What is picket fencing?
A picket fence is a traditional style of fence, made from wooden picket pales attached to a rail, with gaps left between the pales to create a demarcation fence. A picket fence is traditionally installed around front gardens, and improves the appearance and security of a property, as it provides good lines of sight from the house. The stylish design has been popular for many years, and is the perfect option for protecting or marking out boundaries while still allowing light to pass through.
Due to its versatile design, a picket fence (or palisade fence as we call it) will blend in to almost all gardens whether they are rural or urban, so it is a great option for use when protecting garden features such as ponds or swimming pools without blocking views or being too intimidating.
Our picket fences come in two different styles; either with pointed tops or rounded tops. They are available in traditional kit form – built on site from separate pales, rails and posts, or can be purchased as pre-constructed picket fence panels, which slide easily into slotted posts (Jakposts). A traditional picket fence is ideal for uneven terrains or slopes, as the individual pales can be staggered accordingly to create an even gradient.
A picket fence offers great value for money and aside from the typical uses can be used in many scenarios, from creating pet enclosures and quaint pub garden areas. Browse our customer projects below for some inspiration.
Please note: Our picket fences are supplied in a natural Jakcure® treated finish, not painted white.