Bishop Sutton & Alexander Ltd supply and erect all types of steel and timber fencing in Essex.

Steel fencing presents a physical and visible deterrent against intruders. The versatile design of steel fences can accommodate all site conditions. These may include concrete sills, bespoke hole positions, three rail construction, extensions for barbed wire and extended pales for burying in the ground. They can also be supplied in any RAL colour or hot dip galvanised.

Steel fencing provides a low maintenance option for property boundary marking with various levels of protection possible depending on the level of security deemed necessary and the type of fence selected.

Timber fencing provides privacy for less vulnerable and domestic areas. We can supply and install all types of timber fences for commercial and domestic purposes. These include close boarded fences, panel fences and of course any other variations that may be required.

The timber used for our fencing is obtained from sustainable sources. It is quality checked to ensure that all fences maintain a smart appearance and remain sound throughout their life. Fences can be supplied in a variety of colours and are of course treated to withstand harsh weather conditions.

If you would like to see some examples of our fencing in Essex please don't hesitate to contact us.

Useful Information

All fencing and gates should comply with the recommendations of the British Standards Institution.

The ownership of a fence on a boundary between properties varies. In Essex, and generally in the United Kingdom, title deeds will show which side owns the fence. A "T" symbol is used on plans with the leg of the "T" pointing towards the owner's property. Usually, cladding is on the non-owners side, enabling access to the posts for the owner when repairs are needed.

Where a fence or hedge has an adjacent ditch, the ditch is normally in the same ownership as the hedge or fence. The ownership boundary is at the edge of the ditch furthest from the fence or hedge. The principle of this rule is that an owner digging a boundary ditch will normally dig it at the very edge of their land. They must pile the spoil on their own side of the ditch to avoid trespassing on their neighbour. They may then erect a fence or hedge on the spoil, leaving the ditch on its far side. Exceptions often occur. For example, where a plot of land derives from subdivision of a larger one along the centre line of a previously existing ditch or other feature.

On private land in Essex, and generally in the United Kingdom, it is the landowner's responsibility to fence in their livestock. Conversely, for common land, it is the surrounding landowners' responsibility to fence out the common land livestock.