How To Choose Garden Fencing

Fencing is an important feature in every garden. It improves security and privacy without sacrificing your garden’s aesthetics.

When choosing a new fence, you’ll have a lot to consider and think about. It’s not as simple as deciding how you want your fencing to look, you should also think about where it’s going to be installed, what functionality is required and also the legal guidelines and legislation around fencing.

Here at Sansums Sand and Gravel, we stock close board fencing. Close board fencing is without a doubt our most popular style of fencing. It’s a very strong type of fence and will offer both privacy and security, thanks to its heavy timber makeup and closed horizontal slats.

Either come and visit our depot to view our range of fencing or take advantage of our delivery service available nationwide. To find out more about our products, give us a ring on 01793 536784.

Where and What Purpose Does My New Fence Need to Serve?

What do you want to get out of your fence? Are you looking to improve your garden, keep your pets enclosed, or even make your garden safer and more secure? Whatever you need your fencing for, identifying this will help you make the right decision.

What Style Do You Want?

Our close board fencing is high-quality, contemporary and stylish. It looks great in any garden and gives the right balance between aesthetics and privacy. Close board panels will stop prying eyes from spying through thanks to the lack of spacing between the slats and the fact that all the panels are solid, will also offer some noise reduction.

You can also think about how you’d like your fence to look after it’s been erected. Garden fence paint can be a good way to both preserves, protects and brightens up your fence. Having a bright and cheerful fence will make it stand out from the crowd and bold shades will make your garden look that bit more playful.

If you’re not one for bright colours, grey fencing is very on trend at the moment and will give your fence a beautiful contemporary look. Not one for painting? Decorate your garden fence with colourful tealight holders and enjoy their warm glow of an evening from the comfort of a garden chair.

Where Would You Like it to Be?

One of the most crucial things to think about when purchasing a garden fence is the location. Based on the location, you’ll need to think about how high you want the fence. Front gardens will want shorter panels to make your house look more welcoming and friendly, but if you need a fence for a back garden, for privacy and keeping pets and children in, our close board fencing will be a great choice. It’ll be strong, solid and secure – keeping everyone safe.

What Planning Permission Do I Need?

It’s worth knowing and keeping in mind that UK planning laws and legislation will require planning consent for fences over 6ft high. We offer a range of fence panel heights, so before you start putting up your fence it’s best to check whether you’ll be complying to planning permission or not.
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What Size Close Board Fences Do Sansums Stock?

Here at Sansums, we stock:

  • 150mm wide feather edge boards x 1.65m length
  • 38mm x 88mm fence rails
  • 100mm x 100mm x 2.4m fence posts

So, whatever fencing you need, we’ll be more than happy to supply and deliver. Since our beginning in 1972, we helped hundreds of customers create the garden space they’ve always dreamed of. We’re a company of high-quality products and professionalism, so when you order fencing from us, you’ll receive pressure tested softwood that’ll last.

To find out more about our fencing, please feel free to call us on 01793 536784 and a member of our experienced team will be more than happy to talk you through our stock and help you choose exactly what you need.