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Long Lasting Fencing - 3 Ways to a Stronger and Longer-Lasting Garden Fence

Sep 20, 2023 - 3 min read
Long Lasting Fencing - 3 Ways to a Stronger and Longer-Lasting Garden Fence

Privacy, security, and safety are all essential features we seek as human beings for our homes. It’s the sense of feeling protected inside the space we live in, blocking out unwanted visitors, and preventing the chance of any criminal interest. Typically, you’d think locks, home security features, and CCTV, but have you ever considered the impact your fencing can have on this matter?

Essentially, a strong fencing solution can offer that sense of relief we need, protecting your beloved home, and family too. So, in this article, we explore four ways to ensure a strong and long-lasting fence for many years to come.

1. Make use of galvanised and stainless steel fencing nails

General nails will rust and work loose over time - we cannot stress enough the importance of your fixings. When constructing your fence, be sure to make use of galvanised or stainless steel fencing nails for a corrosion resistant bond, especially when located in coastal areas.

From ring shank nails to round wire nails and various finishes, choosing the right type of nails for your fencing installation can become a little confusing. If you need help differentiating between nail types, and want to find out which nails are best for your garden fence, view our recent blog all about fencing nails.

2. Explore composite fencing panels

Traditional timber fence panels can often prove a weak link in your fencing. They require ongoing maintenance and treatment for a long-lasting fence.

Composite fencing however is made from a mixture of plastic and real wood, which is typically recycled. This creates an effect of natural beauty with the wood, whilst offering an incredibly durable and low maintenance solution thanks to the plastic content. Composite fencing is also rot and mould resistant, meaning you can expect it to look and perform like brand new for many years ahead.

3. A strong frame = a strong fence

The strength of your entire fence stems from its support structure – the fence posts. And a fence post system that’s prone to wear and tear simply doesn’t offer adequate strength and longevity.

Damaged fence posts can cause safety hazards to your outdoor space, and a rotting fence won’t last long in strong winds. Put simply, your fence post choice is the most important. It cannot be overlooked.

DuraPost offers a stronger, longer-lasting fence post solution than both traditional concrete and timber options. Made from galvanised steel and guaranteed to last up to 25 years, DuraPost doesn’t rot, split, warp, crack, or chip and can even withstand wind speeds of up to 110mph! If you’re looking for a fence that best protects your home, DuraPost is the way to go.

Interested in learning more about DuraPost and how it’s designed to tackle the pitfalls of timber and concrete? View our ultimate fence post guide or contact our expert team today, we’re more than happy to answer your fencing related questions.


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