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What you need to know about Garden Fence Types

Each Garden Fence Type offers different benefits according to its intended purpose.


If you are just about to change your garden fence, you have a few garden fence types to choose. It might be a bit overwhelming when it comes to deciding on which fence type to pick. In this blog article, we will have a look at different garden fence types to help you decide which one is the best for your project. Let's take a closer look.

Garden Fence Types


  1. Decorative (Semi-Solid) Fence Panels The purpose of Decorative Fence Panels is to frame a garden, create a pleasant, welcoming environment and make a statement to impress neighbours, family, and friends. Depending on the Fence Panel Design, we distinguish between: Slatted Fence Panels A typical Slatted Fence style is often like a copy from a Venetian style with horizontal thin timber slats and small spaces in between the slats including the supporting frame and additional rail or two (depending on the height of a panel) holding these slats securely in place. Popular in traditional and contemporary homes, decorative slatted fencing offers a gentle airflow (essential for growing plants) and let the light to enter. Decorative Fence Panels can still provide a reasonable level of privacy when used in sections. These make great garden dividers, screens or look stunning even installed as one-off feature panels. Many garden enthusiasts adopt Slatted Fence Panels in urban garden projects. Hit & Miss Fence Panels Hit & Miss decorative fencing earns its name from the boards' construction. Horizontally or vertically running boards are fixed on alternate sides of the panel. They are supported by either vertical or horizontal battens to create a pattern that looks good from either direction - designed to enjoy a stylish garden boundary. There is a rule: when the boards run vertically, battens run horizontally, when the boards run horizontally, the battens run vertically. Both variations allow the wind to pass through the panels. ​​​​​ Hit & Miss Fencing is becoming increasingly popular over the years. They work well with trellis. Timber Palisade / Picket Fencing Picket Fence Panels are manufactured from wooden picket pales (with rounded or pointed tops), which are securely attached to a rail with gaps left between the pales. They are often installed in front gardens to give a home a traditional kerb appeal and good appearance. Easily blends into every home style, whether they are rural or urban. Sometimes homeowners use Picket Fencing in different scenarios, for example: to create pet enclosure or space for growing produce, to create enclosed areas for children and keep them safe and much more.

  2. Solid Fence Panels Solid Fence panels do not have any gaps between the slats to provide a high level of privacy. Depending on the construction on fence boards, they fall into the categories as below: Close-Board / Featherboard Fence Panels Close-Board Fence Panels, also known as Featherboard Fence Panels are constructed from overlapping vertical feather-edge wooden boards. Timber pales are attached to horizontal timber rails affixed to fence posts dug into the ground. This garden fence type is often used in back gardens, as it is the most traditional style of fence throughout the UK. It has a timeless appearance and presents a solid protective perimeter or barrier. Close-Board fence panels feature a great advantage-it is easy to repair this type of fencing by replacing a damaged board rather than the whole fence panel. Close-Board Fence ensures complete privacy and protection from intruders at a reasonable price. Larch-Lap Fence Panels Larch-Lap, also known as Waney Fence Panels are the UK’s most popular fencing panels. Manufactured from waney edge boards that are partially horizontally overlapped and framed with rectangular battens, sometimes to both or one side of the fence. Larch-Lap Fence Panels are more prone to harsh weather conditions and winds than Close-Board Fence Panels. These are perfect for anyone looking for a traditional and economic screening solution for a garden boundary, which ensures privacy. Although the initial cost of close board fencing is often less, in the long run, the larch-Lap Fence Panels prove to be a much less economical solution due to the worsen durability. Both Close-Board and Larch-Lap Fence Panels can be used with either timber or concrete posts and gravel boards. The timber used for manufacturing fence panels is dip treated to make sure protection against rot is provided.


The choice is yours.


No matter which Garden Fence Type you choose, here at Yew Tree Landscapes we are always happy to help you with your project. From ordering Fence Panels to installation. We continuously get high rates and personal referrals from happy from our customers. Please see our testimonials. If you are looking for a Hampshire based company installing fences, you are in the right place. We will take care of your needs from start to finish. Get in touch today.

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