Can a New Fence Increase the Value of Your Home?
If you are looking for a simple way to improve your home’s market value, an impressive, new fence may be the answer. However, it is important to choose the right fence, and make sure the fence has a purpose which will appeal to prospective home buyers. What is the purpose of the fence? A well-maintained garden fence, installed by professionals, can increase the value of a property by about 20%. However, a fence will only increase the value of your property if it has a relevant purpose, such as increasing security, privacy, keeping pets in, or upgrading and modernising for aesthetic…Continue reading
The World’s Most Famous Fences & Walls [Infographic]
What makes a fence or wall famous? In some cases it’s their historical importance; they act as a reminder of previous socio-political conflicts and symbolise the ideological progress we, as national or global communities, have engendered following the subsequent resolutions. Others reside as geographical landmarks; their cultural influence often derives from a feature of consummate architecture or significant longevity. And for others, it’s because they’re covered in bras. This article is going to explore some of the most famous fences and walls in the world. We’ll be discussing how and why each of these structures have gained the incredible worldwide notoriety…Continue reading
What is the UK law concerning fences and gates?
When you are making alterations or additions to your property related to fences and gates, you should make sure you are aware of the regulations and laws surrounding such work. Planning permissions cover a wide variety of construction work and keep your building in line with national and local guidelines. Most people will not know what kinds of work require permissions and which do not, so we’ve put together these guidelines to help you understand how fencing and gates can be affected by such rules. Rules and regulations Planning permission regulations are in place across the whole of the UK and,…Continue reading
What makes a Good Fence Installer?
If you’ve decided it’s time for a new fence, you may be considering whether to do it yourself or hire a professional. This choice will depend greatly upon whether you have the strength, knowledge, skill and time to carry out the job well. If you don’t feel confident enough that you can complete the job safely and effectively, it is best to leave it to an experienced professional – a fence can, after all, influence the whole look of your property, for good or bad! A good fence installer will have an array of skills which enable them to get the…Continue reading
7 Things to know before installing a new fence
Before installing a new fence, there are many factors you should consider to ensure longevity and to also select the best fence for your requirements. A new fence is an investment, contributing to the overall look of your property, and so it is important you do your research and are prepared before beginning any work. To help you ready yourself for a new fence, the experts at Harrow Fencing have put together some top preparatory tips. What do you want the fence for? Before you decide upon the type of fence you want, you should give thought to what you want…Continue reading
Benefits of a Swimming Pool Safety Fence
A swimming pool is a dream purchase for many, but it’s easy to get caught up in all the fun and luxury one can provide and forget just how dangerous a pool can be. Without an effective safety barrier in place, you’re at risk of having that dream turn into a nightmare. Fences have been used to safeguard properties for centuries, and dedicated fencing for a swimming pool should be a top priority if you’re looking to take the plunge. Swimming pool laws Here in the UK, we don’t have any laws or legislation regarding barriers for private swimming pools. Some…Continue reading
Top Tips for Finding the Perfect Fencing Contractor
Secure, stylish and durable: these are the key features you need to look for when looking for a new fence. But finding the right products is only half the battle because it’s just as important, if not more, to find the perfect fencing contractor to install your fence, too. However, with so many fencing contractors out there it’s difficult to know just who you can trust to safely supply and install your fence. But by following these top tips, you’ll have your ideal fence installed in no time at all. Does the contractor have a professional website? Professional companies are more…Continue reading
The Importance of Sourcing Sustainable Wood Products
In the modern age, with global warming and climate change becoming an ever more pressing issue, the importance of sourcing sustainable wood products has never been more crucial. That’s because failure to use sustainable supplies of raw materials will see accelerated climate change and the global temperature rise. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can do your bit to help slow down and limit the extent of climate change by making even the smallest changes, such as ensuring you only purchase fencing sourced from sustainable wood products. What Is Considered a Sustainable Wood Product? Any wood sourced from…Continue reading
Child Friendly Fences
For families with young children just about every decision you make will take into account their safety, and that is especially important when it comes to choosing fencing for your property. Besides providing privacy and visual appeal to your home, fencing is also an essential safety feature, especially when kids are involved, so this month we’re looking at child safety fences and how fencing can help protect your children in a number of different ways. Potential dangers Fences can be a vital child safety feature for any property or area, offering a sturdy barrier which will protect children from many potentially dangerous…Continue reading
Best Types of Wood for Fences
Wooden fences have been used for centuries, and remain popular today because of the availability, affordability and attractiveness of wood. They are a great way to ensure privacy and security and improve the general look of your property. Another reason wooden fences are so widely used is the sheer breadth of wood varieties available. It’s easy to get stuck trying to find the perfect wood for your fence, so we’ve put together this guide to the different types of wood available and why you might think of choosing one over the other. Realistically, there are two standout species of wood that…Continue reading