Fence Panels

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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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What Are Fence Panels? 

Fence panels are pre-assembled sections of fencing that are used to create a fence line. They are an alternative to building a fence one board at a time and offer a more convenient and often faster way to erect a fence. 

What Are The Benefits of Using Fence Panels? 

  • Ease of Installation: Fence panels are pre-assembled, which simplifies the installation process. This can be especially beneficial for DIY projects, as it reduces the time and effort required compared to building a fence from individual boards.
  • Consistent Appearance: Since the panels are manufactured to standard specifications, they provide a uniform look throughout the fence. This consistency in size, shape, and style can enhance the aesthetic appeal of the property.
  • Time-Saving: The pre-assembled nature of fence panels means that the installation is much quicker than constructing a fence board by board. This is particularly advantageous for larger fencing projects.
  • Variety of Designs: Fence panels come in a wide range of styles, materials, and finishes. This variety allows homeowners and businesses to choose panels that best fit their aesthetic preferences and functional needs, such as privacy, security, or decoration.
  • Cost-Effective: In many cases, using fence panels can be more cost-effective than other fencing options. The reduced labour time for installation and the standardised production of panels often result in lower overall costs.
  • Privacy: Fence panels, particularly solid or privacy styles, offer an effective way to create a private outdoor space, shielding your property from the view of neighbours and passersby.
  • Security: Solid fence panels can also enhance security by creating a physical barrier that deters unauthorized entry into your property.
  • Flexibility: If you need to replace or repair a section of your fence in the future, it's often easier to do so with panels than with a traditional board-by-board fence.

Types of Fence 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.

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 Are Fence Panels Installed?

Installation involves setting fence posts in the ground and attaching the panels to these posts. It's important to ensure the posts are properly anchored and aligned for the stability of the fence.

Do Fence Panels Require Maintenance?

Maintenance depends on the material. Wood panels may need periodic staining or sealing, while vinyl and metal panels typically require less maintenance, mainly regular cleaning.

Can Fence Panels Be Customised?

While fence panels come in standard sizes and designs, some customisation may be possible, such as painting or staining wood panels, or choosing different designs and heights.

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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