Now the strong winds have passed, many of you will unfortunately, be left with either a couple of damaged fence panels like the one’s shown below or even huge gaps where the panel once lived!
With this in mind, we thought we should share a little of our fence panel knowledge to help you make the right decision when repairing or replacing your fence panels.
Fence Panels at Earlswood Garden & Landscape Centre
There are many different styles of fence panel available on the market today with a huge range of shapes, styles and sizes.
We stock the most popular options found in gardens throughout the UK and only offer the highest quality products made using top grade supplies. We offer a professional fitting service for fencing so if you do not like the idea of pulling out the old rotten posts and digging holes in your garden, let us come around and provide a free, no obligation quotation. Click to contact us.
The Waney Edge panel is known by many different names including Larch Lap, Overlap or Standard Lap. The Waney Edge name comes from the boards used to create the panel; they are cut straight from the tree with one square cut side and the other in the original outer shape of the tree and can sometimes still have the bark on too.
They are the most common budget panel seen around the UK and offer a good level of protection against intruders, animals and the odd football but do not tend to last as long as some other styles of panel.
The quality of these panels can vary considerably from each manufacturer with some using very cheap and thin cut timbers to recreate the waney effect.
The Earlswood Waney Edge panel is made using only the highest grade treated timber and come fully framed with
2 horizontal and 5 vertical battens on BOTH sides. This minimises flexing and warping of the boards and therefore, increases the life of the panel by some years.
Waney Edge panels are manufactured on site and we offer a Made-to-Measure service to meet your requirements.
Click here to view our Waney Edge sizes and prices.
The Closeboard panel is also known by many names including Feather Edge and Lap Panel. These panels are the best option for anyone wanting a super heavy duty fence for better security and a longer life.
They are constructed using Feather Edge Boards, which are cut so one side of the board is thicker than the other. The boards are overlapped by approximately 2” and then nailed onto strong supporting rails to the back of the panel, (our 6’ & 5’ high panels have 4 rails).
This process creates a solid, gapless panel, which should not flex once fitted in place and therefore, does not blow out in the wind.
Closeboard panels are manufactured on site and we offer a Made-to-Measure service to meet your requirements.
The Earlswood range of Continental panels are supreme quality double sided panels manufactured using planed, light coloured timber, which are ideal for neighbours looking to share the cost of a new fence or when you want a more decorative look to your garden.
They come in a variety of styles and sizes ranging from standard flat top to a highly decorative bow top trellis.
The Continental panels are made using an internal framework so the boards can be fixed on both sides, leaving no structural supports on view and come with a heavy duty frame around the outside of the panel. The boards are slightly offset to allow wind to pass through the panel, which minimises the risk of them being blown out.
Our Continental panels are supplied by KDM and come in set sizes. If you require a non-standard size or shape we will always look into modifying a panel for you in our expert on-site workshop and will happily provide a free quotation upon request.
We hope the above information is useful and has helped you to decide which panels are best for you.
Please contact us on 01564 702314 if you have any questions about fencing, to place your order for delivery or to arrange your free, no obligation fencing quotation.