Wooden Garden Fencing Ideas London

You’ll find this page helpful if you are looking for wooden garden fencing ideas. Acacia Gardens is a company that designs and builds gardens in London and Hertfordshire. We install garden fences as part of our larger landscaping projects. We have compiled this guide to help clients decide which types of wooden garden fencing is best for them. It includes wooden garden fencing ideas for back garden fences, front garden fences, traditional or contemporary fence solutions, and garden trellises. If you have something particular in mind, Acacia Gardens can create and construct bespoke fencing, which we can stain or paint accordingly.

Helpful Fence Panel Guide

Overlap Fence Panels: These panels have a neat design with simple, clean lines. They have an additional upright batten on each side to increase strength and, therefore, stability. These panels are great for privacy and security purposes.

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Overlap Fence Panels with Concrete Posts and Trellis Top

Closeboard Fence Panels: These have a heavy-duty appearance. The wooden boards on these panels are very close together with no gaps, which means that you have more privacy. They also have a frame all around each panel, which makes them strong and secure.

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Closeboard Fence Panels

Feather Edge Fence Panels: These feature a swan-feathered edge-clad panel. With extra horizontal battens, you get additional strength. They are ideal for both privacy and security fencing.

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Painted Feather Edge Fence Panels

Tongue and Groove Panels: For these panels, the adjacent boards are joined together via interlocking ridges and hollows down their sides. They are ideal for both security and privacy.

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Red Cedar Tongue and Grove Fence Panel and Gate

Hit-and-miss fence Panels: The pales along the panel alternate, with one towards the front and the other towards the back. The pales could be horizontal or vertical. For added interest, you can also opt for chevron patterns or convex tops.

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Hit and Miss Fence Panels with Trellis on Top

Slatted Fence Panels: These panels are ideal for those wanting a contemporary fence. The wood is placed horizontally with small gaps in between. This gives you some privacy but also allows the light in. The wood is smooth for a contemporary finish. The panel can be stained or painted dark to give a dramatic effect.


Painted Slatted Fence Above Brick Wall

Venetian Fence Panels: The horizontal panels have a slight gap between them. This allows light to shine through, so the garden doesn’t feel too closed in. You get less privacy but more light.

Woven Fence Panels: As the name implies, these panels have a horizontal interwoven effect. The panels let light through, so they are less private but very attractive. They are less sturdy than the closeboard type fencing.

Picket Fence Panels: This fence is made from spaced uprights connected to horizontal rails. Different variations are available, including a crescent top that dips in the middle. These are typical front garden fences with a cottage feel.

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Picket Fence Panels

Trellis Panels: If you require screening in your garden rather than a traditional fence panel, consider using a trellis. This is ideal if you wish to grow climbing plants for decoration. You can also use trellis panels on top of low brick walls to provide additional screening for your garden.

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Feather Edge Panels with Trellis Top

Fence Panel Tops: Fence panels can be finished with a trellis. Some have a straight edge, while others are concave or convex designs. Concave features a curved dip at the top, and convex has a prominent curved top.

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Fence Posts: An essential part of the construction is the type of fence posts used when building a fence. This varies according to the panels, the condition of the ground and the appearance. Posts are usually made of wood or concrete and sometimes made from metal. Concrete posts will last longer and are more sturdy, so they are ideal for heavy panels. Wood posts will require some maintenance in the future.


Concrete Fence Posts


Back Garden Wooden Fence Ideas

The benefits of a back garden fence include privacy, security and decoration. Before you decide on a fence panel design think about your reasons for having the fence; do you want privacy, security or both. Do you have a dark garden and require light to shine through? Do you want your fence to provide additional decoration?

Closeboard, Overlap, Feathered Edge and Tongue and Groove and Hit and Miss.

Venetian, Woven and Slatted or opt for a security panel with a concave or convex top.

Front Garden Wooden Fence Ideas

The benefits of front gardens include defining your boundaries and giving your home kerb appeal. Customers often have a sturdy and closed board-type fence for front gardens between their property and the neighbouring house. A lower fence is usually selected at the front of the garden. This can either be a stand-alone fence or one on top of a low brick wall.

We have found that picket fencing is the most popular fencing for the front portion of a garden. Picket fencing marks out your land boundaries but gives an open feel. It is also great for showing off your floral displays. It can either be stained or painted traditional white.


Helpful Wooden Garden Fencing Guide

When you are installing a fence, there are a few points to research and consider:

  1. Getting the Fence Height Right: Regarding fence height, it is always best to check with your local authority to determine how high you can have your fence.
  2. Knowing Your Boundaries: Your fence should be within your boundary, so it is advisable to check exactly where that is. You might find this helpful website: www.gov.uk/your-property-boundaries.
  3. Informing Your Neighbours: In the spirit of being a good neighbour, we recommend letting the people next to your property know that you will install a fence. If your gardens are right next to each other, there will be disruption on their side.
  4. Quality of Work: The fence will last longer if it is properly installed by a professional. The fence posts need to be placed and secured firmly in the ground, and the panels must be attached securely to the posts. In the UK, we often experience strong gusts of wind that could blow a fence over.
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