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Best Fence for My Garden?

Sep 14, 2023 - 4 min read
Best Fence for My Garden?

There are many factors to consider when choosing the best type of fencing for your garden. From making the most of your outdoor space, to choosing a style you love.

We explore the different types of fencing in this blog, and which one is the best for your garden.

Close board fencing

Close board fencing is a popular option among many homeowners because of its strength, versatility and timeless appearance.

Commonly used in back gardens, close-board fencing is a medium budget option.

This type of fencing typically stands at 1.8m (6ft) tall when combined with a gravel board, making it a great fencing option for homeowners longing for some privacy, or protection for their delicate shrubbery.


  • Ideal for most back and front gardens.
  • Robust and long-lasting. If previous fences have been exposed to strong winds or winter storms, this could be the best choice for you!
  • Ideal height that provides privacy and security.
  • Great for pet owners.


  • Can be more expensive when compared to other types of fencing. Additional options such as gravel boards and whether your fence is installed by a professional will affect the cost.
  • Traditional close board fences are made from timber and will require maintenance.

Close board garden fence design using durapost fence post

Slatted fencing

Slatted fence panels offer a sleek, contemporary look to your outside space.

This type of fencing is often used as a boundary fence or as a stylish garden partition. Slatted fencing is also a great option to segregate areas of your garden or to accompany landscaping projects.


  • Great dividers for sections for sections of your garden.
  • Sleek, modern appearance.
  • Gaps between the slats allow wind to pass through, reducing resistance and improving endurance.
  • Gaps between the slats will not fully obscure the view in your garden.
  • The effect of sunlight shining through the gaps between the slants can create stunning effects in your garden.


  • Slatted fences don’t offer complete privacy.
  • Gaps between the slats can let weeds grow through.

Slatted timber fence design using durapost steel fence posts

Hit and Miss fencing

Hit and Miss is a distinctive and attractive style of fencing. It’s created by fixing horizontal boards onto the front and back of the panel.

This is a medium-range budget style that offers both privacy and an aesthetically pleasing pattern.

The vertical overlapping boards also ensure that the fence is durable and hardwearing. The design of the panels ensures your fence suffers less wear and tear.


  • Both you and your neighbour get a stylish, modern fence, as both sides are the same.
  • Comes in many different heights. Ideal for privacy and security.
  • An affordable option for homeowners.
  • Durable and hardwearing.


  • Higher maintenance – it can be tricky to reach the boards on the inside of the panel for painting and treatment.
  • Gaps between the boards offers limited protection against weeds on the other side.

 Hit and Miss Fence Design using a durapost fence post

Further considerations

If you still have additional questions about which type of fencing is best for your garden, then read on. We’ve answered some of your most commonly asked questions below.

What is the strongest type of fencing?

If durability is a priority for your fencing project, explore the concept of DuraPost® Made from galvanised steel, it can withstand winds of up to 110mph and comes with a guarantee up to 25 years.

What type of fencing lasts the longest?

Unlike timber and concrete fence posts, DuraPost® won’t rot, split, warp, crack or chip. Made from galvanised steel, you won’t have to think about replacing your fence posts for years to come.

What is the best fence for a back garden?

If privacy is your goal, then you’ll want a fence that not only divides your property line, but is tall enough to deter any intruders. Close board fencing is a popular choice among many homeowners because of its height.

What is the best type of fence post?

When considering installation, aesthetics, durability, sustainability and costs, DuraPost® comes out on top. DuraPost® works with virtually any type of fencing, so you can tailor a solution to suit you and your garden. We’ve previously written a guide that compares steel vs wood vs concrete fence posts in more detail.

What’s the best type of fencing for your garden?

The best type of fencing for your garden really does depend on your end goal. Is it privacy, durability, low-maintenance, or budget?

If you’re looking for a fencing solution that covers all area, then DuraPost® is the perfect option.

Not only is DuraPost® wind tested, but it’s made from galvanised steel that doesn’t require any on-going maintenance. If you want to find out more about DuraPost®, contact our team today – we'd love to help you with your fencing project!

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