Fencing Installation & Repairs
What types of fencing do you install?
We can install any residential, agricultural or security fencing that you wish. The most common types are as follows:
Post and Rail
Tongue and Groove
Hit and Miss
Decorative Styles – e.g. Trellis, Screens (like willow) and panels with built-in trellis
Some panels are available in either horizontal or vertical designs.
Most panels can be supplied in a wave/dome shape on the top of the panel.
We can offer either wooden or concrete posts and gravel boards.
We can install matching gates for all fence types and designs.
Chain Link (with either metal, timber or concrete posts)
Stock Fencing (either used with post and rail fencing or on its own with timber posts)
What height do standard fence panels come in?
The most common heights are:
6ft - 1.83m
5ft - 1.52m
4ft - 1.2m
3ft - 0.9m
Can you repair fencing?
Yes, we carry out all types of repair, including replacement posts and panels.
Can you dispose of my old fence?
Yes, of course, that’s all part of the service.
However, if you would like to remove and dispose of your old fence yourself, that would be more cost effective for you.
What is the maximum fence height I can have?
Without needing to obtain planning permission, you are able to erect a fence and/or gate of 2 meters. However, if the proposed fence is beside a road this reduces to 1 meter without planning.
Do I need planning permission to put a fence up?
Generally speaking. you will not need planning permission to replace an existing fence. You may need permission to erect a new fence, or to add to its height. We advise to check planning regulations for the following:
The new fence, or altered height will be over 2 meters (or 1 meter if next to a road)
Your property has a relevant Article 4 direction or planning condition
Your property is grade II listed, in the curtilage of a grade II listed property, or adjacent to one
Further information can be found on the UK Planning Portal
What is the benefit of using pre-treated fencing?
There are 2 types of pre-treated panel.
Dip Treated – the process of dip treating gives the wood a cedar red colour. It gives reasonable protection but it is not long lasting and requires the owner to apply treatment approximately every 2 years with a brush. We would recommend using a wood preservative as soon as possible following installation.
Pressure Treated – the process of pressure treating does not colour the timber, allowing the natural colour to be the star of the show. Pressure treating is essentially pressing the treatment into the wood using a vacuum. This means that the preservative penetrates deep in to the grain structure and means that the panel lasts much longer and does not need any maintenance.
What is FSC Approval?
Wooden fencing with FSC approval means that it is high-quality wood from sustainable sources. FSC stands for the Forest Stewardship Council. We recommend that you use FSC approved products whenever the opportunity exists – more information can be found on the FSC Website