Design and planning
The first phase of the construction of a pest-proof fence is for Xcluder® staff to inspect the proposed site with the client. During this inspection, Xcluder® walk over and view the proposed fence line, allowing them to determine any specific requirements for construction and fencing components.
The inspection enables a detailed proposal to be prepared, outlining all factors relating to the fence including the alignment, earthworks required, type of pest proof fence best suited to the site, additional components required and the cost.
The design and planning process is the perfect opportunity to discuss our customers’ needs. Some customers want the full package, other customers have their own resources that they can use in the project, e.g. they can do their own earthworks or have their own post supplier. We are flexible about how much or how little we do to help get your project completed successfully to a pest-proof standard.
Contact us to discuss your needs.
Earthworks may be required along a fence line to provide a stable long-term base and to protect the fence base from erosion.
Construction of the base fence
The first stage of fence construction involves the construction of the base fence. The base fence provides the structural support required to carry the pest-proof mesh and hood structure.
To ensure that every fence built is completely pest-proof, Xcluder® has developed a rigorous quality control programme for all staff and contractors. Each fence we construct is built to detailed specifications and is rigorously inspected, repeatedly through the construction period.
For a pest fence to be fully effective, and for pest eradication to be achieved the constructed fence must be 100% effective at excluding all target pests around its entire perimeter. The following additional components can be added.
Xcluder® watergates and fish passage
Xcluder® have developed a pest-proof watergate design for permanently-flowing streams and this opens under high flows and closes again when flows return to normal levels.
Xcluder® pedestrian, vehicle and automated gates
Xcluder® has developed a selection of fail-safe, pest-proof pedestrian and vehicle access gate systems that cannot be left open or ajar by careless operators.
For larger sites we recommend Xcluder’s® Remote Electronic Surveillance System which provides 24 hour reporting of any fence breach caused by tree fall or other events and reports any vehicle, pedestrian or water gate left open.
Final inspection and sign-off
Following the completion of a pest-proof fence, Xcluder® arrange for an inspection to be undertaken of the entire fenceline, after which the fence can be signed off as complete.