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Choosing the right fence panels

There are lots of different types of fence panels to choose from; if you are struggling to choose the right fence panels for you, here are a few things from us at Buy Fencing Direct, to consider before you buy.

1. Purpose
2. Dimensions/quantity
3. Appearance
4. Treatment involved


First of all, you will need to think about the purpose of your fence, you may need to give the children a playing boundary, need privacy in your garden, or perhaps you would just like a decorative fenced area in your garden. Thinking about the purpose, before anything else is crucial, as this will help with all other points to consider.

Once you have thought about the purpose, you can then work out the dimensions of the fence panels; you will have to do a bit of measuring up and see whether you have the space for this project. What size fence panels would you need to fulfill the purpose and of course, how many fence panels you will need to complete the area you are working with.
We have a useful Fencing Wizard to help you with dimensions and quantities, check it out http://www.buyfencingdirect.co.uk/fencing_wizard

Appearance is next on the list, you will need to have an idea of the look of your fence panels, whether you will go for high quality, pressure treated boards, therefore a smoother finish to the panel or, a feather edge board with a more rustic, rough finish. There are plenty of designs to choose from, you could choose to have a simple design whereby the fence would be a standard board panel or you may decide to buy a more detailed design with the integral trellis to support those climbing plants.

Finally, treatment! You may want to think about the treatment of the timber you are buying, whether there is anything to maintain or whether no retreatment is needed.

Dip treatment
Our dip treatment ensures a 10 year anti-rot guarantee provided that it is isolated from ground contact and regularly re-treated with a timber preservative, keeping your panels looking brand new!

Pressure treatment
The treatment has been forced into the timber at high pressure giving a longer expected service life and removing the need for annual re-treatment. Our pressure treated products typically come with a 15 year anti-rot guarantee.


Be sure to take a look at our wide selection of fence panels, or if you need a bit more help choosing check out our useful video below.

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