Stylish close board panels for residential and commercial customers
This is a really popular style of fencing for both residential and commercial properties and there are a few variations!
The posts can either be timber or concrete, naturally concrete is considered to be stronger, but it is more expensive and of course timber is now pressure treated to give a good lifespan, so it’s a personal choice really. The posts according to British Standard should be concreted into the ground at 3m centres.
Two, three or four rails, depending on the fence height, are fixed to the posts; these can be morticed, recessed or nailed/bolted on. Morticing posts to take the rails allows the posts to show in the fencing, but recessed and nailed on mean the posts will not be seen (as shown in the main picture above).
A gravel board is fixed to the bottom of the fence; this can either be timber or concrete. Featheredge boards are placed on the top of the gravel board and nailed to the rails, overlapping to form a ‘shiplap’ effect.
Durapost – Our new cold rolled steel fencepost
As an alternative to concrete and wood, we are now offering lightweight and durable steel posts. The steel posts can be coated or galvanised. They are discreet and long-lasting. A slimline profile of 20mm Durapost can be used for composite gravel boards, while a classic profile of 48mm can be used for composite boards.
- (20mm) Slimline profile
- (48mm) Classic profile
- Strong yet lightweight
- Manufactured from galvanised steel
- A variety of colours: nut brown, olive-grey, galvanised steel and anthracite grey are available.
- You can also purchase matching composite gravel boards.