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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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How to Get Rid of Ivy

By Barnard Fencing Team on August 23rd, 2018

English ivy is a family of around 20 species of evergreen plants and, depending on their surroundings, can be both ground-creeping or climbing nearby trees, rocks, fences and pretty much anything else they can get wrap their stems around. While it can be a popular choice for many gardeners and landscapers, for others, it can be the thorn in their sides. Ivy can potentially attach to and damage your property, and can also be harmful to children and pets, causing allergic skin reactions from mere touch – and even vomiting if ingested. To ensure you can avoid all of these problems…

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Back Garden Privacy Ideas

By Barnard Fencing Team on July 30th, 2018

Unfortunately, while we’d all like our gardens to be a secluded paradise, this is rarely the case. With houses and, by extension, gardens becoming smaller and smaller, if we want privacy, this is something we’re going to have to create ourselves. This isn’t too bad though, we just need to be creative. So, if you’re struggling for ideas, read on to find out how you can create privacy in your back garden. Raised bedding If you want your garden to have better view-blocking power, you should consider growing them in raised beds. Even if you mound the soil only a foot…

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Types of Fence Panels

By Barnard Fencing Team on May 30th, 2018

If you’re looking for new fencing for your property, you’re probably overwhelmed by the sheer number of types on offer. While some are useful for security purposes, others fare better simply as decorative fencing. However, the problem is, just by looking at these fence panels, it’s not always easy to tell exactly how they operate. That’s why, this month, the Barnard Fencing team are on hand to go through the various types of fence panel in greater detail. Lattice fencing Lattice style fencing offers something that veers away from more traditional styles, and can look great in all kinds of rural…

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Wooden vs PVC Fencing

By Barnard Fencing Team on May 2nd, 2018

Not long ago, home fencing was typically constructed from wood or wood composites. With a lovely natural aesthetic and no clear competitors to outshine it, wooden fencing enclosed gardens everywhere. However, with the rise in popularity of PVC, more and more homeowners are switching over from wood for a maintenance-free solution. In this article, we’ll take a look at the benefits of both styles of fencing, so you can get a better idea of which variety would best suit you and your home. PVC fencing No maintenance: For those of you who currently have high maintenance wooden fencing on their property…

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Garden Fence FAQs

By Barnard Fencing Team on March 29th, 2018

Last month, we wrote an article arming you with knowledge for the following age-old dispute: who gets the good side of the fence? Since that article only covered one popular question in detail, this month, we thought it fitting to cover a range of questions. From painting to planning permission, this article will answer all of your burning questions. How high can a garden fence be? Although this can be circumstantial, you will generally need planning permission if the fence in question is higher than two metres, or as low as one metre if the fence is to be built by…

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Fence Etiquette: Who Gets the Good Side of the Fence?

By Barnard Fencing Team on February 28th, 2018

If you didn’t win the neighbour lottery (and let’s face it – not many do), day-to-day home life can be a little difficult. Things can get a lot more difficult, however, when fence politics is thrown into the equation. When you purchase a new fence, unfortunately, it’s not going to look identical on both sides; one side will look clean and uniform, the other will have horizontal struts running along its length. The problem is, no matter who buys the fence, or who wanted it in the first place, someone is going to have to live with the “ugly side”. If…

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Alternative Uses For Sheds

By Barnard Fencing Team on January 31st, 2018

Storing old gardening equipment is certainly one use for your  shed, but if you’re as excited about these humble outbuildings as we are, you might consider some of the following alternate uses for this part of the home which is often overlooked. Games room What better way to unwind  after a long day at work than to come home and play on your own pool table, games console or darts board? Winter is a great time of the year to create new ways of spending your time that don’t involve being outside in the cold, and a cosy shed could be…

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How to Prevent Fence Rot

By Barnard Fencing Team on December 20th, 2017

There aren’t too many things that you’ll need to protect your fence from, but rot is certainly one of them. Rot is a particularly relentless enemy of wooden fencing, affecting the look and structural integrity of your fence. Even worse, since your fence is constantly in contact with damp soil, rot can seem impossible to combat. That said, there are a number of things that you can do in order to prevent rot, particularly its spreading, ruining your fence. In this article, Barnard Fencing will cover some of these methods, helping you stop your fence falling foul of rot. The difference…

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