Whether you’re looking for privacy & security improvements or to decorate your garden – the right fencing option can help you out. Garden fences are quite an important decorative detail for your home, especially since you can’t avoid looking at them.
It’s also quite important to consider specifications before picking out your options. Are you looking for something cost-effective, aesthetically pleasing, easy to maintain, or all the above?
We’re here to provide some garden fencing ideas and things you should consider before making a choice.
So, when picking out a fence for your garden – you’re most likely looking for a long-term investment. And if it’s something you’re going to need to live with for a while, being spontaneous isn’t always the best bet.
Here are some things you should consider before deciding on what will your garden fence be.
First and foremost – determine your budget. Whether you’re investing in a high-end fencing option which you can put up over a weekend or a cheaper organic alternative that will take you a while to grow. The amount of money you can set aside for it matters a lot.
Additionally, make sure to account for the size of your garden. Since the price can change quite exponentially based on the length of your garden outline.
Make sure to be due diligent about the type of material the fencing is made from. If you’re looking for softwood panels or metal fencing – understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each will allow you to avoid any surprises.
As well as preparing yourself for taking care of your brand-new fence. For example, if you’re investing in a wooden fence you may need to learn how to coat it and take care of it long-term.
Considering the fact that the fence you choose will be a big part of your garden’s visual identity – taking design into your decision-making is a good step to take.
It’s also worth looking into your garden location and how the fencing will be set out. What requirements does it need to meet (e.g., height, noise cancellation, privacy)? And what design options do you have available to meet those needs.
Another thing to keep in mind is the installation process. Are you looking to do it yourself or hire someone to install it for you? If you’re doing it yourself and aren’t that experienced – looking into easy-to-install fencing options might be your best bet.
Although, hiring someone to install the fence will most likely lead to a higher-quality installation. As well as avoid mistakes that may affect fence longevity.
Once you understand what criteria you should be looking into for your garden fence – it’s time to make a choice. Here are some fencing ideas from our product range.
Timber fencing panels are used to create wooden garden perimeters. They can not only increase your privacy but also deter any potential intruders. As well as remaining affordable.
It’s also worth noting that timber fencing panels are quite common around the UK, thus you shouldn’t have any trouble meeting council requirements (if they apply to you).
The panels are designed from high-quality timber. And we also offer two design options – lap (horizontal boards) or feather edge (vertical boards). Both of which are considered very durable & strong, as well as manufactured to last a long time.
They’re available in various sizes - from 6ft x 3ft up to 6ft x 6ft.
The installation process is considered reasonably straightforward. They only require concrete/wooden posts and post-mix to set up.
Additionally, adding some gravel boards to your timber fence can help to reinforce the structure and add a smooth finish. Essentially, gravel boards raise the panels from the ground, which improves weather resistance and life expectancy as it reduces the risk of rotting.
Composite fencing is the newest addition to our garden fencing range. It’s made from a combination of wood and plastic (of which 98% is recycled). And is 100% recyclable – making it a very eco-friendly choice (if you’re interested in learning how First Fence is becoming a more sustainable business, feel free to read our blog).
Due to the materials used, the fencing is very durable. It won’t be affected by weather easily, which means it won’t warp or move in a way that an average wooden panel would. As well as being resistant to rotting and wood-eating organisms.
Additionally, composite fencing is easy to install. The parts can be bundled up during the purchase and clear instructions are provided. You may also choose the height of your fence in 15cm increments.
On the other hand, composite fencing requires a substantial initial investment. As it isn’t the cheapest option out there, it nevertheless remains cost-effective. Considering that after installation it’s guaranteed to maintain its quality for a long time. As well as require little to no maintenance.
Besides that, the design of composite fencing is very aesthetically pleasing while providing a good level of security.
Moreover, if you’re fencing off your garden you may need gates. And our domestic gate range is perfect for that.
Not only do these gates provide security & privacy, but they’re also stylish in their design. The gates are easy to install and require minimal maintenance.
Additionally, most of our gates are available in black or grey, but we can also service custom colour requests.
Mesh fencing is considered an extremely reliable and secure fencing system. Even though it’s most notably used for schools, industrial sites, or commercial buildings – it can still work for a garden.
The fencing is manufactured from high-quality steel, which gets galvanised to prevent rusting. To increase its durability even more. Additionally, the powder coating on mesh fencing increases its resilience to damage and weather – while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing look.
It’s important to note that mesh fencing can be ordered in various colours to match your outside area aesthetic. This includes any gates and posts you’ll need for the full installation. And is considered to be quite cost-effective.
Although, if you’re very keen on privacy – mesh fencing might not be your best option. Since the fencing is see-through. But it’s perfect for areas where you’re looking to increase security while maintaining visibility.
Our range includes 4 mesh fencing options:
So, if you’re choosing mesh fencing for your garden – V Mesh or Safe Top Mesh are your best options.
Making the right choice for your garden fence is a decision that you’ll need to live with for a while. That’s why it’s just that important to be due diligent and do your research.
Hopefully, our guide on what things you should consider helped and our suggestions gave you enough ideas to make a final decision.