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Fencing Panels

Quality fencing panels are a great way to secure your garden or property's perimeter. Fence panels are typically easy to install, affordably priced and widely available. They come in various patterns and depending how much you are willing to spend, can be plain or highly ornate.

Common types of fence panel include the feather edge board panel, overlap panel and trellis panel. The fencing panels generally come in standard imperial sizes such as 6x6, 6x5, 6x4 and 6x3. The panels are usually constructed from tanalised timber sourced from renewable sources across europe.

The feather edge board panels are often more expensive than the overlap panels and trellises, but they are the strongest panel type structurally. They often include full framing and cross braces and with tanlisation preservative can often have a lifetime in excess of 15 years.

Overlap panels offer a cheaper alternative but their timber components are lighter and consequently life spans are shorter.

Trellis panels come in similar sizes to the other panels but can also be bought in smaller sizes such as 6x1 or 6x2 to sit on top of overlap or feather edge panels to create a decorative effect and lend more height to the fencing.

Each type of panel is easy enough to install. Fence posts can be either timber fence posts or concrete slotted fence posts depending on budget. Timber fence posts can be either concreted into the ground or set into metal spikes driven into the ground (met posts). Once the timber fence post is installed metal panel clips can be screwed to the post and the panel can be screwed into position.

Concrete fence posts are generally concreted into the ground and the fence panel is erected between the posts in a slot on the concrete post making installation quick and easy. Installation of these post is now even easier with the development of light concrete posts (quik-lite) which are light enough for a single man to carry around with no discomfort but retain the characteristics of the older heavier posts.

Accessories that could be considered for use with a fencing panel perimeter include gravel/kick boards of concrete or timber construction or ornate capping rails. Gravel board are great for keeping the fence panel above the ground avoiding excessive damp from morning dews or rain storm splash back. Concrete gravel boards can as a result extend the life of your timber fencing panels.

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