Closeboard fencing is one of the most popular styles in the UK owing to its strength, durability and traditional good looks. With no gaps between the pales, it's also a good choice if privacy is important to you.
What is it?
Closeboard fencing is a strong, solid fence constructed from overlapping vertical timber pales, attached to horizontal rails to form a panel. On taller closeboard fence panels, additional horizontal rails can be added for extra strength. Panels are erected in the usual way, using timber or concrete posts and gravel boards. Trellis can be added on top as a decorative feature.
Is there a difference between closeboard and featherboard fencing?
No, you'll often hear closeboard fencing called featherboard or feather edge fencing. They all refer to the same type of fence. The name featherboard or feather edge may have come about because the individual timber pales taper in thickness, being thicker at one edge and tapering to a thinner, feather-like edge. Cut this way, they fit neatly on top of each other to form the fence panel.
Good quality closeboard fence panels are important to its strength and durability
Closeboard fence panels are readily available at DIY stores, but pay close attention to their quality. All too often the pales are cut too thin. At the tapered edge, this can cause them to easily snap, especially if the timber has knot holes or other flaws that weaken it. Trentwood Fencing only uses high quality timber, using fencing panels that will stand the test of time when professional installed.
We have supplied and fitted closeboard fencing to many customers throughout Oxfordshire:
- We completed a 1.8m Closeboard fence at a customer’s property in Oxford. We used FSC certified timber and Postsaver sleeve protection on all posts to prolong their life.
- We recently completed a particularly challenging Closeboard fencing job in Abingdon. A large wall had to be removed prior to the fencing being fitted and we had to navigate an awkward fence line going around a line of trees.
- A customer in Didcot was so pleased with the work we’d done for him in the past that we were called back to install a 1.8m featherboard fence with a matching gate.