Garden fencing supplied and fitted

North Somerset, Somerset, Weston super mare, Burnham on sea, Portishead, Clevedon, Nailsea, Yatton, Glastonbury, Street, Wells.

Garden fencing contractor

 Suppliers and fitters of good quality garden fencing.
Lap fence panels, Frame and board construction including Feather edge, Close board, Rustic 1/2 rail.      

 

All fitted to timber or concrete posts sunk and concreted at least 18 inches into the ground and we clear the old panels, posts and old concrete from your garden.

Scroll on down for Diy fencing tips including fitting fence posts and panels, plus fencing suppliers. 


Fence panels.

Panel fencing is the most popular fencing, panels are readily available and easy to fit.  

The pressure treated timber posts are concreted approximately 18"-24" into the ground and the treated panels are then fitted between the posts. Cost per Panel works out at between £20 and £60 depending on the style and quality. Fitting costs will vary depending on the ground work and clearance involved. 

 

Close board frame Fencing  

Scoreboard and Feather Edge frame fencing is a more expensive than fitting fencing panel because of the onsite work involved but much stronger and more durable. The pressure treated 4 x 4 fence posts are concreted into place, and the cross members (rails) are screwed to the upright posts to form the frame. The boards are then nailed one by one to the frame. 

Although Close board and Feather edge fencing costs more than budget fence panels it can look better especially when fencing a sloping garden.

Using Posts that are Pre-cut with a slot to take an Arris rail will add to the cost of materials.

All our fencing is erected by a skilled garden fencing contractor with years of experience fitting most types of Lap fencing, close board panel fencing, feather edge frame fencing, lattice, fencing and trellis.

  • All fitted fencing is supplied treated.
  • We remove old fencing from your garden.
  • Choose Concrete or wooden posts with or without gravel boards.
  • Feather board, lap larch, close board and Rustic 1/2 posts.

D.I.Y. tips to erect a garden fence

Digging and positioning the holes for the fence posts. 
  • To set the posts in a straight line, tie a string line at one end of the fence and run it to the other end and tie it securely.
  • Following the line and using a length of wood cut to 6ft,   (the standard length of a fence panel), mark out and dig the post holes, a special post spade like the fencing spade below, makes digging holes easier and more accurate.  Remember 6 foot will be the middle of the hole, the gap between posts needs to be exactly 6 ft or you will have gaps between the panel and the post.
  • The holes for a 4 inch post should be at least 12in wide and about 2ft deep.
Concreting the fence posts in.
  • Place the post in the hole, checking all posts are the same height and ram broken brick or stone into the base of the hole to support the post.

  • Use a spirit level to check the post is straight and check it is set flush with the string line or you will end up with a wonky fence. This can't be changed once the post is set in concrete.

  • Mix the cement and gravel/hardcore, following the instructions on the bag of cement.   It's a bit more expensive but easier to use bags of premixed concrete. Post mix is specially formulated for fencing and sets quickly. Follow the instructions on the bag. 

  • Fill the hole around the post to just above ground level using a trowel to push the mix well in, making sure that air pockets are squashed out. Then using a trowel, form a smooth surface slightly sloping away from the post to let water run off.

  • Check again with a spirit level that the post is vertical and also flush with the string line and prop it up with a couple of timber battens to hold the post steady until the concrete sets. Premixed concrete sets quickly, mixed concrete can take up to two days, depending on the weather. If you move the fence posts make sure to push the concrete mix back into any gaps around the fence post.

 

How to fit the fence panels to the fence posts 

  • The fence panels can be fitted over gravel boards to keep them off the ground or leave a gap of at least 100mm under each panel to prevent rotting.

  • The panels can be  nailed or screwed through the frame to the post using 1 1/2 inch or 2 inch nails or screws (depending on the thickness of the panels. 

  • Make sure the panel is set flush or recessed to the same measurement  with the post and attach the top at both ends first, now the middle and next the bottom.

These five x 6ft x 6ft Fence panels, Fence Posts, Fencing spade and Postmix concrete are all reasonably priced and delivered 

We Also supply and fit garden decking

the Decking fitter

 North Somerset, Somerset, Bristol, Weston super mare, Bradley Stoke, Bath, Yeovil, Taunton, Wells, Highbridge, Burnham on sea, Portishead, Clevedon, Nailsea, Yatton, Wells, Yeovil and Bridgwater.
Hardwood or Softwood decking?
It's not the hardness or softness of the wood that matters. Balsa wood is a hardwood! Softwood grows fast and is more porous and if left untreated will rot quickly but tanalising it can make softwood decking last as long as some hardwood decking. 
Hardwood decking is generally more expensive softwood decking costing £3,500 standard would cost £6,000 in Oak and £10,000 in Teak. 
I can also offer environmentally friendly and sustainable alternatives to timber decking.
 

Will I need planning permission to build decking in my garden landscaping  do I need planning


How much space will I need?
Multi level decking might look good but is useless if the surface area is to small for family or guests to pull back there chairs, spread out a little without falling of the edge.
 
Working out a comfortable space is easy.
  • Position your patio table in the area to be landscaped.
  • Place chairs all around the table to calculate the minimum space you will need for dining
  • Pull the chairs back about 18" from the edge of the table and this is the room you will need to relax after dinner.
What type of decking boards ?
 
We Mainly use two types of decking boards for landscaping, both make attractive sound and long lasting decking

Home Grown decking boards are quicker grown, slightly bigger knots, 32mm thick. Less road miles, smaller carbon footprint.
North Somerset, Somerset, Weston super mare, Burnham on sea, Portishead, Clevedon, Nailsea, Yatton, Glastonbury, Street, Wells.
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