Find out why Jacksons don't manufacture Lap Panels

Lap Panels

Lap Panels also known as ‘Waney fence panels’ are manufactured using slats that run horizontally across the lap panels. These slats run the full width of the panel and sometimes have vertical battens that hold these slats in place. The panel has a frame that runs round the whole panel holding all the slats together.

At Jacksons we don’t offer lap panels or the alternatives to Lap panels (Larch Lap,Waney Lap, Overlap Panels). Although this style is attractive, the slats that have to be used are only 5-6mm thick and this allows them to be vulnerable to the wet and also the dry.

Also due to the thickness of the slats they will tend to fade and distort sometimes leaving unsightly gaps in the panels. Another disadvantage of lap panels, if plants are placed near these panels then the plants will sometimes grow through the panels which can cause the slats to move and for the gaps to appear. Most Panels that are not purchased from Jacksons are only dip treated which will not give the right level of protection that Jacksons would supply. Often these panels are made with only plated steel nails or staples that will rust in a short time.

Why choose Jacksons Fencing?

All Jacksons timber products are Jakcure® treated, so you can be sure that they are guaranteed for 25 years without the need for further treatment.

Although Jacksons do not manufacture lap panels, we do manufacture a range of panels which have a similar lap fencing design. E.g. our closed panel fence styles like Tongue and Groove and Featherboard. Tongue and Groove effect fence panels are available in both vertical and horizontal styles, the panel design has been constructed using no rails, meaning that both sides of the panel look exactly the same, this type of fencing is often referred to as ‘double sided’ fence panels.

Featherboard fencing is another great alternative style that still offers the same benefits that lap fencing would. Jacksons manufacture featherboard in both traditional kit form and panel form. Jacksons Featherboard panels are constructed using 2 or 3 rails, clad with 100mm pales to provide one of the strongest featherboard style fences available.

To view our full range of garden fencing click here, alternatively to download our Good Fencing Guide brochure click here.

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