From your idyllic picket fence to a more functional security feature, there are more considerations when choosing your fence than you might originally think when picking the right design. You need to consider certain requirements such as how high the fence needs to be, what its function is and what style suits your garden best. 

How to choose a garden fence?

If you’re thinking about replacing your garden fence, why not try something a little different? It can seem quite daunting when faced with all the different options, but all you need to do is decide what you and your garden really needs!

This guide will help you assess what you need your new fence to do for you and therefore, which type you should choose.

How To Know Which Fencing to Get?

There are a couple of things you need to consider before choosing the right fence for you. We will list the key factors to bear in mind below.

Size of Fence

The height of your fence will determine the level of privacy and security you can achieve in your garden. You need to strike a balance where you feel safe and secure in your garden without a fence that is too big for it, creating a shadowy, boxed-in effect. 

Another consideration is the local authorities who may restrict the height of your fencing. Be sure to check for any rules and regulations before you get started.

What The Main Function of The Fence is?

Is there anything specific that you need a fence for? It could be a dog who loves to escape, you might live somewhere that falls victim to bad weather or you might just really need some privacy from the next-door neighbours.

Style of the fencing

Once you have chosen the qualities that you want your fence to have, it is time to assess the different options available. Here are some popular styles of fence panels and the different features they possess…

  • Closeboard Fencing

Closeboard fencing is great for maintaining privacy with its overlapping wooden boards that create a solid boundary between your garden and the outside world. They’re a fantastic option if you want to deter intruders and stop pets from escaping.  

  • Picket Fencing

Picket fencing is the classic option for a more decorative structure. They are traditionally used at the front of the property but if you don’t mind a bit more visibility, they would work in the back garden too. These are the perfect option if you want something more decorative than functional, since they won’t stop any determined pets from escaping!

  • Overlap Fencing

Overlap fencing is a more affordable choice. It offers privacy and security without breaking the bank. It has all the benefits of closeboard fencing but may not be as robust in really bad weather. A little bit more maintenance might be required to prolong the life of these fence panels.

  • Featheredge Fencing

Featheredge fencing is built to last. Its structure of overlapping boards supported by a horizontal batten makes it a robust contender against the stormy British weather. It will provide you with privacy and security while spending time in the garden in summer whilst standing strong over the winter months.


Do you require gates?

Depending on the size of your garden, it may be advantageous to have a garden gate installed as a finishing touch. You may opt for a full side gate that provides security and privacy or a smaller lower gate that provides a decorative entrance point.


Get in touch for more information

Linnell Bros is your one-stop shop for high-quality, sustainable timber at competitive prices, whether you need fencing, gates, sleepers, or decking. We will gladly assist you with any project. Visit our Silverstone yard or call and speak with one of our friendly team members.