Every homeowner will need to protect property and ensure security for it. Garden fencing can fulfill these needs to a great extent. It can also significantly add to the aesthetics and individuality of the home.
When you are looking at the various ways you can provide your home in Essex fencing that is suitable, decide the primary purpose for your fencing and this, in turn, will help you decide on the right materials for your fence and its installation. A garden fence also acts to define the boundaries and can serve as a partition that keeps neighbors on their side of the fence. A garden fence must always be suited to the architectural style of your home and even act to complement it. You also need to be careful that you are erecting a fence on your property and not intruding into an area that does not belong to you. You will also have to look at the regulations in force in your local council in Essex, and that may impose height restrictions on a fence.
Your Essex fencing can be of various materials like:
- Wood or Bamboo
- Chain link
- Wrought iron
A hedge calls for growing suitable bushes that can grow densely and create the required barrier. These can take some time to grow till they reach the desired height and width and a temporary wire fence is best erected and the plants for the hedge allowed to grow around it. Choose plants that are native to Essex, and can grow quickly. These hedges will require to be trimmed and kept in good shape, throughout their existence.
A wooden fence gives any garden an old style look. They provide the required privacy but are demanding on maintenance. You will find a lot of variety in wooden fencing when you go shopping for it. The wood you use must be well seasoned and must be protected from termites.
Plastic fencing comes in a variety of designs and colors and is easy to maintain and clean. It may, however, not have the strength that you will get from other types of fences.
Wire fencing is one of the cheapest of alternatives and will require you to place posts at regular intervals over which the wire can be strung. You may need many strands to ensure that pets or children can not crawl through the openings between the various layers. It is a good temporary fence to have while you are encouraging the growth of a hedge. Chain link fencing falls into the same category as wire fencing and is easy to erect. Use link that has been galvanized or coated. The fencing does not cut off ventilation, but may not give you the privacy you require. You can always use the chain link fence to support creepers or other plants that can then add to your need for privacy.
If you are looking for a fence that is architecturally pleasing and also fulfills all the need for security you cannot go wrong with a wrought iron fence. It is always best to combine wrought iron fencing with a lower layer of stone fencing, and the combination of the two materials gives enduring and long lasting solutions to your need for fencing your property.