Finnish and Norwegian Fences are timber intensive - whereas Scottish ones
are sparing of a relatively meagre resource.
The illustrations show firstly some Lapp fencing in the traditional style
with a diagonal three dimensional structure. This is then followed by a
simple diagonal fence system as found in Norway and occasionally in
John Kristofferson’s Snow Wind and Noise Fence is a sophisticated and
industrialised version of the post and rail fence.(See SWAN-F)
This is followed by a ‘natural’ version of these in the form of a
coppice hedge fence and finally the Scottish post and wire fence illustrates
design when there is a shortage of wood.
(source: Gaia) A traditional Lappish fence used to control
Post & Rail Fence
(source: Gaia) A different
design, also traditional, braced on one side to give one vertical face.
(source: Kristofferson) A modern use of roundpole within steel frames,
used to control snow drifting in open areas.
Hedge (source: Gaia) The use of living plants, split and woven
diagonally to produce traditional hedges.
Post & Wire (source: Gaia) A common use of poles, buried in soil, tensioned
with wire and braced at regular intervals.