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The Traditional Closeboard Fencing

A neatly constructed run of closeboard fencing can add a bit of class and sophistication to your garden. As with most fences, the closeboard fence is available in different heights, and can be molded to “fit” your space.

The closebaord fence is often called feather edge fencing.

This is a common type of fencing used on property boundaries due to it’s height and ease of maintenance. At approximately 6ft high it gives a feeling of privacy. Closeboard fencing is renowned for its strength and versatility without sacrificing its appearance.

Closeboard fencing is formed of sawn timber with feather edge boards arranged vertically and supported by horizontal arris rails with gravel boards at the bottom. It can also be finished with a counter rail and a capping rail (recommended by, which looks beautiful and really makes an elegant design, not to mention adding further protection to the top. The gravel boards help by stopping the feather boards from touching the ground to stop rot.

Panel Fencing

Panel fencing comes in many different designs, and the choice is largely down to taste. The different types of panel fence all follow almost identical construction techniques, so the choice really is down to aesthetics not function.

Panel Fence Advantages & Disadvantages

Normally less expensive than traditional closeboard, but not as durable.

Concrete posts last a very long time, so replacing panels is cheap, quick and easy.

Easy to erect and maintain (unless you go for timber posts).

Fence post positions are largely dictated by the panels, giving less flexibility to the fence around or near existing trees and plants.

Cheaper fence in the short term, but replacing panels in the long term can be more expensive

Waney Lap Panel Fencing (Larch lap panel fencing)

Waney lap panels, often known as overlap panels have horizontal waney edged slats. A common and popular garden fence choice. Panel fencing is an economic fence, and not as strong or long lasting as a closeboard fence. These panel fences can be fitted with either concrete or timber posts

Concave Panels Omega with Trellis

A very stylish option and a beautiful fence. An elegant decorative panel, combining a horizontal weave design with diamond lattice trellis top.

Closeboard Panels

Boundary screening is the most common use for closeboard panels, and are more robust than common waney panels

Trellis fencing

A useful open side fence which can be used as a cap for closeboard or waney, or a complete fence. Trellis fencing comes in either square spaces or for a premium look, diamond spaces and double trellis spacing. Trellis fencing is a popular choice used to divide garden, patio or terrace areas off or create intimate areas for dining or relaxing. Not forgetting trellis fencing works great for climbing plants.

Trellis Panels

Trellis is an open sided fence, and is ideal for either a panel, infill or to support climbing plants. Trellis fence panels can make beautiful striking features to any garden. There are many different types of Trellis fence panels, below are some examples of the most common, of which we’ve supplied and installed many times over.

Standard Trellis

Planed Trellis

Diamond Trellis

Double Trellis

The small Double Trellis panel is well suited for use to screen areas of the garden giving added privacy where it’s needed.

Post and Rail Fencing

Post and rail fencing comes in many different forms, and often include wire such as barbed wire and/or stock netting. The stakes can be pointed round, pointed half-round and square.

The design choices of an effective and correct stock-proof post and rail fence are foremost influenced by the desired function of the fence, and less important are the aesthetics over the form. For example; a half round rail is far stronger than a square sawn rail, so if you have some powerful frisky horses to keep safe and contain, half round rails are, in our opinion the best option.

Different Post and Rail Fence Designs

Standard Stock-Proof Post and Rail Fencing

The most common and universal Stock-Proof Post and Rail Fencing design is made up with round stakes, half round rails and often standard stock netting.

  • A typical post and rail fence uses the following measurements and sizes;
  • Round Stakes – 6ft long and 3/4 inches by diameter and spaced 6ft apart
  • Half Round Rails – 12ft long and 4 inches wide
  • The number of rails really depends on whether or not the fence requires netting, but is usually 3 or 4 rails.
  • Using stock netting in addition to rails of course makes the fence more universal and better suited for various different types of animals, such as horses and sheep for example.

Rustic Paddock Fencing. This fence is also commonly known as morticed paddock fencing.

To create a very attractive, rustic looking post and rail fence which appeals to those who would like a more natural, retro and rustic look to their fence. Comprising of morticed vertical posts, and sawn horizontal rails inserted into each post using a mortice joint. This fence comes with either three or four mortices (rails). Vertical posts can be round, half round and even square posts.

Sawn Squared Post and Rail Fencing

Sawn squared post and rail fencing is often known as paddock fencing and is made with sawn square vertical posts, with three or four horizontal rails. You can choose between either half round rails or sawn square rails.

Design measurements;

-4ft high fence

-Posts – 6ft 3/4inches round, spaced 6ft apart

-Half round rails – 12ft long, 4 inches wide

Hit and Miss Fence Advantages & Disadvantages

Double boarded, a pricier fence option, but certainly a classy fence design.

Double boarded Hit and Miss has equal beauty on both sides – good fences make god neighbours.

A strong and robust fence built to last – helping justify the cost..

Fence post positions are flexible and not dictated by the construction design, giving more flexibility to the fence line around or near existing trees and plants.

Less obtrusive than traditional closeboard, when single lined.Double Boarded Hit and Miss Fence and Gate

Picket fencing (Timber Palisade fencing)

Picket fencing, sometimes referred to as timber palisade fencing is a very popular choice for front gardens and borders, and rightly so, it looks lovely. You can choose between round, pointed or flat tops.

As you can see, the boards are laid vertically, and these are called the “pickets”, which in turn are attached to horizontal rails.

Picket fences are used mostly for decorative reasons, and are very useful for keeping domestic pets and children contained in gardens, without spoiling a pretty view.

Traditionally the home and garden picket fence is painted white, and often still is. We can supply and fit either plain wood (pressure tanilised treated) or white painted picket fencing. The choice is of course yours.

Most people think of picket fences as those cute cottage style fences only a few inches tall with spacing in between – however, some picket fencing can have the pickets aligned much closer to each other, and be 6ft (1.8m) to 8ft (2.4m) tall. Trellis can also be applied to the top of the fence, although the fence would normally be shadow picket fence, with pickets on the front and back, covering the spaces, just like a “Hit and Miss” fence.

Typical fence heights range from 0.60m (2′) to 1.8m (6′) and in 1.80m (6′), 2.4m (8′), 2.7m (9′), 3m (10′) bay sizes. Capping rail, Gravel Boards and routered posts can be included if desired.

Palisade fencing

Palisade fencing provides security, and both physical and visible deterrent against unwanted intruders. It is secure and robust and its versatile design can accommodate all site requirements.

Palisade fencing can overcome any ground conditions and is used where security is important. Post are available in different heights with a wide choice of design for the ends (head point tips).

Palisade Fence Features

  • Available in heights from 1.8 meters to 3 meters.
  • Polyester powder coating available in many colours to suit the environment or even your brand.
  • All our palisade fencing is manufactured right here in the UK.
  • High quality and value for money.

Palisade gates available to match any palisade fence design

All palisade gates are manufactured here in the UK to the highest standard. We can offer a massive range of palisade gates from our highly skilled fabricators, with any form of customization you require.

Palisade gates come with triple pointed splayed pales as standard.

Match your brand or environment colour with a powder coat as desired.

Palisade Pale Designs and Options

Choose which type of palisade pale design suits your requirements best from the following options;

Triple Pointed and Splayed



Rounded and Notched

Grange Fencing Solid Infill Path Gate 900 x 900mm

Attractive, solid infill gate. Supplied pressure treated but can be painted or varnished for a specific finish.


Left or Right Hand Opening

Can be Painted or Varnished.

Grange Fencing Palisade Tulip Gate 870 x 900mm

High quality sawn timber gate with battens for extra strength and universal bracing for left or right hand hanging.

  • Dipped Sawn Timber
  • High Quality Timber Battens

Closeboard Heavy Duty Gate Sawn Paling Gate

Standard Herringbone Gate Deluxe Scandy Gate

Information on the wood we at Taskforce use

Tanalith E, Tanalith Extra & Tanatone

TANALITH E pressure treated timber is timber which has been impregnated with TANALITH E wood preservative under controlled conditions in a vacuum pressure timber impregnation plant. TANALITH E is a water based wood preservative that contains copper and proven organic biocides.

When impregnated into the timber the preservative components bond with the wood structure and cannot easily be removed.

TANALITH E pressure treated timber has a long term protection against fungal and insect attack, including termites, for both in and out of ground contact, interior and exterior applications when treated to the correct end use specification. TANALITH E pressure treated timber has an initial natural green colouration.

Upon external exposure, the green colour slowly weathers to a warm, honey brown and in the longer term becomes a natural silver grey.

This weathering process does not indicate any loss of preservative protection. TANALITH E pressure treated timber is also available with built-in water repellent (TANALITH Extra) or built in brown colour (TANATONE). With the benefit of water repellent properties, TANALITH Extra pressure treated timber is ideal for outdoor leisure and decorative timbers such as decking, cladding and playground equipment.

TANATONE treated timber has a brown colouration as opposed to the traditional TANALITH green. It is ideal for rough sawn timber fencing and landscaping applications. Recommendations provided for TANALITH E pressure treated timber apply equally to TANALITH Extra and TANATONE pressure treated timber, unless otherwise stated.

Treated Timber USER GUIDE

Tanalith E, Tanalith Extra & Tanatone Treated Timbers

Issued January 2015

TANALITH E Wood Preservatives TANALITH E wood preservatives are approved for use by the relevant regulatory authorities in the markets it is used. The biocides contained in TANALITH E wood preservatives are being supported under the Biocidal Products Regulation. Treatment Specifications TANALITH E treatment process parameters can be varied, taking into account timber species, desired service life and to match the end use (Use Class) of the timber.

It is therefore extremely important that the end use and species of the timber are clearly stated within the treatment specification. Use Classes are defined in EN 335:2013 but can be summarised as follows:

• Use Class 1 - internal building timbers - no risk of wetting.

• Use Class 2 - internal building timbers - risk of wetting.

• Use Class 3 coated - external timbers used above ground contact and coated.

• Use Class 3 uncoated - external timbers used above ground contact and uncoated.

• Use Class 4 - external timbers used in ground or fresh water contact.

In accordance with EN 335:2013 Use Class 3 can also be sub-classified as 3.1 and 3.2 respectively.

The interpretation of these sub-classes may vary from country to country. TANALITH E pressure treated timbers can be produced for any above Use Classes.

The specific end use suitability of ready treated TANALITH E timbers should be confirmed by the supplier of the treated timber

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