Wood fences: designs and prices
Wood is a warm and natural product that’s a common choice as fence. It’s available in many different styles which can be used in modern as well as rural gardens. On this page you can find an overview of different designs of wood fences, the suitable wood types and prices.
Designs of wood fences
1) Wood fence panels
The biggest advantage of wood fence panels is that they offer lots of privacy. These fences are also quite sturdy and need way less maintenance than, for example, hedges. You can easily paint them, which makes it easier to change the appearance of your fence.
For those of you looking for a more creative wooden fence, there’s always the option of woven fence panels. The most commonly used type of wood for woven fence panels is willow, but you can also use the branches of a hazel. These fence panels also offer great protection against people looking in.
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2) Chestnut trellis
A popular kind of wooden fence is chestnut trellis. This fence is made by connecting thin slats of chestnut with a wire. That way you get a fence with a very rural look. You can often see this type of fence being used to close off farmyard or vegetable gardens.
A chestnut fence is relatively cheap. They are also easily placed, as they are delivered in long rolls. It’s also possible to integrate a small gate in the fence.
Chestnut can be used for fence panels and as fencing for paddocks (post and rail fencing).
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Type of wood crucial for durability of fence
The lifespan of your wooden fence greatly depends on the type of wood. Below you’ll find a few popular types of wood used to make fences, with an estimated lifespan. Quite logically, the choice often goes to sturdy types of wood, as wood fences have to endure a lot, weather-wise.
1) Impregnated wood is wood that has been treated with a special product (a so-called impregnating agent). That way the wood is better protected against water and vermin, which will greatly increase its lifespan. Spruce and pine are 2 types of wood that are often used to make impregnated garden fences.
Lifespan: 10 to 15 years
2) Hardwood is -as the name suggests- very sturdy, which gives your fence a longer lifespan. European oak is an example, but there are also tropical types of wood that make beautiful fences. Examples are padouk, azobé and afzelia (or doussie).
Lifespan: 15 to 25 years
Another important factor that influences the durability of wood fences is contact with the soil; more specifically, wet soil. The more it comes in contact with wet soil, the quicker your wood is going to rot. To prevent this from happening, you can always combine your wood fence with concrete. By placing your fence on a concrete slat, possibly with added concrete fence posts in between which you place the panels, your wood is much better protected. That way you can enjoy the natural look of wood, and the extra sturdiness of the concrete.
An expert can give you the best advice on the most suitable types of wood for your situation. Want to place a wooden fence? Don’t hesitate to go to our online quotation service and request various free, non-committal price offers from different specialists.
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Wood fences: prices
If you want to place a wooden fence, you have to take into account that many factors can influence the price, including size, type of wood and design. In the table below you can find some average prices for the different designs of wood fences.
|Design||Price/ meter||Estimated lifespan|
|Chestnut trellis||£ 10*||15-20 years|
|Fence panels impregnated wood||From £ 25*||10-15 years|
|Fence panels European hardwood||From £ 45*||15-25 years|
|Fence panels tropical hardwood||From £ 60 euro*||20-40 years|
|Woven fence panels willow||From £ 30 euro*||5-10 years|
|*Costs for placement are not included in the above-mentioned prices. The prices for fence panels applies to fence panels with standard height 6 ft.|
Keep in mind that letting an expert do the placement of your fence will bring extra costs with it. Prices can also strongly vary between suppliers. In order to find the best prices, you better request several quotes with different contractors. Via our online quotation service you can get free, tailor-made price offers. Click to go to our online quotation service.
Fence panels made from impregnated wood are already sufficiently protected by the impregnating agent. But due to sunlight, a natural greying can occur. If you want to fight this, you can treat the panels with an oil or stain. Hardwood won’t rot that easily either, but you can also treat these panels against greying with oil or stain. Make sure you check if the product is suitable for your type of fence.
Before you start oiling or staining your fence, you have to clean it first. This can easily be done with a garden hose. For your dirtier surfaces you can even use soap. First try the soap on smaller surfaces before applying it to your whole fence, to see if it has the desired effect.