KPS has a team of fencers who are highly skilled and have a broad range of experience. Only the best and most suitable materials for the job are used and our workmanship creates boundaries with a striking appearance which give gardens a fantastic finish.
Over the past 10 years we have built up our fencing services division of the business. We are very proud that it is going from strength to strength, having built a good reputation for fitting quality garden fencing and security products.
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Different types of fencing
Lap Panels sometimes known as overlap panels are the most common and traditional form of fencing in the UK. The panels are usually made from slats that run horizontally across the lap panels. These slats run the full width of the panel and sometimes have vertical battens that hold the slats in place. The panel has an outer frame that runs round the whole panel holding all the slats together. Panels come in various sizes from 3-6ft high depending on your preference and all are usually the standard 6ft wide.
Although lap panels are attractive the slats that are used are only 5-6mm thick and this allows for vulnerability to both the wet and dry. This will also cause them to fade and sometimes leave unsightly gaps in the panels.
Another disadvantage of lap panels is if plants are placed near these panels then the plants will sometimes grow through the panels which can cause the slats to move and for gaps to appear.
Close Board Fencing
Alternative names for close board fencing are Featheredge and Feather board. The wooden Close Board fencing panels are formed from vertical feather edge boards, each partially overlapped and fixed to several rear horizontal supporting wooden rails. Close Board panels are traditionally used for boundary screening and are more robust. This is renowned for its strength, durability, security and versatility, without sacrificing its appearance.
This is a cost effective form of traditional fencing. It cannot be treated as it’s made up of hardwood. These usually take the form of an upright post fence with a more rustic look to a picket fence. Cleft fencing is the original method by which our ancestors fenced their land thousands of years ago. Still continued today by a few skilled craftsmen, cleft oak or chestnut fencing makes a durable, and very strong, attractive barrier.
The best materials for this are oak or chestnut; both of which have a high resilient strength, are suitable to cleave or split and have a high natural tannin content protecting the wood from rot. Chestnut with its very high tannin content and minimal sap wood provides the best durability as posts set into the ground. We now mostly use chestnut which we find more durable than oak, though we will still use oak when requested. A 20 to 25 year life span would be expected.
These are used when installing a timber fence and inserted at ground level below the fence panels to stop the fence from sitting on the ground and rotting. They also have the additional advantage of lifting the fence panels slightly higher off the ground
A timber fence barrier designed to reduce the noise and sound used mainly by main roads to reduce the traffic noise.
These are extremely attractive in appearance because of the materials high content of the sapwood for this reason they have a short life span.
Where the timber consists of a criss crossed pattern square in between the timbers and can be added to the top of the fencing adding another 2-4 ft in height and enabling more privacy.
Post & Rail
Also known as split rail fencing constructed from logs that have been slit lengthways to create rails. It is a sturdy, basic and versatile fence otherwise known as Paddock or Picket fencing which comprises of machine sawn square sections of vertical posts, with three horizontal rails, nailed or morticed to the posts. There is a choice of either half round rails or sawn square section rails. Allow one post for every 1.8m of fence, plus one for the end of the run. Allow three rails for every 3.6m of 3-rail fencing.
A popular open style of fencing mainly used for agricultural purposes and mainly constructed from posts attached to the posts and rails.
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