Fence is a word that comes from the fourteenth-century word “fens” which was short for defence. As sturdy as our timber fencing is, you’re not likely to need it for defence purposes these days. Having said that, fence panels are a great way of securing your property and creating a bit of privacy.
There are so many styles now available which also means that you don’t need to compromise on style. Whether you like the popular Lap Panel, a contemporary Tongue and Grove or a more traditional style that combines a panel with a lattice top trellis – you’re sure to find something to suit your taste.
Our solid timber panels have been pressure-treated and this means that they will be long lasting. You might also hear this called tanalised timber; it’s the same thing, an industrial process that is carried out at high pressure to force the treatment into the wood. This gives you a hardier product that performs better against harsh weather conditions. It is also more resistant to things like insects, fungus, mould and rot.
While we can make most style of panels to measure, we also manufacture a range of standard styles which can be installed quickly and with ease. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular ready-made fence panels available.
This is the most popular style of fence panel available and can be found in gardens throughout the UK. Ours are fully framed with five vertical battens on both sides for additional strength and durability. It's a fence panel that is affordable without compromising on quality.
Like all of our fence panels, these come with a 10-year guarantee and are made with FSC certified timber which comes from a sustainable, well-managed source.
Our Interwoven fence panels are made to order in our workshop. This way, we keep an eye on the whole process, which means that we are able to monitor the quality better than those who supply mass-produced panels. The result is robust, strong and durable fence panels.
The interwoven design adds a little more detail than the standard Lap Panel. This is a feature on both sides of the fence. An interwoven panel can bring a more traditional rustic feel to your garden, a contrast to the popular slatted contemporary design that we're seeing more and more of.
These panels are designed to look like closeboard fencing. Because they are panels though, there is no need for additional rails and you can do away with the assembly of individual pales. This means that you can achieve the high-end look but you're actually working with something that is much easier and quicker to instal.
As with many of our products, these panels are manufactured in-house which means that we can keep a close eye on quality control and assure that they arrive with you in great condition and ready to install.
What decorative fence panels are available?
If you’re wanting to use fence panels to maximise light but also create a bit of privacy in your garden, you can choose something which combines a fence panel with trellis. Our Omega Lattice Top Panel has an attractive and contemporary curve shape – a great looking feature in any size space.
A Tongue and Grove Flat Top Panel uses solid timber which will mean better noise control and privacy. It is the type of fence panel that can be useful for a boundary that faces onto a public space like the street. Because it is sturdy and controls noise better, it makes a good replacement for shrubbery and overgrown trees like conifers.
One of our contemporary designs is the Slatted Panel, this fence panel allows air to flow through the gaps while still giving you a bit of privacy. It’s got an attractive, modern design and you can also use it to zone your garden or hide less attractive parts of your space. If you’re wanting to go for a more striking look in your garden, you could consider painting it in a matt wood stain.
Choosing a great fence can completely transform your garden and fence panels are often much easier to put in place and can be more cost-effective than building something from scratch.
Have you considered getting a quote from our Installer Network for your fencing project? Using one of our selected professionals is a great way to save yourself time and, let’s face it, a bit of stress. Our Installer Network Members are experienced in working with our products and are regularly checked to make sure they are offering a great service.