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Another benefit of using close board is that it’s really quite strong. If the boundary of your garden is at an exposed angle then you may well want to consider this type of fencing. It’s capable of withstanding quite a battering from prevailing winds.
In contrast, lap panel fencing is not quite as strong, but this can be beneficial as it’s lighter and easier to install. It also has a lower cost price. With a softer presentation, it will still provide the same level of privacy for the family. If you don’t get a lot of wind in your garden, this could be your most favoured option.
The biggest decision factors with the back garden are most often around a mix of security and privacy, whereas the front garden fence is likely to be chosen for a mix of security and kerb appeal. A lot of homeowners will make their front fencing decision based on which type complements their home from the street!
Some opt for steel fencing rather than wooden fencing. It will always look elegant and give any house an air of sophistication. Another popular choice that lends a very welcoming atmosphere is the picket fence. Charming, quaint and also incredibly cost effective, this type of fence can give a look from the English country to the New England style.
Whatever type of fencing you select to give you privacy and security, be sure to extend the lifespan of your fence by using Post Savers.
Every sheep farm needs good quality sheep fencing. Although it can be costly to purchase and install, it’s important to spend out for the benefits that it provides. It really is an investment. Once you have it in place, it can be modified and replaced without it needing to cost huge amounts. You just have to know what you’re doing, find a supplier who will help and plan your approach knowing that you can save money and sheep over time. Here are a few options for you to consider:
This is the most crucial element of any system of sheep fencing. It’s of paramount important to prevent foxes and other threats from entering your land and helping themselves to your costly livestock. It’s imperative that the fencing is both sturdy and well installed. Perimeter fences that are commonplace are high-tensile wire.
Tensile wire used for sheep fencing contains more cross-strands than can be found on the type of fencing used for cattle. This has two benefits: It will work better to keep the sheep in and the predators out. In order to cater for the size of lambs, the bottom part of the fence will have wires that are closer together.
Barbed wire can be dangerous to sheep so it’s usually added just to top of fencing to put a stop to any predators that climb. Catching on fleece or even entangling sheep and causing serious injury or death is not something that any sheep farmer wants.
This is why high tensile wire is the most popular choice. It is also weather resistant and less likely to corrode.
If you’ll soon be installing a high tensile wire fence, consider protecting your posts with post savers. Although you may purchase top quality timber, it will still gain years of extra use through the protection that post savers gives.
The UK’s leading supplier of home garden gym equipment www.xorbars.co.uk have announced that they will be using postsaver as standard on all their garden gyms.
From a simple outdoor garden pull up bar to one of their full garden gyms, customers can rest assured that the wooden posts used will be protected by Postsaver!
Xorbars uses both 4x4 inch (100mm x 100mm) and 5x5 inch (125mm x 125mm) and 6x6 inch (150mm x 150mm) pressure treated posts.
“There was a feeling across all trades and suppliers that wooden posts and the way they are pressure treated are just not as good as they used to be due to changes in the chemicals used, so rather than worrying about it, it seemed to make sense to simply add Postsavers to our garden gyms” Said Managing Director James Scott.
Xorbars opted to use the Wrap & Tack Postsaver sleeve on a roll.
“So far we have found it very easy to just wrap around the postsaver, staple and then apply as normal. Because we purchase the 5metre roll it doesn’t matter what size post we are using. We don’t get caught out when a customer requests 6x6 inch posts (150mm x 150mm).”Said Mr Scott.
Xorbars looked at the option of charging extra for this service, but felt that by offering postsaver as standard that it would add greater value to their outdoor gyms.
Mr Scott said that “We work very hard to make sure our garden gyms are manufactured and installed to an extremely high standard. We felt that Postsavers will work to maximise this message to our customers.”
Xorbars specialises in installing garden pull up bars and outdoor gyms in residential gardens across the UK. All of their products are available to buy online and can be purchased as a DIY option or as an installed package.
If you would like to know more about Xorbars and their range of Garden Gym Equipment then please check out www.xorbars.co.uk
If you’re thinking of installing a new fence, then you’ll want to read this before making your investment. All fences can be somewhat expensive when it comes to both the purchase and the installation of them, whether you opt for wrought iron, wood or even chain link.
Here’s what you need to know:
Advantages of Fences:
1. Privacy. You most likely don’t like the idea of the neighbours having a free rein of vision over your garden. It’s far more enjoyable to eat dinner on the patio with privacy than feeling as though you are visible for all and sundry. Installing a 6ft high fence can give you the privacy that you crave.
2. Containment. Children and pets can be kept in the garden where you can see them. You won’t have to worry about other animals coming into your private space.
3. Security. Protect your family and your garden furniture and tools with a barrier that won’t be easy to cross.
4. Noise reduction. Some of our clients have 8 foot fences installed to protect them from the noise of passing traffic. Fence panels can be so effective that they can take between 6 and 10 decibels of noise off. This approach can also be applied to properties that are located next to railways.
5. Aesthetics. The overall appeal of a home can be added to with the addition of a well-constructed and attractive fence. Picket fences can be very pleasing to the eye, in particular during the summer months with pretty flowers climbing over them.
When it comes to disadvantages, there are few. Although you will need to perform some maintenance on fences, in general they add far more than they will detract from any property. They provide security and privacy in addition to adding visual appeal and can even add to the value of your home.
Having invested both finance and energy into acquiring your new fence, you’ll want it to last as long as possible. Postsavers can help this happen by protecting your posts against rot and decay.
You may know it as feather board or ship lap fencing, but close board fencing is the official name of it. Its reputation as being of the most cost effective boundary methods is well earned. In case you haven’t heard of it, it’s the type of fencing that has closely aligned vertical boards.
Surprisingly some fences need planning permission to build. Those over 1m high warrant a quick call to your local council to understand whether there are any regulations on them. Do this before you make your purchase just in case.
As with any fencing, it’s your choice whether you decide to use concrete or timber posts. Of course using timber is far quicker and if you’re a contractor this is likely to be your top option. In this case, you may want to preserve them for longer by using Post Savers.
In our experience, also adding a gravel board at ground level will cut down on your future maintenance costs. It’s far more reasonable in both time and cost to replace a gravel board than to replace the entire fence.
Let’s look at what people like about close board fencing:
Closeboard is a favourite amongst fencing contractors and home owners alike, and it’s not a surprise. You can find it at most good fencing suppliers.
If you’re one of the somewhat fearless and DIY handy people who opt to build their own fence, then you’ll most likely know that constructing it on a hill or slope can add a set of challenges to the project.
Whether you’re an amateur or even a fencing expert, there are a number of issues to address which, if not attended to will bring disappointment and could result in your fencing project being a waste of time and money.
Before you get started, here’s what you need to know about building a fence on a hill:
The gradation of the incline on which you wish to build will have a defining factor in successfully building your fence. If you are faced with a slope, or even small hills that are on that slop then you will have your work cut out for you. You may need to cut each post and plank to fit the individual circumstances of each section of slope. Preassembled kits may need to be adjusted and this will take your project outside the scope of it being just a simple construction project.
If your slope is consistent then this is a plus point. You will need to assess the incline grade to understand what your challenge is, you can do this with a level. Another approach is to use a stake at the top of the slope with a string pulled down to the bottom of it. If you use a contractor, they will have experience in measuring this and will do it with great precision. The result will determine what angle you will need to use for posts and planks.
If you find that your grade of slope, coupled with too many ups and downs of smaller hills is making everything far too challenging when it comes to building your fence (and even mowing the lawn for that matter), then you may wish to use a digger to level the ground. Alternatively, hire a fence contractor to sort it all out for you. Drainage is another area that will potentially need to be addressed as you don’t want to be faced with saturated soil or your fence is more likely to rot.
However you decide to approach the building of your fence, use Postsavers to protect your fence posts from rotting. Let us know how you get on and send photos through if you’d like us to share your fence building trials and tribulations with our subscribers.
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