Russell Fencing has installed miles and miles of traditional close-board fencing throughout Hertfordshire over the past 20 years. It is probably the most common type of fencing available, being so economical and versatile. We generally try to construct close board fencing on site because of the weight of the finished panels as well as the fact that it is tailored to fit the natural rises and falls of the landscape or boundary line. The advantages over pre-made panel fencing is, although it takes longer to install a close board fence, the end results are that we achieve a durable, better-looking fence.
Another big advantage of close-board fencing is that it has excellent flexibility when it comes to installing the posts in certain places. A perfect example is where there is an established garden and to avoid trees, plants or boulders, it is easier to build the close-board fence around the obstacles that may be in the way of the fence line.
Close-board fencing can be made using concrete or timber posts that are already morticed to hold arris rails, cut to the required length and shaped to fit. Gravel boards are then fitted to the bottom of the frame which is then clad with feather-edge boards