Part 3 - different fencing types
Explore Types of Garden Trellis Fencing
For a garden screen, topper panel to go on top of a solid fence, trellis is the classic choice to add another dimension to the existing fencing. Choosing a well-made handcrafted trellis fence, constructed using quality materials is highly important aspect which is why we recommend doing your research, because using correctly pressure treated timber designed to last, is a must. Otherwise warping and weakened panels could become a very real problem in a very short time.
Therefore, when inspecting the overall thickness and strength of timber battens for any trellis ensure they are substantial. High-end manufacturers or suppliers will use strong battens of at least 12mm x 25mm, from good quality planed, pressure treated timber.
Weak trellis made from battens thinner than our recommended size (12mm x 25mm) and often in our experience falls apart breaking in no time, when subject to winds and harsh weather conditions. It is also important to ensure the fixings which hold the trellis battens together are high quality stainless steel or galvanised, so they do not rust.
If these vital components corrode, the overall lifespan will greatly reduce so we highly recommend using these components.
Various styles of trellis are available with varying degrees of visibility through the panel, dependent on the size of the square or diamond holes created by the battens. Smaller squares give more privacy, like our handmade Lattice trellis with 38mm square holes.
Square or Diamond trellis have larger apertures for greater visibility. All trellis is good for growing climbing plants up, once again this is where it’s important to make sure you choose quality craftsmanship over cheaper panels, so they can support the weight of the plant as it grows. It can be disappointing to find your plantation on the ground because the trellis has fallen apart in the harsh weather after only a year or two.
Trellis fencing is often used to separate the garden and create features walls which allow plantation to grow through whilst letting sunshine through.
Most suppliers offer Square, Lattice and Diamond trellis as standard, but with plenty of handmade artisan styles there are contemporary designs available like our, Tartan trellis.