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Connectors, Staples and Tensioners

Please note - prices on this website do not include VAT. VAT is added in the checkout area and will be included in the total in the confirming email sent to you on completion of your order.

Small plain galvanised staples

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size pack size price quantity
30 x 3.55mm 1kg £6.22
30 x 3.55mm 10kg £31.98
  • Rabbit net can be put up with ordinary, larger staples, but these make the job so much easier.

 

plain galvanised staples

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size pack size price quantity
40 x 4mm 1 kg £3.50
40 x 4mm 10 kg £23.25
40 x 4mm 20 kg £44.25
  • The plain galvanised staple size is 40 x 4mm, these have been used on every fence for decades and are the standard size in the best quality galvanised finish. They are now predominantly used with square posts, with barbed staples being used for round posts.

 

barbed galvanised staples

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size pack size price quantity
40 x 4mm 1 kg £4.00
40 x 4mm 10 kg £26.35
40 x 4mm 20 kg £39.45
40 x 4mm 2.5kg £6.50
  • The barbed staple has fish-hook type barbs above each point that prevent the staple from working its way out of the post under strain. Particularly useful for round posts, cattle fences and for stobs that are inclined to open up in dry weather, many fencers will not use anything else. The size is 40 x 4mm, the standard for many years now.

 

large galvanised raddisseurs

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size pack size price quantity
1 £1.69
  • Large galvanised raddisseurs, also known as butterflies and tensioners, and occasionally referred to as raddishes. Used to cut and tension line wire, see stock fencing tensioning the line wire in our help and how to section if you are not clear on this. Most commonly used with mild steel line wire but everyone has their own way with raddisseurs.

 

galvanised gripples

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size pack size price quantity
barbed £2.13
large 1 £2.36
medium 1 £0.88
T clip £1.24
  • Gripples, love them or loath them, they are here to stay. The gripple is a bullet shaped device into which two line wires are inserted from opposite directions, the gripple is used to tension the line. Early versions encountered problems in frost but the design has been improved. Some serious fencers still prefer not to use them but many find them a great saving of time and they do produce good fencelines, even enabling the cutting and shaping of high tensile net. For the amateur fencer they are a must.

 

Meteor wire strainers

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size pack size price quantity
1 £3.88
  • Meteor Wire Strainers are an unusual device which enables the user to re-tension line wire without cutting it. They are particularly useful for fencelines which sag constantly under pressure. They are useful round schools, playing fields or park fences around animals accustomed to leaning on and over the fence.

 

spiral connectors

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size pack size price quantity
10 guage 1 £2.10
12 guage 1 £2.10
  • Spiral connectors are used to join line wire to line wire, most frequently used by the professional fencer. They would often be used for a high tensile line where a raddisseur might be used on a mild steel line. Please note that tensioners and fixings are a very individual matter and each fencer does things his own way.

 

lashing rods (pigtails)

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size pack size price quantity
10 guage 1 £0.09
10 guage 1500 £150.00
12 guage 1500 £150.00
12 guage 1 £0.09
  • Lashing rods are used for attaching the top line of a netting to a line wire just above it to maintain vertical tension and strengthen the fence. They are also used to attach split net deer fences together, binding the top of a bottom net, a line wire, and the bottom of the top net. They are usually used just before and just after each stob or post. They come in bundles of 250 and it is helpful if you order in multiples of 250.

 

CL22 netting clips

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size pack size price quantity
1000 £11.24
  • CL22 clips are used in a delta ring plier gun to attach a net to the line wire above it. Many people find them easier to use than lashing rods and they are certainly quicker than tying wire for rabbit and chicken net. Rabbit net clipped to top and middle line wires makes a very strong fence.

 

Rapid Concrete Mix

size pack size price quantity
£5.35
  • Rapid post mix is a great new product, poured into the hole around a post on top of the required amount of water it will have gone off in under twenty minutes and it is then possible to fence to that post. If you have not tried this product yet then please, please do, the fencers we work with are all very positive about it.

 

"Hodge Fencing supply all the fencing materials for the museum at Auchindrain. They consistently provide good advice on the most appropriate products to use, and fast service with deliveries. They have been particularly helpful to us in manufacturing wooden gates to traditional patterns. We are pleased to recommend them."

Bob Clark, Development Manager, Urras Achadh an Droighinn/The Auchindrain Trust

Opening times

Our office hours are 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday plus 10.00am - 3.00pm Saturday.
How to find C Hodge Fencing

Telephone / fax: 01631 563271

Email: sales@hodgefencing.co.uksales@hodgefencing.co.uk

Delivery to Argyll

We will quote you for delivery of materials you order from us because each order is considerably different.

As a rough guide, deliveries within 5 miles of Oban cost £10, within 20 miles of Oban £15, and within 30 miles of Oban £20.

approximate equivalents

Timber is cut in metric sizes. These approximate equivalents are for your guidance only.

22mm 32mm 38mm 47mm 75mm 85mm 100mm 125mm 150mm 200mm 300mm
1" 1.25" 1.5" 2" 3" 3.5" 4" 5" 6" 8" 12"
1.5m 1.65m 1.8m 2.1m 2.4m 2.7m 3.0m 3.3m 3.6m 3.9m 4.2m 4.5m 4.8m
5' 5'6" 6' 7' 8' 9' 10' 11' 12' 13' 14' 15' 16'

Help and Information Sheets

How to choose fencing materials Download (27 kb)

How to build a wire and timber (stock) fence. Download (775 kb)

How to build a wire and timber deer fence. Download (475 kb)

Ten Tips for High Tensile Stock Fencing from Tornado. Download (440 kb)

How to erect a wooden fence. Download (123 kb)

How to hang a gate. Download (175 kb)

How to lay decking. Download (1249 kb)