Farm Fencing Calgary

Agricultural Fencing in Calgary and Area

Agricultural Fencing in CalgaryWhether you want to protect, beautify or add value to a rural property, the team at Relia-Built Fencing is ready to help you.

Acreage properties in the Calgary area often require kilometres of fencing to properly protect their livestock, farm, family and secure the premise.

Our team will work with you to find the right fence to cover all your needs, within your budget. We have the expertise, manpower and equipment to install your fence professionally, affordably, and without unnecessary delays.

Wherever you’re based in southern Alberta – from Lethbridge to Hinton – our crews are familiar with the various landscapes that Alberta is known for. We can advise you on how to improve the visual appeal of your property and increase its value.

Why Choose Farm Fencing?

  • Security

Acreage properties in the Calgary area need to clearly mark and secure their perimeters. Because of the large scope of these types of projects, it is important to select the right type of fencing to keep security up but costs down.

Agricultural fencing may also be used in large public spaces like parks and recreational areas as a cost-effective solution.

  • Property value

The right agricultural fence will increase the value of your property. There are many choices of the type of fence to install – each with its benefits.

High-tensile wire fencing, barbed wire, posts and rails, post and plank, split cedar, and other types of agricultural fencing add security, practicality and visual appeal to a property, all of which potentially increase its value.

  • Farm protection

The safety and protection of animals and/or produce are key for any agricultural property.

An agricultural fence can help secure livestock, dogs, or horses, prevent animals from wandering onto roadways, protect vegetable gardens from hungry four-legged threats, or even secure a recreational area such as a swimming pool or tennis court.

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What are the main types of farm fencing?

Just as there are many types of farms and agricultural properties, there are multiple types of farm fencing.

Even within a single acreage property, there can be a requirement for several different types of fences to serve various purposes.

Most commonly, we help property owners to install the following types of farm fences.

  • Horse fences

    The best horse fences are generally made of post and wire, post and plank or post and rail. High-tensile wire provides more strength. Safety and security for the horses are paramount and professional advice from our team can help you get it right.

  • Game fences

    With a well-built game fence, you can prevent wild game from roaming onto your property – or keep game within your pastures. They generally need to be 6 to 10-feet high and strong enough for the type of game you are dealing with (elk, deer, bison….)

  • Corrals & paddocks

    We can build corral and paddock fencing from post and wire or post and plank. Some property owners even prefer vinyl and high tensile wire or split cedar. Whatever you choose, we can install it quickly and cost-effectively after an initial estimate.

  • Garden fencing

    You may also have a garden on your acreage property that requires protection from intruding animals. There are many designs to choose from depending on your preferences and needs, usually using vinyl, wood or wire mesh.

Main designs/materials used in acreage fences

Once you’ve decided what type of fence you need, it’s time to choose the design and materials to use. In most cases, you have multiple options depending on requirements, preferences, budget, scope, etc.

Post & rail farm fences Calgary
Post & rail fences

Post and rail fences offer stability with galvanized steel rail running the length of the fence, as well as a classic prairie look.

Wood or vinyl is often used to provide good durability for Alberta’s weather conditions.

  • Best for: Pastures and paddock fences

Post and plank farm fences Calgary
Post & plank fences

Post and plank fences are made up of three horizontal planks running the length of the fence and vertical posts for stability.

Traditional wooden or vinyl is typically used for this type of fence.

  • Best for: Horse fences

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Page wire fences

Page wire is a galvanized wire that is knotted or welded into rectangles.

For farm fencing, the mesh is connected to wooden, vinyl or steel posts

  • Best for: Horses, cows, sheep, pigs, etc.

High-tensile wire farm fences Calgary
High-tensile wire fences

Smooth, galvanized steel wire is pulled at high tension and supported by heavy posts, creating a highly protective fence that can contain most types of livestock.

  • Best for: Livestock fences

Chain link fences

Chain link is a common sight on acreage properties in the Calgary area, using galvanized steel mesh to secure perimeters, especially along highways.

  • Best for: Perimeter fencing or dog runs

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Barbed wire fences

Galvanized barbed wire is one of the most cost-effective materials for agricultural fences.

The entire fence can be made of barbed wire or it can be installed at the top of a chainlink fence.

  • Best for: Cattle pastures

Similar agricultural fencing projects in the Calgary area

Take a look at our gallery of completed agricultural fencing installations in Calgary. Whether you have a small or large-scale fencing project, get inspired by design ideas for your own agricultural fence.

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Why Choose Relia-Built?

Five Year Warranty

Our five-year workmanship warranty is one of the most generous in the industry and provides the peace of mind of a job well done.

Locally owned

Relia-Built Fencing is locally owned and operated. We are active members of our community and remain accountable for the quality of projects we deliver.

Built with better quality

Build it once and build it right. Our installation experts have the skills and experience to create durable, functional and attractive fences, gates and decks.

Financing available

The budget won’t stretch to a new fence, gate, or deck just yet? Our competitive financing plans can help you spread the costs out over the coming years.

Unmatched service

We take communication and service seriously. We want you to stay informed with clear and transparent updates as your project progresses.

Short build-times

Once we start your project, you don’t want it dragging on eternally. We keep disruption to a minimum by providing quick installations without cutting corners.

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Frequently asked questions

Cost is always a major factor when considering an agricultural fence. Because of the large scope of these projects, it is important to choose the right type of fence.

Agricultural fencing costs per foot can vary greatly depending on the type you choose: high-tensile wire, barbed wire, posts and rails, post and plank, split cedar, and vinyl are just a few of the materials available. If you choose no-climb fencing or electrical fencing, this will add to the costs.

Fences for horses or livestock corrals may be priced differently from perimeter fencing. Rather than trying to estimate costs yourself, it’s best to get a free professional quote from us.

Remember, our estimates are free – and always will be!

The best fence for your farm depends on its specific purpose.

Most horse paddock fencing and corrals for cattle in Calgary are made of galvanized barbed wire or high tensile wire, posts and rail, post and plank, vinyl rail or split cedar. If your farm grows produce rather than keeping livestock, your requirements will be different again.

Your choice will likely come down to your personal design preferences as well as the type of farm you have and your overall budget.

A professional at Relia-Built can help you consider your options once we know more about your precise needs.

Generally speaking, the best type of horse fence is at least five feet tall but the materials you use and its design can vary depending on the behaviour of your horses.

If they chew or lean against the fence, you will need a stronger fence than fences for horses that are more docile or passive.

Most acreage properties use post and plank or post and wire with a single electric strand or a top rail for extra security.

The posts are there to provide long-term stability for your fence. As a general rule, most fence posts are spaced between 8 and 12 feet apart. However, this will depend entirely on the materials used. Wire fences may have posts further apart (up to every 20-30 feet).

During our property inspection, we will assess your needs and follow up with an estimate based on the precise fence you need with the posts spaced correctly for maximum stability.

Perimeter cattle fences should generally be at least 54 inches (4.5 feet) high.

When we inspect your agricultural property, we will discuss your needs, the type of cattle you have, and what your preferences are. We will then follow up with a free estimate specifying the recommended fence height.

Why Choose Relia-Built?

Built-Better

Build it once and build it right. Our installation experts have the skills and experience required.

5-Year Warranty

Our five-year workmanship warranty is one of the most generous warranties in the industry.

Stay Informed

Because of our enhanced communication skills, you stay informed every step of the way.

Client Testimonials

Relia-Built worked on my fence this past season and I am overwhelmed with the professionalism and quality of the work. They were respectful, listened to my needs and worked with me. I’m very pleased with the finished product and will be recommending this company to everyone!
P.R.
Connor came out and visited our Calgary home this past fall and I am thrilled with the service and quality of the product delivered. Connor was detailed, adapted to my needs and guided me to the most suitable product. I’m pleased and highly recommend Relia-Built Fence and Deck to all.
S.K.
Great product and excellent service! Relia-Built gave us a detailed, professional quote and the fence was built on time and on budget. Staff from the office to the building crew were all great to deal with. We would definitely recommend Relia-Built to anyone looking for a “Reliable” fencing contractor!
C.E.
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