Featheredge Fence Panels: A UK Favourite

Sheridan Fencing: Featheredge Panel Information

For the past decade, featheredge fence panels, also known as closeboard panels, have been the most popular choice for British gardens. These durable and attractive panels offer excellent privacy and a classic look.

About Featheredge Panels:

Colours: Typically available in green or brown Heights: 6ft, 5ft6, 5ft, 4ft, 3ft

Panel Construction:

  • All featheredge panels feature overlapping boards on the front
  • Backing rail configuration: • 6ft, 5ft6, 5ft panels: 4 backing rails • 4ft, 3ft panels: 3 backing rails

Design Variations:

  1. Framed panels: Include a timber frame around the perimeter with rails in between
  2. Unframed panels: Designed with wider, stronger backing rails without the additional frame

Note: Both design options are generally offered at similar price points.

Sheridan Fencing Installation Preference: When installing featheredge fencing, we primarily use:

  • Brown panels
  • Unframed design with wider, stronger back rails

This configuration offers robust support and a sleek appearance, making it an excellent choice for most garden settings.

Featheredge panels remain a top choice for homeowners looking to enhance their garden boundaries, offering a perfect blend of privacy, durability, and style.

For professional installation of featheredge fencing, contact Sheridan Fencing today.

Common FAQs About Featheredge Panels

  1. How long do featheredge panels typically last? With proper maintenance, featheredge panels can last 15-20 years.
  2. Are featheredge panels suitable for windy areas? Yes, their sturdy construction makes them a good choice for windy locations.
  3. Can I paint or stain featheredge panels? Absolutely. Many homeowners choose to customise their panels with paint or wood stain.
  4. Do featheredge panels require much maintenance? They're relatively low-maintenance. Annual checks and occasional treatment can significantly extend their lifespan.
  5. Are featheredge panels eco-friendly? When sourced from sustainable forests, they can be an environmentally responsible choice.
  6. Can I install featheredge panels myself? While DIY is possible, professional installation ensures proper setting and alignment for longevity.
  7. Do I need planning permission to install featheredge fencing? Generally not for fences up to 2 metres high, but it's always best to check local regulations.
  8. How do featheredge panels compare to lap panels in terms of privacy? Featheredge panels typically offer superior privacy due to their overlapping board design.
  9. Can featheredge panels be used for front gardens? Yes, they're suitable for both front and back gardens, providing a uniform, attractive boundary.
  10. Are featheredge panels suitable for sloping gardens? Featheredge panels themselves cannot be sloped. However, they can be stepped to accommodate uneven ground. This means the panels are installed in a series of level sections that follow the contour of the slope, creating a stepped effect. For very steep slopes, other fencing solutions might be more appropriate.
  11. How quickly can featheredge panels be installed? Professional installation of a typical garden fence can often be completed in 1-2 days.

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