A brief guide to Garden Fencing
Garden fencing means different things to different people. To some it is purely functional, representing a border between your home and your neighbours or the outside world. To others, it is another way to decorate your home’s exterior or a means to define areas of a garden. Whatever the intended purpose of garden fencing, there is a lot to consider when choosing what type to have supplied and installed.
An important point to note is that you must make sure that the fence is yours to replace as it may well actually be the property of your neighbour. Don’t trust the ‘yours is on the left’ theory as this is an urban myth – check the deeds to see where the true possession lies.
The benefits of garden fencing
There are many reasons why installing fencing within and around your garden is a good idea. Here are just a few:
- Total privacy. Remembering to take into account the suggested maximum height as advised by local planning policy, your boundary fence can be a great way to ensure that your neighbours and passers-by can’t see into your property and/or you can’t see out (particularly important if your view is less than appealing).
- Increased security. Having a professional company install a solid boundary fence can offer complete protection to your home and its contents, your prized lawn, valuables with out-buildings and garden furniture. The right type of garden fence can also ensure that animals can’t enter your garden and eat your vegetables of destroy plants and shrubs.
- That finishing touch. There is no point spending a lot of time, effort and expense on creating a beautiful garden only for a shabby old fence to spoil the look. There are a range of garden fences on the market that look incredibly stylish, are easy to maintain and provide security and privacy without compromising on aesthetics.
- Define your space. For those with larger gardens, or outdoor spaces that are put to different uses, cleverly placed garden fencing can be crucial. For example, it can be used to screen off an untidy garden shed, act as an entrance to another part of the garden, secure a water feature and thus keeping children safe or sectioning off a patio area.
Types of garden fencing
If you are looking for new garden fencing then you really are spoilt for choice. There are so many varieties to choose from however each offers something different. DWJ Fencing supply and install a wide range of garden fencing and some of the most popular include:
- Wooden Fencing Panels. Installed between concrete posts, these come in sizes up to 1.8m and in a variety of different styles such as Feather Edge, Close Board and Acoustic Fencing.
- Close Board Fencing. A popular domestic fencing solution, this style features vertical boards mounted onto a frame of horizontal rails and vertical posts. The supporting posts are generally on the inside so they don’t provide with a foothold to climb over.
- Wooden Picket Fencing. Similar to close board fencing with the exception that there are gaps between the vertical boards, this type is installed where privacy isn’t an issue or there is exposure to high winds.
- Garden Trellis. Can be both functional or decorative, these are a great way to section off a garden, screen a compost heap or provide support for climbing plants and vegetables. Can also act as a perimeter fence in cases where maintaining privacy/security isn’t essential (i.e. if a river runs at the bottom of your garden).
- Wrought Iron Fencing. Ideal for a decorative and traditional look, these ornamental fences can also, if over a certain height, provide great security and are reasonably easy to maintain.
Garden fencing comes in all shapes and sizes. For advice and guidance on a range of fencing solutions for your outside spaces please contact us