It’s fair to say that feather edge garden fencing is a very popular garden fencing option here in the U.K.
And many people may well be wondering well what the benefits of choosing this type of fence?
So, here at Kingsley Fencing we thought it was about time we wrote a blog post explaining what feather edge is, and why so many homeowners opt for this type of garden fence.
So, what is a feather edge fence?
Feather edge is quite simply the type of fencing that that is made using thick wooden slats. These thick wooden slats are what gives this type of wooden fence the name “feather edge”. These thick wooden slats are then nailed to the fence, and supported by thick wooden posts.
The overall design is so that the fence can be built quickly yet offer a fencing option that is durable.
For example, some fencing products, such as cheap panel fences, well often these need to painted more regularly plus, they often do not last as long as feather edge.
So, for example, during bad weather, when we have storms here in Cardiff, our garden fences often have to withstand high-winds. The fences that are often low-quality will fail, and fall over, and this is why so many homeowners here in Cardiff want a fence that’s better quality, and that’s why they opt for a feather edge fence.
Why is feather edge fencing such a popular option?
Well, let’s face it, most of us are strapped for time these days.
That’s say it can seem like more and more of our time is spent at work, and therefore DIY jobs can therefore sometimes get neglected.
And because most of us spend so much time at work, well, most of us like to keep the weekends for relaxing instead.
So, this is why so many homeowners within Cardiff, often call us to build a new feather edge fence quickly.
We can therefore offer you the following:
· We don’t just build feather edge fencing we can also offer many more options such as hit and miss
· More luxurious fencing such as red cedar fencing
· We can offer to paint your new fence
· Cardiff fencing quotes are all offered for free
Okay, so one of the main reasons why feather edge is so popular is because this type of garden fence is very durable indeed. That’s if good quality of the timber that is used is of good quality, and the fence is installed by a professional fencing company like us.
Here in Cardiff, we employ many carpenters, and unlike some garden maintenance companies that offer a massive range of services, we only offer to build wooden fences and decking.
We say its important to use a professional fencing contractor because often some companies do not correctly build a fence. For example, some companies during the summer just try and install as many garden fences as they can, which can sometimes mean that the fence is not built correctly.
For example, here’s some tell tale signs that the fence is not built correctly:
· Weak concrete mix, so the concrete starts to break
· Have not dug the post holes deep enough, so the fence will start to move in the wind
· Opted for the cheapest fencing products, so the wooden slats will split
· The fence posts are not thick enough, so the fence may not last that long
Even though it may seem relatively simple to build a fence, often some fencing companies still get the construction wrong. So, out best advice is to seek a respected fencing contractor, like Kingsley Fencing.
Thick wooden slats
It’s clear to see the benefits of choosing this type of garden fence when you put a feather edge fence right next to wood panel fence. That’s to say if you are thinking about building a garden fence yourself, you have to ask yourself, will the fence you will build last that long.
As sometimes, if you spend the whole weekend, and possibly longer cutting wood, purchasing wood panels, digging holes and mixing concrete, well, if the fence only lasts a few years, well you may ask yourself was it worth doing?
You may think, well will it be better value for money to call a Cardiff fencing business, like Kingsley Fencing?
The reason is that feather edge is normally made of thick wooden slats, and the wooden fence panel will normally made from thin wooden slats.
So, normally the feather edge will last longer than wooden panel fences, that’s when compared with a panel fence that can sometimes be cheaply made.
However, as any good fencing company will tell you in Cardiff, how long the fence will last will be dependent on the quality of the wood.
That is two fences may well be feather edge, yet if one is made from superior quality wood, and the other may well be made from wood which has lots of wood knots. Or, sometimes the wood can be so cheap that is splits, or suffer from wood rot.
So here at Kingsley Fencing we only partner with a few timber yards, these timber merchants we know will supply us with good quality pine fencing.
Thick wooden posts
So many fencing companies here in Cardiff offer really cheap quotes sometimes, however, sometimes to make a profit, the business may then have to cut corners on which fencing products that the company uses.
So instead of thick, chunky wooden fencing posts for example, well, the business may use thinner wooden posts, and then to save even more money and time, the business may well dig shallow holes for the fence posts to go into.
So in a nutshell, make sure the fencing company is offering you good quality fence, by using good quality timber, and that the fence posts look strong enough to support the fence in strong winds.
Which garden fencing option should I go for if I want a low maintenance garden?
As most of us have less and less time to spend improving our gardens, more and more of us want to design a low maintenance garden.
So, this often means that a lot of homeowners here in Cardiff, want a garden that offers a space within the garden to relax and unwind, yet often many people do not want to spend time having to mow large lawns or repair a broken fence over the summer.
This is why so many homeowners are now opting for garden fencing that will last a long period of time, and more importantly be low-maintenance.
We also build wooden decking, so when your having your new fence built, well, why not have a new wooden decking built as well?
Some homeowners here in Cardiff, also want to create an indoor space within their gardens where they relax and enjoy a cup of coffee.
We have therefore built many wooden summerhouses here in Cardiff, and these summerhouses have been used from everything from a home office, right through to a summerhouse that doubled up as a bar!
So, Kingsley Fencing can therefore offer you the following:
· Wooden fencing
· Wooden decking
· Wooden summerhouses
Do you require an extra tall garden fence?
More and more homeowners within Cardiff are opting for extra tall fencing. Some homeowners may ask for extra tall fencing so that they can gain more privacy within their garden.
So no matter if you want a really tall fence, or a short fence for a front garden, we will have the perfect garden fence for your home.
But is this type of wooden fence affordable?
Often when an old fence falls over, possibly because of bad weather, and strong winds pushing the rotten fence over, well the fence falling over may come as a shock to the homeowner, and therefore not a cost they were budgeting for.
And often the homeowner will not want to replace the fence that has become damaged with the same type of wooden fence. As often wasting time having to repair an old fence, well that can be a waste of money.
However, there is a solution, and that is if you live in Cardiff, then you may wish to call Kingsley Fencing to obtain a solid, and robust wooden fence.
That’s because we can offer you an affordable solution, we can build a solid, sturdy wooden fence that will offer you the following:
· Solid and well-built wooden fence
· We can paint your timber fence
· We offer feather edge fencing which is affordable
So, does it matter which fencing company we use?
Well, we would say yes, and that’s because there are so many garden maintenance companies, and some offer a truly large range of gardening services.
So, for example, some garden maintenance businesses offer a wide range of services, this can range from offering to build a block paved driveway for your home, through to offering to cut down trees and bushes.
However, we believe its far better to choose a business that specialises just in building garden fences. This is why so many homeowners choose Kingsley Fencing as we mostly only build wooden fences.
A large number of our customers opt for a feather edge fencing that is built using concrete posts.
Concrete posts are used to make the fence last even longer, the reason being is that with wooden posts, the posts can sometimes suffer from wood rot.
That is where the wooden fence post is encased in concrete, the wooden post can sometimes rot. So, this is why so many homeowners opt for concrete posts, the concrete posts are inexpensive, and can make your fence last longer.
We can install feather edge fencing quickly
Some garden maintenance companies will have employees that often are doing many different jobs.
That’s to say one week the employees may well be laying a new patio, the next cutting down trees and then the company may well have a fencing contract.
However, Kingsley Fencing employ carpenters that just build wooden fences. We believe this is why our fences are built to a consistently high-standard.
Which types of property would be best suited for a feather edge fence?
Feather edge fencing is used in a wide range of properties, for instance many new builds in areas like St Mellons, within Cardiff have feather edge fencing within their gardens.
However, many older properties, so for example a Victorian house may also have feather edge fencing.
The main reason so many homeowners opt for this fence is because:
· Feather edge is durable
· Painted easily
· Low maintenance type of fence
Can this type of fence be easily painted?
Yes, with some fences, such as panel fences sometimes the fence can become damaged by the wind.
This means that the fence panels may slip, and therefore an area of the fence that hasn’t been painted may then be visible.
But with feather edge, this fence is of a high quality, and the wood is made from thick wooden slats.
This often means that the fence could often need a couple of coats of paint, however because the wood is thick, means that this type of fence often lasts longer.
Many homeowners also ask us to paint their fence for them, a popular shade of paint is olive green yet many homeowners also opt for more traditional colours such a mahogany as well.
Okay so how much does this type of fence cost?
This does depend on how much fencing is required, yet we do offer free no obligation quotes.
Therefore why not give us a call, so that we can offer you a free quote?
Do you build many feather edge garden fences within Cardiff, South Wales?
Yes, we most certainly do, feather edge is by far the most popular type of garden fence that we build.
However, if you do not want a feather edge fence, we can also build:
· Hit and miss
· Picket fencing
· Red cedar
· Bespoke garden fencing
How can we obtain a quote?
If you send us an e-mail, we can arrange a time to come and offer you a free quotation.