Video Resource: Sanctuary Fence Bracing Part 1: Theory

An illustration of a braced fence, with sheep behind it.
The seemingly-simple design of a braced fence has a lot of important fundamentals to know of!

Brace Yourself For Some Fencing Fundamentals!

Sanctuary fencing is not only a critical part of a sanctuary’s infrastructure, but also a substantial investment of both time and money to install. For this reason, it’s crucial to install it right the first time!

In the Video Resource below, experienced sanctuary facilities manager and contractor Michael Sizer shares with us the first video in a series on the mechanics and fundamentals of a properly braced fence, so that sanctuaries can understand the principles behind why a braced fence looks the way it does, and how that keeps a fence sturdy and residents safely enclosed!

Have you ever seen a fence that seemed to lean shortly after construction? Or dealt with posts that fell out when tension was applied? Check out the video resource below to learn how to avoid a serious fencing faux pas!

Video Resource: “Fence Bracing Part 1: Theory

Video Resource Acknowledgements
This video was generously created by Michael Sizer for the global animal sanctuary community. Michael has worked for and with numerous animal sanctuaries throughout Canada and has substantial sanctuary construction and maintenance knowledge. Does your organization have a sanctuary construction or maintenance question you’d like Michael to weigh in on? Get in touch with us and we’ll forward along the request to him!

Updated on September 11, 2020

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