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7 Fabulous Fences That Last Practically Forever!

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Your garden deserves a secure and beautiful fence to welcome visitors. A fence is a great way to enhance your garden and frame your displays. However, when you choose a garden fence you want one that you know is going to last a long time and maybe one that isn’t going to require constant maintenance.

To help you find a reliable fence, we at Home Logic bring you seven fabulous fences that last forever – well, almost! We have put together a handy guide, so you can choose a long-lasting fence that will suit your current garden décor and needs. 

It was not so long ago that a British tank accidentally ploughed through a German couple's garden fence. Now, we can’t promise you tank-proof fencing, but we can still give you some delightfully durable options...

1.    Picket Fencing

The picket fence is a great design for those wanting charm mixed with durability against the elements. These fences are known for their symbolism in the American dream, but they are also very durable fences. 

They would be highly suited to properties situated in open areas which are susceptible to strong winds. The gaps between each picket allow harsh winds to pass through and cause less stress on the structure.

The only downside to picket fencing is that it requires regular maintenance. Even though maintenance is relatively simple, it’s required more regularly than other fences and may not be convenient for busy professionals.  

2.    Wrought Iron Garden Fencing

Wrought iron garden fencing is another option for those who want a durable fence to withstand the elements. This type of fencing is often decorative but can be costlier than other options. The use of iron as well as having gaps where air can pass through makes this fencing very robust and also good at withstanding extreme windy conditions. 

Wrought iron garden fencing doesn’t require as much maintenance as other fencing types but one thing homeowners will need to watch out for and try to avoid is rust.

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Okay, okay, we know dry stone walls aren’t exactly fencing, per se, but it’s a way to frame the parameters of your garden in a material you know will last. The stones are big, sturdy and strong, which makes them perfect for withstanding the harshest of weather all year around

3.    Vinyl Garden Fencing

Vinyl garden fencing is another fantastic option for those wanting low-cost durability and welcoming aesthetics. They are especially resistant to domestic animals. Molly the Dog’s claws aren’t going to cause the fence too much trouble. These fences are also reliable against changes in climate and temperature.

However, like picket fencing – some picket fencing is now made with vinyl – these fences will require regular maintenance.

4.    Dry Stone Walls

Okay, okay, we know dry stone walls aren’t exactly fencing, per se, but it’s a way to frame the parameters of your garden in a material you know will last. The stones are big, sturdy and strong, which makes them perfect for withstanding the harshest of weather all year around.

5.    Aluminium Garden Fencing

Another option at your disposal is aluminium garden fencing. This type of fencing can come in many designs and sometimes resembles the picket fence design. Most often, aluminium garden fences have been powder-coated to further their strength and durability.

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By having a pressure-treated wooden garden fence you can still get that authentic charm from a garden fence without compromising on durability. There are many other ways of making your wooden garden fence more durable as well!

6.    Pressure-Treated Wooden Garden Fencing

Wooden fences are not the first option that comes to mind when wanting a fence that can last forever. However, if the fence is made from pressure-treated wood it becomes a different story. Pressure-treated wood is used in building projects due to the ability to resist rot and insects. 

By having a pressure-treated wooden garden fence you can still get that authentic charm from a garden fence without compromising on durability. There are many other ways of making your wooden garden fence more durable as well!

7.    Featherboard Fences

We may have saved the best for last. Featherboard fences are an extremely robust option due to the nature of their design. Each tall panel overlaps the next to create continued support throughout the fence. 

Due to the height of these fences, they're also great at maintaining a private space and can fit in with lots of garden styles seamlessly.

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Once the fencing is taken care of why don’t you enhance the rest of your outdoor space? At Home Logic, we offer homeowners the option of getting bespoke resin surfaces to improve a garden pathway or even a driveway! 

How Can I Choose the Right Fence For My Home?

Choosing garden fencing can be a tricky task. You want to combine the fences that will match your ongoing styles with affordability, convenient levels of maintenance and, of course, longevity. 

We recommend prioritising your needs before deciding. If your primary priority is finding a fence that is going to last many years, the seven options above are a great pre-made shortlist.

You also need to consider the specific conditions that your garden fencing will be exposed to. If you live in an open area, you'll want a fence to withstand wind more than someone living low down in a valley. Give this some consideration too, before deciding.

Home Logic: Expert Advice At Your Fingertips!

Once the fencing is taken care of why don’t you enhance the rest of your outdoor space? At Home Logic, we offer homeowners the option of getting bespoke resin surfaces to improve a garden pathway or even a driveway! Contact us for a quote and let’s see how Home Logic can work for you. Simply dial 0800 1700 636, or click the buton below to get the ball rolling today!