There is a lot to consider when it comes to buying, replacing or renewing your fence. Planning is an essential part of the process, finding the right materials, choosing the exact position, understanding how many panels and posts you need, and more. Planning is extremely important and the first step to any successful project so it is imperative to do a lot of research beforehand. This article will help you start this process.
We want to help you choose the right fencing for you and your property with some useful tips on how to get the best results from your new fence.
Quality of Material
The higher quality of materials used to build a fence will usually collaborate to longer and better lasting results. The fence will not only stand the test of time but will be aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
It will come as no surprise that wood is the most popular material for wooden fencing. It is important to choose tanalised softwood or good quality hardwood if going for this material as this will ensure strength and quality further.
If you are unsure about what material to use you could take inspiration from your neighbours. If you are replacing, maintaining, altering or improving an existing fence, you don’t need to get planning permission as long as you don’t make it any higher.
If you’re installing brand new boundaries or increasing the height there are occasions when planning permission will be needed so please check with your local planning authority.
How High Should It Be?
When deciding on the height of your fencing planning is important. Without planning permission any boundary adjacent to a motorway should be no more than 1m high, with all other fencings a maximum of 2m high.
Most fences are 1.8 meters high as this offers the best privacy but it is also important to remember that high fences can block light, so think very carefully about how high you would want your fence. You could consider adding a strip of trellis which will give you a feeling of privacy whilst still letting the light through.
For front gardens that are restricted to a fence height of 1m, some professionals recommend having a hedge as there is no restriction on height.
How Long Should A Fence Last?
Budget is often the greatest blockage to buying a good fence. One of the most important factors which increase the lifespan of a timber fence for example is if the wood has undergone pressure treatment. If a fence has not been pressure treated well, then it is more than likely to last a lot longer and will not be susceptible to rot and will not dwindle.
How Do I Choose The Right Fencing?
There is a huge range of types, styles, and shapes on the market today so understanding what is right for you is really important. Whether it’s improving home security or improving the aesthetic of your garden with some contemporary fencing. Each style will have its own characteristics so research is key.
Quality Installation Is Imperative
After deciding which fence is right for you, deciding who to install your fence will not be something to be overlooked. Whether you decide to hire a professional or do a DIY job it is essential to make sure the fence is installed by someone with the needed skills and knowledge.
Jack works as a marketing executive at Squadron Fencing, a quality supplier of fencing in Wales. If you find yourself looking for “Fencing Cardiff” Squadron Fencing can help