HOW MUCH FOR A GARDEN FENCE?

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The how much for a garden fence question is another one of those “how much for a ball of string” questions as a fence comes in all shapes, sizes and finish. Designs vary from simple cottage style picket fencing to industrial fencing with razor wire.


TIPS ON CHOOSING GARDEN FENCING

Choosing a new garden fence is an important decision. It needs to be the correct type for the site that it is being erected. If you're new fence is to be an internal boundary fence with little chance of being knocked about or if you are on a tight budget then the Period Garden Fencingstandard lap, overlap or waney edge panel would be the one to go for. If the fencing is to be an external boundary fence then it is worth considering spending a little more and buying a sturdier panel such as the close board panel or the feather edge panel. Feather edge panels are tantalised, pressure treated with a full framework.

The wooden fencing post used to be the most common post to erect a fence, but most people opt for the longer life concrete posts nowadays. The wooden post comes in a variety of sizes and looks natural and tends to blend in with the landscaping better than the concrete option.

The posts that are a onetime fit and forget are the concrete slotted posts. As long as these are fitted correctly they should last a lifetime. With the concrete slotted posts it is always advisable to use a concrete gravel board to keep the wooden garden fencing off the ground. Your fence is wood and will rot far quicker if it is allowed to rest directly on the soil. The concrete gravel boards are available in 6ft long and a choice of 6" and 12" in height. The 12" gravel, kick boards are available in a plain, Recessed or rock face finish, the 6" is available in plain or recessed finish. There is also a 12" high 1.8m wide gravel board produced to suit the euro panels.

Although there are tons of instructional books and even blogs on how to install your on fence, it is best to hire a professional fencing company to install a new fence. The way your fence is installed can make and break the overall beauty of your property.

A well designed fence can add beauty to your home and even raise the property value. When it comes to fencing, you have to make sure you select the right kind of fencing that will compliment your home. A well designed and installed fence can add a natural beauty to a home. There are a variety of reasons why people install fences in their yard. For example, owners of a house may want to add a little more privacy to their home. Then there are instances where a homeowner may want to enhance the beauty of their property by adding a new fence.


TIPS ON GARDEN FENCE ERECTING

New fencing can do wonders to improve the look of your garden, as well as creating privacy and security. There are several types of fences, but the wooden ones remain the most popular and economical. Here is some advice on planning and erecting a garden fence.

When planning a new or replacement boundary, you should decide if you are going to employ a tradesman or do some DIY yourself. But first, you should talk to your neighbours and establish who is responsible for the boundary. The standard height of most fences is 6 foot, so if you plan on increasing the height of a boundary to more than this, you may need to obtain planning permission and should seek advice from your Local Council or Planning Authority.

The standard width of panels is 6 feet and posts can vary from 75 mm to 100 mm. When measuring up, deduct 2 inches from each fence post to allow for where the panels slot in. Once you have taken measurements, you can then determine the number of panels and posts required. Where a fence will be resting on soil or grass, it is recommended that a concrete gravel board is used to stop the wood rotting. These are 1 foot high, so 5 foot fencing panels would be required in addition to make a 6 foot fence.

Concrete fencing posts are designed so that the wood panels slot into the edge without any fixings. Timber posts may have the same feature, or they can be a plain wooden post which should be attached to the panels with brackets.

Building a fence could involve digging holes and mixing concrete. However, a simple fence can be created without any of this hard labour! Wooden fence posts may be secured to soft ground with metal spikes or to a hard surface with bolt down post supports. The panels should be secured to the posts with brackets.

 


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