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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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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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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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Types of Wood Rot: What Rot Have You Got?

By Barnard Fencing Team on July 25th, 2017

There’s a huge question mark that hangs over types of wood rot, and the question is: “what kind of rot have I got?”. It can be concerning when you find signs of wood rot, as wood that’s left untreated can be destroyed beyond the point of repair. What we want to help our customers with is how to identify these different types of rot and discuss how they can be managed to prolong the life of your fences, sheds and so on. White rot The lignin and cellulose inside the wood is perished by white rot and can turn the wood…

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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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Wooden Fence Maintenance

By Barnard Fencing Team on April 21st, 2016

Wooden fences are a fantastic tool for marking your property’s borders and giving your home some privacy, and if you opt for a quality supplier and have your fence installed by expert fitters, your fence can last for decades. However, to keep your fence in the best condition, you will need to keep on top of maintenance and take care of your investment. To help you, the team here at Barnard Fencing have put together some top tips for wooden fence maintenance. Apply a wood preserver The first step you can take in ensuring your wood remains in good condition is…

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How to Paint Your Garden Shed

By Barnard Fencing Team on March 9th, 2016

Finally, the heavy, dull weather is starting to lift and lighter nights and warmer weather are in sight. With the worst of the wet weather behind us, now is the perfect time to spring clean your wooden structures in preparation for summer. Your garden shed, in particular, may need a bit of TLC to freshen up the appearance of your garden. To help you, the team here at Barnard Fencing have put together some tips on how to paint your garden shed to not only improve the aesthetics of your structure, but to protect the wood against damp and mould that…

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How to Maintain Your Garden Shed or Wooden Playhouse

By Barnard Fencing Team on September 21st, 2015

You can prolong the lifespan of your wooden garden buildings with some basic maintenance. Wood is a natural product that is prone to damage and wood rot, a little time and effort could prevent this from occurring and ensure that your shed or playhouse lasts for many years. Here’s our top tips on how to maintain your garden shed or wooden playhouse Spring cleaning Empty your shed or playhouse completely and sweep and dust to remove all cobwebs and debris. Clean and check the seals on the windows to avoid leaks and oil any hinges and locks to ensure that they…

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Spring Checklist: Prepare your Garden for Summer

By Barnard Fencing Team on April 28th, 2015

Now is the time to start getting your garden ready for summer. Before you can sink into your comfy garden chair and watch sausages sizzle on your BBQ though, there are a few chores to be done first. Our experts at Barnard Fencing have put together a Spring checklist to help you prepare your garden for the upcoming summer months: 1. Deciding on summer-flowering seeds and bulbs Find a few garden centre catalogues and decide which summer-flowering seeds and bulbs you’d like for your garden, so you can prepare the soil of beds and borders accordingly. The questions flitting through most…

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