Recent examples of work in progress and UK installations of estate fencing and tree guards from our Facebook page.
16 January 2020
January in the workshop.
5 December 2019
Aaron and Lee keeping warm today making field gate scrolls and drop bars.
29 November 2019
Photos show a small local estate fencing Job in Haughley, the guys welding up fencing, 30 of our new XL Classic tree guards packaged for dispatch, our Style 3 Estate Fencing installed and painted in Hertfordshire last week with one of our 12 ft hooped braced field gates, a Brunhild tree guard being undercoated in our spray booth and our tracked post driving machine ready for action.
10 October 2019
First photo shows a small fencing installation in Ipswich yesterday for a returning customer. Second photo is some of our Metal Field Gate stock stored on our new mezzanine floor. We carry all our standard sizes in both styles so all available for immediate delivery. All other photos show fencing installed last week, again for a returning customer. Just love working in the autumn sunshine.
23 September 2019
Style 2 Estate Fencing with 12ft Hooped braced gates in Essex, Forklift training for new members of our Team with 2 Wards Training , Style 1 fencing in a rust finish @ approx. 1 year old, a small quantity of style 1 fencing with a 1m Hooped braced gate collected by a customer and fencing installed in Cambridgeshire.
29 August 2019
Some creative Estate Fencing work yesterday. Just shows what we can achieve by taking a bit of time, care and pride in what we do.
23 August 2019
Classic XL. Height: 195cms (6ft 5inches) Diameter: 100cms (3ft 4inches) Weight: 80kgs.
The newest and largest addition to our classic iron tree guard range is perfect for farms, public & private parks and gardens. It boasts a huge 1m diameter, almost 30% bigger than our Full Guard and most modern equivalents. At the same price as our Park Guard with almost identical dimensions it is a classic alternative to the smallest of our Estate Tree Guard range. With welded steel construction and 8 mm thick rings, they are strong enough to withstand the rigours of horse & heavy stock. The upright gap spacing is no more than 9.4cms offering complete protection from deer, sheep and small animals. All joins are stock friendly. Each metal tree guard is split able (scroll down page for fitting instructions) for fitting to existing trees and re-use. Supplied with all nuts and bolts and four ground stakes that bolt to the bottom ring for secure ground fixing.
We developed this guard for one of our best clients, The Rowler Estate, and liked it so much we decided to include it as a permanent addition to our Classic Iron Tree Guard range.
31 July 2019
First 3 photos are of our Style 2 Estate Fencing installed for a returning customer in Suffolk. Next 2 photos show 14no 1.2m cross-braced gates and 300m of fencing ready for dispatch to Scotland. Next 2 photos show style 2 Estate Fencing installed for another returning customer in Surrey (4th visit in 8 years). Next 2 photos show our Metal Brunhild Tree guards hanging in our spray booth having been undercoated , awaiting a top coat, and also some gates. Final few photos are of our style 1 Metal Estate Fencing installed for a customer in Suffolk, second visit here.
13 July 2019 (3)
Hooped braced Metal Field gates in a rust finish fitted at front and rear drives in Lavenham.
13 July 2019 (2)
Estate Fencing post rack, trailer loaded and good to go for a job in Surrey next week, Metal Field gate stock on the new mezzanine and quadrants being made for stock in the new welding bays by Lee & Josh.
13 July 2019 (1)
New photos of our 4m double Metal Field gates for the web site taken at our farm yesterday. Also photos of our old mess room, now converted into 3 offices as part of our expansion. We now have Chris on full time sales and James on web marketing. Photo 4 shows our new brochure. Heavy card, 6 page A4. We sent 30,000 of these out yesterday as an insert in the Farms Weekly magazine (subscribers only) and have a further 10,000 stacked in Chris`s office ready to send else where. Other photos show gates being set up for web site photos. Harry with the laser level and James with the camera.
14 June 2019
160m of our style 1 Metal Estate Fencing installed in a rust finish in a wet Warwickshire this week
10 June 2019
Metal Estate Fencing and gates loaded and dispatched to America.
24 May 2019
This video is of 621m of our Metal Estate Fencing that we installed in 4 days this week at Heveningham Hall. We will paint it in 2 days next week, high zinc undercoat and the “Estate Colour” top coat
8 May 2019
Photos show our Metal Park Tree Guards in a rust finish installed by us and tree guards and metal Estate Fencing being disatched yesterday.
10 April 2019
Yesterday we produced 21 of our beautiful Brunhild Metal Tree Guards. These will be delivered to a returning customer, in the York area ,who has purchased around 70-80 of these since 2011.
4 April 2019
Here at Designer Metal we produce all our own scrolls by hand, first 2 photos. We can produce about 150 per day and they are so much nicer than the machine turned ones, used by most people these days, and really finish our gates off nicely. The next three photos show our metal field gates being made in our 2 dedicated gate bays of the workshop. We produce 4 standard sizes. These are all made on permanent metal sheet jigs that we place on metal trestles with our forklift. Guys simply have to cut components from a standard cutting list, drop into the jigs and weld them up. It’s a really efficient process that allows us to produce some really nice field gates at an affordable price and we send these out all over the country every week. The next photo show tree guards and quadrants hanging to dry after being spray painted. Final photo shows 650 fence post ready for our Estate Fencing installation at Heveningham Hall in May.
21 March 2019
200 m of our Style 2 metal Estate Fencing installed this week in Suffolk. Unfortunately we did nt have the light for the photos but the fencing looked great lining the new driveway to this amazing house. Second visit here for us. We originally installed 550 m in 2013.
6 March 2019
All about the tree guards and fencing at the moment. Photos show Metal Park Guards being made in our Park Guard bay in the workshop, being stored for stock on our new mezzanine floor and 78 awaiting dispatch to a client in Gloucestershire. Also a hoop and post tree guard with some prefabricated estate Fencing Panels palletized for dispatch to Wales and 3 Park Guards ready to leave us next week.
21 February 2019
Final piece to our production puzzle completed today. Overhead track system for our spray booth replacing our old spray racks. Quicker spraying and a much more efficient use of space. Metal ½ and 3/4 tree guards being the first things to go through it.
19 February 2019
Today we dispatch the largest number of our Metal Tree Guards that we have ever dispatched in a single day. 473 Guards dispatched to 5 different customers. All these Iron Tree Protectors were sold in a rust finish. Also 2 batches of Estate Fencing posts for customers who wish to self-install their metal fencing.
11 February 2019
We have spent most of January solving our space issues by adding approx 2000square ft of mezzanine floor. Its been great fun to build ,and with the new equipment and layout below ,will give us a workshop where we could comfortably employ 10-15 people. we finally have had our new power supply switched on this weekend so we are good to go. We have work piled up in front of us and looking forward to a great 2019. Hopefully by the end of this month we will have planning permission granted for a 2 story office pod on the front of the building which we hope to have built by the summer. This whole project will have taken about a year from start to finish but will give us a facility that should allow us to expand greatly.
thanks to all involved
4 January 2019
In recent years we have been on the limit our power supply here at Manor Farm This has been increasingly problematic as office lights dim and we lose power in certain areas when work shop compressors and welders fire up. With the business expanding, we have doubled our welding bays and have added almost a dozen new presses, ring roles, saws and other pieces of workshop equipment as well as fume extraction in all areas and new lighting to come.
In the middle of last year we commissioned UK Power networks to upgrade our power supply which will be tripled going from 60 amps to 200 amps. We will be up and running with this from the end of January. We undertook all the ground works ourselves installing a GRPO cabinet, digging trenches by hand and laying a 100m of cable as thick as your arm. In addition to these works we are currently installing a 200m2 mezzanine floor in the workshop and look to start work in early March on a 2 storey office pod on the front of the building. It’s been a long journey but by the middle of 2019 we will have a facility here that will really allow us to fulfil our potential as the main British Manufacturer of Estate Fencing, Metal Tree Guards and all country iron work so hold tight and keep buying British. Thanks for reading,
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