When looking to increase the value of your property, upgrading your fence won’t be the first thing that springs to mind. However, it probably makes a bigger impact than you first imagined. The Telegraph states that a well-maintained garden can add 20 percent to your property value – and your fence certainly plays a huge part in the wellbeing of your outdoor space.
In this article, we explore the reasons why a professionally installed, good looking, and functional fence can help drive more demand to your property.
Secure fencing attracts families and pet owners
A strong and durable fence offers a range of benefits to prospective buyers. For example, families with young children and/or pets are made to feel a lot more comfortable knowing their garden is well protected. Think about it, fences that are weak, or perhaps even broken in areas not only look unattractive, but will certainly raise questions about how secure the property is overall.
So, be sure your garden and property is well protected with a secure fencing solution.
Modern design drives demand
The style and design of a property are major factors for many home buyers, especially younger families and first-time buyers.
A carefully chosen fence can be used to define your outdoor space and transform the look and feel of your property itself. If done effectively, the use of stylish fencing can even make your garden appear slightly larger.
Additionally, with the ever-growing concern for the health of our environment, fencing made from sustainable materials is considered desirable by many. More and more homeowners are now looking for ways to protect the environment and fencing can be a great way to achieve this. In short, opting for a modern and sustainable fence will certainly add demand and value to your home.
Tall fencing adds privacy
Another major factor that increase the value of a home is the level of privacy it has to offer – and the taller you fence, the more privacy you have. Homes located in busy neighbourhoods, or by a main roads benefit from taller fencing enormously.
However, in the UK, there are boundaries with how high you can erect a fence. For example, if you’re planning to install a fence taller than 2 metres high, or 1 metre where it adjoins a road or footpath, you’re legally required to apply for planning permission.
The average fence height in the UK is typically 4-6ft high (6ft = 1.83m) and can be solid boarded, slatted or trellis styled. Each type of panel provides a different level of privacy, so choosing your fence panel should align with the amount of privacy you aim to create and will depend on what’s on the opposing side.
Adding value to your home with DuraPost
So where you can find a secure, modern and sustainable fence to add value to your home?
DuraPost ticks all of the boxes. As a stylish, durable, and eco-friendly fencing solution available in a range of styles, colours, and matching accessories, DuraPost is the ‘new normal’ of fencing. It’s 100% recyclable and offers homeowners the ability to create their perfect outdoor space. For more information on DuraPost, and how it compares to traditional wood and concrete fencing, take a look at our ultimate guide to fence posts, or begin configuring your brand new fence today.
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