Fencing, Agricultural & Timber Supplies   
Sleap, Nr Harmer Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3HE   
Tel: +44 (0) 1939 234880,  Fax: +44 (0) 1939 234235,  Email: info@gwrltd.co.uk   

We mainly stock Tornado wire products as in our opinion their wire is the best quality on the market.Tornado has been manufacturing and supplying wire
fencing products for more than 30 years. They revolutionised the industry by introducing high tensile fencing to the UK, and have since continued to develop
high-performance solutions for the agricultural, equestrian and industrial market sectors. Because they started life as fencing contractors, they know the
markets they operate in very well, and have a unique perspective on what each market needs

Wire products are mainly used for agricultural and industrial purposes, although gardeners and small holders alike have uses for many of our stock items. Stock fences are designed to keep livestock in. When we specify a stock fence we take into account a number of different factor including What type of animals are to be contained? Is only one type of animal going to be in the field? What are the local ground conditions? The answers to these questions determine the size of the posts, post centres, use of barbed wire (and how many rows), type of stock netting to be used.

C8-80-15 C8-80-15 + Mild Steel Barb Wire Fence Mild Steel Stock Fence


  • Agricultural & Forestry
  • Road & Rail
  • Crop Protection
  Mild Steel Stock Fence  


  • Good value for money
  • Choice of grades, vertical spacing and heights
  • Available in easy to handle 50m rolls or larger 100m rolls
  • Compliant with most grant aided fencing schemes



    Hinged Joint is a traditional style knot that allows the fence to flex under pressure

- Tornado was the first company to manufacture high tensile stock fencing in Europe. High Tensile (HT) fencing is stronger, more durable, easier to erect, remains tight & strong for many years thus reducing long-term maintenance costs. Since it can be strained far tighter than mild steel (MS) fencing, it requires only half the number of intermediate posts which saves both time & money.

    High Tensile Stock Fence

Today more and more fencing contractors, farmers and land-owners have been choosing this product in preference to more traditional methods. Tornado manufactures their range of HT fencing at their factory in Millom, Cumbria.


  • Farming
  • Forestry
  • Road & Rail
  • Crop Protection


  • Greater strength and elasticity - retains shape after animal impact thus reducing maintenance costs
  • Strains tighter than mild steel requiring fewer intermediate posts
  • Available in standard 100m rolls and in 250m contractor rolls

- This versatile product is used as the most cost effective solution for rabbit proof fencing; other uses include poultry runs, crop guards and temporary fencing. With a population in excess of 40 million, rabbits can cause economic losses to farmers; therefore a cost effective and humane solution of controlling rabbits is required. Rabbit or hexagonal fencing is seen as the most common form of managing rabbits, whilst being both humane and environmentally acceptable. We offer a comprehensive range of hexagonal netting in various heights, mesh sizes and gauges, all heavily galvanised for maximum life.

  • Crop Protection
  • Poultry / Chicken
  • Rabbits


  • Comprehensive variety of grades, heights and mesh sizes providing a choice of cost effective solutions
  • Suitable for a wide range of applications

The rabbit population of Britain has soared over recent years and this increase has led to widespread damage, as rabbits decimate crops and planted material
Rabbit Net in 600, 900, & 1200mm high - 10m long rolls
and 1050, 1200 & 1800mm high - 50m long rolls
Clipfast fixings are Suitable for use with the Ring Fastener gun. These are purchased in boxes of 1000 and used in collated strips with the gun. These netting fasteners are ideal for rabbit netting and chainlink. Heavy duty Stainless Steel constructed manual Hogring Tool Central Magazine, capacity for 50 Hogrings

CHESTNUT FENCING - A chestnut paling fence is strong, durable and difficult to climb over. Quick to erect, it makes a versatile temporary or permanent fence, which can easily be moved and re-used or taken down and stored - Available in 2 or 3 wire, 0.9m or 1.2m.

- Staples are the first choice for secure fencing; available in plain or barbed. Barbed staples have been specifically designed for use in softwood posts. If a post dries out and splits, the barb will resist being pulled out. Either choice can be easily carried to the fence line in 5, 10 or 20kg re-sealable plastic buckets. An extensive range of galvanised nails in a variety of specifications are available in 1kg pre-packed up to 25kg boxes.

                          Barbed Staples                               Staples sold by the 10 Kg or 20 Kg Bucket              Staples sold by the Packet

               Galvanised Fencing Nails                                  Galvanised Fencing Nails sold by the Packet (40mm to 150mm)


  • All Fencing Applications


  • Staples supplied in 5, 10 or 20kg re-sealable buckets
  • Nails supplied in 1kg pre packed up to 20kg boxes
  • Suitable for a wide variety of fencing applications

  can be found on the Tools page



The new and improved Gripple Plus offers even more benefits than the original Gripple. It has all the speed and convenience that Gripple has long been associated with, but now offers even better grip, versatility and longevity.

The versatility of the new Gripple Plus is even more evident in fencing as it can be used on field and livestock fencing, plain and barbed wire fencing,

H-post bracing and electric fencing. With improved smooth wire entry features, Gripple Plus is quick and easy to use. Installation is easier and faster giving you more time to tackle other jobs.

The new patented ceramic gripping mechanism provides a better grip on today's hard, high-tensile wire, and locks it in place to give it strength. In addition it performs better where fertilisers and sprays are used.

Repairing damaged fencing is simple too. The Gripple allows you to make quick repairs or replace sections of wire meaning that your fence will stand the test of time.

Gripple Setting Key

  • Use with Gripple Plus Small, Medium & Large
  • Use ONLY before tension is applied
  • Allows the Gripple unit to be moved backwards on the wire if pushed on too far
  • The setting key allows adjustment of the Gripple on the wire (before tension) ensuring a professional, balanced finish every time.

    Gripple Plus can be used for:
  • Field and livestock netting
  • Barbed wire
  • Plain wire fencing
  • H-post bracing
  • Electric fencing for cattle

The fast way to install and tension fencing. Gripples can be used on field and livestock fencing, barbed wire and plain wire.


  • Positional setting key - allows a Gripple that has been pushed on too far, to be brought back.
  • Supreme performance - the innovative design has been subject to rigorous endurance tests to ensure it withstands extreme weather conditions, temperatures, humidity, dynamics and impact.
  • Long Lasting - zinc, ceramics, and stainless steel combine to produce a mechanism that absorbs the load and resists the effects of the environment.
  • High load strength - takes higher loads and provides superior corrosion resistance.
  • Gripples for electric fencing are supplied with a plastic coating.

Gripple T-Clips
  • Forget knotting or stapling at the end posts
  • Use a Gripple T-Clip to start or end netting
  • No need to remove or cut any wires
  • Works on 2.00-3.25 mm wire
  • Simply 'twist and push'


Hayes Joining Sleeves - A cost effective method of permanently joining all types of fencing netting & wire.

  • 1.6mm 2.5mm (12g) Use for High Tensile Wire and Plain Wire.
  • 2.5mm 3.15mm (10g) Use for HT Barbed Wire and Spring Steel 2.64mm.
  • 3.55mm 4.00mm (8g) Use for Mild Steel Netting and MS Barbed Wire

Gripper Wire Tensioning Tool

Fits all agricultural Gripple models, plain wire & wire rope. Generates up to 400Kg/800lb of tension and is made from hardened steel & engineering grade polymer giving an overall weight of 750gm / 1.6lb

Gripper Wire Tensioning Tool

The Contractor tool is strong, robust and built for contractors - producing the same
tension with much less effort
  • All metal construction for added durability and strength
  • 10:1 mechanical advantage helps you apply the same tension, with less effort
  • Gear driven, long handles for increased leverage
  • Quick release cam to position the tool easily on the wire
  • Soft, moulded, ergonomic grips for added comfort

Grapples Twister (left)

  • The fast and easy way to tidy and secure tail wires
  • Simply twist on to the line wire & secure the tail wire
  • Works on 2.00 - 3.25mm wire
  • Use on plain wire or netting
  • Makes fences safe, for both livestock and humans!
  • Tidies up trellis wires too