If you would like to replace your old fencing or are thinking about putting up a fence on your property, there are a lot of choices out there. But with the wide variety of choices, making a decision can be a bit difficult, as each kind of fencing has different qualities and properties. You have to make your decision based on what you require and what works best for your purpose. Fencing can serve to mark your property and set a boundary from one property to another, but you can also use it to keep cattle and other animals in as well as set a particular area apart. For this, you may want to consider post and rail fencing, which can serve all the above-mentioned purposes. Post and rail fencing is made from timber, and it is already an icon in the English landscape. But why should you get post and rail fencing for your property? What are its benefits? Here, your top questions are answered.
- The aesthetic quality and appeal
As already mentioned, post and rail fencing is common all over the English countryside, and it’s a common sight in the landscape. There’s no doubt that compared to other fencing solutions (such as wire netting or barbed line wire), timber post and rail is more aesthetically pleasing. Of course, you can now get post and rail in other material as well, such as plastic or metal, but the timeless rustic appeal of timber is still a big draw to property owners. The thing about post and rail fencing is that it can look good on various terrain and types of site. You can take advantage of the open view given by post and rail fencing so you can see (and showcase) the beauty of your property. With post and rail fencing, you can get the demarcation you need without obstructing your view of your land. What’s more, post and rail fencing is sympathetic to most properties’ design.
- The cost
The right post and rail fencing can give you great value for your money since it is durable and can last for a long time. Depending on the design and style of fencing you select, you can get a reasonable price, especially when you compare it to other fencing materials. Traditional timber post and rail fencing is very economical, and because there is a lot of space between each rail, you can save on the cost of materials as well.
- The durability
Treated post and rail fencing is hardy and long-lasting, so you can make use of it for a long time without having to worry about changing or replacing it. Treated wood is also very sturdy, so whether you are using post and rail fencing to keep livestock in or to divide your property into sections, you know that it will perform well.
- The ease of installation
Another factor that makes post and rail fencing an excellent choice is its ease of installation. You can buy it as a kit that comes complete with everything you need, and the installation consists of simply fitting the rails into the pre-cut posts and siting the posts into holes dug to the recommended depth.
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