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Take a look at our new, contemporary fencing

When looking for perfect fencing, it can be difficult to find something that matches your unique style, everywhere seems to have similar styles. Here at eDecks, we know that struggle, so to combat fencing disappointment we’ve released four new contemporary styles!

Contemporary Lattice Fencing

First up are our contemporary lattice fence panels, a sleek alternative to traditional fencing; by being a semi-solid decorative panel, they are ideal for creating a lighter garden where privacy is not an issue. These panels would look amazing alongside a modern extension or city garden, they would also work well as a garden divider to add more depth and act as a trellis for climbing plants. They are also handmade in our very own factory and pressure-treated to BS8417 at our treatment works to maximise the lifespan of the timber by up to 15 years. This treatment creates an effective barrier to infestation by insects and fungi so the panels will look fantastic for years!

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Hightop vertilap Fencing

These panels have a rustic look that’s hard not to love. This design is a fencing staple known for its durability. Handcrafted by our skilled panel makers, the high top vertilap panel takes a traditional featheredge design and gives it a modern twist with the top edge cut out. They are also pressure treated to improve longevity and fixed using galvanised nails throughout for long life. Packing feather edge boards tightly together and the sturdy back supports means that strong winds and the elements are no match for these panels. These boards are truly made to last. Again, these panels are handmade and pressure treated in our workshops so they have real quality.

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Lattice top overlap Fencing

If you’re a fan of traditional fencing this new style might be for you. Expertly handcrafted, lattice top overlap fence panels are a hybrid of two popular products combined to create a stylish new design. These panels provide the sleek modern feel of a slatted panel, but with the added benefit of extra privacy and protection that some people may prefer, with the solid waney edge effect on the lower part of the panel. They are dip treated to a nice golden brown colour in our own factory, care is taken to see the panels are preserved thoroughly. Not only all that, but they are also compatible with concrete posts, so they can easily replace your current panels!

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Strong board Fencing

If you love the rustic look of our Hightop panels but want extra strength, our strong board panels might be for you. Super strong and robust, these panels are made from high quality 6 x 1 rough sawn timbers with extra back support rails, making it one of our most robust panels ever. Once again they’re handmade and treat in our workshop to give the wood an up to 15-year lifespan. these panels will look fantastic in any home whilst withstanding any weather conditions.

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Our panels are provided with a 10-year guarantee against rot. For more information please see our manual guides at the foot of eDecks.co.uk.

Looking for the best deals on contemporary fencing?

Check out our amazing deals on fencing here on the eDecks website!

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most projects – and any products we sell online. Contact eDecks here for personalised advice for your project today.

At eDecks you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Superfast FREE delivery on orders over £150*

48 hour delivery on many products

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge, unfortunately – please check the eDecks website for more details.

Composite fencing: the low maintenance, environmentally friendly solution for your garden.

Choosing the correct fencing for your garden can be difficult, especially as we approach the harsher winter months, but composite fencing may be the answer to all your concerns! In this article we will help you decide if this fencing is right for you, discussing the pros and cons.

What is composite fencing?

Most garden fences are made from soft or hardwoods, and whilst composite fencing is a newer product it is set to change the game with fencing choices. Composite fencing offers many unique features and is even made from recycled materials to help you reduce your carbon footprint, which is more important today than ever.

Composite fencing is made from a mixture of plastic and wood, these elements together give the fencing a natural wood look whilst the plastic makes maintenance much easier and gives your fencing a much longer lifespan, up to 20 years. Meaning you save money and the planet! What’s not to love?

Is composite fencing right for you?

Every garden has different needs, but everyone can agree that a 20-year guarantee on fencing is unbeatable.

Not convinced yet? here are just some of the top attributes of composite fencing:

  • The combination of wood and plastic makes the fencing extremely strong, it can withstand high impact
  • More weatherproof than standalone wood products, meaning no moss build up from rainfall
  • Environmentally friendly manufactured from 75% recycled materials
  • Stronger than concrete posts
  • Simple to install at home without professional help

However, there may be some factors that make you decide against composite fencing:

  • It can be more expensive than soft or hardwood (However treatment for wood fencing can end up costing more!)
  • There is less customisation than wood fencing – but it can look much more modern!

Looking to buy composite fencing?

The price of composite panels may be a little daunting, but purchasing directly from suppliers online is an easier way to find the best deals, and you can have them delivered directly to your door!

Here at eDecks, we have unbeatable customer service, we offer guidance on installation and specialist advice before a purchase is even made. Why not check out our prices for composite fencing today? We run unbeatable offers all year round and we are here to answer any questions you may have!

At eDecks you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Superfast FREE delivery on orders over £150*

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

Incredible prices on composite decking and PVC decking (and frequent big discounts!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge, unfortunately – please check the eDecks website for more details.

**Prices all correct at time of writing

How To Keep Your Timber Fencing Looking Great!

How Do I Look After My Fence Panels?

In today’s blog, we are going to be sharing some of our favourite hints and tips to help you care for your garden fence; by answering some of our most frequently asked questions, you can keep your fencing looking fantastic for many years to come!

Why Do My Fence Panels Rattle?

As we all know, the weather in the UK can be very unpredictable and can cause some issues during high winds. A rattling panel will usually occur when the slot for the fence panel is too wide, allowing the panel to move and vibrate, whilst this is not normally an issue, however, in high winds, this can cause the panels to rattle and occasionally lift from the posts, as the gap will allow air pressure to flow around and under the panel.

How Can I Stop My Panels Rattling?

We would recommend using Fence Panel Grips. Thankfully, these are very simple to install, all you need to do is slot this into the gap down the side of your concrete post and once the clip releases, it will expand and hold the panel securely in place. The recommended amount to use would be four clips per panel for maximum stability and durability.

Do Fence Panels Need Treating?

Yes, all fence panels new and old will need treating, panels will arrive from eDecks dip treated, however, they require some maintenance to make sure they last as long as possible. 

How Often Should I Treat My Fence Panels?

All new fence panels arrive from eDecks dip treated; if you aren’t planning on painting or staining your panels straight away, we recommend doing so after 2 to 3 years depending on the condition of the wooden panels and old panels need treating once a year. This helps to keep them healthy and protected against the elements. 

How Do I Treat My Fence Panels?

Here at eDecks, we recommend using a water-based fence stain on a garden fence is a great way of prolonging the life of fence panels and posts. Fencing stains like Ronseal Fence life one coat is perfect for use on fence panels as they help to protect the timber from cracking, splitting and warping our personal favourite is the Ronseal Fencing Treatment (various colours available) which offers great fencing protection! Once the panels have been cleaned, treated and allowed to dry, fence panels should then be treated with a wood preservative, this will help to prevent future growth of mould and algae. Fence panels that have become heavily soiled with biological growth may require a second treatment.

How Long Do Fence Panels Last?

The typical lifespan of a wooden fence panel is between 10 to 15 years depending on their location and how well they are cared for, the more effort spent trying to maintain, the longer we can expect them to last.

If all this seems like hard work, have you considered our range of composite fencing, not only is it virtually maintenance-free, it will also last for years and years, looking just as fresh as the day it was installed.

Fencing: A Guide to Overlap and Vertilap Fence Panels

Fencing is a good option for adding privacy and security to your garden and with Spring on its way, it’s a good time to stop and take stock of your garden plans for the seasons ahead. Dependent upon budget, purpose and size, the variety of fence panels available is plentiful and choosing the right fit for your garden can be a struggle, however, here at eDecks we like to make things as simple as possible for our customers, and we will equip you with the knowledge you need to make a decision on what works best for you.

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Overlap Arch

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Vertilap Arch

If you would prefer a heavier duty fence panel, then vertilap fencing is the best way to go. The design means that each wooden board covers part of the next and so allows no light through yet creates a very private fencing area, as well as adding strength to the fencing panel. The added strength is excellent for security, but also helps if you or your neighbours has pets, so that they stay on the correct side of the fence. They are available in both vertical and horizontal overlaps, some boasting heavy duty boards and even made to measure.

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Overlap

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Vertilap

If you are on a budget, overlap fence panels are a common and wallet-friendly solution. Whilst these panels are not quite as strong as alternatives such as vertical lap panels, they are super easy to install, as well as being inexpensive whilst still providing your garden with privacy. With our handy guide below you can install your very own garden fencing area!

  • 1: Ask the Neighbours – Every new fencing project should begin with consulting your neighbours; this has as much to do with keeping good relations as it does practicality as constructing a new fence is always easier to do if you have access to it at both sides.
  • 2: Pick a Type – It is important to find the right type of fencing for your garden, and here at eDecks we offer a wide range to choose from so it is worth considering what you are wanting from your fence before making a decision. Overlap fence panels are constructed from overlapping horizontal boards and offer high levels of privacy at a very good price, with heavy duty vertilap being the strongest fence panels, offering a perimeter fencing that is very sturdy with a high privacy level. To calculate how many fence panels to buy, start by measuring the area that you want to cover. Since fence panels are usually 6ft wide, you need to divide the length of ground by six to calculate how many panels you will need. For example, an area of 30ft would require 5 panels.
  • 3: Post It – With your fence panel designs taken care of, it is time to then get started installing the fence posts. Steel fence posts are by far the more sturdy option in comparison to wooden fence posts, but they do require more effort to put up. Timber posts on the other hand, are relatively easy to erect so they’re perfect if this is your first time building a fence. If you are using timber posts, we do recommend extending their lifespan by using a wood preserver of your choice.
  • 4: Supporting Cast – Next up, you will need to set the posts in using concrete or steel fence supports to keep them in place. Both methods are good options for securing your posts in the ground, although if you choose to set your posts in concrete, you will require longer fence posts. For a six foot high fence, you will need eight foot long posts, as they will need to be buried at least two feet deep. If you are using steel supports, then these can be the same as the fence panel length.
  • 5: Let’s Prep – Begin preparation by marking the line your fence will follow with string, attaching it to posts along the boundary line. Any climbing plants or dense grass should also be cut away to allow easy access to the area.
  • 6: Diggin’ It – If you are using wooden posts, make sure the holes are at least two feet deep; any shallower and your fence will become wobbly during strong winds. Using your boundary string line as a guide, dig holes at both ends of the line, aiming for holes that are three times wider than the width of the posts. For example, if your post is 4x4inches, dig a hole 12x12inches wide. This will ensure the concrete foundation will be sturdy enough to secure your posts. Mark an 8ft scrap of timber two feet above the bottom to make sure that the depth of the holes are correct and if the mark lines up with the ground, your postholes are deep enough. If you are using steel fence supports, place a piece of scrap timber into the support and hammer that into the ground until the top of the steel support is level with the ground.
  • 7: Set in their Ways – If you are using steel supports, you will not need to worry about securing your posts in the ground, but if you are using wooden posts, you will need to set concrete around them to hold them in place. Once the first and last postholes are ready, position your post and ask a friend to hold it in place. You can mix your own concrete if you prefer, but a 1kg Postcrete mix will work just as well. The Postcrete mix will set in just a few minutes so ensure that your posts are straight using a spirit level. Slope the concrete away from the post using a trowel to get the water to run away from the base of your posts. Next, attach a new line of string on the top of your bookending posts to make sure the other posts line up correctly all along the boundary. You can also use this line to quickly check that the heights of your posts are correct too. With the line in place, you are then ready to continue digging the other holes if you haven’t already done so. Measure out and mark the position of the holes by placing the fence panels against the first post.
  • 8: Putting up the Panels – Now that the posts are in place, nail the post clips to the fence post first and then onto the fence panel. Two or three U-shaped clips per post will be enough to hold the panel in place. Keep the base of your panels from rotting and installing gravel boards. You can protect the top of your posts by using a decorative post cap. Prevent the cap from splitting by drilling a hole into the cap before you attach it to the post.

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Overlap

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Vertilap

eDecks offers some of the best deals on maintenance-free Overlap and Vertilap Fence Panels around, including all of the installation supplies and tools you may need. Not only do we provide plenty of unbeatable deals but also:

Super-fast FREE delivery on orders over £100*

Handy FREE installation guides.

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge. Please check the eDecks website for more details.

10 Year Guarantee against rotting! *Provided all products have been fitted and maintained to the manufacturer’s recommendations. *

Composite Fence Panels: A Contemporary Addition

A majority of fences are made from hard or soft woods, although recently, there has been a surge in the popularity of composite fence panels due to its contemporary style, which is a relatively new building material that is made from a mixture of plastic and real wood. Composite fence panels are often made from recycled materials, making it an eco-friendly option. The wood composition gives it a beautifully authentic look, while the plastic allows the fencing to last much longer than wholly organic materials. Using composite fencing means your fence will last far longer than the original wooden versions, resulting in fewer replacements and therefore fewer trees are cut down to replace them.

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There are many attributes to composite fence panels;

  • Deflects noise pollution – allowing you to enjoy the tranquillity of your garden without outside noise pollution seeping in.
  • Heavy duty – They have reinforced vertical slats ensuring they are gale force proof, resulting in no more cracked or blown out panels.
  • Maintenance free – No more painting and staining, as composite panels don’t fade like traditional fencing.
  • Superior durability – When compared to wood, composite fence panels don’t rot or splinter which is often the case in traditional wooden fencing.
  • Design – Our composite fence panels are designed to fit within your existing structure. No fixings are required as the composite fence panel fits within traditional concrete posts.
  • Cost effective – No need to buy replacement wooden panels after bad winters, as composite fence panels are excellent at withstanding harsh conditions.
  • Easy to assemble – Our composite fencing panels come ready made, so all you need to do is slot them between the original concrete posts.

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Our composite fence panels come in a range of sizes and are suitable for fitting in-between existing concrete posts. They are dual sided meaning you could even split the cost with your neighbours so that you can both enjoy the aesthetic qualities of the fencing. We also offer a variety of colours to complement our composite decking collection, including Natural, Walnut and Graphite.

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Composite fencing can be slightly more expensive than traditional pure wood fencing, but you can save yourself money by purchasing your fencing online, without the costs of showrooms and stores throughout the country. Online retailers can offer huge discounts on exactly the same products you may find at local hardware stores, so having a quick browse online can be a very cost effective solution. You will then still have the same guarantee as you would in person, with the added benefit that your goods will be delivered straight to your door. If you’re looking for extra guidance on installation, eDecks offers an incredible support service which you can use prior to any purchase, as well as offering professional guides to follow as you build.

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To go with your composite fence panels, we also offer a range of accessories, including Composite Fence Posts, Composite Fence Post Caps, available in Flat, Acorn or Globe styles, Composite Fence Post Bolt Downs, to make the installation of a small fence quick and easy, meaning that concrete drives are no longer a problem, and lastly Supaspikes, which have fins that bite into the soft ground giving a stable base for smaller fences.

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eDecks offers some of the best deals on maintenance-free Composite Fence Panels around, including all of the installation supplies and tools you may need. Composite fence panels are tough and hard-wearing, give the appearance of a wooden finish and are manufactured here in the UK. Not only do we provide plenty of unbeatable deals but also:

Super-fast FREE delivery on orders over £100*

Handy FREE installation guides.

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge. Please check the eDecks website for more details.

20 Year Guarantee against rotting! *Provided all products have been fitted and maintained to the manufacturer’s recommend

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