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Closeboard Fencing

Closeboard fencing is one of the most popular fencing types among our customers and across the UK, and it’s easy to see why. It’s known for its strength and versatility, as well as the classic design. This type of fencing is built using vertical featheredge boards that partially overlap for privacy and stability. These are then fixed to horizontal boards behind. It is the most efficient way to build a wooden fence.

For top tips on closeboard fence installation, download our    Closeboard Fence Installation guide.

Buy Lap Panels

Feather edge boards are used to create the prefect traditional fence and are also known as closeboard fencing. Feather Edge Boards are single boards that are placed vertically, with each one overlapping the one beside it. They are the perfect solution for any awkward places or where a fence panel will not fit.

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Buy Closeboard Panels

Arris rails are an extremely important part of any garden fence and provide a great deal of the fence’s structure, while making sure that it has the strength and support that it needs to perform accurately. Arris rails run horizontally along the back of your fence panels, to provide extra strength to your overall fencing.

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Buy Open Pale Panels

Capping is a great way to complete your new fencing. It is designed to help protect the top side of the fence panel from high levels of water retention and reduce the chance of any rotting. It also add a nice finishing touch. Capping rail is traditionally most often associated with Feather Edge fencing.

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Buy Trellis Panels

Back Rails are used along the top of featheredge fencing as a means to secure capping rails. They can be screwed or nailed to the top edge of the boards and the capping rail fixed in the same way.

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Buy Decorative Panels

A stump is used with featheredge fencing. The top of the stump has a 45-degree angle, which fits below the lowest arris rail on the fence and is concreted into the ground. This helps gives an ideal centre for fixing a wooden gravel board and also provides extra support for the fence.

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Buy Hurdle Panels

Trellis toppers are a great way to enhance your closeboard fencing and instantly increase the height of your wooden fencing. Trellis panels also add a decorative feature to any feature and allow you to add climbing parts for aesthetics.

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Fencing constructed with individual lengths of wood is extremely versatile and offers a lot of benefits. These include:
Ease of repair: individual boards are easily replaced and repaired over time without having to remove entire fence panels.
Sizing options: this type of fence can be built to practically any height and length
Longevity: the featheredge boards that make up Closeboard fencing are pressure treated, meaning that they last longer
Versatility: Closeboard fences can be built on slopes and on practically any ground

While Closeboard fencing is very durable and long-lasting, there are ways to extend its life even further and reduce the ongoing cost of maintenance. You can do this by using concrete posts when building the fence, as well as concrete gravel boards. These materials come into the most prolonged contact with moisture and degrade slower than wood, so your fence will last longer and any components that do need replacing will all be well above ground level. Lawsons stocks everything you need to build your fence, including gravel boards, posts, accessories, and panels or boards. We even offer the initial tools needed for fencing projects, including spirit levels, post hole grafting tools, and ranging lines. Buy online, or get in touch with your nearest branch to find out what we have in stock and arrange delivery.