Fencing for gardens comes in many shapes and sizes. In most cases you will not need planning permission for your garden fence if it is below 2m in height, or below 1m if it is along a highway. If you are unsure, we recommend you check with your local authority for regulations in your area.
When it comes to picking your garden fence, you have many options available to you. Are you looking for privacy, or just to denote a boundary? If you want privacy then you’re going to need to opt for a high, full coverage fence. If it’s boundary demarcation you need, then you will likely be looking for a low, unobtrusive fence.
Easy to install fencing for gardens
Most garden fencing has the same basic structure – sturdy fence posts that are staked or cemented into place at regular intervals, onto which boards or fence panels are fixed. There are however many different types of fence and it depends purely on your design preference as to which you might want to opt for. Let’s take a look…
Wooden fencing for gardens
Wooden garden fences are the most common type of garden fence. A variety of designs is available on the market, or you can fashion your own. Very often, wooden fencing come in the form of factory made fence panels that are fixed between the fence posts. You can however fix planks horizontally across the posts for a contemporary look. Wooden fencing will need regular varnishing or painting to keep them looking new, and you will also need to replace the panels and posts every few years as they naturally weaken.
Composite garden fencing
Composite garden fencing is becoming an increasingly popular option when considering fencing for gardens. As with traditional wooden fencing, composite fencing consists of a posts (in our case made of aluminium) which is fixed firmly into the ground. Composite fence boards then slot into grooves on the post to form the fence. Composite fence boards are double sided with grooves on one side and being smooth on the other. You can alternate these designs, or opt for one style, to create a fence that works for you. You will not need to paint or varnish a composite fence. Just give it a little hose down every so often, to keep it dust and cobweb free.
Composite garden balustrade
Composite balustrading is ideal when you want a non intrusive, boundary demarcation. It’s also great for safety around raised sections, for example if you garden has levels that have drops at the edges. As with composite fencing, composite balustrade requires no painting or varnishing so once installed it is extremely low maintenance. It will just require the occaional clean.