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Written on May 25, 2017

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How to Take Down an Old Fence

Before you add a fresh new fence to your home, you’ll need to remove the existing fencing. Even the most dilapidated fence takes some effort to remove, so it’s important that you put time aside to do this and have everything to need to do the job properly.

Written on May 05, 2017

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Dog Proofing Your Garden Fence

Letting your dog play or roam in the garden is an excellent way to let them burn off some energy in between walks or go to the toilet, but it’s important that your garden is safe and secure. The risk of your pet running into the road or simply getting lost is too great to ignore the importance of good fencing. Here are a few tips to ensure that your fence and garden boundaries are up to the job.

Written on Mar 03, 2017

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How to Protect Your Fence from Rotting

Wet rot is extremely common in the UK thanks to our world-famous climate, which means that gardening enthusiasts and DIYers here need to work a little harder to prevent rot in their fences. Fortunately, there are a number of things that you can do to make sure that your fence lasts longer and looks great.

Written on Feb 17, 2017

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How to Straighten a Leaning Fence Post

A leaning fence post can cause serious damage to your entire fence if left unchecked. It could be caused by rotten or broken posts, shallow posts, or just weather damage.

Written on Feb 10, 2017

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How to Mend a Storm Damaged Fence

It is not uncommon for severe stormy weather to cause a great deal of damage to your property. Don’t be surprised if you are faced with several repair jobs during the colder, winter months when the wind and rain strikes your garden. Fallen trees and broken fences are frustrating and problematic, but there are measures you can take to deal with storm damage.

Written on Feb 03, 2017

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How to Paint Your Fence

For many people, having the perfect garden is just as important as making the interior look great. An easy way to welcome a new lease of life into your garden is to tidy up your fence with a touch of paint. Its a fairly uncomplicated task, no matter your level of DIY training.

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Written on May 20, 2016

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How to Choose the Right Fencing for your Garden

Deciding which sort of fencing is the best for your property isn’t an overnight task! Getting it right lies in a number of different areas. Much will depend on not only your garden but also the area in which you live.

Written on Apr 28, 2016

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Fencing and the Law - Know Your Rights Before Choosing New Fencing

Boundary disputes are unfortunately extremely common in the UK. Disagreements arise regularly and for all sorts of reasons. There may be a dispute over where the boundary actually lies or there may be disagreement over who is responsible for maintenance or repairs of any existing fences or hedges.

Written on Feb 25, 2016

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Fencing Ideas for Your Garden

Fencing isn’t typically the focal point of a garden – it’s there to provide privacy and security for you and your family – but the right fencing can complement your landscaping work and even provide structure for plants to grow on.

Written on June 17, 2015

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How to install a Garden Fence Using Fence Panels

Now is the time to get out in the garden and start those repairs and improvements you have been putting off, don’t delay any longer – enjoy the challenge.