Designer Metal specialises in the fabrication and installation of traditional estate fencing. Also referred to as park fencing or parkland fencing, it is a modern reproduction of the traditional iron fencing of old, used on estates and parkland for retaining stock and decoration.
We have installed many miles of fencing in a wide variety of soil types. The use of generous steel sections and our method of installations, gives our product great rigidity and strength. You are truly investing in a last-a-lifetime fence that will be enjoyed by generations to come.
Estate fencing professionally installed and painted at £41.50-£70 per metre plus VAT anywhere in the UK. Minimum orders apply. Smaller and local orders priced accordingly.
For an exact price per metre simply email us: firstname.lastname@example.org (or phone us on: 01473 658111) with your post code or nearest post town and an estimate of fencing meterage. You may also include gate requirements. You will receive a quote back which we will keep on file and stand by for 2 months.
Please scroll down for full specification (including steel section sizes), fencing styles and a detailed explanation of our installation method.
As standard we produce two types of estate fencing. Both stand 1.15m tall approx (variations on request). The posts are spaced at 1 metre apart and both have 5 traditionally spaced rails (small gap nearer the ground with each spacing becoming greater as they rise up the fence) and can be finished in a colour of your choice or left to self colour.
50 x 12mm posts and 5 20mm solid round rails standing 1.15m tall more than capable of retaining heavy stock…
Or (40 x 12 mm posts with a solid 20mm round top rail and 4 25 x 8 mm flat rails below standing 1.15 m tall).
We also offer both the above styles in a 4 rail system standing 95 cms tall. Perfect for gardens.
We publish our spec and section sizes because we are proud to produce a product that is built to last. As far as we are aware, we are the only company who install estate/park fencing in the way we do.
With our method of installation we can follow curves and ground contours beautifully, and both at the same time. These fences really flow and are very pleasing on the eye. These sort of effects are just not possible with pre-fabricated rectangular panels that bolt together.
Over the years we have installed Estate Fencing around numerous ponds. A visually unobtrusive effective barrier, adding to the look rather than detracting from it. This photo clearly demonstrates our ability to deal with curves of any radius. Always arriving to site equipped with steel rolling equipment we can deal with any radius without prior knowledge or the need to measure up.
The advantages of our method are clearly demonstrated in the photos above. It allows us to follow contours and curves in a way that is just not possible with pre-fabricated panels.
Effective use off Swoops to deal with an Abrupt change in Level, All Rodded on Site
Designer Metal Estate Fencing, with Estate Tree Guards in the background, in the January snow 2010. This fence was installed in meadows across the road from our Suffolk work shop in 1992 and is still as straight and as upright as the day we put it in. The fence was never painted and despite being almost 20 years old shows no sign of structural corrosion, other than surface rust, even at ground level. The use of generous steel section and the quality of the installation will ensure that this fence will still be standing at the end of this century. The Estate Guards were installed in 2002 and have withstood the rubbing of heavy stock for 8 years without moving. For a land owner or estate manager both items are a once in a lifetime, maintenance free purchase.
Tree protection and a terrific feature in this meadow.
Large estate fencing style tree guards standing 1.5m tall fabricated on site to any specified diameter. These tree guards stand taller than our estate fencing – with an extra top rail and the bottom five bars matching the fence spacing’s – offering permanent effective protection against horse or other heavy stock.
Every one of our Estate Fencing Installations are undertaken by our own Staff. Customers can expect to deal with well -presented , well-mannered, well equipped individuals who have a wealth of experience and are very good at what they do. There is nothing that an Estate Fencing contract will throw at us that we cannot deal with on site. We do not use contractors.
Each fence post is pneumatically driven deep into the ground. The depth of installation is one of the key factors to producing a strong ridged metal fence . We go in almost twice as deep as some other systems on the market. Over the last 20 years we have installed metal Estate Fencing in nearly every county in England, Scotland, Anglesey and the Isle Of Man. During this time we have encountered all soil types and ground condition and never yet been unable to complete an installation.
Once the posts are in upright and true we run the rails through in 6m lengths, staggering them like a brick course so no single post holds all the joins.
Then everything is welded up on site. Each rail is welded to every post, so each post has five welds and each weld is about an inch long, not just tacked together. Where the rails join they are welded all the way around the joint. All the rails joins are done on posts so are not visible.
The end result is a seamless fence with no visible joins or bolts that will hold its line and stay upright for decades. This thorough welding process is the other factor in producing a really strong metal fence and is in a different league to clip together fencing available on the market today.
Fences are spray painted once they are up. They receive a high zinc based primer and then an industrial grade top coat. Although it is a two coat application, fences are sprayed from both sides and in way that most of it actually receives 4 coats of paint. We can finish our Park Fencing in any colour.
Metal fencing, perfect for any property or parkland.
Designer Metal park fencing and estate gates at the main entrance of Trinity Park in Ipswich (Suffolk Show Ground).
Designer Metal park fencing and estate gates at the main entrance of Trinity Park in Ipswich (Suffolk Show Ground). Easy to view for any one local who is interested in our product.
Pre –Fabricated panels
Designer Metal produces top quality fencing panels. Weighing in at 45 kg and constructed from heavy steel sections, 40×12 mm posts, 20 mm solid bar top rail, four 25×8 mm flat rails, they are finished with a high zinc primer and top coat (different colours on request).
We publish section sizes and spec because we are proud to produce a product that’s built to last.
Panels can be supplied with 20mm round top rail with four 25×8 mm flat bottom rails or four 16 mm round bottom rails with “devils claw ” feet for pushing into the ground (shown in photos) or extended posts for concreting into holes. These 2 metre long panels simply bolt together to form a continual fence.
Specifications (Variations on request)
Length: 2 metres Height: (installed) 1.15 m Devils Claw: 40 cms x 40cms x 40cms or extended posts 50cms
Supply us with a plan sketch with measurements and we will work out panel sizes, corner posts and the best way to put it all together for you.
Supply us with a falls diagram and we will produce sloping panels
Supply us with a radius and we will produce curved panels
Loose Estate fencing System
We are happy to supply loose fence posts, rails and gates to match. These will need to be driven in, welded and painted.
If you are an Estate, a Farm, a Landscaping firm or a Fencing contactor or a practical individual and have access to good labour this may be for you. We are also happy to offer part installations. For example we Set out fence lines and drive in posts and leave the rodding up, welding and painting to your team.