As well as being practical, garden fencing can really improve the appearance of an outdoor space. This guide covers the important aspects to consider when choosing a garden fence, so you can get the right choice first time.
Material is crucial when it comes to fencing, and when choosing a new garden fence it is vital to consider which material is best for you. Whether it's softwood, hardwood or metal fencing, it's useful to know the pros and cons of each option before making your choice. Metal garden fences are a longer lasting, more natural and durable alternative to wooden alternatives, but this design offers limited privacy and is less aesthetically appealing than its softwood counterpart. Also, as the name suggests, hardwoods are more hard-wearing and denser than softwoods. However, the result is that the denser material can make hardwood prone to splitting and can sometimes look rough in some garden designs. This means that softwood is often the most widely used material in contemporary garden fencing.
Researching the design
Once you have chosen the right material, it's time to start the fun part: choosing a design. It is important to first understand the layout and location of the garden to get an idea of what the fence will be used for. Some common aspects to consider are privacy or noise requirements, and these may narrow down your choices to a sturdy panel fence. The first style that comes to mind is the Euro panel fence, a popular traditional fencing style often installed in home gardens and ideal for privacy and security without compromising on attractiveness.
Check the guarantee
Fences have a strong ability to frame outdoor spaces and a broken or worn fence is usually the first aspect of a garden that people notice. It is therefore important to invest in your fencing to ensure long-term stability and aesthetics. A quality fence will always include a guarantee.
What is the best fencing option?
Although Euro panel fence is one of the most popular choices for garden fencing, it is certainly not the only option.
Decorative fencing is another popular option. The aim here is to make a statement and help you frame your garden or create a welcoming environment.
Yes, you can get inexpensive panels, but they will never last until the more expensive options are available. Remember that the labour involved in building an inexpensive panel is more or less the same as that of an expensive one.
However, choosing the right style of fence will not only fall within your budget, but will also depend on your taste, the style of your garden and importantly, how much screening you need.
Because the more interesting and artistic a fence panel looks, the more gaps it has in it.
So if you are interested in fencing panels then it is a good idea to hold up a panel and then try to view it from different heights to check how much can be seen before you buy.
Designing a garden should be a fun and easy process with the opportunity to get creative and shape your outdoor space in the way you want. I hope this guide helps to simplify the process of choosing a new garden fence so that you can continue to enjoy your garden!