Terminology Explained

3 Way / T Post - Allowing for panels to be joined at a 3 way junction with out the use of brackets (More secure attachment)

Arbour - A light, open structure either formed from trees, shrubs, or vines closely planted and twined together to be self-supporting or formed from a latticework frame covered with plants. Arbours are generally less extensive and less substantial than "pergolas".

Battens - Supporting Timber members that form the framing of a fencing panel, providing a more durable structure.

Brackets - These will be 'L' shaped or 'U' Shaped and will attach / secure your panels to your posts. Please note that Euro 'U' bracketts should be used for 1.8m Euro Panels.

Chevron - A Continental fence panel forming a central ‘V’ shaped design, with the cladding positioned in a 45 degree angle.

Corner Post - The post that sits at the corner where two lines of fencing meet.

Close-Board - A panel primarily associated with security fencing, with vertical overlapped cladding in a featheredge pale.

Concave Top - An inwardly curved top.

Convex Top - An outward curve also known as a domed top.

Dip Treated - The wood is dipped into a treatment tank, offering a basic form of protection against rot and weathering. It is recommended that Gravel Boards are used with these products.

Decorative / Ornamental Fencing - Provides for traditional fencing needs with added aesthetic appeal.

Driving Tool - This is used to help Spikes go into the ground. Force can be applied to the Driving Tool rather than the Spike itself.

Easy-Post - The Easy-post is a steel sleeve that slips over existing concrete posts allowing to raise the height of the fence post in seconds without any DIY Skills.

End Post - The post that goes at the end of a fence or at entryways and gates. The terminal post provides the main support for the entire fence includes corner posts, end posts, stair-step posts and gate posts.

Feather-Edge - A wooden pale panel with a rustic finish, when fitted and overlapped, it will cope with seasonal movement and offer rigidity.

Fence Base - Allows the attachment of posts to existing concrete platform.

Fence Laying - Delivering materials to the fence line prior to installation.

Fence Line - The actual position of the line.

Finial - To add further aesthetic appeal to the garden fencing.

Fixing Clips - Simple meal brackets that allow the panel to be securely fastened to the post.

FSC - Timber approved by the Forestry Stewardship Council (an independent non profit) organization which promotes responsible management of the worlds forests, and certifies that the wood is sourced from forests which are managed to the highest environmental, social and economic standards.

Finial - To add further aesthetic appeal to the garden fencing

Galvanized nails /screws - Galvanized metal is coated in zinc. With zincs corrosion resistant properties it elongates the life of the products by preventing rust, and also avoids discolouration of the wood.

Gardenhouse - An ornamental, usually open, garden structure used for dining, viewing, or relaxing.

Gazebo - A small structure, usually roofed and open-sided, located in gardens or parks from which one may gaze out over the surrounding grounds.

Gravel Boards - Used underneath the fence panels. They raise panels and protect traditional panels from damp. The boards are pressure treated. Decorative panels are all pressure treated protecting them from damp.

Kits - These are packs that contain all you need for certain lengths of fencing. They include the brackets and posts.

Lattice - These decorative panels have the wood pointing in diagonal directions. Great for climbing plants.

Pavilion - A part of a building that projects outward from the rest, or the detached or semidetached units into which a building is sometimes divided.

Pergola - A structure with open wood-framed roofs, often latticed and supported by regularly spaced posts or columns, and covered by climbing plants such as vines or roses, shading a walk or passageway. Pergolas are distinguished from "arbours" which are less extensive in extent and structure.

Pressure Treated – The key benefit of this process is that the preservative is forced under vacuum pressure right deep into the heart of the wood and the grain structure. The preservative becomes an integral part of the wood; guaranteeing a long life between 15 or 25 years anti-rot guarantee (depending on the product).

Smooth Planed Timber - Timber that has been planed to remove the rough surface.

Spikes - These are metal foundations for posts that mean you do not always need concrete. They hold the posts secure.

Trellis - These decorative panels have the wood pointing in horizontal and vertical directions. Great for climbing plants.