WHAT IS CLOSE-BOARDED FENCING?
This fencing system is formed by individual boards or panels of feather-edge boards which partially overlap each other and fix onto rear horizontal supporting timber rails. These in turn, are mounted on substantial upright timber posts that are either buried into a concrete foundation or surface mounted using base plates mounted on top of a suitable foundation.
In many cases the bottom of the installation will include a gravel board installed horizontally to follow ground contours and protect the rest of the fence from ground water damage.
Close-board fencing provides a strong natural looking boundary or screen that gives both privacy and security without becoming an eyesore. Instead it can blend with, complement and enhance any private or public landscaping scheme.
ADVANTAGES OF CLOSE-BOARDED FENCING
- Easy to install and suitable to adapt and follow the contours of sloping ground
- Substantial pressure treated timber ensures that the system is robust enough to stand the test of time and strong enough to withstand high winds and other adverse weather conditions
- Among the least expensive methods of installing a secure, solid boundary and privacy screen. The long-lasting nature of close-board makes it easier to recoup initial outlay
- Vertical slats are more effective when it comes to facilitating water to run-off
- Natural home-grown timber is aesthetically pleasing and blends with all manner of garden and communal area design concepts.
- Easy to maintain and repair. Close-board needs some maintenance in terms of the regular application of weather proof coatings every 2 to 3 years but should one section or even one board need replacing, the process is easy to carry out.
- Flexible design. The normal height range of close-board is between 1m and 4m
- Easy to incorporate matching or contrasting gates and access systems.
INSTALLATION OF CLOSE-BOARD FENCING
For the very best results, close board fencing is best installed by our professional teams of accredited installers with many years of experience in the industry.
Normally we would concrete the upright posts into the ground to a suitable depth for the height of the fence. If this is not possible, we employ a base plate surface mounting system designed to be equally as stable. We adhere to BS 1722 standards for all installation work. The strength and durability of close-board fencing relies on getting this right.
The horizontal timber rails are known as Arris Rails and feature a triangular cross-section that prevents water from pooling and rotting the fence, Depending on the height of the fence, we would use 2 or more of these to support the close-boarded fencing system.
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We offer site surveys and assistance with the initial planning of projects which is why involving us at the early stages is mutually beneficial. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always available to give advice and answer questions.