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Sustainable Fencing Ideas

23 September 2022Appears in Products
Sustainable Fencing Ideas
There are many sustainable fencing solutions available, with some being more eco-friendly than others... Find the solution for you with our latest blog.

Whether you’re looking to redo your back garden, set up a temporary perimeter, or revamp your commercial site fencing – sustainable options exist. Not only are these choices eco-friendly, but you don’t necessarily need to compromise security, privacy, or looks.

In this blog, we’re going to go over a list of sustainable fencing options.

Composite Fencing

Composite fencing is manufactured from wood and plastic mixture. It’s made from 98% recycled materials and is 100% recyclable as a final product. Which makes it a very sustainable option.

Moreover, composite fencing creates an aesthetically pleasing design, which combines an organic and modern look. On top of that, it’s durable, long-lasting, and requires little to no maintenance. Due to its plastic parts, this fencing is also weather-resistant, which means it won’t move or warp like wooden panels and can withstand moisture and wet environments for over 20 years.

The most popular application for composite is garden fencing. And there it remains an eco-friendly, durable, and aesthetically pleasing choice whilst improving privacy.

Pros of Composite Fencing:

  • Parts are interchangeable and only require basic tools to install
  • There’re multiple colour options, as well as adjustable height (in 15cm increments)
  • Rot, mould & weather resistance.
  • Beautiful modern design
  • Long lasting & requires little to no maintenance

If you’re still trying to choose garden fencing, we’ve prepared a quick guide on how to make a perfect fencing choice for your garden.

Timber Fencing

Timber fencing is probably one of the UK's most common garden fencing choices. It creates a clear perimeter of your garden and provides security & privacy. Whilst remaining very affordable.

It’s also quite straightforward to install – you only need concrete/metal/wooden posts (depending on your preference) and post-mix to secure the posts to the ground. Moreover, the panels are made from high-quality timber. And there are two design options: feather edge (vertical boards) and lap (vertical boards).

Although, you should keep in mind that to get the most out of your timber fencing you’ll need wood coating. Which will usually need to be reapplied every few years. Another thing you can do to improve longevity is to install gravel boards. They are made to go with timber panels and can raise your fencing by 6 or 12 inches off the ground – increasing the life span, weather resistance, and improving strength & stability.

Metal Fencing

Mental fencing can prove to be a very sustainable fencing option. Even though it depends on what kind of metal was used in manufacturing, most metals, like steel - can be recycled indefinitely.

And the two types of permanent metal fencing we would like to recommend are palisade & mesh. Which are both made from steel.

Mesh Fencing

Mesh fencing is made from high-quality steel and is galvanised to prevent rusting and improve longevity with powder coating. All whilst maintaining a slick look.

Moreover, mesh fencing is ideal for cases where you require increased security but want to maintain visibility.

Our mesh range includes four options:

V Mesh Fencing – it gets its name from ‘v’ shape features in its design. They increase stability and make the fence harder to climb.

Twin Mesh Fencing – is more suited for high-level security. Preventing possible threats, such as attacks or vandalism.

Prison Mesh Fencing – is the most secure mesh fencing option. It has anti-climb features (not even a finger can fit through the wires) and is best suited to meet high-security requirements.

Safe Top Mesh Fencing – provides low to medium levels of security. Its core purpose is to be used in domestic and public environments. Also, it’s safe for children since it has no sharp edges or spikes. Safe top mesh would be your best choice for a garden fence.

Palisade Fencing

Palisade fencing is probably one of the most robust security fencing systems out there. It works as a theft deterrent and provides a high level of security.

Although, it’s most suited for non-domestic uses. For example: schools, commercial sites, power stations, industrial sites, warehouses, etc. Moreover, like mesh fencing, palisade steel gets galvanised to protect from rusting and powder coated to improve its resilience & longevity.

Palisade fencing also comes with anti-tamper fixings. Which provides you with secure connections. After the bolt is fitted within the bolthole – the top section of the nut will snap off. Making it impossible to tamper with after installation. Additionally, you can install anti-climb systems to increase security even more.

So, if you’re looking for fencing that can provide you with a high level of security whilst being eco-friendly – palisade fencing is your choice.

Hired Fencing

Another way you can become more sustainable is by hiring fencing. You’ll only have it for the time you need it and then it can be hired by someone else.

This extends the usability of the products, as the fencing doesn’t need to be manufactured each time and won’t spend as much time being stored in a warehouse. Hiring fencing is especially relevant for short-term projects, like festivals or events. Where you need to set up a temporary perimeter, improve crowd control, or overlook traffic management.

Through our hire service, we offer:

Living Fences

A living fence is a perfect choice for those of you who have a keen eye for gardening. You can set up a perimeter with various plants, bushes, or trees. It will provide you with a natural environment.

But it requires quite a bit of time invested in maintenance. Plants don’t always grow how you want them to grow, not to mention all the trimming and styling work that will be required. If ignored, it can grow out of control and start looking messy & neglected.

In its essence, having a living fence provides you with a natural & eco-friendly perimeter, but it will also increase the time you need to spend gardening.

Final Thoughts

If you’re in the market for sustainable fencing whether it’s for domestic or commercial use – there are a lot of choices. You’ll most likely be deciding between living, wooden, or metal fencing. Of course, options that have a mix of materials exist, like composite fencing.

All in all, most of the mentioned choices are considered eco-friendly. Some more than others, but it mainly depends on the way you utilise the fencing. Always try to think about the entire product lifecycle when debating sustainability.