Garden Lap Fencing is an essential part of any garden. Fencing helps show the boundaries of your garden so you know where garden begins and ends. Garden fencing also helps add security and privacy to a garden. Choosing the right style and type of garden fencing is important because it can change the way your garden feels and looks.
There are many different types of garden fencing to choose from. The most popular type of garden fencing is Lap fencing. Lap garden fencing are simple, inexpensive and traditional. They are made from overlapping pieces of timber. The timber is laid over a timber frame and nailed down to create a solid panel.
About Lap Garden Fencing
Lap garden fencing panels are made from rough sawn timber. Rough sawn timber has a natural finish and is not smooth like more treated types of wood.
Rough sawn fence panels are often the inexpensive fence panel option but they can cost you money in the future. Rough sawn timber panels need to be treated with a timber treatment once a year. This will ensure they are protected against wood rot and decay. Timber treatments are bought in a paint form and simply need to paint onto the fence panel.
Type of Lap Fencing Panel
The other type of lap fencing panel which is also very popular is pressure treated fencing. Timber is placed in a vacuum while preservatives are forced deep into the grain of the wood. The preservatives protect the timber from water damage of rot.
Choosing the right size fence panel is very important. For security a 6ft fence panel is the most suitable. A 6ft panel is ideal because its tall height will make your garden less accessible. A 6ft panel is also perfect for adding privacy to a garden as the tall panel will stop anyone from looking in.
5ft and 4ft fence panels are also great for security and privacy as they are still very tall but do not block as much of the sun out. 4ft panels and 5ft panels are also perfect if you are looking for fence panels which do not block out the view. If you have a great view out of your garden the last thing you want to do is block it out.
3ft panels are the smallest available panels for most fencing styles. The 3ft panel is perfect for front gardens as it creates a boundary while still making your home look open and welcoming.
3ft panels are also perfect if you are looking to add fencing to the top of an existing wall. Adding fencing to a small stone or brick wall is perfect for adding security or privacy and the contrast also looks great in any garden. Adding fence panels to the top of walls is simple, but do remember that planning laws prevent Local Fencing or walls being above 2m.
If you’re looking to add fencing to your garden it is important you pick the right style to suit your lifestyle and garden. Garden fencing can be a large investment so ensuring you have the right type will ensure it stays in your garden for many years to come.