Top Hire Tools For Fencing

Establishing boundaries, privacy, and keeping livestock, are just a few examples of why fencing is an important asset to any homeowner or business. Therefore, if you have concluded that some type of fencing requires erecting, then having the right tools for the job can make the whole job a breeze. In this article, we are going to take you through serval types of hire tools use for fencing. We will help establish the ideal type of fencing for your project and what tools suit you best. 

Types of fencing you may come across

The fencing world is astronomical. However, it can generally be condensed down to just a few categories. 

Domestic fencing 

domestic fencing

Domestic fencing is generally found in the rear or front gardens of homes. It offers privacy and a physical boundary wall for homeowners. Often using concrete or wooden posts up to 9ft depending on the finishing height of the homeowner’s fence line. Domestic fencing sometimes use a wooden or concrete gravel board to suspend the fencing panels from the floor. These can range in height from 6-12inch. Gravel boards can retain earth as well as act as a deterrent for pets. 

Livestock fencing 

Livestock fencing 

Livestock fencing is used all over the country on all different gradients. Why? Because it’s fast and more cost-effective to install. Livestock fencing uses round or half posts and wire to create a physical boundary to either keep animals in or out. The wire fencing is held in place with a staple to the round posts after tensioning. This type of fencing can range in several bespoke heights to meet demand.  

Construction fencing

Construction fencing, also known as “security fencing”, offers a portable solution for construction and demolition sites. It consists of metal mesh panels that fix to weighted feet and joined together with clamps. It is a fast and secure way to section off an area to work in. Due to its simplicity and portability, many panels can be erected with great ease. Construction or “security fencing” is an essential piece of health and safety equipment, designed for site and public safety. 

Problems you could face when installing new fencing 

Installing fencing is tiresome work, and nothing makes the job more difficult than running into issues that can slow you down. Both businesses and public, want the ability to complete fencing projects effectively. You can avoid any delays by identifying the possible issues you could face. Common issues that could slow you down?


Where is the new fence line going to be erected? How close can you get the materials? How difficult is it going to be to get the materials to the post holes? Access can always be a massive make and break in a job. As we have already identified, some fencing needs to be installed on the hilliest of terrains, so we need to make sure you can get materials to where you need them. When assessing a project, always factor in time for any preparations and movement of materials. Some household gardens can provide a network of access issues, especially in urban areas. Taking materials through houses is not unheard of. 

Underground obstructions 

For both domestic and livestock fencing, installation requires posts to be set in the ground by either force or embedding with concrete. This is where underground obstructions can cause problems. Roots, rock, concrete, utilities etc, all provide timing issues towards completion. Being unprepared for any other of these examples can have a costly effect on your project. How can you avoid any underground obstructions? Always survey your site first. Get a good understanding of the depth you will need to reach, depending on your requirements. Scan the ground for utilities and test soil type. Obstructions can cause damage to equipment, so make sure you understand the ground condition before starting. 

Tools suitable for domestic garden fencing 

In this section we will take you through several tools that will assist you in installing a domestic garden fence: 

Posthole graft 

post hole graft

A fencers graft is useful for all types of fence installations. It is a heavy-duty digger and a metal fencing spade for digging outpost holes. This design saves upper body movement and avoids bending when digging. Overall, creating a more efficient digging technique. It is the ideal digging tool for making deep but narrow holes required for installing fence posts. The narrow shape and small face of the spade allow fencers to quickly dig downwards the perfect shape of a post hole.

Posthole chisel 

post hole chisel

Used to cut through roots, with the pointed end for breaking up concrete. It is ideal to help support digging posts in hard and tough grounds or tight spaces. This fencing tool design, allows you to break out even the toughest stones or concrete aiding the digging of a fence post hole. 

Posthole borer

posthole borer hire

A manual auger design hand tool, that allows an operator to drill and remove soil from the ground. Leaving a hole ready for the installation of a fence post. This is ideal for soft ground with a dressing of around 2ft of topsoil. Manual posthole borers speed up the task of digging a hole, however, in some cases, a petrol posthole borer is more suitable providing enough room is available to operate.

Hire Tools suitable for livestock or commercial fencing

In this section, we will take you through several tools that will assist you in installing livestock and commercial fencing. Additionally, the tools from the domestic garden fencing section can be used here also:

Single-handed petrol post borer

Single-handed petrol post borer

A petrol machine with a rotary auger attachment. Allowing fast and accurate holes to be dug. If ground permits use, the single-handed petrol post borer will increase the speed of your project. Single-handed Post hole borers can dig a hole with a diameter of around 6 inches with ease.

Two-man petrol post borer

Two-man petrol post borer

The same as a single-handed petrol post borer, however offering more power and control. This machine requires two people to operate it.

Hydraulic Post Rammer

When installing a large amount of fencing, then a hydraulic post rammer excavator attachment should be your go to. This excavator attachment takes a vast amount of manual handling out of the job. Resulting in fast completion times and less tired bodies. This hydraulic attachment is suitable for livestock full and half-round spiked posts.

Where to hire essential fencing equipment in the west midlands?

For over 20 years, WHC Hire Services has been providing the public, businesses, and large construction contractors with the necessary equipment to get the job done. For the smallest to the largest of projects, our state-of-the-art equipment will be able to help you complete your project in a timely manner and in the safest possible way.

With regular introductions of new and improved machinery into our fleet, we can ensure our customers that they will get the finest equipment available on the market, in perfect working order. It is all part of our mission to bring the very best of plant and tool hire equipment to our customers. Need help with a project? Speak to one of our hire professionals to help you find the right equipment. Call 01384 377977 today or view our equipment here.  

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