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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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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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6 Ways to Recycle Old Fence Boards

By Barnard Fencing Team on October 26th, 2017

If you’re getting a new fence, there is always a small problem that comes with it: what are you going to do with the old one? Surely there is nothing you can do with those old rickety fence boards, right? Wrong. There are plenty of fun and innovative ways in which you can recycle old fence boards, from decorations to DIY crafts, so don’t your take your old fence boards to the tip! To convince you further, the team at Barnard Fencing are going offer ten things that you can do with old fence boards. Rustic coffee table Is your living…

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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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