7 Benefits of a New Garden Fence in Essex

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7 Benefits of a New Garden Fence in Essex

There are many reasons to have a new garden fence installed to either your front or back garden.

With such a wide range of fencing types and styles available these days, a new garden fence is not only practical but will also enhance the look of any property, large or small.

In this latest blog post, we’re exploring 7 benefits of having a new garden fence installed. So, let’s begin with the first benefit on our list…

1. Provides Security

Boundary fencing will help to improve the security of your home by preventing trespassers from entering your garden or property.

Fences can range in various heights from 3ft up to over 10ft if necessary.

If your garden backs on to a public footpath then having a strong fence, at least 6ft in height, is essential in preventing any unwanted visitors from entering your garden.

Weak or broken fences provide an ideal scenario for opportunist thieves to break into your garden.

If your fence has seen better days, then it’s important to have a new fence installed as soon as possible. Remember, the cost of the potential theft could potentially be far higher than cost of having a new one installed, and a simple repair may be all that’s needed.

2. Improves the Aesthetics of Your Property

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Not only are fences practical but they can also enhance the aesthetics of any garden.

There is a huge variety of differing fence styles to choose from that will complement any property and its surroundings.

Picket, closeboard, steel mesh, chain link, featheredge and post and rail are to name but a few of the different types of fencing you can choose from.

Whether you are looking for something modern or traditional there is something to suit every taste.

3. Adds Value to Your Home

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What’s more, the increased aesthetic appeal and additional security provided by your new fence will be an excellent investment in your property.

A properly installed fence will last over 20 years, representing fantastic value and often the money spent is recouped in additional value added to your home.

To increase the value of your property, why not consider having a new fence installed?

4. Gives You Privacy

An obvious benefit of garden fencing is that it gives you privacy from neighbours and passers-by.

Your garden should be a place where you can relax and enjoy a glass of wine or read a book and an adequately sized fence will help to give you the privacy to do so.

Many people still like to able to talk with their neighbours over their garden fences and that’s fine too. You can always have shorter panels along part of your fence and higher panels for areas that you would like to remain private, such as your patio.

You can use a sloping panel to transition seamlessly from one height to another.

5. Keeps Pets in Your Garden

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As well as keeping things out of your garden, a new fence is also a great way to keep things in!

If you own a pet dog, then having a strong garden fence is essential.

If your fence is on the brink of falling down, then it might be time to replace it to prevent your dogs and pets from escaping the bounds of your garden.

The last thing any pet owner wants is for their furry friend to go missing, the potential heart break isn’t worth the relatively minor cost of having a new garden fence installed.

6. Provides Protection Against the Elements

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Garden fences also provides your garden with a shield against the elements.

If your garden backs onto open space, then it’s essential that you have a fence that is strong enough to withstand the wind and frequent storms the UK experience during Autumn and Winter.

By having an adequate fence installed, you can shelter areas of your garden from the elements and create a more relaxing garden environment, free from exposure to the wind.

7. Cheaper Than Brickwork

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Another way to demarcate your boundary line is to have a brick wall built.

However, this is a generally a much more expensive option than having a fence installed.

Boundary walls take far longer to build and cost much more in materials too.

Boundary walls require concrete footings to be excavated and poured and then of course laying the equivalent amount of bricks to cover the area of a fence panel, takes much more labour.

If you are looking for a cost-effective solution to your property’s boundary, then look no further than a garden fence.

They can be installed quickly and easily by professional contractors and the cost may be less than you think.


A new garden fence will transform your property whilst at the same time providing many other practical benefits.

If you are looking for a garden fencing installation service in Essex then you’ve come to the right place.

Our experienced team of hard landscapers can install any type of fencing that you may choose for your garden.

We cover the vast majority of Essex including Chelmsford, Brentwood, Southend, Braintree and Basildon.

If you would like to arrange for your free consultation and written quote contact us here, or call us today on 01245 697 688 and we can arrange a site visit on a day and time that suits you.

If we have missed any benefits of garden fencing that you think we should have included in our list, then please leave us a comment below.

Thanks for reading and we look forward to hearing from you.

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