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Types of Fences and Their Best Uses [Infographic]

All fences provide additional security, privacy and protection to a property. In addition, you can paint all types of fences to add your own decorative touch to your property, too.

However, each type of fence holds its own unique characteristics, making some more suited to specific circumstances than others. Here, we’re going to look at each type of fence and where they’re best used.

The main uses of fences include:
protection, security, privacy, stop wind, stop noise, decoration, support for climber plants, separation.

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Residential Fences

Wooden Fences – Practical and decorative.

Traditional Fencing Panels

Ideal for:
  • Privacy
  • Stopping wind & noise due to the lack of holes/ gaps
  • Separation

Trellis Fencing

Brilliant to use by itself or on top of other types of fences as decoration.

Ideal for:
  • Decoration
  • Support for climber plants
  • Separation

Continental Fencing

Combines the best of Traditional Fencing Panels and Trellis in a single structure.

Ideal for:
  • Srivacy
  • Stop wind & noise
  • Separation
  • Decoration
  • Support for climber plants

Close Board Fencing

Tough wooden fence. Provides a high degree of protection and privacy and great to stop winds as it has few holes/gaps. Therefore it’s great for protecting things inside the fence such as plants.

Ideal for:
  • Protection
  • Security
  • Privacy
  • Stop wind
  • Stop noise
  • Separation

Ranch Fencing 

Sturdy and durable. Often used in farms and ranches to keep animals (that can’t or don’t jump at all) inside. Also particularly decorative.

Ideal for:
  • Decoration
  • Separation

Metal Fences

Very sturdy, and as such excellent for extra security.

Steel Palisade Fencing 

For premises requiring a high level of security. Protects the property and, due to the sharp, pointed ends, prevents people entering by jumping over.

Ideal for:
  • Protection
  • Security
  • Separation

Wire Mesh Fencing 

Strong security measure and vandal deterrent. Due to its multiple holes it is good to look through (to keep an eye on animals or children inside the fence) and allow climbing plants to crawl up and lean on it.

Ideal for:
  • Protection
  • Security
  • Separation
  • Support for climber plants

Bow Top Railings

Good for anywhere where children are, as the rounded edges will avoid hurting children.

Ideal for:
  • Protection
  • Security
  • Separation
  • Decoration

Commercial Fences

Our wooden and metal fences above can be used for commercial premises.

Wooden Fences

Traditional Fencing Panels

New block of houses or on land areas surrounding large companies.

Ideal for:
  • Privacy
  • Stopping wind
  • Stopping noise
  • Separation

Trellis Fencing

Between gardens in a new block of houses to allow neighbours to socialise and climber plants to grow.

Ideal for:
  • Decoration
  • Support for climber plants
  • Separation

Continental Fencing

New block of houses close to a park

Ideal for:
  • Privacy
  • Stopping wind
  • Stopping noise
  • Separation
  • Decoration
  • Support for climber plants

Close Board Fencing

New block of houses close to a road

Ideal for:
  • Protection
  • Security
  • Privacy
  • Stopping wind
  • Stopping noise
  • Separation

Ranch Fencing

– Farms, Ranches

Ideal for:
  • Separation
  • Decoration

Metal Fences

Steel Palisade Fencing

– Jails/ Prisons

Ideal for:
  • Protection
  • Security
  • Separation

Wire Mesh Fencing

– Schools, Parks, Festivals

Ideal for:
  • Protection
  • Security
  • Separation
  • Support for climber plants

Bow Top Railings

– Schools, Children’s Playgrounds, Swimming Parks

Ideal for:
  • Protection
  • Security
  • Separation
  • Decoration
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