Jacksons Fencing Sustainability

Our sustainability and environmental policies

At Jacksons Fencing we are conscious of our impact. Sustainability is central to what we do, and as a company we have made huge steps to be more sustainable and offer our customers a sustainable choice for fencing and gates.


Environmental responsibility and our sustainability goals

In our efforts to become a more environmentally conscious company with sustainability in mind, we are taking steps to not only reduce our carbon footprint where possible, but to look at what we can do better in terms of waste, biodiversity and recycling. We also have a duty to keep to one of our core values of using renewable materials in as many processes and products as possible.

Carbon Footprint and Timber Fencing

Timber is a renewable resource but should still be used consciously. Although there are arguments that condemn the felling of trees, timber is widely accepted as one of the best renewable building materials. At Jacksons, we do the very most to ensure that timber is not wasted and given a long life.
Our timber fencing and gates have a close to zero carbon footprint due to the longevity of the timber. Our 25 year Jakcure® Guarantee, demonstrates our support for sustainability. Our products are made to last, and by the time it’s time to replace your Jacksons fence a new tree has grown. Timber that needs replacing every five years puts a huge strain on a finite resource.

Jacksons Fencing and Biodiversity

We understand the huge impact fencing has on wildlife. Fencing acts as a barrier between gardens preventing animals from finding food and mates. To combat our impact, we invented the hedgehog friendly gravel board in 2015, which has a small hedgehog sized hole to allow them to move freely from garden to garden.
For our metal security fencing range, we encourage the use of our Vertical Bar Fencing where possible so small mammals including hedgehogs don’t get stuck in the wires and can move freely through the fence.

The destructive nature of concrete

Concrete is one of the most destructive materials on the planet. Concrete posts are fuelling the use of concrete. Those who don’t want to use timber posts because they have been burnt by inferior low-quality posts that succumb to rot, traditionally opt for concrete. To combat this, we have made our metal Mi-T® garden fence post which is 100% recyclable. It is as strong if not stronger as it does not crack over time; Mi-T® is a great sustainable alternative to concrete posts.

Re-use, Reduce, or Recycle


Less waste

Waste is a huge issue and we at Jacksons recognise this. We have refined our processes to create as little waste as possible. We use untreated timber offcuts from our mill as fuel in our kilns. Heat from burning the timber offcuts is used to dry out new timber. Drying the timber is an essential process in our manufacturing, as it ensures the moisture content in the wood itself is low enough so that as much timber preservative can be absorbed in our treatment process as possible.


Timber shavings

Our timber shavings are made as a by-product of our timber fencing. Instead of ending up in landfill we package and sell our shavings for animal bedding.


Less fencing in landfill

Treated timber cannot be recycled or burnt so unfortunately it must end up in landfill. Our fencing is guaranteed for 25 years and lasts even longer. This means it outlives cheaper inferior fencing two or three times. By choosing quality fencing with a long guarantee, you’ll reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.


Rainwater collection

We have installed several large rainwater collectors across our Ashford site to store and collect rainwater to be reused in our manufacturing processes.


Solar Power

We have installed a number of solar panels on our main workshop to power various parts of our site with a portion of renewable energy. This provides us with 48.5Kw of solar energy per hour, the equivalent of running 50 small electric heaters.


Rechargeable Electrical Vehicles

We use some electric forklifts to transport goods round our site. Although we still have some fuel powered forklifts, our electric vehicles reduce air and noise pollution.

Health and Safety, Environmental, and Quality Policy

At Jacksons Fencing we are committed to providing quality products to our customers while limiting our impact on the environment.

Timber as a sustainable material

As a renewable resource, timber is one of the best building materials when it comes to carbon footprint and impact on the environment. When procured from a sustainable source under an environmental chain of custody scheme, the effect on the environment can be near carbon neutral.