When we build a New fence we recommend that the rolled
top be replaced at approximately 7 years of age or when
it starts to become brittle. The Rolled top itself is
not only decorative, but it is a capping that is used
to protect the top of the fence from weather damage.
Replacing the Rolled top is the cheapest and smartest
way to maximise the life of your fence and to maintain
its beauty. The old top is simply removed and replaced
with new sticks and wires.
Quite often when the Rolled top has not been replaced
at the correct time, the top of the fence starts to
thin and drop. It’s at this stage that the top
of the fence should be Rebuilt and Re-Rolled . When
we do a Re-Build we generally remove the clips from
the top 2-3 wires, graft in new sticks, re-clip the
wires, trim the top, and replace the Rolled top. This
option allows you to have a fence that looks new for
a fraction of the cost of replacing the fence.
Sometimes it is necessary to replace all of the thatching
in an extremely old or neglected fence. In most cases
you can generally re-use the existing steel frame. The
old thatching is removed, new wires go on, and you proceed
like you would when building a new brushwood fence.