There are many types of fences that can be built and so varied that it is difficult to list. The materials, the type of realization, the colors and the transparency change, that is the quantity of our life that can be made public and vice versa to how much of the public we allow to enter our house. And that’s not all. The fence must be chosen with care also because the first thing you see from the outside of our house: the way it looks tells us something about those who live beyond it. It is a tall order! Wooden fences are boundaries with environmentally friendly materials that appear quite natural. They can be placed either on the boundary of your garden towards the public road or on the property boundary with neighboring lots, or you can choose two different materials and designs to separate your property from the road and from the neighbors. The choice depends entirely on your taste but necessary both in accordance with the house of which relevance and with the surrounding landscape but also in harmony with the fences of the surrounding houses. To clarify well with harmony we do not mean the same and not even similar. It is understood that your fence next to existing ones should not look out of place. Assuming you’re not the first on the road to do it of course! In this case the harmony will have to be with respect to the house and around it. Here are some tips on the styles of wooden fences, the quality and possibly the possibilities of making the fence yourself. But if precision is not your strong point, contact a good carpenter or at least get the assistance of a good craftsman.

Wooden fences

A wooden fence can be cut and executed on a project or with a design dedicated exclusively to your fence or it can be designed and assembled starting from existing modules on the market. It is obvious that in the first case you will have a unique product, certainly more expensive but absolutely distinctive and totally personalized. With your designer you can choose the type of wood, the color – whether natural or with enamelled and painted parts and the possible insertion of other materials, not least vegetable materials. You will also have the possibility to choose the wood cut more accurately. There will be maximum freedom in the choice of height, which may also be different in different points allowing the opening of views towards the public road. A good designer will follow with you everything literal, from the choice of wood to that of the craftsman or carpenter for the assembly of the work. You could also think of a custom fence for the main part and standard for the internal division with the other properties. Of course, with a custom wooden fence your home will be different from all the others.

DIY fenceIf our desire is a fence with a solid appearance and maximum opacity, we can think of the use of individual poles to be driven into the ground, which are both turned and with rough surfaces. On these it may be required to make holes for the assembly of the crosspieces for a more permeable fence or for the fences, or for the fences supporting the hedges and green walls. It is a partly customized and partly prefabricated solution. The individual components are available in several sizes and allow a certain range of choice that will show a final fence different from the standard ones but also certainly more functional because it is tailor-made.

prefabricated panelsOn the market there are prefabricated fences with different designs and standard formats, with gates, erasers and parts that can be extended by means of hinges. Generally these are panels that are assembled together to form a fence or a real fence. The fence is generally lower in height and very permeable to sight. Its quite simple and you can build it yourself as indicated in the last paragraph. Even the prefabricated fence is quite easy to assemble even if it will require some more care: the panels must in fact be fitted perfectly. A quick query in the search engines immediately shows us the products on the market and by browsing the online catalogs of the products we can make sure that the product falls within a type of our liking, or we could decide to have it made to design. Let us remember that in any case, generally, excluding large retailers, with the sale of components, advice is given on the types of suitable fences.

Wood is a splendid and ecological material, easy to work with and with great impact: a living material. It is possible to put it outdoors, and it can last many years just like the shutters and garden sheds, but constant maintenance must be made to keep it in optimal condition as it leaves the factory. Right from the laying, make sure that you have spread the primer well or that you have purchased a fence that has already been treated, and possibly, if you prefer a modern result, it should be painted with suitable paints for wood and for exteriors. Every year you will need to check that everything is in order and do the proper maintenance. But this should not act as a deterrent: after all, even iron fences must be treated with anti-rust and periodically enamelled. The frequency of these interventions also depends on the state you intend to maintain: constant maintenance will always guarantee a new appearance, while maintenance over time will keep a discreet appearance. If the quality is good and the external environment is not particularly aggressive, the reception will still last many years. The only fences that do not require such interventions or rather that require much less are those in aluminum or concrete: but the effect certainly different, less personalized and generally not in harmony with the house and the landscape, especially if you live outside the city.

impregnatingA wooden fence that is not difficult to erect but still requires rules and attention. If you are precise enough, you can think of trying your hand at this undertaking. The first thing to definitely identify with certainty what your boundary is. Then measure the length, decide the width and position of any gates to go and buy the wood in any wholesale warehouse or, if you wash conveniently, in a carpentry warehouse. Once everything is in place, pull a string that will guide you for the posts and drill holes in which to plant them, perhaps with the help of metal anchors to screw the post into. Level it up and secure it. Then start fixing the horizontal boards, or the pre-assembled panels, depending on your idea and your purchases: you could screw them to L-shaped iron supports or nail them directly to the supports. The gates are usually assembled too, but you can do them too: in any case the maximum attention goes to the hinges and the verticality or your gate will always be defective!

Wooden fences can also be useful for delimiting an area of ​​the garden with a different function or for hiding plants and other garden utilities that you prefer to hide from view. Wooden borders in reference to the fence can instead be used for the delimitation of the flower beds. Beautiful natural wood but also varnished becomes interesting: it is no coincidence that in many films and comics there is someone who spends the weekend painting the fence with full-bodied enamels!

Wooden fencesGet more ideas on a topic like that of wooden fences from today possible, thanks to all the support you can get in general within this section, but above all thanks to our page, where we will let you perceive the trends and reasons that could lead you to such a decision.

Specifically, it must be said that this new fashion, which tastes so much of American style, marks the rather clear transition from the desire to separate one’s green corner from the outside world through the classic walls, obviously safer, to protect us from malicious people, to that of giving a greater aesthetic connotation to a less functional product than before.

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