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Different Types of Wood Fencing Explained

BK Timber installs only the best wood fencing, helping you to keep your home safe and add a touch of class to your outdoor space.

The significance of fencing can not be denied in today’s world, as it not only defines and defends a family’s property but also serves an aesthetic purpose.

There are several types of fences, and if you are looking to add wooden fencing panels around your home, read this article for valuable insight from our team of specialists.

The Most Popular Choices for Wooden Fences

It is important to think about the elements your wooden fence will be exposed to, so make sure you choose the type of wood suited best for your climate and weather conditions.

If you decide to choose a cheap option you could discover, because of the constant maintenance, that this will cost you more in the long run.

Tasks such as replacing panels, re-aligning posts and constantly patching up cracks or splits will become tedious quickly. Purchasing wood that will hold up for years, is the best financial option.

There are two standout species of wood that with proper maintenance, provide you with long-lasting and attractive fencing.

Cedar and pine fences both have unique benefits, so here we are going to look at which will suit you best.

Pressure Treated Pine for Residential Fences

This type of timber is the most popular for residential fences, given it is quite affordable and readily available. Pine can be susceptible to damage, which could require regular maintenance, but most pressure-treated pine is now infused with chemical preservatives which combat against rot and insect infestation.

No matter what wood you choose it is important to ensure you have some kind of defence against this sort of damage.

Durable Cedar Fences

Cedar wood is more expensive than pine, but the material is naturally more durable and contains natural oils to deter insects. Cedar is also rot-resistant, with a pleasant scent and attractive aesthetic – this is a great choice for fencing panels.

No matter which type of wood you choose, it is crucial to keep it looking brand new as this means it will last decades.

Bespoke Wooden Fencing from BK Timber

Bespoke joinery is just a facet of the service BK Timber can provide for you.

Whether you are looking for individual panels to replace damaged areas of your current fencing or an entirely new system, contact us today and we will be able to help.

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