Firstly - appologies if this is in the wrong area - please feel free to move this to somewhere more appropriate.
I've just purchased a house on 4 acres of land, all around the perimeter of the acres is barbed wire fencing - I have a few dogs and I want to secure the property so they cannot wander elsewhere and also so they cannot crash into the barbed wire and hurt themselves.
The fence posts/poles in the ground seem a bit old but still sturdy enough so I won't need to replace those. I cannot take the barbed wire down because technically its on the other side of the stone wall, hence belongs to the farmer who's land that is - so I just would like to put up my own fencing on my side of things so my animals cannot get hurt or get between the strands of barbed wire.
Can anyone recommend what type of fencing I should be looking for? And also where I could get cheap fencing materials from? I was looking in local B&Q's/Woodies, etc and I've estimated the amount that I'll need from them would cost me about 4000euro. Not really what I had in mind! Is this the average cost for fencing in 4 acres? Or am I just looking in the wrong places completely? Surely there must be some type of farm supply store where farmers can get vast amounts of fencing cheaper than B&Q/Woodies are selling it at!
Any suggestions around the Roscommon or Westmeath areas would especially be appreciated!!
Thanks in advance for any information and suggestions possible!!