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Desmond Green prefers the quiet of farm life in spite of being a well-off businessman. When he moved from Botswana he decided to raise his children in the tranquil rural Western Cape setting near Worcester. One of the most important decisions he had to make, was how to fence his property.
Desmond en and his spouse had to fence their smallholding in Botswana in 1997 to keep stray donkeys, cattle, goats and dogs out. His wife, Elena, also wanted to keep a small goat herd inside. He saw a Bonnox advertisement in an agricultural magazine and thought the concept was a logical solution – exactly what he needed. Desmond and a labourer quickly mastered the Bonnox technique and the 1,8 m fence was standing in no time.
“Bonnox was die easiest, quickest and best solution for my fencing requirements. If you follow the instructions and do everything correctly from the start, the time factor is a huge advantage. There is no need to strain every wire individually. With the Bonnox strainer it requires one action for the full fence,” says Desmond.
When they arrived on the Worcester farm in 2015, it had a standard five string fence. “I said to Elena we should again use Bonnox fencing, but she demanded that it should be aesthetically pleasing. I showed her the pictures on the Bonnox website and she decided on the 100 mm x 100 mm squares from top to bottom because of its uniform look. It was the more expensive choice, but as we only had to fence two hectares and two small paddocks, we went ahead,” says Desmond.
He then ordered the 1,8 metre material for the perimeter and the 1,4 metre fence for the inside fencing in front of the house, and also bought the specialised Bonnox strainers. “Two labourers, who had never before worked with Bonnox, quickly mastered the technique and within three days the fencing was completed. I planted a Y-post every ten metres and used three droppers in between. The steel corner and straining posts were planted every 98 metres,” says Desmond. “Bonnox was the ideal solution for security reasons and to keep stray animals out, at the same time providing a super fence for the intended goat herd; also to emphasize or rural lifestyle.”
“To do business with Bonnox, is a quick and easy process. You state your requirements and they respond promptly with a quotation. All you have to do, is to tell them the length and height of your fence, the size of the squares and the land inclines involved. They come back with the correct fencing, number of posts, Y-posts and droppers required. They also suggest preferable contractors for the delivery of the material.”
Desmond has the following advice for farmers considering fencing material: “ Bonnox is the original product manufactured by the original firm. This means it works. I fenced with Bonnox three years ago and it still looks like new. You simply buy it and erect it. Bonnox is cost-efficient and offers excellent quality.”
Bonnox offers a range of versatile products. Phone Bonnox on 012-666-8717 or 076-169-9068, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , or firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also visit the website www.bonnox.co.za to view their efficient product series and obtain all required information.