About Us

With Long and Dibden having been established in 1965 by William Long and Stanley Dibden the business has over 50 years of fencing experience. With Gary Long keeping the family business going, our aim is to continue providing an excellent, reliable service using high quality, but affordable materials sourced from companies we have been using for years. This means we can offer reliability and assurance that in most normal circumstances what we put up stays up for many years to come.

1965

Mr William Long and Mr Stanley Dibden were brother in laws and started the business of Long and Dibden back in approximately 1965 in the village of Nomansland, Wiltshire.

Whilst William (Bill) and Stan carried out the day-to-day work of fencing, meeting clients and providing estimates their wives Hazel and Mary kept the office work up together with Hazel hand writing and posting the quotations and Mary typing the invoices and again posting them (as opposed to today when everything is sent electronically).

They all worked together for many years until Stanley retired. Bill carried on the business with two of his sons Adrian and Gary joining as partners and Hazel still doing the paperwork.

2007

Some time later Adrian left to pursue his own business leaving Gary to continue alongside his parents until Bill’s death in 2007 when he took over the business with his wife Maxine as his partner as G Long T/As Long and Dibden Fencing as it is known today – relocating it to Woodlands, Southampton with a storage yard in Southampton.

TODAY

All in all a real family business, grown up from nothing by Bill, Hazel, Stanley and Mary which is still going today.

Over the years contracts were established with various local authorities including Hampshire County Council, Southampton City Council, Dorset County Council, Test Valley Borough Council, Bournemouth Council to name a few.

Work was also carried out for Southern Water, the Police Authority, the Fire Service and many other public sectors but right from the very beginning domestic customers were also an important and valued part of the business, as it still is today.

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Some of Our Work

This is not an exhaustive list but just a selection of what we do.  We are always willing to discuss any type of fencing whether it is a small repair or a much larger job – Gary is always happy to provide a free quotation.

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Client Testimonials

We have used Long and Dibden for over 40 years for all of our fencing needs and have always found their service to be of the highest standard and i would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Andy Merrett, Contract Engineer Southern Water Services Ltd

We have used Gary and his team for all our home fencing requirements for many years.

Gary’s professional advice and great service along with the quality workmanship and reliability have made him an asset for all our home’s garden and fencing needs.

I am happy to highly recommend Long and Dibden Fencing for any or all home garden and fencing.

Peter and Heather Buckeridge, Bartley, Southampton.

Just a quick email to say that your guys have done a fantastic job on all three fencing projects over half term! The wooden fencing to the front of the School in particular has exceeded my expectations!

Please can you pass on my thanks to the guys!

Stephen Hough (Site Manager), St Johns Primary & Nursery School

Our Sectors

Our aim is to continue providing an excellent, reliable service using high quality, but affordable materials sourced from companies we have been using for years. This means we can offer reliability and assurance that in most normal circumstances what we put up stays up for many years to come.

Local Authority

Our work for Local Authority includes councils and sometimes parish councils which often involves fencing open or public spaces…

Schools / Education

Whether it be a privately run school or schools under local authority we carry out all sorts of fencing to games courts, special gardens, security fencing…

3.6m high 868 Mesh System Fencing

Utilities

For almost as long and Long and Dibden has been going we have worked for Southern Water, ensuring that their sewerage and water treatment works fencing is kept in good order…

Chainlink and Weldmesh security fencing

Marinas

We have been doing work for several years now for local marinas, improving the security of their sites by installing high security fencing and gates…

1.2m Bolt down 868 Mesh System

Manèges

We have created fencing for several manages over the last few years, with word of mouth recommending us to others because they were pleased with what had been achieved…

Fencing for arena or manège

Commercial Fencing

This has been covered in marinas, local authorities, schools and utilities which are all examples of commercial fencing…

Vehicle and height barriers