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Feather Edge Fence Boards (6 Products)

Bring structure and style to your outdoor space with Feather Edge Boards (also known as close board, shiplap or featheredge fencing). With the vertical placement of featheredge fencing (against a post framework), your garden will be securely fenced off from any intruders with no gaps for anything to sneak through- keeping your pets safe. Not only does featheredge fencing look great from both sides, but each side can be customised to your liking.

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Feather Edge Fence Boards

What Are Feather Edge Fence Boards?

Along with arris rails, featheredge boards are a vital component in building a durable fence. Feather edge boards are one of the most prevalent forms of fencing in the United Kingdom. They are installed vertically onto a framework of posts with each board overlapping its neighbour, forming orderly lengths of fencing wherever it is needed.


Closeboard fences built from feather edge fence boards are conventionally more durable and robust than waney edge or overlap fences. This durability comes as a by-product of feather edge boards' construction and timber solidity. 

Not only are these feather edge boards tanalised and pressure treated, but they also provide extensive protection against fungal decay, insect attacks, and rot.

Feather Edge Fence Board Specifications

  • Fences built from feather edge fence boards are typically stronger than waney lap/overlap fences
  • Pressure treated for longer life
  • Long-lasting and weatherproof
  • Wide range of length and widths are available - to suit your fencing needs
  • Used in conjunction with fencing rails to create strong and sturdy closeboard fencing
  • Attractive finish - made from robust and high-quality natural timber
  • If one of the boards gets damaged, you can simply replace it with another

Frequently Asked Feather Edge Fence Boards Questions

How Can You Identify A Feather Edge Board?

The classic feather edge fence panel look is created by overlapping vertical planks of wood on the edges, with horizontal battens across the back for stability.

What Does Pressure Treated Mean? 

Pressure-treating wood is a process which impregnates timber's cellular structure with preservative chemicals. This process typically incorporates copper and organic co-biocides, which help to repel both insects and moisture.

What Are The Benefits Of Using Treated Timber? 

Because pressure-treated wood is resistant to rot, moisture, and other parasites, it lasts much longer than non-treated wood when used outdoors.

Pressure-treated wood is also less susceptible to moisture which can soften and warp the wood. Here are just a handful of the benefits on offer with treated timber:  

  • It is treated to resist rot, decay and insect attacks
  • The most durable timber option which offers extra stability, making it ideal for outdoor use
  • Thanks to its treated nature, treated timber is also low-maintenance
  • You won't have to spend time and money regularly maintaining it

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