Did you know that the word fence 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.
The wide range of styles now available also means that you don’t need to compromise on style. Whether you like the popular Lap Panel, a contemporary Slatted Panel or a more traditional style that combines a panel with a lattice top trellis – you’re guaranteed to find something to suit your taste.
Our solid timber panels are pressure-treated and this means that they will be long-lasting. You might also hear this called tanalised timber; it’s the same thing, basically an industrial process that is carried out at high pressure to force the treatment into the wood. The result is 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 styles 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 by far the most popular style of fence panel available and can be found in gardens throughout the UK. It's affordable without compromising on quality and ours are fully framed with five vertical battens on both sides for additional strength and durability.
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. Because we keep an eye on the whole process, 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 and will feature on both sides of the fence. They 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 get the high-end look but they are much easier and quicker to instal.
Again, 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.
Our handmade hazel hurdles are a great looking panel. They are hand woven from coppiced hazel, a sustainable process that results in flexible rods. These hurdles are perfect for hiding unsightly features in your garden as they can be used as screening.
This is a free standing fence panel. Simply push the hurdle firmly into the ground or keep fixed safe and extra secure by attaching to posts. The width of your hazel hurdle fence panel can be reduced by simply overlapping each hazel hurdle panel to suit.
What decorative fence panels are available?
If you’re wanting to use fence panels to create a bit of privacy in your garden but you want to maximise light, you can choose something which combines a fence panel with trellis. Our Omega Lattice Top Panel has an attractive and contemporary curve shape which makes for a great-looking feature in any size space.
A Tongue and Grove Flat Top Panel uses solid timber for better noise control and privacy. It is the type of fence panel that can be useful for a boundary that faces 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 most contemporary designs is the Slatted Panel, this fence panel allows air to flow through the gaps while still giving you a bit of privacy. Because of its attractive, modern design, 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 the right style of fencing 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. If you’re thinking about a fencing project, have you considered using our Installer Network? 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.