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Types of Picket Fencing

Picket fencing is ideal if you need if you require a fence to define a boundary but still need to have light coming into the garden. It is also great for protecting areas of the garden as well as making sure that features such as swimming pools stay defined. Picket fences have a simple structure. Vertical boards otherwise known as pickets are attached to horizontal rails. These are fitted to evenly spaced posts. There are two types of picket fence, traditional and contemporary.

Traditional Picket Fencing

Traditional Picket fencing has possibly stayed the same for centuries. This type of fence is characterized by the pointed or rounded top to each of the pickets. These pickets are always constructed out of timber.The slideshow below illustrates some traditional picket fencing constructed by Village Green Landscapes in Taunton, Somerset.

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Garden Landscaping in Somerset
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Contemporary Picket Fencing

Contemporary picket fencing is usually constructed out of reinforced PVC. Unlike its traditional counterpart it is available as individual panels. These panels can be slotted in between the fence posts. The main advantage of reinforced PVC is that it is less inclined to biodegrade and because of this it requires less chemical treatments. Besides the traditional pointed or rounded tops more elaborate types of finishes are available. The tops of the pickets can have acorn, club, Windsor or paddle type finishes. These types of finishes add an element of style and grace to the appearance of the fencing.