Garden Fence Types Explained

Garden Fence Types Explained

If you're planning to fence your garden, how do you choose between the different garden fence types? Are you looking for something smart or something decorative? Or is rustic more your style? You may want something to match your property, but at the end of the day, the choice is up to you.

Established in 1984, here at Clarke Fencing we're experts in the supply and installation of high quality fencing. We have a fantastic range of fence panels for sale, along with everything else you might need. We're also more than happy to offer friendly and knowledgeable advice on your fencing project. So here are a few tips to help you decide what garden fence types might be right for you.

The benefits of fencing

From rustic fence panels to willow hurdles, there's a huge choice of styles and sizes available. But do you really need to put up a fence in the first place? The answer to that is generally yes, and here are some of the reasons why.

A fence around a front garden offers numerous benefits, not least of which is better security for your home. It keeps dogs out of your garden and provides a secure place for play, and some privacy for relaxation. It will also help to keep young children safe from the dangers of traffic on the road.

The back of your house can be vulnerable in terms of security, and fencing offers an additional deterrent. If you own a much-loved dog, a fence will prevent it from roaming and getting lost or stolen. It also provides privacy if you're socialising or simply enjoying the sun.

Garden fence types

It doesn't matter if you're looking for good quality cheap fencing panels or something more decorative. Here at Clarke Fencing you'll find exactly the size and style you want.

Closeboard Fence Panels

As the name suggests, closeboard fencing consists of vertical boards fitted close together. It's robust construction offers excellent privacy and increases security for your home and family.

Traditional Rustic Fence Panels

These horizontally-boarded panels provide an attractive fence in any setting. As well as security and privacy, its traditional look adds charm to the appearance of your home.

Decorative European Style Fence Panels

If you're looking for something a little more smart and contemporary, these panels could be exactly the right fit. They're available with lattice top, arched and Venetian panel designs, and will add a dash of style to your garden.


Made up of interwoven willow or hazel fibres, this type of fencing has been in use for thousands of years. It's strong, efficient and good for the planet, offering an attractive alternative to familiar wood fence panels.

Clarke Fencing

Our mission at Clarke Fencing is to provide the perfect garden fencing solution for our customers. A solution that will look right, do what it's meant to do and last for years. Take a look at the range of garden fence types available at Clarke Fencing. If you'd like more information or some helpful advice, simply contact one of our friendly team.