# Thread: How Do You Calculate the lenghth of a fence ?

1. ## How Do You Calculate the lenghth of a fence ?

A potential project has come up and could involve deer fencing 40ha of ground ,I`m no mathematician and was wondering how do I calculate the fence length with out going out there and walking it? , second question is what's the going rate for deer fencing (Red) ?

2. Go on to the FCS site and down load there map it has area and length calculations on it.

http://maps.forestry.gov.uk/imf/imf....fcscotland_ext&

3. Measuring off google maps should give you a rough idea of quantities.

atb Tim

4. Id look at online mapping and using the scales work out the area unless the block is square or rectangular then working out 40hct would be easy..

You could also use a LRF and a friend walking between various points on the perimeter to calculate the actual length needed,

Red fencing isn't cheap…..

5. http://www.promap.co.uk

You can work it out there.

6. Use an OS map, measure the perimiter (or area to be fenced) of the area on the map & use the scale on the map to give the length that's required. Old fashioned I know but it still works. Wingy

7. Think a few folks on your last thread on the topic had some prices for fencing.

8. Its going to be roughly 2.6km of fencing

9. An excellent mapping site is magic.gov.uk you can measure area and perimeter.

10. Originally Posted by Redmist
Its going to be roughly 2.6km of fencing
I think you are right , how did you get there?

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