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Five Timeless American Style Fences

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We love our timeless American style fences at Fence Supply Online. It seems too that it is the same with our customers. Both the newbies and our favorite long-term clients all ask for something ‘that bit American’ when looking for a fence style. The subject came up recently over our morning coffee in the [...]

The Most Cost-Effective Way To Upgrade Wooden Fencing

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Is it time to upgrade your wooden fencing? Does that wooden fencing look tired, in need of care and has definitely seen better days? If you are nodding in agreement, then you probably have an old wooden fence on the property. Many of our clients love their wooden fences and will not change, but [...]

The History Of The Fence – Decoration Or Security?

Why do you have a fence on your property? Maybe you are thinking of installing one and are thinking of the options; grow hedging, build a wall or put up that fence? A look at the history of the fence makes interesting reading and may inform your thinking. The humble fence quite often performs [...]

Best Type Of Fencing For Backyard Animal Keeping

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We love to keep animals in the backyard. It is an American tradition from the frontier days and a skill we inherit from our parents. Be it keeping chickens, a couple of ponies or even a goat there is nothing like the sight of an animal in the backyard. In closer urban districts we [...]

5 Tips For Giving Your Old Timber Fence A Make Over

Pickle @ Morguefile Doing a timber fence makeover will keep it looking good and strong. No doubt the sun, rain, snow, ice, wind and the kids will have given it a battering, through its years of service. Even the best of wood needs caring for, and a bit of love and affection [...]

Building A Fence – These Are The Terms You Need To Know

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Do you get blinded by technology? It happens all the time, and I get a bit confused when my kids talk about the latest gadget. Fence building is an old art and people have been closing off their land for centuries. A lot of fence building terms come from the many years of fence [...]

How To Build A Split Rail Fence

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A split rail is a very traditional fence on American properties. It involves skills which early settlers used when fencing their land, and it is an easy fence to build. When you know how-to, of course. At Fence Supply Online we often get asked about building split-rail fences as they are a favorite product [...]

How Stain & Seal Experts Fence Stains Prolong Your Fence’s Life

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Any useful tips for giving the fence a longer life? It is a common question at Fence Supply Online.  We have plenty of answers too,  as we know our customers need help in keeping their fence looking as good as day one. Moisture from rain, sleet, snow and ice is a big enemy of [...]

Why Many Stains And Sealers Don’t Stand The Test Of Time

Staining and sealing your fence should be a regular part of your maintenance schedule. The wood needs protecting from rain, wind, ice, damp and the light of the sun. Termites and other insects can make their home in your fence too, eating it from the inside out. The problem a lot of our clients’ [...]

Preparing Your Ground For Post Hole Digging

‘Failing to prepare is like preparing to fail,’ as someone once said. This is so very true when it comes to fencing, and many DIY jobs fail due to a lack of preparation. An essential part of any fencing project is preparing the ground for post hole digging. There are a few parts to [...]