Choosing Wooden Fence Panels For Your Property

Over the past few years, wooden fence panels have grown in popular demand as the perfect way to create a boundary for a property. They not only provide security and privacy to property, but also help add a decorative touch and appeal. Timber fence panels come in a wide variety of styles and designs and you have the choice of a heavy wood panel for privacy or a picket or 'palisade' panel for fencing that helps display and frame a beautiful garden.

Typical, wooden fence panels are attractive to look at and make an ideal border. They are usually the cheapest type of panel to purchase and so this makes replacing a fence or building a new one low cost. The lightweight panels are durable and strong. This style mainly comes dip treated, which means that the manufacturer has applied a water based treatment to the timber to protect it through the delivery and manufacturing process. You will be required to treat the panels with a spirit based treatment otherwise, your panels will rot quickly and may not see the next winter. The panels will also require an annual treatment, just to ensure they are fully protected.

Wooden fence panels are constructed from a variety of materials. Pressure treated wooden fence panels are a medium priced option. With this particular style of fencing, the panels have been injected with a special preservative that ensures the panels are more robust against the elements. They are often in a pale green colour that eventually turns to gray, so for the best look, it is advisable to treat or stain the wood to the colour of your choice.

When you have decided what type of timber panel you are thinking of using, the next step is to choice the design of your panel along with the height. Most panels will come approximately 6ft wide, so you will need to decide what height you would like the panel. Most fencing comes in a range of heights from 3ft, which is ideal for a border or to still allow maximum light. 4ft which is the standard size for picket fence, 5ft for someone who is looking to create a boundary for privacy without having overbearing panels and 6ft for some who is looking for maximum privacy and security.

There is a wide range of styles to choose from, with popular choices being Picket, Hit and Miss, Overlap and Feather Edge. Most of these panels can either then come with a flat top, curved top, wavy top or trellis top. Panels with trellis at the top, otherwise known as European fencing, are a great way of creating a boarding and still not lose the sunlight in the garden. The trellis is also great for encouraging climbing plants to grow. A Hit and Miss panel provide a striking frame for the garden as they allow the air to flow through, decreasing the wind pressure and likely hood of them being blown away. Perfect for more open and exposed area.

The most appealing panel is the picket fence which is a decorative fence that delicately frames the garden rather than providing security, but has a high visual appeal. Whichever panels you choose, just ensure that you feel it is right for your garden and consider what purpose you are purchasing fencing for as that will determine the height you will require. Fences