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A fence made of posts joined by crossbars used for building pens for certain kinds of animals. Some kinds of animals can get past fences. Predators will not hunt creatures on the other side of a fence, but may still wander inside.

Base Stats

Path Cost


1 ˣ 1
pass through only
Cover Effectiveness
Blocks Wind
Terrain Affordance
Depends on materials


Work To Make
70 ticks (1.17 secs)
Stuff tags
Metallic, Woody, Stony
Resources to make
Stuff 1
Deconstruct yield
Stuff 0 - 1
Destroy yield

Fences are structures that are passable by all pawns except farm animals, and can be used in combination with walls, doors, barricades, and fence gates to enclose a pen.

Humans may slow down when passing fences.


Constructing a fence requires Stuff 1 Stuff (Metallic/Woody/Stony) and 70 ticks (1.17 secs) of work.


Fences, along with other options, can be used to enclose a pen. Pen animals, wild or tame, will not be able to cross over the fence even when manhunter or being lead by a colonist. Note however that, like walls, trapped wild animals will still attempt to break them down if starving. All other pawns can cross over the fence at will, but will be slowed down.

Predators will not hunt animals inside the pen unless they are also inside the pen at the time. Non-pen predators can move across the fence while wandering, and then target its occupants, but will not intentionally do so.


Fences provide the cheapest way to create a pen and are more accessible than walls, though the latter benefit is shared by the barricade. They are however extremely weak and can rarely enable predators to eat your farm animals. This risk of predation increases as pen sizes goes up and the chance of a predator randomly walking in gets higher.

Fences slow movement and cannot be stood on. This can be useful for slowing the enemy without providing much cover, and for blocking one side of walls, barricades or sandbags to deny their usage to the enemy. However, fences are not durable and can be easily destroyed during firefights.

Material table

  • Material Stuff cost Beauty Work to Build HP Flamma­bility Terrain Affordance Market Value
    Wooden Fence 1 Wood 0 000,049 ticks (0.82 secs) 26 100% Light 00,001.40 Silver
    Granite Fence 1 Granite blocks 0 000,560 ticks (9.33 secs) 68 0% Heavy 00,002.90 Silver
    Limestone Fence 1 Limestone blocks 0 000,560 ticks (9.33 secs) 62 0% Heavy 00,002.90 Silver
    Marble Fence 1 Marble blocks 1 000,525 ticks (8.75 secs) 48 0% Heavy 00,002.80 Silver
    Sandstone Fence 1 Sandstone blocks 0 000,490 ticks (8.17 secs) 56 0% Heavy 00,002.70 Silver
    Slate Fence 1 Slate blocks 0 000,560 ticks (9.33 secs) 52 0% Heavy 00,002.90 Silver
    Jade Fence 1 Jade 10 000,350 ticks (5.83 secs) 20 0% Heavy 00,006.30 Silver
    Golden Fence 10 Gold 20 000,063 ticks (1.05 secs) 24 40% Medium 00,100,00 Silver
    Plasteel Fence 1 Plasteel 0 000,154 ticks (2.57 secs) 112 0% Medium 00,009.60 Silver
    Silver Fence 10 Silver 6 000,070 ticks (1.17 secs) 28 40% Medium 00,010,00 Silver
    Steel Fence 1 Steel 0 000,070 ticks (1.17 secs) 40 40% Medium 00,002.20 Silver
    Uranium Fence 1 Uranium 0 000,133 ticks (2.22 secs) 100 0% Medium 00,006.50 Silver
  • Assuming Normal quality, for the effect of other qualities, see Quality.

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