Plan your electric fence layout

Sketch a diagram and measure the distance of the area you would like to fence.

Grab a pencil and walk around the area you want to fence, measuring and sketching your layout. Also include in your plan:

  • Location of buildings/ barns enclosed by or sitting adjacent to your fence
  • Location of your fence energizer and electrical source (if required)
  • Trees, hills, low and/or wet areas or other obstacles. If necessary, it is also a good idea to have your utility company mark any underground cables/lines that may be in the immediate vicinity
  • Water supply and feeding locations
  • Gate locations
  • Fence termination points.


As you are sketching your layout consider these questions:

Are you going to use wood posts, steel posts, rod posts, etc.? Or is it just a temporary fence with pigtail or tread‑in posts?

What type of gate(s) do you plan on using?

Thankfully, there’s a good assortment of Stafix products  to fit most of your electric fence needs. Along with your fence layout diagram, please use our handy checklist  to put together a list of items required to build your electric fence.