non-timber fencing options
what are the Other options?
Over recent years, metal and composite materials have emerged as fencing and gate materials in Europe, ranging from aluminium to recycled plastics.
Colour coated aluminium or steel fence panels can lend a contemporary feel to a space and are both strong and durable. However, they tend to rely on the quality of their coatings to provide resistance to oxidisation or rust and are typically, significantly more expensive than timber as they are energy intensive and costly to manufacture.
If you’re looking for materials with low environmental impact, vinyl (PVC or polyvinyl chloride) has to be discounted as the manufacturing process creates harmful dioxins and the material itself suffers from leaching toxic chemical stabilizers when in ground.