A wooden fence is an inexpensive way to improve the aesthetics and the value of your home; but with so many styles and variable factors available, there are bound to be some questions. You can consult our Fencing Guide, and we have compiled a small list of the most commonly asked questions.
Wood is one of the most popular materials used for fencing. Wooden fencing is most popular for residential gardens, although it is occasionally used for public buildings like schools. Wooden fencing is highly sustainable and gives a great look with all the different grains and colours. Wooden fencing is low maintenance, durable and robust.
Treated pine is one of the most popular types of wood for fencing. Pine fencing is more affordable and reliable; however, Cedar, although more expensive, Cedar has a much longer lifespan than Pine. It also has a beautiful scent.
When a fence has been installed by professionals and is well maintained, In most cases, fencing adds approximately 20% to the value of your home. A fence that adds privacy and security to a property will be a great selling point.
There are different types of fencing that have become popular. Listed below are some of the most popular fences. They all depend on the type and style of fencing you want and what the fence will be for, i.e. aesthetics or privacy and security.
- Close Board Fences
- Overlap Garden Fences
- Picket Fences
- Post Fencing
- Garden Trellis
- Metal Railings
If you want to ensure your fencing lasts for a long time, good maintenance is vital. It is best to treat your fencing with good quality wood paint or stain, also clean them regularly to remove any leaves and debris.
Close-board / Featherboard Fencing is an excellent choice for gardens. It is a solid, strong fence. This type of fencing is constructed by overlapping wooden vertical feather-edge boards. It is most commonly used in back gardens and is an attractive, neat medium budget fence. It also offers privacy and provides some shelter for plants and delicate shrubs.
It depends on how big the project is. However, in most cases, three days is a reasonable estimate. MD Fencing & Decking will let you know how long the job will take them to complete.
This depends on the type of post being used for your fencing; for example, treated timber posts should last between 10-15 years, while untreated timber might need replacing under five years.
You need to calculate the surface area of the size of the decking you want. You then multiply the length of the site you are decking by the width. After that, you will then need to calculate the area you are covering with decking, add the width of the actual decking boards you will be using to the expansion gap length. Finally, calculate the number of decking boards you require. Our team at MD Fencing & Decking will be happy to calculate the amount of decking you will need when we give you a quote.
If your ground is uneven, there are different methods used when laying your decking. Depending on how unstable the ground is will depend on what method you use. One way is to level the land yourself. However, if you don't have the tools required or the know-how, you can call our team at MD Fencing & Decking for a free quote.
If you have a flat surface, you will probably not need to raise it. However, you will still be required to lay some foundations for the frame to sit on.
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A wooden garden gate will not only finish off your garden; it will also give added security to your property. Our vast range of gates can be made to measure for you. If you have your bespoke design in mind, we will work on your plans. Our garden gates are resistant to damage and very strong. All our wooden gates are environmentally friendly and are aesthetically pleasing. Compared to other materials, wooden gates are relatively inexpensive.
As well as the security, our quality wooden driveway gates also offer privacy to your premises, whether they are for residential or commercial use. They are incredibly durable and can be made to your specifications. Our highly experienced team will visit your premises and give you a free quote on the exact type, style and design you require. We offer a full wooden gate service from design, build and installation.