TIMBER KNEE RAIL FENCING
As long-established and well-respected suppliers and installers of all types of perimeter fencing, gates, barriers and street furniture, at Perimeter Fencing Solutions, we have installed many miles of timber knee rail fencing.
With bases in England and in Wales we provide true national coverage. This means that we are always on hand to provide initial site surveys and ongoing support to our customers. We use locally sourced timber as well as the highest quality UK manufactured fixtures and fittings. Our design and installation teams are experienced and accredited.
WHAT IS TIMBER KNEE RAIL FENCING?
Knee rail fencing is sometimes known as birdsmouth or diamond rail fencing. As the name suggests, it is a low fence normally no higher than the knee. This combined with the timber construction makes it an aesthetically pleasing and less intrusive means of boundary demarcation. In the main it would be used to restrict vehicular access to particular areas in a way that is sympathetic to the surroundings.
IDEAL USES FOR KNEE RAIL FENCING
- car parks
- public gardens
- beauty spots
- sports fields
CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION OF KNEE RAIL FENCING
Timber knee rail fencing is one of the simplest designs available on the market. This combined with ease of installation makes it one of the most cost-effective.
Substantial upright posts are normally set into a concrete foundation. A triangular birds mouth wedge shape is cut out from the type of the upright forming a secure a seat in which to support the horizontal timber beam.
The horizontal beam is turned in such a way that the corners sit in the wedge giving it a diamond shaped profile. The main benefit of this is that rainwater runs straight off and does not pool. It also makes this design difficult to climb or sit on for long periods. This combined with the fact that we use locally sourced pressure treated timber, gives the system longevity and cuts down on maintenance costs. Galvanised, weatherproof straps are then used to secure the whole system in place.
If you need a non-traditional design for your timber knee rail fence, our talented designers would be happy to come up with a bespoke design for you.
ADVANTAGES OF TIMBER KNEE RAIL FENCING
- Ease of installation, component parts manufactured off site and assembled on-site.
- Simplicity, lack of height and absence of infill sections combined with longevity make it very cost effective.
- Aesthetically pleasing, non-obtrusive and natural looking design.
- Easy to adapt to physical contours, inclines and sloping ground.
- Simple to incorporate locking barriers or access gates of any style into the system.
Check through our portfolio of completed installations across all sectors. Previous clients include Local Authorities and the NHS as well as industry, commerce and the private sector.