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Fencing can do much more than simply mark the boundaries of your garden. It can increase privacy, create shade, screen off a seating area or other ‘zone’, hide unattractive views, provide growing space for plants, absorb noise, add colour and character, and even make your garden seem bigger than it really is.
Knowing what you need your fence to do will help you choose the right style: If you're looking to block noise or add privacy, you’ll want something tall and solid.
Fencing can add to the overall look of your outdoor space. So it’s best to choose it with the rest of your garden in mind. Do you want willow for a natural feel, featheredge boards for a traditional look, or up‐to‐the‐minute vinyl for a more modern finish? Do you want a simple, no‐fuss panel with clean lines and sleek edges, or plenty of detail and finishing touches?
Decorative fence panels with integrated trellis are a popular choice, and curves can soften the look.
You may also wish to consider the finish you’d like. Machined and planed pressure‐treated boards will have a smoother surface, while sawn feather‐edge panels have a more rustic look. If you want a really smooth result, look for planed timber instead of rough‐sawn.
Chances are, you’ll want to balance looks and budget. So remember, you don’t need to have the same fencing throughout – you could choose a decorative styling for the front of your home and a more basic construction for more hidden areas.
Whatever material you choose for your fencing, there are many ways to make sure it looks part of its surroundings. Climbing plants are a good choice for natural detail and added colour.
It’s simple to add interest to a traditional fence by topping it with a contrasting panel – like a trellis, arched top or slatted screen design.
Wood fences may require occasional staining or sealing. You might want to consider a low‐maintenance material, such as aluminum, steel, wrought iron and bamboo.
If you want to limit the amount of retreatment needed, look for timber that has already been finished with a factory‐applied surface treatment. It’s also worth checking the extent and longevity of the treatment guarantee.
For maximum life and durability, look for wood that has been pressure‐treated.
Water‐based coloured fence stains are an easy way to transform your timber, whether you want an accent colour that stands out, or a more natural and understated look.
Do you need a gate or other entrance in your fencing? Make sure it’s wide enough for your lawnmower, garden furniture, or anything else you may need to take through.
There's no law about which side of the fence you're responsible for. If you're unsure, check your deeds to find out if there are any boundary agreements.