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Fence Buying Guide:

There a two standard fencing systems used within the Fencing industry for domestic garden fencing these are:

Option 1: A Fence panel system: 1800mm wide panels of varying heights secured between either slotted Concrete or timber posts. Panels can either sit directly on to soil or alternatively sit atop a timber or concrete gravel board

A: Timber posts

  • Timber posts are traditionally used in garden fencing. Being tanalise treated against rot for long life.
  • Boundary Fencing supply both a 4x4 (100x100mm) and 3x3 (75x75mm) timber posts.
  • Panel clips are usually installed to the inside face of posts to enable panels to be secured.
  • Posts should be set a minimum of 2ft (600mm) deep in concrete foundations so please ensure you allow for this when making you purchase (i.e. a 6ft/1.8M high fence should have 8ft/2.4M high posts)

B: 4x4 Slotted Concrete post

  • Slotted concrete posts offer a non-degradable alternative to timber fence posts. The posts have pre-cast slots designed to enable a panel to be slotted between them.
  • Boundary Fencing supply slotted inter & corner concrete posts which come only in a 4x4 option.
  • Posts should be set a minimum of 2ft (600mm) deep in concrete foundations so please ensure you allow for this when making you purchase (i.e. a 6ft/1.8M high fence should have 8ft/2.4M high posts)

C: 1800mm long timber gravel board

  • Timber gravel boards are designed to keep panels off of the ground reduce the likelihood of rot due to moisture absorption.
  • Gravel boards are 150mm high.
  • Gravel boards are secured between timber posts using galvanized panel clips or between concrete posts using galvanized 2 pin cleats.
  • Tanalise treated against rot.

D: 1800mm long concrete Gravel board

  • Concrete Gravel boards are designed to keep panels off of the ground reduce the likelihood of rot due to moisture absorption
  • Concrete is non-degradable and cannot rot
  • Gravel boards are available at both 600mm/1ft & 300mm/6inches high
  • Gravel boards are secured between timber posts using galvanized panel clips or secured between concrete posts using galvanized 2 pin cleats

E: (left hand side) Closeboard fence panel, (Right hand Side) Larch lap fence panel

  • Closeboard fence panels are Boundary Fencing premium panel. Formed from featheredge secured to a timber framework the panels offer greater strength and longevity in comparison to the classic larch lap/Wavy board panel.
  • Larch Lap Fence Panels are the countries most popular fencing solution. Formed from larch boards between a timber frame the panels offer a cost effective robust perimeter solution.
  • Both panel types can be purchased at varying height depending on requirements.
  • Both panels are pre-treated with tanlise treatment to guard against rot.

F: Panel Clips

  • Panel clips are used to secure panels to posts.
  • Clips are secured to the inside face of posts using either galvanized nails or screws.
  • Panels are then slotted between clips and secured with nails.

Option 2: A Fence bay system: The traditional fencing system. Posts are usually set 3000mm (3M) apart. Bays of fencing are formed using a post and rails framework clad with individual featheredge to form the fence

A: 4x4 morticed Concrete post

  • Morticed concrete posts offer a non-degradable alternative to timber fence posts. The posts have pre-cast holes designed to enable the installation of chopped rails or morticed arris brackets
  • Boundary Fencing supply morticed inter & corner concrete posts which come only in a 4x4 option.
  • Posts should be set a minimum of 2ft (600mm) deep in concrete foundations so please ensure you allow for this when making you purchase (i.e. a 6ft/1.8M high fence should have 8ft/2.4M high posts).

B: Morticed Timber posts

  • Timber posts are traditionally used in garden fencing. Being tanalise treated against rot for long life.
  • Morticed timber posts have pre-drilled slots to enable the installation of chopped arris rails or morticed arris brackets.
  • Morticed posts are only available as a 4x4 option.
  • Posts should be set a minimum of 2ft (600mm) deep in concrete foundations so please ensure you allow for this when making you purchase (i.e. a 6ft/1.8M high fence should have 8ft/2.4M high posts)

C: Arris Rails

  • Arris Rails are available either as a standard rail or chopped at either 3M on 3.6M long
  • Arris rails are tanalise treated to guard against rot
  • Chopped arris rails are pre-cut to fit into morticed slots
  • Standard Arris rails are secured between posts using galvanized brackets

D: Featheredge

  • Used to clad arris rails to form fencing
  • Available in a number of different heights
  • All tanalise treated to guard against rot

E: 3000mm long concrete Gravel board

  • Concrete Gravel boards are designed to keep panels off of the ground reduce the likelihood of rot due to moisture absorption.
  • Concrete is non-degradable and cannot rot.
  • Gravel boards are available at 300mm/6inches in height.
  • Gravel boards are secured between timber posts using galvanized panel clips or secured between concrete posts using galvanized 2 pin cleats.

F: 3000mm long timber gravel board

  • Timber gravel boards are designed to keep panels off of the ground reduce the likelihood of rot due to moisture absorption
  • Gravel boards are 150mm high
  • Gravel boards are secured between timber posts using galvanized panel clips or between concrete posts using galvanized 2 pin cleats
  • Tanalise treated against rot

G: Counter Rail and Capping

  • Capping installed atop panels to reduce water absorption to top of panel
  • Capping comes in 3M lengths and is chamfered to aid water run off
  • Counter rail is a thin batten secured to rear of fence panel to enable capping to be secured

Should you have any queries regarding any of the afore mention products please do not hesitate to contact our office.

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