Newt fencing is the most widely specified ecological fencing brand. Herpetosure was specifically designed to provide a robust, sustainable and cost effective alternative to traditional timber and membrane newt fence specifications. Herpetosure newt fencing is fire retardant, vandal resistant and produces zero product waste; it has also proven to reduce on-going maintenance costs by up to 98%. Herpetosure newt fencing can be installed far faster than other alternatives and its rigid, self-supporting panel structure means that no stakes are required in its construction.
Temporary fence panel size; 3000 X 750 X 3.5mm green recycled polypropylene panels Permanent fence panel size; 3000 X 750 X 4mm green recycled polypropylene panels
300mm vertically below ground, 375mm vertically above ground
Density Kg/m3 930 Tensile strength (Mpa) N/mm2 26.0 Elongation at break % 460 Flexural yield strength (Mpa) N/mm2 42.0 Flexural modulus (Mpa) N/mm2 1250 Linear Thermal expansion mm/m/°c 0.150 Surface spread of flame Class 3
The fence panels are fitted either into a 300 x 50mm slit created by a V backed sub soiler or “wiz” plough pulled by a tractor or in a trench excavated using a chain trencher or mini digger. Alternatively, if necessary, the trench is dug by hand. The preferred method for best results and most efficient fitment is the slitting method, where conditions suit. Once the panels are sited the slit is closed up by driving back along the line of the fence with a tractor, vehicle or compacted by hand. This creates a total seal between the soil and panels, which are fitted to the side of the trench nearest to the relevant population or the inside if a containment area. The panels are overlapped by 50mm then secured by aluminium blind rivets along the overlap joint. Panels can be cut down or the overlap increased to allow for uneven ground or contours.