Electric Fencing

Frequently Asked Questions

Our electric fencing range includes everything you need to set up a complete electric fencing run, from leading manufactures including Gallagher Fencing. Shop our range of energisers, stakes, wire, tape and insulators now, available individually or in ready made kit form.


Wire & Tape

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We stock a range of stranded galvanised wire, rope and tape in a variety of widths and sizes.


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Shop our comprehensive range of energisers available in a variety of options including solar powered, mains powered and mixed option mains and battery powered energisers.



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We stock electric fencing insulators for use with metal and plastic posts. They are impact resistant and can be used with super poly wire, electric rope and stranded wire.


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Ideal for erecting temporary or permanent electric fencing, our electric fencing stakes range includes both plastic and timber stakes. Suitable for livestock including horse, cattle and pig fencing, stakes are available in a variety of sizes and materials for erecting your electric fence.



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Our electric fence accessories range is comprehensive; from neon fence testers to electric fencing lightning arrestors and vandal proofed electrified box and stands - we really have you powered up with products!


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When starting electric fencing from scratch, we know assembling the right kit for your livestock can be a time-consuming job. That’s why we have created electric fencing kits; pre-selected electric fencing equipment for a designated purpose.


Electric Fence Questions & Answers

Electric fences are low maintenance, quick to set up, affordable, and can easily be modified, expanded or even moved should the need be required in the future.

They work by sending an electric pulse along the fence line, and when touched it completes the circuit between the fence and the ground and a short, sharp but safe shock is received. Shock levels are governed by UK safety regulations so they are not harmful, however it creates a psychological barrier in the animal that it shouldn't be touched making it an effective barrier to keep animals in and predators out. They can be used to either fence animals in or keep predators out and can be powered by 12V battery, mains or solar power.

Electric fence component vary slightly depending on your power source, however will consist of the following -

  • Electric fence energiser
  • Electric fence post
  • Conductor (eg wire, tape or rope)
  • Insulator
  • Grounding stake (earth)

No, electric fencing does not use a lot of energy, often less than a penny a day if mains operated.

Yes, you will need a ground rod for an electric fence, and the larger the electric fence the more grounding rods you should have. Grounding rods increase the effectiveness of the fence.

Use a neon or digital fault finder, or purchase a light indicator which hangs off the fence and pulsates light at every pulse, a simple visible aid.

Energy is stored in the unit then fired down the electric fence line. This firing down the line is the clicking you can hear.

Yes, but this will reduce its power. A stronger energiser with higher joules will burn grass off, however heavy growth will seriously reduce the effectiveness.

No, unlike house electrics, the energiser stores the energy then fires down the line so a complete loop is not required.

No. Electric fencing is a disciplined shock, all UK energisers are restricted in the power output to be both safe for humans and dogs.