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How to Install Fence Posts
Jul 11, 2017

Summer Fence Refresh

One of the most challenging parts of installing a new fence is digging in the fence posts – most new DIYers underestimate just how deep fence their posts should go, and often buy much shorter posts than they actually need. Posts are an integral part of your fence’s structure – without proper installation, your fence will be unstable, will deteriorate faster, or even just fall over.

What are the Benefits of Trellis Fencing?
June 15, 2017

Summer Fence Refresh

More often than not, homeowners consider their gardens to be a place of peace and sanctuary, particularly as the warmer weather approaches and the clocks jump forward, making it lighter for longer. It won’t be long before we’re spending our evenings out in the garden, entertaining guests or simply relaxing. In fact, it is for this reason that this time of year has become a popular season for sprucing up our gardens, making our homes look just as beautiful on the outside as they do on the inside.

4 Top Tips for Refreshing Your Fence This Summer
June 01, 2017

Summer Fence Refresh

During the winter months, it is likely that your garden has been subject to the fury of Mother Nature. Your lovely wooden fence may be looking a bit worse for wear, but completely replacing it will be costly and inconvenient. That’s why we have put together some tips to help ensure your fence looks great again - without the need for a new one - just in time for the sunshine.

How to Take Down an Old Fence
May 25, 2017

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.

Dog Proofing Your Garden Fence
May 05, 2017

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.

How to Protect Your Fence from Rotting
Mar 03, 2017

Fence Rot Protection

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.

How to Straighten a Leaning Fence Post
Feb 17, 2017

Leaning Fence Posts

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.

How to Mend a Storm Damaged Fence
Feb 10, 2017

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.

How to Paint Your Fence
Feb 03, 2017

Fence Painting

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. It's a fairly uncomplicated task, no matter your level of DIY training.

How to Choose the Right Fencing for your Garden
May 20, 2016

Garden Fencing

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.

Fencing and the Law - Know Your Rights Before Choosing New Fencing
Apr 28, 2016

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.

Fencing Ideas for Your Garden
Feb 25, 2016

Garden Fencing Ideas

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.

How to install a Garden Fence Using Fence Panels
Jun 17, 2015

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.