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The Ultimate Guide to choosing your type of Timber Fencing

07 February 2024Appears in Products
The Ultimate Guide to choosing your type of Timber Fencing
Timber fencing stands as a timeless choice, adding warmth, character, and a touch of natural elegance to outdoor spaces.

With a range of timber fencing types and designs available, the process of selecting the perfect timber fencing for your requirements can be difficult.

In this blog, we’ll go through the considerations to help you make an informed decision that aligns with your style, functionality, and long-term goals.

Things to consider when choosing your fencing

There are a number of elements to take into consideration when choosing the suitable timber fencing range for your application.

Aesthetics – The aesthetics of your timber fencing should integrate with your property or site seamlessly. Therefore, what exactly are you looking for? Does the fencing still need to provide visibility or is security more important than the aesthetics?

Budgets – How much are you able to spend? Is the cost of the fencing worth it, as it is high quality, meets regulations and is long-lasting? Will these ranges enhance the value of your property in the long term?

Functionality – What does the timber fencing need to do? Does it need to provide security, or simply enhance an area to provide a pathway or boundary around a car park.

Timely Manner – Do you need to get the fencing installed as soon as possible, if so, making sure that the supplier has necessary stock is essential.

Installation – How easy are the products to install? Do you have a team of people that would be able to install at ease for you to ensure that the products are long-lasting and suitable for the application in question.

Maintenance Demands – Do the products need regular maintenance or inspections? If so, is there someone available to do this? Or is this something that is required to be done less regularly, so is easy to plan and ensure that checks are completed.

Types of Timber Fencing

Our timber fencing ranges are versatile and suitable for multiple applications. With various options to choose from, let’s have a closer look into what they are and where they are best suited to be used.

Timber Post & Rail Fencing

What is timber post and rail fencing?

Post and rail fencing, also known as split rail fencing, is a classic and versatile fencing option that is often used in a rural environment.

It features solid timber posts planted firmly in the ground, with horizontal rails secured between them. The overall design creates an open, airy feel while still providing clear boundaries.

Where can I use post and rail fence?

As there are many benefits and features of post and rail fencing, there are a number of places that it is commonly used:

  • Livestock Fencing
  • Boundary Marking
  • Garden and Landscaping
  • Paddocks and Equestrian Arenas
  • Driveways Entrances and Gates

Timber Knee Rail Fencing

What is knee rail fencing?

Timber knee rail fencing, also known as birdsmouth or diamond fencing, is a type of timber fence that is characterised by its low height and design.

It consists of horizontal rails and posts which are installed at knee height. Knee rail fencing is used to define borders and prevent unauthorised access but in a non-intimidating way.

Where can I use diamond fencing?

Due to the versatility of knee rail fencing, it can be used in a range of applications, including; schools, car parks, retail areas, gardens, footpaths, residential properties and more!

Timber Railway Sleepers

What is a timber sleeper?

Railway sleepers are timber rectangular pieces of wood that can be used for various applications in gardening and landscaping projects. Traditionally, these were used to support railway tracks which is where their name originates from.

How can I use railway sleepers?

Railway sleepers can be used for a number of projects, as they are pre-treated and require little maintenance, they are extremely popular in garden and landscaping projects.

From creating vegetable patches and flower beds, to borders and retaining walls, they are a versatile timber range.

Timber Summer Houses

What are summer houses?

A timber summer house is a wooden structure that is built in an outdoor space such as a garden. They can be used for a variety of purposes, and are available in a range of sizes and styles, so that your garden house meets your needs.

First Fence offers three distinct styles: Hemingway, Dickens, and Rowling. Each style has its own unique charm. All of our three different styles are available in the following three sizes 3m x 3m, 4m x 3m and 5m x 4m.

What can I use a summer house for?

There are many different ways to make use of your summer house, some ideas are;

  • Relaxation – create an outdoor living space where you can enjoy your garden all year round. You can even look to create a meditation or yoga area to help you escape your busy day to day activities.
  • Entertaining – turn your summer house into a bar and host the perfect barbeques and parties with friends and family.
  • Work from home – if you work from home, having a designated space is great to help you get into the work zone. The piece and quiet of your garden can help you to focus and be productive.
  • Hobbies – if you have a hobby such as writing, painting or even enjoy going to the gym, you can create the perfect space for you to pursue your hobby without leaving your home.
  • Storage – find a place to move any unwanted clutter from your home, and design the perfect space to store tools, furniture or any other items you don’t need in the house.

Timber Fence Panels

What is Timber Fencing?

Timber fencing, also known as wood fencing or garden fencing is a timeless and popular choice of fencing for homeowners.

Our extensive range of timber fencing includes, panels, posts, and concrete boards, providing everything you need to create a secure, stylish, and functional perimeter for your gardens, patios, and other outdoor spaces.

Why choose Timber Fencing?

Timber fencing not only serves as a protective barrier against unwanted intrusion or prying eyes, but also elevates the visual appeal of your garden or patio.

When properly treated and maintained, our timber fencing stands the test of time, providing years of reliable protection.

Choosing your type of timber fencing is a big decision, one that must consider a range of elements; from aesthetics, functionality and sustainability.

Along with maintenance needs, budget and environmental impact, to help you make a well-informed decision that transforms your outdoor space.

Take the time to explore the options, and let your timber fencing become a reflection of your unique style and values.