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Fence Panels help you achieve the perfect balance of privacy, shade, and protection for your home and garden. Here at Materials Market, we stock an extensive range of wooden fence panels in a range of different sizes to help complement your outdoor space and define its borders. Whether your project requires traditional or contemporary fence panels, we've got you covered.

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Types of Fencing Panels

If you're considering purchasing fencing, whether it's for privacy or just for decoration, familiarise yourself with the different types of garden fencing panels available before making your decision.

In order to determine which panels best suit you and your project, let's explore the most popular types of garden fence panels below.

Feather Edge Fence Panel

Feather edge boards (also known as closeboard panels, shiplap or featheredge fencing). 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.

Our feather edge fence panels double up as decorative fence panels thanks to their streamlined aesthetic and clean edges.

Horizontal Lap Fence Panel

If you're looking for a cost-effective way to create privacy and secure your property, lap fence panels (otherwise known as overlap fence panels) are perfect; though, it's important to bear in mind, that they aren't as strong closeboard fences.

Constructed from overlapping horizontal boards, lap panel fencing is a popular choice. Its overlapping design minimises gaps and holes, creating a solid boundary against nosy neighbours and intruders. On top of giving your home and garden valuable privacy, lap fencing provides an adequate base for your choice of treatment/paint finish. Be it golden brown, emerald green or fire-engine red, these panels can take it.

Slatted Fence Panels

Slatted fence panels provide a sleek, contemporary look to outdoor areas like patios and terraces. They're also a great way to add privacy and security to your garden.

These panels are especially useful for screening or partitioning while adding a modern aesthetic touch. Because of their many contemporary designs and styles, they also double up as decorative panels.

Frequently Asked Fence Panels 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.

Are Gravel Boards Essential?

As they are not strictly necessary for every garden fence, installing gravel boards may initially appear to be an additional and unnecessary expense. However, they will actually save you money by increasing the durability of your fence in the long run.

Not only do gravel boards close up any gaps at the bottom of your fence, but they also make it look neater and cleaner overall. Plus, you'll get the added benefit of complete privacy.

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

What Are Tongue & Groove Fence Panels?

Tongue and groove panels comprise an interlocking system which prevents water from infiltrating the fencing system, thus preventing rot.

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