Guide to Fencing

Denbigh Timber products ranges are all without exception built to last, hand-crafted from the highest quality materials available to the fencing industry and subject to the most stringent quality control before despatch.

To date, our best testimonial is that of satisfied customers and the new custom we receive off the back of recommendations. This is how we determine the value of Denbigh Timber Products. We prioritise quality, service and after-sales, and it is for this reason that we have devised the following report for our customer.

Timber Care Tips

Wood is a natural product and can be susceptible to warping and twisting especially during dry spells when the timber dries too quickly which may cause small splits, commonly known as shakes, extreme weather such as high winds can also cause substantial damage but installing your product correctly and good maintenance can go a long way to minimising such risks.

Keep your fencing in good condition by following these four simple steps:

  1. When attaching panels to posts. Ensure the bottom of the panel is at least 30mm above the ground.
  2. Wood is a natural product and can be susceptible to warping and twisting especially during dry spells. Watering down regularly can help the fence return to its natural shape when the humidity rises.
  3. Regularly check that your fence posts and panels are secure, so long as they are secure this will help to reduce damage from flexing in windy conditions.
  4. Treat your fence annually with a good quality non-creosote preservative.

Fitting Your Fence

Fencing erected on sloping/uneven ground may require posts of differing lengths

Wooden Posts
When Fitting any sized fence to a 3″ x 3″ or 4″ x 4″ wooden post, the post must be 2ft longer than the required height of the fence to allow 2ft in the ground

Fence Spike and Wooden Post
(Fence Spikes -for use in soil) If using fence spikes, the wooden post must be the same height as the required fence panel

Bolt Down Anchors and Posts
(Bolt Downs -for use with concrete) When using Bolt Down Anchors, the posts recommended should be the same height as the required fence panel

Concrete Post – Without Gravel Board
Same as above – Always order the post 2ft higher than the height of the required fence panel, (to allow 2ft of post in the ground)

Concrete Post – With Gravel Board
Add 1ft to the height of the fence required (Gravel Boards are 1ft high). The Post will be an overall 2ft higher than the fence and gravel board. (to allow 2ft of post in the ground)

Useful Fencing Accessories

Repair Spikes
Enables the replacement of rotten or broken posts which have been fitted to concrete

U-Clips
Suitable for holding panels or trellis in place (for example, attaching panels or trellis to posts)

Ornate Finials
The Ultimate finish to your fencing.