Horizontal Fence Panels

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A horizontal fence panel is a type of fencing that features boards or panels installed horizontally instead of vertically. This style of fencing has gained popularity in recent years due to its modern and sleek appearance. Horizontal fence panels are the perfect solution for emphasising the size of your property. The horizontal lap of the panels guides the eye around the expanse of the property and creates the impression of a bigger structure. 

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What Are Horizontal Fence Panels?

Wooden horizontal fence panels are a popular choice for those seeking a natural, rustic look. These panels are typically made from cedar, redwood, or another type of high-quality wood.

The horizontal boards are attached to fence posts using screws or nails and can be left unfinished or stained to match your home's exterior.

Wooden horizontal fence panels are typically more expensive than other types of panels, but they are also very durable and can last for many years with proper maintenance.

The reason why horizontal fences are pricier than vertical fences is that they need higher quality lumber for the fence boards to prevent sagging. However, just like any horizontally placed board, these fences may sag with time.

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Horizontal Fence Panels Benefits

  • Ideal fencing solution to give your garden valuable privacy and shade
  • Natural depth of colour
  • Closely arranged slats provide security and create a boundary 
  • Helps to increase the value of the property
  • Improved aesthetics
  • Smooth finish

Frequently Asked Horizontal Fence Panels Questions

What Are Hit & Miss Panels?

Hit-and-miss fence panels are a type of fencing that is designed to provide privacy while still allowing air and light to pass through.

Hit and Miss fencing gets its name from the alternating placement of its pales or boards. They are fixed on the front and back of the fence panel, overlapping to create a hit-and-miss pattern.

This design creates an excellent visual appearance on both sides of the fence, ensuring that both you and your neighbour have the same view of the fence.

What's The Difference Between Treated Timber And Non-Treated Timber?

Simply put, untreated timber is as it sounds; it is not treated with preservatives or chemicals. This makes it a more "natural" solution. Treated timber, on the other hand, has undergone a timber treatment enforced with chemicals and preservatives to ensure long service life. 

Our treated timber is pressure treated using Tanalith E, producing tanalised timber which is protected from rot, wear, and pests. Dried Timber has been dried to specifically reduce moisture content.

Here at Materials Market, all our timber is treated with preservatives, kiln dried, and then planed all around to give it eased edges that make it easier to handle. Ensuring a high-quality product that stands the test of time.

For all of our timber products, browse our selection of timber available for nationwide delivery service. 

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. 

How Do I Maintain My Horizontal Lap Fence Panels?

To keep your horizontal lap fence panels looking their best, you should clean them regularly with mild detergent and water.

You can also apply a wood sealer or stain to protect the wood from the elements and keep it looking great. Make sure to check your fence periodically for any loose boards or damage and make repairs as needed.

Can I Paint My Horizontal Lap Fence Panels?

Yes, you can paint your horizontal lap fence panels. However, it is important to use a paint that is specifically formulated for use on wood and to apply it properly to ensure a long-lasting finish.

You can also choose to stain your fence panels instead of painting them for a more natural look.

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