Choosing the right domestic fencing seems pretty simple right? But with such a vast market to choose from all with their strengths and weaknesses, choosing the right types of fence panels for your garden may end up being a lengthy and tricky process. This is why we have written this short guide with the 6 most common types of fencing for gardens to help you choose the best option for your requirements. There are many different styles of garden fencing to choose from and each one has very unique advantages for different circumstances.
1. Standard Solid Fence Panels
These types of fence panels are popular among homeowners. The reason they are so popular is due to their design of 0 gaps between the slats making them the ideal solution for privacy. This style of domestic fencing is available in horizontal or vertical, as well as a tongue and groove effect. Designed solely for privacy, strength and security, solid fence panels are perfect for those living in windy areas or terraced and semi-detached housing. The tongue and groove design for garden fencing is commonly used to help achieve that traditional wooden panel effect whilst keeping people and animals out. These types of garden fences can be heavy and tricky to install, which is why many choose to come to us for professional fence fitting.
2. Run Across Fencing
If you are in search of types of fence panels to give your garden a more contemporary aesthetic, then run across (also known as semi-solid panels) are a great decorative touch to any garden. These types of fence panels create a contemporary and modern frame to your garden and allow light into the garden through the wooden slats. If your garden is surrounded with trees that block the light then these types of garden fencing is perfect for you. You can choose between thicker panels or slimmer panels depending on your style or how much light you’d like to let in. Additionally, if your garden is struggling to get the light in, hiring a professional tree surgeon to either prune or cut down the trees is a great way to get light into your garden.
3. Feathered Edge Fencing
This style of garden fencing is similar to solid fence panels. They are great for gardens with an unusual shape or length that makes using normal fencing panels difficult. This is because this type of fencing does not require panels. Instead, this type of fencing is created using individual wooden slats attached to a cross rail that runs seamlessly along the garden, creating a feathered edge effect. These are great for creating a neutral backdrop and great for adding extra security and privacy to your garden. This kind of garden fencing also creates a stronger and sturdier structure than the usual pre-made fence panels and has long-term advantages.
4. Trellis And Lattice Fencing
If privacy isn’t a huge issue or you are looking to create a fence with climbing plants to surround your garden, then trellis or lattice fencing is a great option to choose, creating beautiful results. With so many different types of fencing for gardens to choose from, sometimes simplicity is key. Trellis fencing around your garden can create a beautiful surround with the options to add climbing plants to grow and wrap around the trellis or lattice design. The difference between trellis and lattice is simply that trellis creates a diagonal diamond design whereas lattice fencing is squared, so it is simply a matter of preference. This type of fencing is also ideal for front gardens to help secure a border around your front lawn whilst also creating a beautiful eye-catching look. They can separate your driveway from your neighbours and make yours stand out from the rest. If you need a driveway to complete your look, consider hiring a driveway installer in Hinckley who can both install and improve current driveways.
5. Horizon Fence Panels
Horizon fence panels are the perfect type of garden fencing for smaller or narrow gardens looking to create the illusion of a slightly larger space. The use of interlocking horizontal slats creates an illusion of a warped design that can make your garden appear larger. The same way vertical stripes on clothing can create the illusion of being slimming or making someone look taller. Horizon fence panels are also solid, using an interlocking it creates pressure that holds the panels together, preventing warping or sagging in the future. They are also great for those looking for a contemporary twist on a traditional design.
6. Metal Fencing
If wooden fencing isn’t your style or you’re looking for something slightly different, tough and sturdy, then metal garden fencing may just be the solution. They are well known for their strength and low maintenance, meaning low costs in the long run. Made from durable steel or aluminium, they provide privacy, strength and security. Metal fencing can come in numerous different designs and if privacy is not an issue then ornamental metal fencing may just be for you. Designed like metal garden railings yet tall enough to still provide your home with extra security. Metal fencing has the ability to last way beyond the lifespan of wooden garden fencing and is an affordable investment for those looking for a low maintenance option.
It is safe to say that choosing from all of the different types of fencing for gardens isn’t as simple as one may have thought. We hope this guide can help you differentiate between the 6 top garden fencing designs. Not sure how to put up fencing? Consider hiring a professional team of fence installers to save you doing the hard work. Choosing between security, style and privacy can be tough but most modern fencing combines a mix of each, but now it is down to you to decide which one will be the perfect match for you.