Choosing Fencing for Your Home
An Anti-Climb Fence installed by Safe Site Facilities of Worthing, West Sussex UK
Fencing is available in a range of materials and styles to suit all tastes and budgets. Before choosing the fencing for your property – be it to secure a garden or simply to mark your perimeter, take a few moments to consider exactly what it is you need from your fencing.
Security must be at the top of the list. Are you looking to create a safe garden environment for your children to play in away from prying eyes, or looking to secure your property against intruders?
The height of a fence often goes hand in hand with security; a low fence such as a picket fence or low wall can be easily scaled, whilst timber fence panels are available in a range of heights with around six feet being the norm. A steel palisade security fencing is by design almost impossible to scale, and can be installed alongside a security gate to provide formidable protection to your home, although the design will not provide much privacy.
The choice of fencing materials can be split into two main categories; natural or otherwise. If you are looking for a truly natural fence, consider sourcing hazel, chestnut or reed whether as screens or hurdles. More standard wooden fence panels are available in a range of designs and height, and remain a popular choice throughout the UK. If you are thinking of opting for metal fences, there is a wide range of metal fences and railings to choose from including rounded bow top or more traditional styles with a range of attractive finials.
The style of a fence can completely alter the appearance of a property. A white picket fence can help create a picturesque cottage garden feel, whilst treated timber fence panels can add warmth to a rear garden. Colour plays a very important part; both wooden and metal fence panels are readily available in a host of colours to suit your individuality. Whilst a steel palisade fence can add cutting edge industrial design, decorative metal railings can help achieve an old fashioned feel.
If you are drawn to wooden fence panels don’t think your options are limited; fence panels are available in a host of styles. Look at both overlaid or weatherboard panels, and take time to research all the designs out there such as tongue and groove, woven or even a chevron design. Perhaps add trellis panels to finish off your fencing, whether straight along on the top or to provide a curved design.
If the style of palisade fencing appeals to you, compare wooden vs. metal. Steel palisade fencing will require less maintenance over time than a wooden alternative, but the finished look of each couldn’t be more different.
And if you still can’t make a decision, why not do your bit for the environment – forget the fence and plant a hedge instead?!
Experts in all forms of security and temporary fencing, Safe Site Facilities have provided safety and protection for many hundreds of private and commercial properties. Their knowledge in the area is unsurpassed.