3. Privacy & security
As one of the most important functions of a fence, privacy and security can’t be forgotten about. For those living in urban or suburban areas especially, fencing can be a great way to secure your boundaries and offer a level of privacy from neighbours.
To maximise the level of privacy and security of your fence, you need two main ingredients:
- Reliable, sturdy fence posts installed correctly – this provides a robust fencing foundation for the rest of your fence. Weak posts could be easily damaged/removed for unauthorised access.
- Panels without gaps between the slats or pales – this creates a solid ‘wall’ around your garden, reducing the lines of vision into your property.
4. Weather conditions
Although most fences are designed to withstand the elements, sometimes rain, snow, and moisture in general can take its toll on your garden fencing. Especially with the unpredictability of UK weather, ensuring your fence is prepared for all types of weather is a must.
When selecting your new fence, be sure to think about the addition of gravel boards, capping rails and post caps. These can offer an effective and cost-efficient way to protect your fence from excess moisture.
5. Eco-friendly fencing
Doing your part to help protect the environment can be enhanced through eco-friendly fencing. Be sure to stay clear of concrete fence posts, and consider a range of sustainable alternatives.
Composite fencing panels paired with galvanised steel posts require no chemicals for treatment and provide the option to recycle at end of life, giving you a sustainable choice for your fence.
You could also explore living wall options. Though, these do require frequent maintenance. Living walls help to increase biodiversity, create a natural look, and improve air quality.