What is important to know?
Helping you choose feather edge fencing
If you were asked to think of a typical garden fence, we're pretty sure the image that most people will think up would be of a very ordinary Featherboard style fence.
It’s not a fancy contemporary fence, hasn’t got any exciting or wavey-topped trellis on it, it’s just a standard strong privacy fence made from overlapping timber pales that are affixed to horizontal rails, which 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 most garden settings.
Featherboard is also known as Feather Edge and sometimes Closeboard.
Featherboard is what we term as a 'solid style' fence, but there are other types and styles of fencing available also known as 'semi-solid' and 'slatted'.
If you want to fence front or back garden borders you may consider buying Feather Edge fencing online or visit local DIY stores, and you could be forgiven for thinking there isn't much difference between any of them; a photo of one feather edge fence panel will look pretty similar to another. Some may differ in colour, especially the ones that have been made in the common orange colour that seems to be everywhere in the cheaper DIY stores, but essentially they look the same, right?
We will discuss why that idea is wrong. Here are a few reasons why all Feather Edge fences are not all the same, and what makes a Jacksons panel superior in every aspect.