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PickeX Fence Height Extensions

Animals getting over a fence

If you have animals getting over a fence and you need to stop them, then you either build a new taller fence or raise the height of the one you have.

No matter wether you are trying to stop deer or roos getting on to your property or trying to stop sheep, goats or chickens getting out. If you need stop cats, dogs and foxes getting over a fence, there is a PickeX solution to suit your fence extension idea.

* Most of the ideas in this article relate to agricultural fences however, the POLESTAR system is so versatile (when used in combination with the PS45 and PSTY Brackets) it can be used to achieve practical solutions to residential and industrial fencing problems without the use of STAR pickets or T posts. They are both easy to install and unobtrusive to look at - If you would like to know more about how to use the PickeX POLESTAR range of products in a residential or commercial setting please give us a call or send us an email to sales@wireman.com

If you can slow down or greatly reduce the movement of animals getting onto your land or your stock getting out, it can have a big impact on profitability. The quicker you deal with the problem, the sooner a solution will provide a return on your investment.

Current methods

Up till now, most land owners raise their fence by either putting in taller posts, using bolt on brackets, or welding on an extension of some description. Putting in taller posts is expensive and bolt on brackets mean having to remove the wire from the posts then tying it back on, which is time consuming.

Welding is not always possible because the poor quality steel found in many newly manufactured pickets is often not weldable. There is also the obvious fire risk of welding over dry grass and the problem of getting a welder to the posts.

Some will say, pull out the fence and start from scratch. But you are not going to be keen on doing that if you have spent thousands of dollars on a not so old fence.

What can be done to easily raise the height of the fence you have? Wireman produce a range of fencing post extension products that are quick and easy to install. All these products are strong and can be attached to an existing fence without removing the wire, they get the job done fast, in a highly cost effective way, and all are fully Australian made.


Made in 300, 450, 600 and 900mm Lengths they can be described as a post extension sleeve. They can be used in a variety of ways or in conjunction with a standard STAR picket or part STAR picket, to raise the height of the fence to virtually any height you may need. Made from 1.5mm thick high tensile galvanised steel they are strong and robust. They fit both the STAR pickets used in Australia and all Tee posts commonly sold in the USA. With the addition of a POLE STAR MAX, they can be used to extend BEEFY or MAXY posts.

The real beauty of the POLE STAR system is versatility. They can be used as a stand alone item or in conjunction with the PS45 brackets to create the right barrier for your situation. No matter whether it is deer, goats, kangaroos, chickens, pigs, wild dogs or cats that you are trying to stop getting over the fence.

If you are trying to stop animals like roos simply jumping the fence, then pairs of two wires close together are better than one wire by itself as the animals can see the pair better, especially when moving at speed.

The key point is that you do not need to have a lot of tension on the wire up high as there is not going to be any stock pressure high on the fence. You simply need to add a strong riser to the end assembly to secure the wire and apply light tension. The main aim is to provide a visual deterrent.

Different picket and post sizes

You may have differing types of posts on your property, and there are many varieties of posts on the market so, it would be virtually impossible to have a perfect fit for all of them. If you want a really tight fit or you are having trouble getting a POLE STAR to slide over the particular posts that you have, a great feature of the POLE STAR shape is that it can easily be adjusted to suit the post size.

These are just some of the ways PICKEX and POLE STAR can be used. If you have any questions or problems, please get in touch and let us know your thoughts at;  sales@wireman.com.au

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