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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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Alternative Uses For Sheds

By Barnard Fencing Team on January 31st, 2018

Storing old gardening equipment is certainly one use for your  shed, but if you’re as excited about these humble outbuildings as we are, you might consider some of the following alternate uses for this part of the home which is often overlooked. Games room What better way to unwind  after a long day at work than to come home and play on your own pool table, games console or darts board? Winter is a great time of the year to create new ways of spending your time that don’t involve being outside in the cold, and a cosy shed could be…

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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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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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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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