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A Focus on Fencing in Taunton

Village Green Landscapes provide four types of garden fencing. These are closeboard, panel, picket and post and rail fencing. The type of fencing you require really depends on the location of the garden boundary and the impact you want the fencing to have. You might want a picket fence for your front garden or on the other hand you might require a more robust closeboard or panel fence.

An Introduction To Fencing

Garden fencing is a way of designating the garden boundaries or the limits a certain property has. Fences also provide privacy and security. In urbanised environments good quality fencing can prevent neighbours and passers-by from seeing into your garden. Some fences are used to improve the look of a garden whilst others are built to dampen the effects of a noisy main road. For whatever reason you need a fence it is important to consider the benefits of having a professional company construct your garden boundary for you.

Why Choose a Fence by Village Green Landscapes

Garden fencing can be purchased from many wholesalers and DIY centres. However construction can be difficult, Village Green Landscapes can fit for you the perfect fence. Unstable climatic conditions have led to circumstances where more and more often fences are becoming the victim of storm damage. The bad weather has seen a rise in demand for fence repair services, a necessity as we all love our gardens. However why wait for these kind of problems to arise when you can employ a company that is aware of the best type of fencing for your local area. Based in Taunton Somerset and with decades of experience in fence construction Village Green Landscapes will create for you a fence that matches the demands of your local environment

Constructing a Fence

This brief guide is designed to introduce you the work Village Green Landscapes will undertake to ensure that the fencing service they provide is complete. Constructing a fence involves three stages preparation of the area where the fence is situated, introduction of the fence posts and finally the addition of the fencing panels.


  • Any old fencing is removed along with intrusive vegetation and soil
  • A string line and pegs are used to mark out where the fence is going.
  • Holes for the fence posts are dug.
  • These holes are usually 3 times wider the size of the the posts and 2ft deep

Fence Posts

  • The fence posts are aligned with the string
  • A mix of ballast and cement is poured down the fence post hole
  • The fence posts are propped up with one or two timber battens to hold it in position
  • The concrete is smoothed over and left to harden for at least an hour

Fence Panels

  • Fence panels are screwed to the posts using two or three U-shaped post clips
  • The panels are trimmed to ensure they are all the same height
  • Panels are treated or a featherboard is integrated to prevent rotting

Contact Village Green Landscapes

This guide only serves as a brief introduction to how a fence is constructed. However it introduces you to the basic processes and the stages involved. If you are thinking about purchasing a picket fence read our guide on traditional and contemporary types of picket fencing. If on the other hand if you are after a more robust type of fence such as a panel or closeboard fence then read about how we compare these two types of fencing. For a full range of fencing styles please take time to browse our website and in particular the portfolio.