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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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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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Which plants will damage my fence?

By Barnard Fencing Team on September 28th, 2016

Climbing plants can grace your wooden fences with a quaint, characterful look, and transform them into an attractive feature for your garden. However, not all plants are good news. Before you buy, it’s essential that you brush up on your botanical knowledge and teach yourself about which pesky plants could be damaging to wooden fences on your property. While these plants may look great on non-wooden garden structures, they can wreak havoc to your wooden structures and cause disease, damage and destruction if left unchecked. In this article, we hope to answer the important question of which plants will damage your…

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What Is Pressure Treated Timber?

By Barnard Fencing Team on May 27th, 2015

Pressure treated timber involves preservatives being forced into the timber, not just surface coating it, in order to enhance protection. The quality of timber can deteriorate from the effect of water, fungal decay, and the activity of insects, such as beetles and termites. Therefore, the introduction of chemical preservatives helps extend the life of this prime sustainable construction material, and, in turn, reduces the levels of upkeep and repair needed. Pressure treated wood is used in domestic and commercial construction, as well as for decking, fencing and other landscape gardening features, such as arbours. Heartwood and Sapwood As pressure treated wood…

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Gate Safety Week 2014

By Barnard Fencing Team on December 24th, 2014

In recent times, there have been a number of cases where children have unfortunately died as a result of unsafe electric gates, which is why we, at Barnard Fencing, are more than happy to raise awareness of the Gate Safety Week campaign that took place earlier this year. The initiative was set up by the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) with the aim to educate people on how to safely install powered gates and spot an unsafe one, amongst other things. Barnard Fencing We are a company that sells a variety of gate solutions, which makes Gate Safety Week a particularly…

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Preparing your fencing and sheds for winter

By Barnard Fencing Team on October 18th, 2014

Preparing your flourishing garden for the fast-approaching winter months is definitely a job worth doing to ensure it can withstand the extreme temperatures. Investing your time in protecting your garden now will certainly pay off in the long run, as everything will be completely ready for the imminent ‘big freeze’. From extra security to adding a design element to your garden or driveway, wooden fencing is utilised by homeowners for a number of purposes. It is an effective way of establishing boundaries, property lines and increasing the privacy of your home. Further to this, garden sheds are a very handy addition…

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Welcome To Our News Page

By Barnard Fencing Team on April 7th, 2014

Welcome to Barnard Fencing’s news page which we will be updating regularly with the latest news about Barnard and the fencing industry in general. We will be providing you with advice and tips on a variety of topics, so whether you want to know how to get the best out of your current fence or what to look for when buying a new one, our news page is the place for all the information you need. For information about Barnard Fencing feel free to browse our website to see exactly what we do.

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