Steel Fencing FAQs

How Much Does Steel Fencing Cost Per Meter?

Many of our products, including traditional estate fencing, steel weave fencing, deer fencing and railings are completely bespoke and made to measure in line with the specifications we receive from our customers, therefore we advise you to get in touch, so we can provide a quote in line with your requirements.

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What Are Your Standard Estate Fencing Heights?

Our most popular fencing is 1.2 meters high with 5 rails, however, we can install any fence height, with any number of rails.

We can also make your fence dog-proof or suitable for livestock, depending on your requirements. 

Our standard estate fencing comes in a range of heights and a number of rails:

  • 1.4 meters high with 6 rails
  • 1.2 meters high with 5 rails
  • 1.2 meters high with 4 rails
  • 1 meter high with 5 rails
  • 1 meter high with 4 rails

We are also able to provide bespoke fencing design services.

How is Steel Estate Fencing Installed?

Our most popular fencing consists of a 20mm diameter round top rail with 16mm diameter round or 25mm x 6mm flat under rails. The spacings between each rail usually decrease towards the ground, unless stated otherwise.

All rails are delivered on-site in 6-meter lengths. The 40mm x 8mm intermediate posts will be knocked into the ground at approximately 1-meter intervals, with every third post including a thrust plate post-creted in the ground.

The rails will be staggered between the posts and arc welded together for maximum structural integrity and longevity. All welds will be chipped, wire brushed, and paint primed to prevent any rusting. The whole fence and posts will be finished with a satin black topcoat of paint unless stated otherwise.

You can also opt for untreated metal, to form a golden, bronze patina on the fencing.

Find out more about us and our quality assurance here.

How is Steel Weave Fencing Installed?

Our steel weave fencing is made from mild steel, which weathers to a natural golden patina. However, it can be painted, if you’d prefer a sleeker look.

The fence is installed on-site and welded together for maximum strength and durability. Round steel pins are knocked into the ground at 500mm intervals with weave strips interwoven between each one.

In addition to our steel weave fencing, our fabrication team can design and make steel weave gates to suit any requirement.

How Long Until the Steel Turns a Natural Golden Patina? 

Our bare metal steel products, whether mild steel or CorTen, will take several months to establish an orange-brown patina.

Atmospheric pollutants will impact the process, for example, urban areas and coastal locations will weather our steel faster than the countryside. 


According to the Government Legislation, you do not need a planning permission to erect a new fence, or alter, maintain, improve or take down an existing fence, wall or gate unless:

  • Your fence height including trellis exceeds 2 metres (6.56ft) in height
    Your fence height is higher than 1 metre (3.28ft) and you live next to a public highway or a footpath
  • Your house is a listed building
  • You live within the curtilage of a listed building, or in conservation area
  • Your fence forms a boundary with a neighbouring listed building

Our products are manufactured in the UK and made from solid steel for strength and longevity. There are many different finishes to choose from with regards to our steel fencing, including bare metal (left to form a golden patina), primed and painted or galvanised steel.

Our most popular fencing is primed and then spray painted on site with a satin topcoat (various colours are available).

Our steel fencing will last a lifetime and will require minimal maintenance, however whilst priming and painting provides a good anti-rust protection, please note that our estate fencing paintwork will require maintenance eventually, depending on your location.

With bare metal fencing, the fencing is more likely to be affected by corrosion, however it will create a golden natural appearance over time.


All our steel fencing is made from solid mild steel and will last a lifetime if painted or galvanised. Steel products can be left to the elements to weather and mature naturally.

To select the right fence for an agricultural farm or a large estate, it is important to bear in mind the type of animals you have on the property.

For large areas of land, parks, and other types of estates, estate fencing is recommended to help create boundaries and protecting certain parts of the land from animal damage.

Plant and young tree damage is often the result of deer activity, and the most effective means of preventing deer damaging your outdoor space is to exclude them entirely with deer fencing.

If the outdoor space is unfenced, tree guards are recommended to protect immature trees from deer activity.

Deer fencing is higher than our traditional estate fencing. Our most popular deer fencing ranges from 1.6 meters onwards, but it will depend on the type of deer you wish to contain or keep off your premises.


We strongly advise that for cattle or any other animal with considerable weight, that you opt for livestock fencing, where each rail is round and 20mm in diameter.

Each post should also have a thrust plate welded on the bottom which will be knocked in under the ground. This will make the fence more rigid and provides the maximum structural integrity whilst still maintaining a timeless aesthetic.

We offer bespoke designs built to your specifications including ornate options, as well as robust pieces for commercial and agricultural spaces. For ideas and completed designs, contact our team.

With years of experience in the industry, we are able to guide you through the design process and the finishing options to ensure the steel gates we create for you are in keeping with the style of your property and estate, while remaining completely functional.


Mild Steel

Mild steel is made up of iron and carbon and is delivered to us as a raw material that we fabricate to suit our client requirements. Without being treated (painted or galvanised), the metal will rust if exposed to the elements. Many clients prefer our products untreated to establish a natural golden patina.


Galvanising is a process that stops steel from oxidation (rusting). Our mild steel is hot-dipped in molten zinc which creates a chemical reaction forming a very hard protective coating of zinc that is engrained into the steel.

This layer of protection provides a barrier of protection between airborne moisture and the steel to make it corrosion resistant and durable. Galvanised steel can be primed and painted in any colour.


CorTen steel is also known as the ‘weathering steel’.

Once exposed to the elements, CorTen steel forms a natural protective layer creating a stunning patina of copper hues, rust and bronze.

This protective layer is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also creates an exceptional barrier to corrosion whilst maintaining the utmost tensile strength.

Our CorTen steel products require no maintenance and will last a lifetime and beyond depending on the thickness of steel.

Steel Edging FAQs

Self-Installation Edging

Our self-installation edging provides clean and continuous steel edging, using a very simple installation process with basic tools, please see our installation guide for further information.

Solid mild steel fixing pins (16mm diameter, 500mm long) are driven through the tube and brace connectors creating a seamless finish to your steel edging.  

Our self-install edging varies depending on what depth and thickness you are interested in. Ranging between £15.50 – £25 per meter. Please see our products for more information, or feel free to call us on 07947611157.

We usually recommend 150mm depth x 5mm thick edging for driveways and usually 100m depth x 5mm or 3mm thick edging for garden paths/flower beds borders and so on.

Supply & Installation Edging

Our supply and install edging ranges from £35 – £39 per meter depending on the size of your edging and site conditions. 

Our metal edging is commonly purchased in mild steel however we can offer CorTen edging too. It is most popular in 100mm or 150mm deep and 3mm or 5mm thick. We can fabricate and install bespoke depths and thicknesses if required. 

All our steel edging is welded to 16mm round steel pins, hammered 2ft in the ground, at approximately 600mm intervals along the edging. 

We choose to weld and use longer pins at shorter intervals for maximum structural integrity and longevity. The edging arrives in 6m lengths with every joint welded together with a steel plate. All joining plates and pins will be welded at the back and secured lower than finish height under the ground so not visible.  

The edging can act as a strong retainer for any stone build up for driveways and/or paths whilst maintaining a decorative fine edge border. Our standard mild steel edging is left to weather a golden patina unless stated otherwise. 

All our edging can be painted if required. This will arrive painted with a primer undercoat and then top coated with a satin finish (unless stated otherwise) once installed. 

To get a quote call us on 07947611157.

Unlike other popular edging options, including brick and wood, steel won’t deteriorate and won’t be affected by the varying weather conditions.

Our mild steel edging will take several months to weather to its natural golden patina.

Our specialist deer fencing is not only higher than our traditional estate Fencing it also contains more rails, reducing the gaps, as it is imperative that the fence does not only prevent the deer from leaping over the fence, but also stops them squeezing through or under the fence.

Our deer fencing comes in a range of heights and number of rails:

  • 1.6 metres high with 7 rails

  • 1.8 metres high with 8 rails

  • 2 metres high with 9 rails

We can add or reduce rail quantities if required.

Field, garden, and property entrances must also utilise deer-proof gates, since electric fences, such as that used to control livestock, are often ineffective against deer and may sustain damage should a deer attempt to run through it. 2.5mm high tensile galvanised lamb wire or 6mm round bar are an effective way to reduce our rail spacings further as roe deer are able to squeeze through gaps as little as 30cm.

Our most popular thicknesses are 3mm, 5mm and 6mm. We advise that 100mm x 3mm or 5mm would be suitable for lawn edging, flower borders and small paths, whereas the 150mm x 5mm is recommended for edging on driveways.

In addition, we also supply a 200mm x 6mm mild steel edging which is ideal for raised beds or retaining larger quantities of soil, particularly areas with steeper gradients.

Our 3mm self-installation edging offers the greatest flexibility to create tighter curves, whilst the 5mm can create sweeping curves and be used for straight runs.

The 6mm edging is ideal for straight runs, retaining larger quantities of soil whilst still forming gentle curves.

Our fencing arrives on site with a zinc phosphate black primer undercoat before a 100-micron minimum top coating, sprayed on site. All welds are chipped, wire brushed and primed before final spray.

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