Palisade or picket fencing is a great way to section your garden in a country cottage style, without affecting the vista.
Palisade panels, or picket fencing as it is otherwise known, can have either, flat, round or pointed tops and are constructed using pales, fixed to a backing rail. The backing rails can be pressure-treated in both brown and green with pales available in a range of styles. Here are the top three ways to put them to use:
Sectioning your garden
If you are looking for a way to create different ‘zones’ in your garden, picket fencing is a great option. It comes in a variety of styles and is the perfect tool to give a rural or cottage garden feel to your outdoor space.
Use palisade fencing to create areas of interest around flower beds or garden buildings for the viewer, without affecting their line of sight. This zoning allows you to make the most of your outdoor space by using it as a series of different rooms or sections.
Many people use picket fencing around a herb garden or flowerbed to protect delicate plants from pedestrians or wildlife.
Safety for children and dogs
Fencing is an excellent way to keep children and animals safe. Children and animals have a way of getting into everything, so picket fencing can help keep them safe, while maintaining the beauty of your garden.
Use palisade fencing around poisonous plants, ponds, and veg patches to ensure they don’t eat anything that could be lethal, or trample all over your beautifully cultivated garden plot.
Enclose your garden to create a sanctuary away from the outside world. Our fence panels provide both privacy and security, whilst adding to the beauty of your garden.
If your property has a beautiful view, but you still want to mark your boundary line, picket fencing offers a formal feel in a half height design that doesn’t interrupt your view.
What products should I use to install palisade fencing?
• Incised PermaTimber® posts
• Pedestrian gates
• Round top palisades or Pointed top palisade panel
Which products do I need for installation?
Supporting items required include:
• Post Mix & Postcrete – a rapid setting dry mix
• Metal fence post supports
• Screws and fixings
How our high-quality fence posts ensure extra protection.
Adding our high-quality PermaTimber® fence posts will ensure an extremely robust installation. Our PermaTimber® posts have been specially incised to ensure a much greater uptake of preservatives, and they come with a 15-year guarantee against wood-destroying insects and fungal decay.
I need a bespoke size fence panel, can you help?
At Walford Timber, we offer bespoke sizes of palisade panels. This means that there is no need to compromise on design because every fence panel is manufactured by us to the same high quality. If you are interested in made-to-measure fence panels, simply contact out expert team on 01989 563614.
How do I keep my fencing looking great all year round?
Prevention is better than cure, so it is worth taking the time to look after your fencing. Maintain your palisade panels annually with timber treatment to preserve the colour and health of your fence panels. It’s easy to apply and means that your fences are protected, regardless of the weather.
It is important to ensure that you give your fencing time to settle into your garden before you treat it. You can start treating your pressure-treated fencing around six months after installation; this ensures that it has had time to settle and dry out.
Our expert team are on hand for further information and advice so why not get in touch?
Need help installing your fencing?
If you’re looking for more fencing inspiration, take a look at our full range of fence panels or get in touch with our team of experts.
We can also offer a made-to-measure service and can recommend approved installers in your area who can help with your job, whatever the size.