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Garden Fencing Tips - 4 Must-have Qualities for a Great Garden Fence

Sep 20, 2023 - 3 min read
Garden Fencing Tips - 4 Must-have Qualities for a Great Garden Fence

There’s a lot to consider when choosing your new garden fence. From fence posts and panels, to selecting a colour, height and required length, planning your entire fence is essential for a successful project.

To ensure you plan everything ahead and choose the best option for your outdoor space, we’ve put together a list of four must-have qualities for a great garden fence.

1. Security

Your garden shouldn’t be an open invitation for trespassers. From criminals to nosey neighbours, garden fencing is the first line of defence against any kind of intruder.

The majority of burglaries are made through the back garden, so protecting your land with a secure fence is always a good idea. Intruders are opportunists and will pick on a garden that has low, weak, damaged, or easily climbable fencing over a tall and secure alternative.

In order to maximise protection, you should opt for a fence at least 1.8 metres high. But remember, if you’re planning to install a fence above 2 metres tall, you’re legally required to apply for planning permission. For more information on how to protect your home and garden from burglaries, check out the advice given by local police.

2. Privacy

Added privacy with fencing is essential for your home, especially if you live in a busy neighbourhood or by a main road.

When planning to replace or buy a new fence, privacy should be near the top of your list. Again, a fence above 1.8 meters is recommended for most privacy. As well as the height of your fence, panel selection plays a big part in privacy - be sure to choose fence panels that aren’t able to peek through. A close board fence is ideal in this situation.

3. Durability

Another factor when it comes to securing your garden, is how strong and durable your fence is. Be sure to do your research and find out what’s best for you.

Treated timber fence posts typically last between 10-15 years, while untreated timber will need replacing in under 5. When you look into concrete, a 20-year life span with minimal maintenance looks promising to begin with. But with excessive wind and rain they can easily become chipped and cracked, often leading to exposed wire reinforcements, ultimately weakening the structure.

If durability is a priority for you, explore the beauty of DuraPost®. Made from galvanised steel, it can withstand high winds and comes with a guarantee up to 25 years. You won’t find that level of durability anywhere else in fencing.

4. Aesthetics

Every homeowner wants to feel good about the way their home looks, and a stylish fence will certainly help with that.

Selecting a good looking, modern fence has the power to transform the look of your garden, improving the overall feel of your home.

If aesthetics is important to you, you’ve more than likely ruled out concrete fence posts already, but what does that leave you with? Wood, right?

Yes, when it comes to aesthetics, wood is the favourable option over concrete, but does lack in other areas like durability.

For a fencing solution that performs all round, take a look at DuraPost®. A stylish, durable and secure fencing solution available in a range of styles, colours and matching accessories. Configure your dream fence today or speak to one of our DuraPost® experts for more information.

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