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Top 5 Benefits of Close Board Fencing

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For a fencing solution that ticks all the boxes, choose close board fencing and have it installed by an experienced professional. By doing so, you’ll be investing in the longevity of your fence and sidestepping the problems that come with other common fence types.

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5 Benefits of Close Board Fencing

Read on to find out the top 5 benefits of installing a close board fence on your property.

  • 1. Affordability
  • 2. Ease of Access
  • 3. Flexibility
  • 4. Options
  • 5. Privacy

1. Affordability

Timber is a renewable and ethically sourced material that is comparatively cheaper than more modern and traditional materials such as wrought iron and vinyl. It’s therefore more cost effective to erect a close board fence that it is to erect a vinyl fence of the same height and length.

The only trade off is the amount of maintenance that’s required to keep a timber fence in good order. If you’re happy to refinish your fence every other year, then the choice is a no-brainer.

2. Ease of Access

Close board fencing is an accessible form of fencing that can be erected by competent DIYers, although we recommend a professional to ensure you get the most board for your buck.

Supplies of close boarding are readily available and contractors can pick up the required materials pretty swiftly.

3. Flexibility

Since close board fences are constructed on site, it’s easy to adapt the fencing to your garden. If there are any awkward angles or drop offs in the lay of the land, close board can simply be cut to size and installed around more challenging features.

Whatever the size and shape of your land, you’ll end up with a fence that is tailored to your needs.

4. Options

There are many choices to make when constructing a close board fence. You’ll be able to choose from wood or concrete gravel boards and posts, depending on your choice of aesthetic and need for lower maintenance.

On top of that, there are a wide selection of finishes for the timber boards themselves. Paints, stains and varnishes are all available and easily applied to give good looks and weatherproofing.

5. Privacy

Since close board fences are typically built to a height of six feet, they offer an adequate amount of privacy for the majority of gardens, as well as enhanced security. If you require a higher fence, this can be specced and built by a professional contractor.

It’s a good idea to check with local regulations regarding fence height, just in case there are rules to adhere to which specify how high you can build.


RTC Fencing construct every type of fence for commercial and domestic clients in Birmingham, Leicester, Loughborough and Melton Mowbray. For over 20 years we have offered a comprehensive service, from our free on site surveys to prompt and thorough installations.

All our work is guaranteed and installed by experts, so you can be confident your fence will last for years. To arrange a survey or find out more about us, contact us today. Our team are always happy to help.

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