A fence panel fence is what most people immediately think of when they think of garden fencing. A fence panel fence is constructed using fence panels and either timber fence posts or concrete fence posts set at approximately 6 feet apart, a fence panel fence tends to be the quickest fence to erect.
One draw back with fence panels is when they are erected onto sloping ground the fence panels have to be stepped to follow the contour of the ground that is to say the top and the bottom of the fence panel is kept level unlike some other types of garden fencing where the fence can slope with the ground. What is the disadvantage of stepping fence panels that do follow the contour of the ground it is that where the steps are made it leaves gaps beneath the fence at ground level and the top line of the fence may not be viewed as pleasing, using a concrete fence post the user has no concerns about the quality or the equivalent timber post as concrete fence posts lasts for years. The construction method for the fence using concrete fence posts is a little different the concrete fence posts are slotted to accept the fence panel which has the advantage that the panels can be changed at a later date if a particular panel becomes damaged, there are no nails with concrete fence posts holding the fence panels in situ as long as a space above the fence equivalent to the height of the fence panel is available then the fence panels can be easily changed leaving the existing concrete fence posts in tact without alteration.
Timber Fence Posts and Gravel Boards
A great range of timber fence posts or wooden fence posts, available in green, brown. These fence posts are suitable fence posts for most types of timber or wooden fencing. Your Garden Fencing and Lap Fence Panels will look great when supported with our long life Timber Fence Posts.
Gravel boards are a very cost effective way to make your fencing panels last many years longer as they sit on the ground instead of fence panels, so over the years they rot and not your fence panels and can be easily replaced, they can come in timber or concrete.
Concrete Fence Posts and Gravel Boards
Another option with concrete fence posts is that a concrete gravel board can be placed at ground level beneath the fence panel. This has the advantage of keeping the fence panels clear of the soil hence removing the risk of rotting and in addition the concrete gravel boards can be buried in the ground ensuring there are no gaps as ground level if the fence panels need to be stepped to follow the contour of the ground. Like the fence panels the concrete gravel boards are not nailed or joined with any fixings to the concrete fence posts but they are fitted into the slot in the concrete fence posts. Additionally if there is a difference in ground levels between each side of the fence and additional concrete gravel board may be fitted in the concrete fence posts to retain the soil and overcome the difficulties with the ground levels. The term fence panel refers to any pre-constructed decorative timber fence panel however the most common and perhaps the fence panel which appeared on the scene is the traditional timber lap panel.
Other Types of Garden Fence Panels
Other types of fence panels include the closeboard panel and the more decorative range of panels sometimes known as Continental panels. It is worth mentioning here about the interwoven fence panel which has now largely been superseded by the stronger lap fence panel. Interwoven fence panels were very popular in the early days of fence panels but today do not seem to have many advantages to offer. The treatment of fence panels may need explaining to add clarity to the matter basically there are two types of treatment available for fence panels, the treatment is either a full pressure treatment process which means the fence panels are treated in a similar way to fence posts or there is another method of treatment which we call dipped treatment where the fence panels are immersed in a preservative stain. While with the second method the preservative stain will not penetrate deeply into the timber it is not normally necessarily or timber fence panels to be treated to a particularly high standard, the reason for this is because fence panels are not in contact with the ground (even without the gravel board the fence panel should be erected so there is a small gap between the panel and the soil) there are circumstances where fence panels are erected in damp or shaded situations where they are unlikely to dry out in the wind and the sunlight in the same way as most fence panels erected in a fence will, in this situation then a pressure treated fence panel will be the answer to prevent rotting of your fence panels.
Trellis & Lattice
Trellis Panels are great for growing climbing plants onto like Clamatis or equally Trellis can be used on there own to create an open style of garden fence that can let the light into your Garden. Lattice panels are similar to trellis except that the appertures are diamond in shape.