Why is it important to have a good garden fence?
From a fresh bed of flowers in the spring, to the daily watering in the summer and weather-proofing in the winter. We spend a lot of our spare time and money keeping our garden looking immaculate.
And there’s no need to wonder why, when a well-maintained garden can add as much as 20% to the value of your home.
But after all the decorative touches, one element that can very often get overlooked is our fencing.
And it’s one particular area that really shouldn’t be ignored.
Fencing doesn’t just separate your garden from your neighbours. It has many more uses than you may think.
Worn-down fencing or missing panels not only make your garden look unappealing, but can also impose a major security risk to your garden and home.
A good, secure fence can deter any opportunistic intruders and can be an effective deterrent in keeping your sheds, outbuildings and property safe and secure.
If you have small pets, a good fence can also keep them penned in securely, stopping them from escaping your garden.
Privacy and screening
Nosy neighbours can ruin the enjoyment of spending time in your garden.
And that’s where fencing comes in. Fencing can screen your garden from passersby, or those pesky neighbours, to ensure you have privacy in your home and garden.
Premium fencing is also an effective windbreak and sound baffle, so you can experience peace and quiet in both your home and garden.
What’s more, fencing is a lovely visual barrier, so it doesn’t interfere with the views of your garden.
So, what’s the best type of garden fence for you?
One of the great things about fencing is that there are now many different options and styles to suit a variety of garden spaces.
What this means is that when choosing a garden fence, you can decide on a style that will not only keep your home secure, but look good too.
The best type of garden fence for you will depend on a couple of different factors:
and the look you want to achieve
What is the cheapest way to fence a garden?
The budget you have available for your fencing will have a big impact on the options you have to choose from.
There are many different material options available, but if you are conscious of sticking to a strict budget, one of the best options you can go for is timber fencing.
Timber fencing is the most commonly used material in fence building. With many different style options available, it not only looks good, but it’s high-quality finish also means it stands the test of time.
Feather edge fencing is a popular option for homeowners looking for a slightly cheaper fencing alternative.
The neat, overlapping style that is used in the creation of feather edge fencing provides the highest level of security, screening and privacy for your home. This means that many home improvers opt for this fencing design, over more decorative alternatives, to ensure they have the best of both worlds; style and security.
Decorative fence panels are also a great option for homeowners looking to impress their friends, family and neighbours with their design-conscious garden space.
Although decorative panels are more costly than other timber options, such as feather edge fencing, you don’t just get the high-quality timber finish of these similar options. You’re also able to achieve a look that can act as an extension of the style of your home.
For example, if you have a more traditional interior, lattice top fence panels will help you to recreate this style outdoors. Whilst slatted top panels will allow you to continue the modernity of your home indoors, through to the garden.
Alternatively, the traditional look can also be achieved with picket fencing. An even more cost-effective solution than other timber fencing options, a picket fence provides an additional level of security for your home, whilst still being aesthetically pleasing.
What type of fence lasts longer?
So, you’ve decided on your fencing style. You know exactly the look you’re trying to recreate, and you want that style to last, right?
Well, this is why it’s important to do your research and select the right supplier for your fencing, to ensure it can withstand the harsh winter months in the UK.
When you’re selecting your fencing, we’d recommend looking into whether the panels have been treated, as this increases the longevity of the panels.
At Worcester Timber Products, all our fence panels are made from FSC-approved pressure treated timber offering a 15-year guarantee, meaning they are built to last.
To make sure your fence lasts longer, it’s also important to treat your fencing panels regularly. As fences are outdoors, they will be affected by moisture from the ground, and this can decrease the product’s lifespan.
By treating or staining your fence panels at least every two years, you can ensure they are sufficiently maintained and will stand up against harsh weather conditions.
Be finding a reliable stockist of how quality timber products, you can ensure that any style option you choose won’t just be the right fit for your home, but also stand the test of time in durability.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of our expert team about our fencing products, please feel free to call us on 01299 250744 or visit our contact us page.