TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH FENCING MAINTAINS STRONG DEMAND

BOTH COMPANIES HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON – THEY USE QUALITY MATERIALS AND ERECT FENCING TO THE HIGHEST OF STANDARDS USING TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES WITH MODERN DAY QUALITY EQUIPMENT.

JSF (JAMES SMITH FENCING LTD) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1950

JSF Ltd are Scotlands largest fencing supply company established in 1950 by Ian Smith’s father. The fencing contract side has 12 employees. JSF took delivery of 3 Bryce Profi XL’s, one of which was for Swinton Fencing in the East of Scotland who does all their business through JSF Ltd.

JSF offer a complete service selling quality fencing material, cow cubicle mats and barriers, shed timber and cladding throughout Scotland and Northern England. Their fleet of lorries comprises a 6 wheeler and drag, 2 x 4 wheelers and a 7.5 tonner. Another artic in JSF livery is drafted in for full loads outwith their normal 200 mile delivery radius.

“It is good to deal with someone who knows the job and I liked the way the enquiry was handled very professionally.

We were very taken with the build quality and all the Bryce features, and the men love the rock spike system. We are now seriously considering a Bryce 180 Pro Tracked Machine later in the year”

Ian Smith, JSF Ltd

SWINTON FENCING WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1987

Joe Swinton in his early years worked on farms and then worked for a very traditional Scottish fencing contract company. Joe recalls ” the men I worked for were sticklers for doing things right. For example all strainers were hand dug

to an absolute minimum of 4ft deep and we had a marker stick for every post we dug. Although things are mechanised now we still retain these core skills to leave a top class job.”

Swinton Fencing work within a 50 mile radius of Innerleithen but they have done work at Cape Wrath in the far North West of Scotland and at Bamburgh in North Northumberland.

Joe is supported by his son Brian, Jeff Lees their business partner, grandson Ross Swinton and two other professional fencers. They work two teams and erect all types of agricultural and deer fencing. Their post drivers and pickups are supplemented by 2 wheel and 6 wheel Gators.

“Needing to renew our post drivers we looked around and seriously considered the swing round type, however we were really impressed with the quality and different design features that the Bryce offered and went with the Profi XL.

The quadshift is really good – I never thought I would like it so much and we use it a lot. The whole machine is second to none and the rockspike system is flawless. We really like it very much and it is a big step up from the Kinghitters and Vectors we owned. You definitely know your stuff about post drivers and we would definitely back you 100%. We fully intend to replace our other Vector with another Profi XL or possibly your tracked machine later this year depending on finances”.

Brian Swinton & Jeff Lees, Swinton Fencing