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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 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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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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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 Hide a Fence

By Barnard Fencing Team on September 27th, 2017

Although some fences can be pretty and decorative, most are there to fill a role: separating one plot of land from another. Since fences are often more functional in nature, we tend not to pay much attention to the way they look. This is fine in public spaces, but what if your neighbour puts a fence up between your gardens – and it’s an absolute eyesore? You are going to want to conceal it, that’s what. So, this month, Barnard Fencing are here to provide you with some ways – some traditional, some novel – to hide that ugly fence. Plant…

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Fence Post Caps: What Are They and Do I Need Them?

By Barnard Fencing Team on August 29th, 2017

Well-built and well-arranged fencing can really set off the perimeter of your property, helping your garden or decking stand out from the rest. As such, it’s extremely important that you do your utmost to keep your fencing and the posts that it’s composed of in excellent condition. This is where fence post caps come in. In this article, Barnard Fencing are here to tell you all about fence post caps, the pivotal role they play in any fencing arrangement and why you should seriously consider them for your property. What are fence post caps? Essentially, fence post caps are covers or…

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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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How to Remove a Broken Fence Post

By Barnard Fencing Team on December 15th, 2015

It is inevitable that all wooden fence owners will have to deal with a broken fence post at some point. With the winter weather currently beating down on England, it is likely that now is the time your fence post will break. Excessive rainfall and violent winds can weaken the structure of your fence panels and posts, and ultimately lead to damages occurring. If you need to remove a broken fence post from your garden, follow our step-by-step guide to make the process as easy as possible. You will need: Shovel Rope Hammer Nails Joist or the like Sledgehammer (optional) Crowbar…

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