Composite fencing changes everything
Fed up of having to paint and even repair your timber fence every year? To do a good job it can take a whole weekend to do all the panels in an average sized garden. I don’t know about you, but I have other things I would rather do on the weekend. Sure, they look better for it, until next year.
Look at the costs for painting your existing timber fence over a 10 year period.
10no 6×6 timber panels would need to be painted at least 4 times over 10 years. This would require roughly 14 tins of preserver at £22.49 each. On average it would take 50 hours to paint 10 panels both sides, 4 times. Times this at minimum wage of £7.20. All in you are looking at £674.86 (prices correct as of 01/04/16) This doesn’t take into account brushes, brush cleaner and any cleaning products or sheets.
Compare this to composite fencing – £0
I suppose you could use a garden sprayer to paint them in a fraction of the time?
Yes, you can go down this route. But you need perfect conditions, no wind and an area designated to spray them in. Ideally a sheet put up behind to catch the over spray, which will be ruined by the end of the day.
If you live in a particularly windy area or have to get the job done in anything other than perfect conditions you can expect over spray galore. You will be cleaning paint off of windows, cars the floor and washing for days! Not recommended.
Add this to the fact that you will be lucky to get 10 years from a standard fence panel, you will be replacing these at least twice in the guaranteed lifespan of composite fencing, possibly even 3 times.
Introducing Composite fencing
Firstly, its core is made from PVC. So its never going to rot like timber. The ‘skin’ is a wood composite blend which give the finished board a woodgrain look and feel.
Guaranteed for 20 years, this will far out last a timber fence, think of all those weekends saved.
If you are simply wanting to replace your rotten timber fence and have slotted posts already installed you can simply slot the new composite panels into them. This saves money and time.
Our composite fence panels are known else where as eco fence.
Do you have different height fence panels at different points in your garden? Not a problem. These panels are 300mm tall and simply slot one on top of each other into the posts. So you can build up a fence height of whatever you need in 300mm increments. We do posts that are upto 2.7m long, so once these are in the ground you could potentially erect an 8ft fence!
Garden on a slope? Follow the same rules as you would for timber fencing. Your posts will be staggered in height and the panels slid down between them horizontally.
If your current posts are broken or rotten and you want to replace them with something that will last and match we can supply 3 different height composite posts to finish the job. Just like concrete posts these are slotted posts do the panels will simply slide down into them, creating a strong fence in a matter of seconds. They are 100 x 110mm in cross section and have approximately a 50mm slot, like their concrete cousins.
Posts can be fitted in the same manner as timber and concrete posts, dig a suitable hole, place the post in and fill with concrete. Alternatively we can supply bolt down spike which fixes down to concrete, patio slabs or similar. The posts themselves will then slide down over the spike where they can be fixed through the side of the post. Creating a strong fixed post in no time with minimal disruption to the ground.
If you want the speediest and least labour intensive way of installing this type of fencing you can use the drive in spikes which are simply knocked into suitable ground, the centre of the post is then slid down over the top of the ;spike’ which is left and a number of screws are used to connect the two.
If you want to make even more of a mark with your fence you can add a decorative top to them. Instead of finishing off with a straight top why not fit a concave or convex topper to add extra style.
And finally if you are worried about spending so much on a fence for it to be nicked in the middle of the night (it does happen!) we supply security fixings. These screw in sideways to the post in the slot and hold down the top board, meaning none of the lower boards can be lifted out either. Use a security screw to further secure them.