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Wood fence installs

The Gate Makes The Fence – How To Pick The Right Gate

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A gate makes the fence and picking the right one is crucial to the right finish for the project. It amazes us at Fence Supply Online how so many people forget the gate for their fence. One of our customers enclosed their yard without any access. Another one fenced off part of their property [...]

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 [...]

The Fundamental Fence Building Basics You Need To Know

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Fundamental fence building basics is a bit of a mouthful. You need to know them though, to get that fence building project looking great. If you get the fundamentals wrong, the fence will fail. Get them right, though, and you will succeed in building a durable fence. If you are a DIY fence install [...]

How To Fix A Sagging Wooden Gate

A sagging wooden gate is a reminder to have a maintenance schedule. If you do not look after your fence and wooden gate,  they will begin to fall apart. Often a little bit of tinkering here and there can make a big difference. With a wooden fence and gate, you need to stain and [...]

Patio Fencing – The Ultimate In Garden Screening

Choosing The Best Lighting Accessories For Your New Fence

“What’s the best fencing for garden screening?” read a recent email from a client. The client explained that they had quite a big patio but wanted to keep it private from the garden. Fencing can do a great job of screening and looks great around a patio. Our experts had a look at the [...]

Not All Hinges Are Created Equal

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All men are created equal, but unfortunately, we cannot say the same about the hinge on your gate. Yes, those all-important pieces of metal which keep the gate in place can often let you down. Our clients often call with hinge problems, and we can only advise on replacing the existing ones. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]