Hit and Miss

Allows air to pass through

Best described as a compromise between palisade fencing and close board fencing. Palisade fencing will allow some visibility and plenty of air, close board fencing will allow no visibility and no air. Hit and miss will allow minimal visibility from certain angles and will allow air to pass through. Ideal in situations where screening is important but air circulation must be maintained, for example, around bin stores, or where wind levels are high and full screen fencing could deteriorate.

Construction:- Posts can either be timber, concrete or metal and are set in concrete at 3m centres, although smaller centres are often used due to the popularity of

Hit and Miss Diagram

style of fencing in small runs such as bin stores. Heights are usually up to 2m, 1.8m being the most common. Timber (or sometimes metal) rails are recessed or bolted to posts. Timber pales are then nailed to the rails in a palisade fashion, but on both sides. The situation and personal preference will dictate how far apart the pales are spaced, and indeed how wide the pales are.

Chevron, Close BoardPalisade are great alternatives