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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,…

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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…

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High Security Fencing

Security is a principal consideration for any property and one that should be kept in mind at all times. It’s vital to think about security throughout the entirety of your commercial or industrial premises, but the perimeter of your property needs particular attention. Dedicated security fencing has proven to be an incredibly effective deterrent, and is a must for any property in need of protection from intruders, criminals or vandals. This month, we’re taking a look at high security fencing; how it can help protect your property under various circumstances where standard fencing just won’t do. Types of security fencing Metal…

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Secure Your Property with Anti-climb Fences

A fence should act as a distinct barrier for entry to your garden and home, but sometimes you need something extra to discourage and, ideally, stop people from climbing up and over your fence. Types of Fencing It’s easy to make whatever kind of fencing you have into an effective anti-climbing measure. You don’t necessarily need to pick and choose different types of fencing to ensure deterrence, you can modify most types of fencing to suit your needs. These often come in the forms of: Toppings Natural defences Anti-climb paint Clever use of these options can help secure your property by…

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The 5 Most Popular Types of Fencing

When choosing a fence for your commercial property or home, the huge range of options available to you can make it a difficult decision. Here at Harrow Fencing, we love sharing our knowledge of the fencing industry to ensure you make the right choice for your requirements. In this article, we’ve listed the most popular types of fencing available, and some of the benefits of each. Wooden Fencing As the most traditional and widely used fencing option for domestic houses, wooden fencing makes an attractive and classic addition to any garden or outdoor area. Wooden fences have the added benefit of…

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Metal Fencing: Types and Uses

For security purposes, metal fencing is superior to any other material, offering a stable and versatile option to keep your commercial or domestic property safe. There are a variety of metal fencing options, each with their own ideal uses. This article looks at the different types of metal fencing available, and what they are best used for. Steel Palisade Fencing Steel palisade fencing is ideal for those that require high-level security for their premises or home. Palisade fences provide superior protection, with a range a height options to choose from, and at affordable prices. This type of fencing is popular with…

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Enhance Your Fence And Garden With Trellis

Trellis has been around for a long time, dating back even to Roman times where they would use it in a much similar way, decorating and dividing up their outdoor spaces. But what are the advantages of trellis and trellis fencing and how can they help to enhance our gardens? There are actually several ways in which you can benefit from trellis in your garden and this month we’re going to explore just a few of the main reasons people use wooden trellis. Better Aesthetics Our gardens offer us some peace, quiet and sanctuary from the world and the best thing…

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Creating The Perfect Garden Ambiance This Summer

Summer has finally come around again and we’re starting to see temperatures which coax people out of their homes and into their gardens. But what if you don’t have a garden you can be proud of? How can you create ambiance and serenity in your garden to relax at the weekends and after a long day at work? This month we’ve got some great tips on how you can spruce up your garden and create that perfect summer atmosphere. More Decoration Some gardens, no matter how big or small, suffer from a lack of decoration and elegance. This is where continental…

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Garden Security Part 2: Gates

Following on from last month where we discussed the security of your garden in relation to your fences, we’re now going to talk about wooden gates. There is an obvious difference here as the gates are actually meant to be a point of access, however, they are meant to be used only by you and the people you give permission to access your property. For the most part, your considerations in choosing a garden gate will come down to where it is placed and how it looks next to your fencing. Because most people opt for wooden fencing, it is often…

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Garden Security Part 1: Fences

While we’ve touched on the look and function of fences before, this month we start a two part blog on the security of your garden. In this piece, we’ll talk about fences, how they can help you keep your home or premises secure and what kind of fences we offer at Harrow Fencing to assist you. How Do Fences Help Security? Every home has its weak spot which thieves and opportunists will try to exploit. A survey carried out in 1996 – The British Crime Survey – stated that around 60% of all domestic burglaries were carried out via the back…

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