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Picket Fencing

Also knowns as Timber Palisade Fencing

Picket fencing, sometimes referred to as timber palisade fencing is a very popular choice for front gardens and borders, and rightly so, it looks lovely. You can choose between round, pointed or flat tops. The boards are laid vertically, and these are called the “pickets”, which in turn are attached to horizontal rails.

Picket fences are used mostly for decorative reasons and are very useful for keeping domestic pets and children contained in gardens, without spoiling a pretty view. Traditionally the home and garden picket fence is painted white, and often still is. We can supply and fit either plain wood (pressure tantalised treated) or white painted picket fencing, the choice is up to you!

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Well done guys! Excellent job!!! I really can’t praise you enough, and what a tidy job you did.

Mrs Astrie-Granger, Manor Stables, Oxfordshire

Really happy with the lovely fence you have created for us, and we’d like to thank you for your hard work.

Jimi Symon, Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham

Geoff has put numerous stock fences up for us and his work is always first class. We’d happily recommend Chariot Fencing to anyone looking for a professional fencer.

Mary Sturgen, Ditchend Farm, Herefordshire

Most people think of picket fences as those cute cottage style fences only a few inches tall with spacing in between – however, picket fencing can have the pickets aligned much closer to each other, and be 6ft (1.8m) to 8ft (2.4m) tall. Trellis can also be applied to the top of the fence, although the fence would normally be shadow picket fence, with pickets on the front and back, covering the spaces, just like a “Hit and Miss” fence. This gives the picket fence flexibility to suit a range of home situations.

Typical fence heights range from 0.60m (2′) to 1.8m (6′) and in 1.80m (6′), 2.4m (8′), 2.7m (9′), 3m (10′) bay sizes. Capping rail, Gravel Boards and routered posts can be included if desired. The picket fence delivers a strange warming beauty to the onlooker, and can really set off a home and garden.

The Benefits of Picket Fencing

  • Very attractive and used for both front and rear yards and gardens. – Their simple design makes them perfect for front or rear gardens and they look right at home in all styles of the neighbourhood.
  • The width and space between pickets can be anything you like. The bigger the spacing the cheaper the fence. – This works perfectly for clients who don’t want to ‘lose their homes behind the fence’. Pickets can be spaced out to suit your specific needs.
  • Increase your property’s curb appeal – Because picket fencing is a classic, well-loved style of fencing, it is more than likely to increase the appeal of your property. Picket fencing creates a beautiful border around a property without appearing too intrusive.
  • Contain domestic pets and small children. – Ideal for children’s parties or for letting pets out in the garden.