If you’re thinking about a new and secure fence for your property, it can be helpful to consider the following things:
What do you need a fence to do?
A good secure fence is important to most homeowners. Understanding the main purpose of your fencing is a prudent place to start. If your fence is to define your property borders you might want to choose a taller, opaque fence that neighbours and passers-by cannot see through. This also gives you the benefit of privacy and security. If your goal is to “zone” your garden, creating different spaces for different purposes, a lower fence or metal railings might be more appropriate.
What size of fence and where will it go?
At ColourFence we can make and install a fence or railings to any size, width or height you desire. For extra tall fences over two metres, do consider if planning permission may be required. Have a look here for more guidance.
Wooden fence panels tend to come in a one-size-fits-all standard size of 1.8m. If you are looking to replace an existing fence and use the existing posts, you might be limited in choices when it comes to height, width and design. It’s a good idea to be precise in your measurements to avoid buying fencing panels that don’t fit. A costly mistake. In contrast, ColourFence fence posts are included in the price of our metal fence panels so you can be sure you’ll get exactly what you need from our team.
Keeping up with your Fence!
This is an important thing to consider, especially if you’re a busy person or have mobility issues. Wooden fencing requires treating or painting, usually once a year, to keep it in reasonable condition. Despite this, your fence will still age over time and likely need replacing within ten years. Are you prepared to spend a day or two each year painting or treating your fence? Or are you happy to pay someone else to do it?
Also, consider storms and bad weather. Wooden fences are notorious for suffering storm damage. They can break up, slats and panels can fall off, or your wooden fence could get blown over entirely. Make sure your fence is a strong one that you can “fit and forget”. A secure fence will save you a headache later on and give you peace of mind. It’s far better to simply enjoy your garden, rather than see it as a chore. With ColourFence, the only maintenance required is an occasional hose down. The colour will stay vibrant and your fence will be guaranteed for 25 years.
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