The fence is a common part of most properties and has a variety of uses, including marking out boundary lines, creating a barrier and offering extra security or privacy. Wooden Fencing can be used to keep intruders out of your property, as well as keeping animals and children inside your boundaries.
Types of Wooden Fencing
There are five general types of timber fencing:
- Fence Panels. Sold with either horizontal or vertical planks, these are large ready-made panels that are made from wooden fencing boards and are designed to easily slide into slotted fence posts.
- Fence Boards. These can also be purchased individually, alongside posts and rails to create a long and continuous fence.
- Trellis. Used either decoratively or to encourage climbing plants, the trellis is often fixed to the top of fencing panels or it can also be free-standing.
- Rails. Placed horizontally, fencing rails are typically used when you need to create a border, but privacy isn’t important, for example in agricultural situations and large fields.
- Palings. Evenly spaced and positioned vertically, palings are an attractive option for creating a border around a garden when you are not concerned about privacy.
Wooden Fencing is usually installed with the help of either timber or concrete fence posts that create a support. Gravel Boards are intended to create a barrier between the ground and your timber fencing panels, protecting the wood from rising moisture.