stock fencing around a lagoon

We recently installed lagoon fencing for a long-standing customer, using timber fence posts, stock netting, barbed wire and gates.

Lagoon fencing needs to meet specific specifications in order to be safe and secure, the guidelines on slurry lagoon fencing are stated by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive).

Lagoon Fencing Specifications

The fencing needs to be designed and installed in a way that prevents access from unauthorised people, as well as wildlife and livestock. The lagoon fence needs to be a minimum height of at least 1.3m, mesh or stock netting needs to be small enough to prevent hand or footholds, and at least two strands of barbed wire should be at the top, spaced apart by 100-150mm. The fence needs to be tight and secure, to ensure that it cannot be pushed up from the bottom by stock or wildlife.

Lagoon fence and gates

Lagoon Gates and Access Points

Gates and access points should provide an equal level of security and deterrence as the fencing. This can be achieved by cladding the outside of the lagoon gate or adding further stock netting to prevent climbing. Gates should also be fitted with two strands of barbed wire at the top, and latches or padlocks and chains to prevent the gates being opened by children, this could be further protected by having the latches on the inside of the gates.

stock gate for a lagoon
In summary:

  • The fence should be designed to deter access
  • Fencing should be installed professionally and maintained
  • The fence needs to be at least 1.3m high
  • This height includes two strands of barbed wire at the top
  • The barbed wire should be spaced 100-150mm apart
  • Gates and access points should also be designed to prevent access
  • They should be topped by two strands of barbed wire
  • Chains and padlocks or latches should be designed so children are unable to open them

For more information on slurry lagoon fencing:

Please contact us on 01270 619 147 or A member of our Suddenstrike Fencing team will be happy to discuss the guidelines and required fencing in more detail. We can arrange a free consultation, in order to provide a free quotation for fencing and any gates required.

The official document provided by HSE can be found here.

Post and rail fencing in field

Suddenstrike Fencing are installing the main showring at The Nantwich Show 2018! We are holding a competition involving some fantastic local Nantwich businesses.

It’s that time of year again! The Nantwich Show is just around the corner, and is the largest one day Agricultural Show in the UK, and the largest Cheese Show in the world, pretty impressive for our small market town.

That said, we have a wealth of small independent businesses, farmers, and local services that serve not only Nantwich, but the whole county, surrounding counties, and entire country. This year Suddenstrike will be supporting some of these local businesses in Nantwich, by offering prizes in our competition at The Nantwich Show.

Our prizes are:

• £50 voucher for The Cheshire Cat – Hotel, restaurant and bar

• A hamper of award winning cheese from Joseph Heler Cheese

• A summer BBQ hamper from H. Clewlow Butchers

If you are attending the Nantwich Show on Wednesday 25th July, the rules are simple:

  1. Head to the main showring
  2. Find one of our banners
  3. Take a photo with the banner
  4. Upload to Facebook and tag us (@suddenstrikelimited or @Suddenstrikefencing)
  5. OR post the photo in the comments on our competition posts.

This is what you are looking for!

Suddenstrike logos and contact banner for Nantwich Show 2018

You can find the competition posts on our Suddenstrike and Suddenstrike Fencing Facebook pages, please give us a like and share the post! It is a great help to our business to get the word out in the local area.

Terms & Conditions:
We will enter the photo entries into a prize draw, and pick 3 winners at random, this will be announced the following week, Wednesday 1st August by 5pm, to give everyone time to upload and tag photos. Winners will be notified via Facebook, so ensure you are following us to keep up to date with the competition.
No purchase necessary. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook. You must be willing to collect the prize from our offices in Nantwich:

Welshmans Lane

If you are unfamiliar with Suddenstrike…here’s a little about us:

Suddenstrike began 30 years ago as a pest control company, since then the business has grown massively and now provides fencing, groundwork, drain care, cleaning and environmental services, as well as the pest control.

We have a team of highly skilled, qualified and experienced staff, who can provide you with an unrivaled service, for your home and businesses across Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Liverpool and Manchester.

If you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to get in touch, you can give us a call, email us, or message us on social media. We are happy to provide a free quotation for any of our services! Call us on 01270619147 or email

Timber feather edge fencing around housing

Top 5 Tips for Looking After Your Garden Fence


Fencing is an important part of any property, a well kept fence adds value, privacy, security and style, however an old and tired fence quickly draws negative attention.

No fencing lasts forever, and all comes with an average life expectancy – providing it is looked after! Prolong the life of your garden fence with our top 5 tips, and save yourself the expense of replacing it a lot sooner than you’d like.

1. Make sure you have the equipment

Get all of your equipment and tools needed before starting the job, depending on the age and condition of your fence you may decide you need some, or all of the following:

  • Power washer or hose
  • Wood stain
  • Brushes/rollers
  • Protective sheets
  • Bleach or wood treatment

2. Protect your garden

With different solutions, bleach and power washers being used, we advise to cover up surrounding grass, plants and garden furniture!

3. Clean

Over the years your fence will gather dirt, moss and mildew. Using a power washer will dislodge any build-up, and help to remove dead surface wood, which will also reduce the likelihood of rot or damp. If you don’t have a power washer, then a hose should work just as well.

To make things easier, you can buy a wood cleaning solution to loosen up the dirt on your fence panels.

4. Let the wood dry

It is very important to allow the wood to dry completely before putting a new seal on it.

5. Protect your fence panels

Use wood stain or exterior wood paint, any normal paint won’t offer the protection and treatment like a wood stain designed specifically for this purpose. Allow to dry for 24 hours before applying a second coat if needed.

Repeat as needed, usually every couple of years but others last longer. You can also help to prolong the life of your fence by clearing leaves, grass and overgrown plants from around the base of the panels, as vegetation rots it can spread through the fence.

If you look after your fence, it can last a lot longer than you think!


To replace your fence panels, or have a new fence installed, get in touch. We offer free quotes, photos of each style, and recommendations to help you make the right choice. As a local business based in Nantwich, we are ideally based in the centre of the county giving us easy access to Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and surrounding areas. We have been installing fencing for years, supplied with quality timber from trusted UK suppliers. Call us on 01270 619 147.

Easter eggs competition

Here at Suddenstrike Fencing, we are holding our first competition of 2018. We have an amazing Easter hamper up for grabs, packed full of goodies for all of the family!

Our competition is currently running on our Suddenstrike Fencing Facebook page, where you can find rules on how to enter, the details of the competition, and where & when to submit your entry.

As a local family-run business in Nantwich, Cheshire, we work with a number of small businesses in the area like ourselves. With our regular competitions we aim to support local businesses by sharing and promoting their products with our customers. Throughout the year we have several competitions planned, with prizes ranging from hampers packed full of seasonal goodies, summer BBQ packages, and vouchers to our favourite restaurants.

Competition prizes from Suddenstrike, hamper wine and gift vouchers

For Easter 2018 we are holding a competition for the whole family. There will be a Facebook competition for the adults, and a colouring competition for the kids! The winners of the Facebook competition will receive a hamper packed full of Easter treats including chocolates and fizz, for the kids we have an Easter package full of chocolate goodies for the little ones to enjoy over the holidays (or for you to create an egg hunt to keep them busy!).

Download the kids competition here, and get them involved with our Easter colouring competition! Age ranges are 0-4, 5-9 and 10-12, there will be prizes for a winner of each category, even better for the adults so you can keep the hamper for yourselves!

Please include name & age, with parent/guardian contact number/email address. Closing date midnight Thursday 22nd March, winner announced Friday 23rd March.

Entries can be submitted via social media, email or post: Suddenstrike, Welshmans Lane, Henhull, Nantwich, CW5 6AD 01270 619147

Suddenstrike Fencing Easter competition hamper

Download the kids competition here.


As well as working with other local businesses, our aim is also to introduce Suddenstrike to potential customers in the area that may not have heard of us before. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what we do, here are a few bits of useful information about what we do:

  • Established over 30 years ago in Nantwich as a pest control company
  • Quickly expanded and now provide a wide range of services including pest control, fencing, drain care, groundwork and cleaning services.
  • We now have an ever expanding team of skilled professionals, several vehicles and specialist machinery.
  • We are able to provide free quotations on all services
  • Our teams use the best quality materials and top of the range equipment to bring our customers an unrivaled service
  • Easily contactable via phone, email or social media for a quick quote or more information.

Fencing is one of the busiest sides of the business, with constant enquiries all year round our team supplies and installs a wide range of fencing in Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, and as far as Liverpool, Manchester and parts of North Wales.

Popular installations include

We serve all areas of Cheshire and most recently have completed a number of jobs including post & rail fencing in Nantwich, feather edge fencing for a garden in Winsford, metal railings for an estate in Chester, and bow top decorative railings for a housing development in Crewe.

Our website showcases the full range of installations we offer, however these can always be adapted, combined with other styles, and tailored to suit your needs. If you need further information or a free quote, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Suddenstrike metal fencing gate 2018

Great Start to 2018 for Suddenstrike Fencing


We are nearing the end of January and Suddenstrike Fencing have had a great start to 2018. The new year began with new fencing jobs that had been scheduled in before Christmas, meaning we could get straight back to it after the Christmas break!

Despite the typical January weather, our fencing team have been busy in Cheshire & surrounding areas supplying and installing metal fencing, domestic wooden fencing and agricultural post and rail fencing. These are among the most popular fencing installments we provide, and we expect many more throughout the year.

Here at Suddenstrike Fencing we offer a huge range of fencing, to supply and install, or supply only. Take a look at our website for more detail, or give us a call and we will be happy to discuss the best type of fencing to suit your needs. We also offer a bespoke service, so if you don’t see exactly what you need, it doesn’t mean it can’t be done!

featheredge fencing cheshire 2018
With the continuing demand for new housing, Suddenstrike Fencing have been working with a number of housing developers to supply and install domestic fencing and metal fencing. The domestic fencing is used for creating boundaries between the gardens of each house, the most popular choice being featheredge boarded fencing which provides excellent security and privacy. Metal estate fencing is often used on new housing estates as perimeter fencing around the edge of the development, and along the edge of roads, pathways, or park areas.

metal fencing suddenstrike new housing cheshire
Coming up to Christmas we completed a post & rail fencing job in Cheshire, and the new year has welcomed an increasing number of enquiries for this type of fencing. Many farmers, landowners and equestrian properties want to get their fencing work booked in and completed before the summer months. Our post & rail fencing can be tailored to suit your needs, we offer a range of posts with varying costs and lifespans, and we can also install the fencing with added wire, barbed wire or netting.

Post and Rail Fencing Cheshire Farm
Following a very busy 2017, we hope to continue this throughout 2018, supporting this by growing our team and therefore taking on more fencing work throughout Nantwich, Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Liverpool, Manchester and North Wales. We pride ourselves on quality workmanship and a personal service, we are a family run business established over 30 years ago, so you know you are getting a local service that you can trust.

In the upcoming months we have several more post and rail jobs to complete, including a job to separate a number of paddocks. We also have continuing work with local housing developments, farmers and businesses. More updates to come as we progress through 2018!

For more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch, call us on 01270 619147 or email, you can also contact us on any of our social media platforms. If you have any questions about any of our fencing installments we are happy to help, offer recommendations, and arrange a visit to provide a free quotation. We are always here to provide a solution to your fencing needs!


Suddenstrike fencing equipment

Year in Review

Suddenstrike Fencing have had a fantastic year, from the purchase of new equipment, to working with customers old and new, the business continues to go from strength to strength.

Over the past year, the team have installed thousands of metres of fencing, including post & rail and metal estate fencing. The business continues to work with trusted UK suppliers to ensure the quality and longevity of their products.

Suddenstrike Fencing have worked closely with large housing developers, to supply and install timber domestic fencing, metal railings and estate fencing. This is something that will be continued into 2018, due to the current demand for housing.

With added machinery and an increasing number of staff members, the business continues to grow, continuing to provide customers with a quality service from a local business they can trust.

Going into 2018, Suddenstrike Fencing would like to thank all of our customers and suppliers for supporting us this year. Wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

2017 Gallery

See the gallery below for highlights of 2017, showcasing the scope of what Suddenstrike Fencing do on a daily basis: