Choosing Featherboard / Feather Edge fencing
If you were asked to think of a typical garden fence, I’m pretty sure the image that most people will conjure up would be of a very ordinary Featherboard, also known as feather edge fencing and sometimes closeboard.
It’s not a fancy contemporary fence, hasn’t got any exciting or fussy wavey-topped trellis on it, it’s just a standard strong privacy fence made from overlapping pales that are fixed to horizontal rails, that in turn are secured to posts dug in to the ground, at a certain height. A ubiquitous, generic fence, that offers an inoffensive neutral and strong backdrop for your garden.
If you want to fence front or back garden borders you could look to buy feather edge fencing online or visit DIY stores, and you could be forgiven for thinking there can’t be much difference between any of them; a photo of one feather edge fence panel will look pretty much like another. Some may differ in colour, especially the ones that have been made that strange orange colour that seems to be everywhere in the cheaper DIY stores, but essentially they look the same, right? No wrong.
Here are a few reasons why all feather edge fences aren’t all the same, and what makes Jacksons superior: