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Why Do Fence Posts Rot & How To Prevent It?

By Barnard Fencing Team on June 11th, 2019

A high quality wooden fence is designed and built to last a considerable amount of time. However, its lifespan can be easily shortened by rotten wooden fence posts. Therefore, that durable, sturdy fence panel could be rendered useless is the post rots and subsequently breaks away in strong winds. So in this article, we’re going to explain why these posts rot and exactly what can be done to prevent them from rotting away.   Why do fence posts rot?   There are a number of reasons why a wooden fence post may start to rot, including:   Sun Snow Hail Rain…

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How To Remove Algae/Moss From A Wooden Fence

By Barnard Fencing Team on May 23rd, 2019

Finding moss and algae on your wooden garden fence isn’t uncommon, and doesn’t suggest an unruly garden full of weeds and fungus. But don’t panic, because there a couple of very easy, cheap and effective ways to rid your fence of green grime.   Using a pressure washer   While exceptionally fun to use, pressure washers are great for lifting stubborn growths that appear around your garden. But before you start the hosing down, here are a few things you will need:   Garden shears (if you have plants in front of the fence) General purpose galvanised wire Tarpaulin Pressure washer…

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How to Enhance the Look of Your Garden Using Railway Sleepers

By Barnard Fencing Team on April 18th, 2019

Getting your garden ready for spring can be difficult after a long, harsh winter. But there are many ways in which you can transform your garden into a beautiful outdoor space without the need for extensive landscaping. Railway sleepers are perfect for adding a fresh, contemporary feel to your garden, no matter what shape or size.   What are Railway Sleepers? These are rectangular support systems that make up the bottom rails in railroad tracks, lying perpendicular to the rails themselves. But what does that have to do with gardening? Railway sleepers have been used to transform gardens for decades. The…

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Fence Styles – How to Choose the Right Fence Style for Your Property

By Barnard Fencing Team on March 18th, 2019

Choosing the right garden fence can prove to be an overwhelming task. With so many on the market, it can be hard to pick a style which suits both your garden and your needs. We’re on hand to help you choose a fencing solution that will meet your specifications.   Featherboard   Noticeable by their overlapping structure, featherboard fencing panels are one of the strongest we have on the market. This solution is perfect for those who value home security and garden privacy. To add more style and character, you can choose between concave or convex finishes.   Advantages:   They’re…

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Types of Garden Shade

By Barnard Fencing Team on February 28th, 2019

A well designed garden can be the perfect haven for relaxation. Taking account of its aspect and shade is an important consideration in getting the best out of a garden. Aspect relates to the direction a garden faces, with a south-facing garden a popular request in a home search. To work out which direction a home faces you should stand against the back wall of the house and look down the garden. If you do not have a compass to hand, just monitor the sun’s passage through the day from this spot, bearing in mind it rises in the east, settles…

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How to Straighten a Leaning Fence

By Barnard Fencing Team on January 5th, 2019

The aim of having a proper fence is to prevent unauthorised access to a home or business premises. Security today is very important and everyone is keen to ensure their family or employees are safe. A fence at times can lean and need to be fixed immediately. In this post, we discuss some of the causes of fence leaning, how to fix the problem, and how to prevent burglars from gaining access. Causes of leaning fences Various factors can contribute to having a leaning fence. They are: Poor weather involving strong winds, snow, and excessive rain can contribute to a fence…

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How to Decorate Your Shed for Christmas

By Barnard Fencing Team on December 21st, 2018

If you’re looking for inspiration and guidance on how to get your kids in the festive spirit this year, or perhaps you simply want to try and spread some Christmas cheer around your village, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, the Barnard Fencing team will be explaining how you can turn your simple garden shed into Santa’s grotto. Clean out your shed No matter how well you decorate your shed, no matter how much effort you put into the exterior, the spell will be broken if the inside isn’t properly cleaned. It’s very unlikely that Santa would…

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How Winter Can Harm Your Fence

By Barnard Fencing Team on November 30th, 2018

When winter comes around, it should come as no surprise that the elements can cause quite a lot of damage to your property – especially to your fence. While the summer and a strong sun can also cause things such as discolouration and general wear and tear, winter has the ability to be particularly destructive – even more so if you don’t take the necessary precautions to protect your fence. In this article, the Barnard Fencing team will be discussing some of the ways in which winter can damage your fence. Moisture While it’s not always the case here in the…

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How to Clean Wooden Fence Without Pressure Washing

By Barnard Fencing Team on October 26th, 2018

Wooden fences are an excellent way to protect your property’s privacy and make it look stunning while doing so. Unlike metal fencing, wooden fencing adds a warm and natural finish to any garden, affording you your own little pocket of countryside. While this is great, wooden fencing is also very susceptible to dirt, mould, mildew and other unsightly substances. Many people simply use a pressure washer to clean off the gunk which, while effective, can cause a great deal of damage to the wood if the settings are too high. Wooden fencing can be cleaned safely and efficiently without using  pressure…

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Garden Fence Colour Ideas

By Barnard Fencing Team on September 28th, 2018

Given that our gardens feature lots of beautiful elements, it should come as no surprise that, aesthetically, our fences tend to live in the shadows of our plants. While a fence’s main function might be to simply separate one garden from another, providing a clear boundary, this doesn’t mean they have to look ugly! How you choose to decorate your fence can really change the overall look of your garden. In this article, we’ll be talking about how to do just that! Dark For a look that’s traditional and imposing, using a dark colour for your fence certainly works. Rather than…

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