Category Archives for Fencing/Boundaries

Building Garden Walls and Steps

The character and appearance of a garden can be enhanced considerably if features are constructed with decorative stone. Great strides have been made in recent years by manufacturers and a wide range of attractive stone is available for all purposes. … Continue reading

12. August 2011 by admin
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Fencing: Making Fences

Fencing has an important role to play in the garden where it can be used to provide shelter from strong winds, privacy from neighbours and a means of dividing off or partitioning parts of the garden. Quite often, a suitably … Continue reading

12. August 2011 by admin
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How to Build a Garden Wall

Small concrete slabs or concrete bricks, are very suitable for building low garden walls and for making garden steps. The site of the wall should be defined with lines and pegs and the foundation should be prepared by digging a … Continue reading

20. July 2011 by admin
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Gates: Repairs and Maintenance

Most of the damage to gates is caused by deterioration of capping on the top edge. This should be inspected at intervals and replaced if any cracking is noticed. The joints of gates are usually wedged tenons or dowel-pinned tenons, … Continue reading

20. July 2011 by admin
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Repairs to Garden Sheds, Garages, Fences, Gates, and Paths

The good state of outbuildings and other exterior features is just as important as the maintenance of the main structure to the well-run home. The outbuildings, etc, should be inspected at regular intervals and any necessary repairs should be carried … Continue reading

20. July 2011 by admin
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Fence Repairs: Rotten Panels and Posts

The most general types of repairs to boarded fences consist of measures to deal with fence panels or boards that are rotted at the lower edges and dealing with rotted posts. In the case of the former, if the rot … Continue reading

20. July 2011 by admin
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Home Security – Typical Requirements for an Alleygate

Typical Requirements for an Alleyway Gate

Typical Requirements for an Alleygate (Explanation and reasoning is shown in italics) For a 2.4-m (8-ft) high gate in a 1-m (3 ft 3-in) wide alleyway The distance from the top of the gate to the surface of the alleyway … Continue reading

18. December 2010 by admin
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Home Security – Types of Walls and Hedging

Home Security - Types of Walls and Hedging

Types of Walls CONCRETE-SECTION A concrete-section wall consists of a number of concrete slabs slotted one on top of another between concrete posts. It provides a substantial barrier and plenty of privacy, and is cheaper to construct than a brick … Continue reading

18. December 2010 by admin
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Types of Metal Fence

Types of Metal Fence

Types of Metal Fence CHAIN-LINK FENCING This type of fencing material is commonly found around schools and sports facilities, although it is often found in domestic gardens, particularly where the householder wants to maximise the amount of light falling on … Continue reading

18. December 2010 by admin
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Types of Wooden Fencing

Type of Wooden Fencing

Types of Wooden Fencing Certain types of fencing are more robust than others when it comes to creating a long lasting, protective boundary. Wooden fences are not the best means of keeping out intruders, but they will deter the climbing … Continue reading

18. December 2010 by admin
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