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Barbed & Line Wire

Barbed Wire

Barbed wire comes in a 200m roll, either in Mild Steel or High Tensile is galvanised to BS EN 10244-2 Class A. Routinely one or two barb wires will be stapled from 2” (50mm) to 6” (150mm) above the stock wire C8/80/15 and sometimes just below the bottom of the stock wire as well.

Line Wire

Line wire also known as plain wire comes in Mild Steel (MS) or High Tensile (HT) 25kg coils galvanised to BS EN 10244-2 Class A. It is used as a top and bottom wire to strain rabbit netting to, or to extend the height of a fence and for vine and plant support. It is sold in coils weighing 25kg.

Related Fencing Materials

Most commonly, roundwood posts would be used in sizes of 5’6” or 6’ (1.65 or 1.8m) high x 3”-4” (75-100mm) in diameter, usually spaced at 6’ to 8’ (1.8 -2.4m) centres and strained with strainers 7 or 8 ft (2.1 or 2.4m) high x 4”-5” or 5-6” (125-150mm) and a strut.

Less frequently sawn posts are used in sizes of 3” x 3” (75 x 75 mm).

Staples would usually be 40mm and less frequently 30mm long and are sold barbed - ie they have a small barb spike to stop them coming out as the posts age or plain with no barb spike

barbed wire, medium tensile, high tensile - - market drayton, shropshire