Cattle Grid Installation

We can carry out cattle grid installation works throughout most of the UK. Installation of our cattle grids is simple though, so read on to learn how to install yours.

The example below is of a deer cattle grid installation, our standard grids and drainage grids are delivered in a one piece unit and require no assembly on site.

Pit Excavation

Dig a pit 80cm deep, and 50cm bigger than the grid around the edges.

Preparing the ground for cattle grid installation

Drainage and Hardcore Base

Install perforated drainage pipe (not supplied) if required. Fill the pit with 45cm of hardcore and consolidate.

The Grid

Lower the cattle grid into the center of the pit. Ensure it is level with the road surface.


Backfill around the edges and consolidate.

Add Attachments

Any attachments like gate posts, side rails etc, can then easily be added.

Use the Grid!

The grid is now ready for immediate use.

Cattle grid installation for grids that take regular heavy traffic such as HGV’s etc.

For ground preparation for heavy traffic, we would recommend a minimum 300mm depth of compacted hard core and a 150mm layer of concrete on top to support the base of the grid. We would also recommend this approach if the grid is being installed on unstable or wet/boggy ground. You will also need suitable drainage in the base (a simple grated drain in the concrete running off to a soak away will be fine). Then back fill around the sides with hard core and consolidate. Then build your road surface (be it concrete, tar etc.) on top of the hard core to the edges of the grid.

For most applications (farm lanes etc.) there is no need for concrete, but if the grid will be taking heavier traffic on a daily basis, we would suggest the above to avoid any movement of the grids over time as the earth underneath settles.