RL23-240-5 – Otter Fence


Product Description
RL23/240/5 C5 Otter Fence has pre-stripped ends for ease of joining. It features solid vertical wires and the unobtrusive high pressure bonded Torus knot which does not have any sharp edges. Tornado Torus Otter Fence is manufactured with high tensile wire which strains tighter than mild steel and so requires fewer intermediate posts, making it quicker to erect. It does not stretch with weathering so does not need to be retightened annually.


No. of Line Wires23
Overall Height (cm)240
Distance between stay wires (cm)5
Top & bottom line wire speciication2mm dia – 1100-1250 N/mm2
Intermediate line wire speciication2mm dia – 1100-1250 N/mm2
Vertical stay wire speciication2mm dia – 695-850 N/mm2
Average Weight per 50 Metre Roll (kg)100
Material CompositionHeavily galvanised steel wire

Installation Guidelines

A straining post is required at every major change in direction or any termination and should be supported by a strut or box assembly. Netting should be tied off on the straining posts by hand or with suitable joiners. Cranked brackets at the top of fencing face outwards and are an ideal way to protect enclosures from animals that might otherwise climb over fencing. When tensioning the fence the ‘crimp’ in the net should be reduced
by approx: 50%. Avoid driving staples tight against the wire as this will damage the galvanised coating. The crank can be postioned at ground level or 500mm from the top of the fence to enable the net to be turned out.

Compliance with British and European Standards

  • BSEN 10218 – Steel Wire and Wire Products part 2 – General Wire Dimensions and Tolerances
  • BSEN 10223 – Steel Wire and Wire Products for Fencing and Netting part 5 – Steel Wire Woven Hinged Joint and Knotted Mesh Fencing
  • BSEN 10244 – Steel Wire and Wire Products Non-ferrous Metallic Coatings on Steel Wire part 2 – Zinc or Zinc Alloy Coatings (all Tornado products galvanised to class A)