You may know it as feather board or shiplap 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. Fences over 1 metre high warrant a quick call to your local council to understand whether there are any regulations in place. 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 Postsaver Pro-Sleeves.
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.
Closeboard is a favourite amongst fencing contractors and homeowners alike, and it’s not a surprise. You can find it at most good fencing suppliers.