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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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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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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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Best Wood Preservatives

By Barnard Fencing Team on November 30th, 2017

Here at Barnard Fencing, through the means of our blog, we’ve made it our job to offer advice on how to create, arrange, decorate and recycle different forms of fencing. However, we also provide technical knowledge relating to our industry, too, which is why, this month, we will be offering a list of the main types of wood preservatives. With winter now in full swing, our garden furniture is set to take a hit from the elements, particularly in the bitterly cold months of January and February. So, it’s definitely worth applying another layer of defence to your fencing, sheds and…

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How to stop cats climbing fences

By Barnard Fencing Team on May 26th, 2017

This month with Barnard Fencing, we will be discussing the multiple ways to stop cats climbing your fences – whether yours or a stray cat – to ensure your garden fence is protected and stays in the best condition it possibly can. Cat fences If you’re wondering how to stop cats climbing your fence you may want to check solutions such as cat fences. You can purchase specially designed netting that can be placed at the top of a fence that leans inwards so cats can’t get around it, or over it. This method can be applied to both fences and…

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Who is responsible for replacing or repairing a garden fence?

By Barnard Fencing Team on April 28th, 2017

After storms have struck, many people will find their fences blown over or damaged, but if you have an adjoining garden with a neighbour, who’s responsibility is it to repair or replace it? It can become a real issue between neighbours if both parties are unaware of who is responsible for the garden fence. It’s not uncommon for neighbours to dispute who’s job it is to sort out these damaged boundaries. It can be a pressing issue if you have young children that like to play in the garden or animals that run free. When something like this happens, it’s ideal…

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Which plants work best with your trellis?

By Barnard Fencing Team on August 19th, 2016

Once you’ve installed a wooden trellis in your garden it’s now time to adorn it with climber plants to bring some colour to the garden and to accent your trellis. Maybe you want to beautify it with some flowering species? Or perhaps you want to go down a more practical route and use it to grow vegetables? The vast array of options and species available can be overwhelming, making it difficult to know what option to choose. That’s why we’ve put together this simple guide to which plants could work best with your trellis, providing some basic info on the most…

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Garden Shed FAQs

By Barnard Fencing Team on June 27th, 2016

If you’re considering buying and building a shed in your back garden, there are a few considerations you need to make before you take the plunge. To help you on the right path to choosing your own shed, the team here at Barnard Fencing have put together a rundown of some of the more frequently asked questions our team hear on a regular basis. Do I need planning permission? Generally speaking, no you won’t need planning permission for your shed as it is deemed an outbuilding. However, there are some limitations to the size and positioning of your shed; your shed…

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