Why Choose Bespoke Fencing Designs
There is more to fencing than just creating boundaries. The right type of fence can provide all sorts of benefits for a garden. Not only does a fence provide security and privacy for a back garden, but it also can be an attractive feature in itself and provide a structure where climbing plants can grow.
Many gardens have inexpensive prefabricated panel fencing, but this one-size-fits-all type of fencing can often look dull and shapeless, can be of poor quality and does not enhance the potential of the garden. Choosing a fence that is made-to-measure for your garden therefore, is a really sensible decision. With a bespoke fencing design, where the colour and style are intended to blend in or complement the rest of the garden, you can achieve a more aesthetically pleasing type of effect.
Types of fence panel
For many people, when you mention fencing, their mind automatically turns to the cheap larch lap fences available at garden centres. However, fence panels come in a wide range of designs and shapes, and choosing the right style for your garden is important, making sure it blends with the existing aesthetic. Basic options include closeboard, picket and palisade, as well as trellis, decorative panels and bamboo screens. There are lots of companies who now provide more interesting, modern designs, such as Venetian panels, for a more contemporary setting.
Just as important as the type of fence, is the material it is made from. Fence panels can be made from plain, treated softwoods to more exotic materials, such as Western Red Cedar, Iroko or Meranti. The type of wood can make a big difference in the overall look of the garden, and can make a fence a really unique and attractive feature that fits in with the rest of the general garden design.
Height and shape
Another reason why bespoke fencing designs are important is that no two gardens are the same. This means that the fence should be the right height and shape to suit the garden. A fencing uniquely created for an individual garden, will enhance its natural shape, lines and proportions.
The right height and shape of fence can create the illusion of space, while the wrong size can make a garden feel hemmed in or claustrophobic. A fence can be combined with classical colonnades or arches, creating a design feature and sense of grandeur, or could include a combination of different panels that can add and extra dimension to the landscape.
Of course, for many people, privacy is one of the most important factors when installing a fence. Getting the height right keeps your garden private without imposing its will on your neighbours.
Fence panels need to be secure and made to last. All too often, mass-produced panels need replacing after just a few years, which can be costly. Part of the reason for this, is the quality and thickness of wood used to make the panels, the design of the fence itself and how the fence is erected. The type of wood also makes a big difference to the longevity of the fence, and selecting hardwood over softwood will give much better value for money in the long run.
One of the main factors in how long a fence will last, and the overall strength of the structure, is how well it has been erected. Each garden is different, which is why a custom-made fencing design will ensure that all the factors that could affect the strength and durability of the fence are taken into account. This includes how deep and how far apart the treated posts are installed and whether gravel boards are needed to prevent the bottom of the fence from touching the ground.
When it comes to fencing, a reputable landscaper will provide a bespoke design that is perfect balanced with your garden, no matter what the challenges. If you want a unique, long-lasting and aesthetically attractive fence, there really is no substitute than a design tailored for you.