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Category:Wooden Fencing


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…

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Pros and Cons of Wooden Gates

Wood has withstood the test of time and remains a favourite gate building material, despite tough competition from aluminium, wrought iron and uPVC. When choosing a new garden or driveway gate it helps to understand the pros and cons of each material available to you, including maintenance costs, longevity and style recommendations. Pros of Wooden Gates Softwood gates made of Cedar or Redwood Pine are versatile, inexpensive and easy to maintain. All softwoods are easy to work with and this means a wooden gate can be made to suit any style of home. Traditional gating is available for period properties with…

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Best Types of Wood for Wooden Gates

Wooden gates are a popular home improvement and can offer a certain grandeur to a property while also improving security and privacy. How a wooden gate ages, whether it can be painted and the durability of the gate depend on the type of timber selected to make it. This may sound like a lot to consider, but choosing the timber for your ideal gate system need not be a difficult process, as all softwoods offer particularly good value for money and come in colours and grains to suit any style. Don’t let the name fool you. ‘Softwoods’ are some of the…

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Types of Wooden Gates

Privacy, security and visual appeal are all key concerns when it comes to your garden. A fence is a great start, but you’ll still need something to properly cover the various entryways into your front, back or side gardens. That’s where wooden gates come in. Like fencing, there are a number of things to think about when it comes to choosing a wooden gate – largely depending on where you’re expecting to have one installed. In this article, we’re looking at wooden gates and the kinds of things you might need to be aware of when finding one for your home….

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How to Protect a Fence From Soil Damage

A timber fence can add multiple benefits to your property, from creating an effective barrier and boundary line to boosting the aesthetic appeal of your property’s exterior for years at a time. However, your wooden fence could end up suffering prematurely from rot if you don’t take the proper steps to keep it maintained and protected before and after installation. This month, we’re looking at the best ways to protect your fence from soil damage, to help keep rot at bay for as long as possible so your fence can stay standing without needing constant repair or replacement. Rot threat Rot…

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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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Top 5 Maintenance Tips for Wooden Fences

Your fence is an important part of your garden and your property; it can add style, privacy and elegance if it’s well looked after, whereas a tired or dilapidated fence makes your home look uninviting and unloved. Keeping up with the maintenance of your wooden fencing is important as, if you don’t, you could face the cost of replacing it. It also looks bad if you decide to sell your home and is such a small task to take on with huge results. With our top 5 tips, you can tackle your wooden fence with confidence and bring it back to…

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