Water Vole Fencing

Water Vole Fencing Diagram

Water Vole Fencing Specfications

Water Vole Fencing Fitted Measurements

Water vole fencing is installed 500mm vertically below ground, 1200mm vertically above ground and supported with timber stakes.

Water Vole Fencing Fitting Description

The water vole fencing panels are fitted either into a 500 × 50mm slit created by a V backed sub soiler or “wiz" plough pulled by a tractor or in a trench excavated using a chain trencher or mini digger. Alternatively, if necessary, the trench is dug by hand.

The preferred method of installing water vole fencing for best results and most efficient fitment is the slitting method, where conditions suit. Once the water vole fencing panels are sited the slit is closed up by driving back along the line of the fence with a tractor, vehicle or compacted by hand. This creates a total seal between the soil and the water vole fencing panels, which are fitted to the side of the trench nearest to the vole population or the inside if a containment area. The water vole fencing panels are overlapped by 50mm then secured by aluminium blind rivets along the overlap joint and supported by stakes. Water vole fencing panels can be cut down or the overlap increased to allow for uneven ground or contours.

Fine weld mesh can also be employed to allow water balancing/flow at ditch crossings etc (as shown).

HERPETOSURE® fencing is designed to be reusable andrecyclable, it also has a high level of impact resistance, therefore offering a much higher level of boundary security and removing the need to landfill expired fencing materials at the end of the project. ZERO project waste.

Water Vole Fencing Technical Data
Density Kg/m3 930
Tensile strength (Mpa) N/mm2 26.0
Elongation at break % 460
Flexural yield strength (Mpa) N/mm2 42.0
Flexural modulus (Mpa) N/mm2 1250
Linear Thermal expansion mm/m/°c 0.150
Surface spread of flame Class 3