Feather Edge Fence Panels

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Feather edge fence panels are a popular choice when constructing a garden fence due to their durability, strength and ability to provide increased privacy and security. They are constructed of vertical planks that overlap one another, with the edges of the slats tapering to a point, giving them a feather-like appearance. 

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What Are Feather Edge Fence Panels? 

Feather edge fence panels, otherwise referred to as closeboard panels, are a popular type of fencing panel that is made up of vertically overlapped feather edge boards, creating a continuous run of fencing that is as practical as it is versatile.  

Our featherboard panel products are made from high-quality timber and are designed to provide privacy and security to garden fencing and boundary fences.

The feather edge design of the panels provides increased strength and durability, as the tapered edges help to deflect wind and rain, reducing the risk of damage. 

The overlapping design of the slats also provides increased privacy, as it helps to reduce the amount of light and visibility that can pass through the fence.

For all our panels, featheredge boards and fence posts from our closeboard fencing range, as well as a variety of other concrete and wooden fencing products, check out our fencing homepage

Feather Edge Panels Installation 

Feather edge fence panels are relatively easy to install and can be fitted to timber fence posts using a variety of fixing methods. 

The most common method involves fixing the panels to the posts using galvanised screws or nails, which are driven through the vertical slats and into the horizontal rails.

When installing feather edge fence panels, it is important to ensure that the panels are fitted with a slight slope, typically around 10mm per metre. This helps to ensure that any rainwater that collects on the panels drains away, reducing the risk of water damage and prolonging the lifespan of the fence.

Benefits of Feather Edge Fencing

Feather edge fencing is a popular option for garden fencing due to its numerous benefits. 

Here are some of the key advantages of choosing feather edge fence panels for your garden:

  • Increased Privacy - The overlapping design of the vertical slats provides increased privacy, making feather edge fence panels an ideal choice for boundary screening.
  • Durability and Strength - The feather edge design of the panels provides increased strength and durability, helping to reduce the risk of damage from wind and rain.
  • Easy to Install - Feather edge fence panels are relatively easy to install, and can be fitted to timber fence posts using a variety of fixing methods.
  • Range of Sizes and Styles - Feather edge fence panels are available in a range of sizes and styles to suit different applications and add a decorative feature, making them a versatile option for garden fencing.
  • Weather Resistance - Good quality fence panels and rigid construction can withstand seasonal movement effectively.

Frequently Asked Feather Edge Fence Panels Questions

What Is The Difference Between Closeboard Fence Panels & Featheredge Fence Panels?

A "feather edge fence panel" and a "closeboard fence panel" are interchangeable terms that refer to the same type of panel made of vertical wooden planks that partially overlap. This arrangement creates a gentler appearance than regular panels. 

What Are Arris Rails? 

Arris rails are a type of fencing component that is commonly used in the construction of closeboard and feather edge fencing. 

These wooden beams feature a triangular cross-section and are typically made from high-quality timber, such as pressure-treated softwood or hardwood, to provide support and stability to the vertical fence boards.

Can Featherboard Fencing Be Painted or Stained?

Yes, feather edge fence panels can be painted or stained to achieve a range of different looks and finishes. 

It is important to use a high-quality paint or stain that is designed for use on exterior timber and to ensure that the timber is clean and dry before applying the product.

How Do I Maintain Feather Edge Fence Panels? 

To maintain feather edge fence panels, it is important to keep them clean and free from debris, as this can lead to moisture build-up and decay. 

Regular applications of wood preservatives can also help to protect the timber from rot and insect damage.

What Does Dip Treated Mean?

Dip treatment is a common method used to protect wooden fencing from rot, insect damage, and weathering. In this process, the wooden panels are immersed or "dipped" into a tank or vat containing a wood preservative or treatment solution.

The wood is fully submerged in the solution, which allows the treatment to penetrate deeply into the wood fibres. This helps to create a barrier against moisture, insects, and fungi that can cause the wood to decay or rot over time.

The solution used in dip treatment may include chemicals such as copper, zinc, or arsenic, which are known for their ability to protect wood from rot and insect damage.

What Are Gravel Boards? 

A gravel board is a wooden, concrete, or composite board used to protect your fence against wet soil, debris, and insect damage. Gravel boards are usually around 140-150mm in height and positioned underneath your fence panels. 

In essence, gravel boards are utilised to improve the lifespan of your fencing; they act as a barrier between your fence and damp ground. The additional height helps to prevent moisture damage by preventing direct contact with wet soil. 

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