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6 Garden Fencing FAQs Answered

Want to treat your garden to some new fencing but unsure where to begin? Here are answers to some popular garden fencing FAQs to get you started on the right track.

1. What types of garden fencing are available?

There are quite a few different types of garden fencing that are readily available, so you’ll have plenty to choose from. If you’ve got a strict budget, waney edge panel fencing is a good option. It’s made up of horizontal wood strips and is generally the cheapest type of fencing.

Another good option is closed feather-edge panels. These are a really strong type of fence, made up of concrete posts and panels of vertical strips of wood.

You can also get more decorative types of fencing with combinations of vertical and horizontal wood strips.

2. How much does fencing cost?

The most basic fencing starts at about £27 per panel. But if you want something that’s more decorative and better quality, expect to budget £30-£40 per panel.

If you choose to get a professional to help you put up your fencing, they’ll probably be able to get your panels at a cheaper rate.

3. How long does garden fencing take to put up?

Ground conditions can make a big difference to how long it takes to put your fencing up. However, if they’re fairly good, 2 people could probably put up approximately 3-4 panels a day.

Going to put up your fencing yourself? Here are some handy tips.

4. Should I treat my garden fencing?

Person paints wood treatment onto garden fencing

Garden fencing tends to come tanalised – this is a kind of preservative treatment. You shouldn’t need to do anything else to it to extend its lifetime.

However, you can still treat your fencing if you want to change its finish or colour. It can be hard to visualise how a treatment will turn out, so if in doubt, ask for advice from a fencing professional.

5. Do I need to get gravel boards?

Gravel boards lie between your fence and the ground, preventing it from touching the earth and starting to rot. They can be a great investment as they can extend your fence’s lifetime, but you only need them if there isn’t a space between the bottom of the fence and the ground.

6. How long does garden fencing last?

The better quality your fencing is, the longer it’ll last. It’ll also have a longer lifetime if you maintain it. If you put up a high-quality fence and take care of it, it should last 15 to 20 years.

If you’ve still got questions, a quality fencing professional can give you expert advice. Fill in our quick online form to get in touch with up to 4 reliable tradespeople in your area.

Evy Coe

Evy works for Quotatis as a Content Marketing Executive. She loves to write about interior design and help homeowners with their DIY projects.