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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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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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Front garden fence ideas

By Barnard Fencing Team on June 28th, 2017

It can sometimes be tricky to settle on a front garden fence, which is why we have put together a simple guide to help you find out exactly what it is you’re looking for. The questions you will want to ask yourself are: Do you want or need to sacrifice security for a decorative fence? Decorative fences are ideal for lush green flower gardens. These type of fences include picket fences, decorative trellises and wooden lattices. White picket fences can enhance a garden’s colouring, provide a neat boundary and create the illusion of a deeper garden. Trellis comes in all different…

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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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