Choosing a garden fence over a brick wall can offer many advantages. Although both options are a great choice for providing security and privacy, of course, garden fencing wins out every time.
So what exactly are the advantages of choosing garden fencing over a wall? Keep reading to find out…
Choosing a quality fence will help ensure that your property is properly secured. Your fence should be strong and able to withstand windy weather. Good quality fences will be able to offer you this and more but if you want to add extra strength, you can fit gravel boards to the bottom of your fence panels.
Gravel boards protect the bottom of your fence from ground moisture and stop the wood from rotting.
Of course, there’s no denying that a brick wall is a pretty strong structure when built correctly. However this comes at a cost. With quality garden fencing, you can rest assured that any repairs that need to be done can be carried out inexpensively and quickly with fixings such as concrete or metpost spurs and repair brackets.
There are also plenty of timber preservatives and treatments available to keep your fencing protected in all weathers.
Style & Character
Although garden fencing is available in a range of styles and costs, it is likely you will be able to find the right solution to fit your budget and look of your garden. Garden walls look great when they are well looked after but there are more styles to choose from with fencing. Palisade or picket fencing, for instance, complements a pretty cottage garden, and close board panels look modern and clean in a more contemporary garden.
Or how about adding an earthy feel to your garden barriers? Trellis panels can be added to the top of fencing and used to display climbing plants, and garden screening such as willow and hazel hurdles can be placed in front of fencing to add a natural feel.
Fencing can also be adapted to suit the design of your property and garden with just a few quick fixes. Paint and timber stain can make a huge difference to your fence with very little time or money invested. Paint your fence in bright colours or keep it simple with a clear oil. The choice is yours!
For more stylish garden fencing ideas, see our handy guide.
Depending on the complexity of your fencing system, fences can be installed pretty quickly. Garden walls require a lot of time to be built as bricks need to be lined up perfectly and concrete needs time to set.
As mentioned earlier, fences can also be repaired quickly and simply, saving you more time to stand back and admire your handy work!
When it comes to fencing, you get style and substance. Wood is a sustainable material that can be replaced whereas bricks are not considered to be as sustainable due to the production techniques and the materials they are made out of.
So there we have it! Our top reasons for choosing garden fencing over brick walls every time.