where might you have seen cleft fencing?

The chances are everyone has seen cleft fencing but would probably be unaware that this is what it is better known as. Many would refer to it as rolled, staked fencing, or coppice fencing. These same people would also most likely be unaware of the wood used and why.

Chestnut is mostly the wood of choice, over oak, and for good reason due to its year round availability and its durability; durability in the ground as posts and durability against the elements.

Importantly, and a major feature of Torry Hill’s ethos, is that all of our fencing is manufactured to support the management of woodlands and the environment and look natural with a great aesthetic quality.