Any resident understands defending his territory is like a mandatory attribute of home ownership. Fence is the main thing to protect a homestead from uninvited visitors being also a landscape decoration. Depending on the location of private house – noisy city or village fence can perform various functions having different options for height, design, construction, material and installation.
When planning the fence installation along the perimeter of territory it is important to take into account some aspects:
- the location of private house (near the noisy road in the city the building will need a deaf and high fence protecting owners not only from guests and small animals, but also from noise and the dust of city roads);
- the size of the house (there is an implicit rule that it is better not to erect fences above the ground floor of a private house);
- type and style of the main building – private house or cottage, mansion (the fence forms a general idea of the whole architectural ensemble and it will be better if its construction is in harmony with the main building and landscape design of the yard);
- features of the local landscape (the presence of groundwater and cavities in the soil, hills and other features of the territory);
- financial budget for construction of the fence (it will essentially depend on the choice of material for your fence);
- relations with neighbors (not the last one important aspect for choosing the type of fencing);
- the purpose you plan to build a fence with: just a fence or a symbol for your territory boundaries.
Before you start choosing the building material and fence design for your territory, decide what exactly you need:
- designation of yard boundaries;
- protection from visitors, including animals;
- fencing from dust and noise;
- a folding creen from prying eyes (compliance with privacy and some isolation);
- the basis for the hedge;
- decorative function, decoration of the landscape design.
Nowadays , the choice of materials for fence manufacturing of various models is incredibly wide and the most popular are the following:
- vinyl (frost-resistant);
- metal forged and mesh;
- from polymeric materials
- from slate and corrugated board.
My home is my castle
If the main purpose of fence erecting is both protection from people/animals and protection of home inaccessibility and privacy, it is better to give preference to stone, brick, reinforced or combined fences of impressive size.
Considering the option among the proposed solid fences, not unimportant factors will be the cost of material, works and the complexity of erecting the fence.
For example, fence completely built of stone will have an incredibly attractive view from the point of aesthetics view, it will serve not for years but for decades, perfectly blending with the building masonry or its foundation. But the price category of source material for construction is high and all the works are also considered quite difficult. Professional services are essential , unless you have the experience of a bricklayer. As a result, a stone fence can become the most expensive option. But everything depends on the length of the fence. This type of fencing is quite acceptable for small sections of urban private houses from the point of price and quality view.
Considering installation, a brick fence is a little cheaper and easier. This sufficiently strong and durable fence will look attractive, in case the main building is lined with a similar material. Moreover, a brick fence can be decorated with materials of various shades, arches, small columns or turrets. Fantasy has no limits, limiting only by yard territory and your financial capabilities.
As for reinforced concrete structures, this is the most affordable option of reliable fencing, hiding all your dwelling. In our country, such fences have gained a considerable popularity not only because of democratic prices, but also because of the ability to get a fence of any height and shape quickly. Many companies offer a wide choice of ways to cast such fences for any taste preferences of residents. You can create an individual style not only of your fencing, but also the appearance of the entire territory , as a fence is an important element of all the architectural ensemble of your house.
By combining concrete blocks and metal profiles in fence construction, it is possible to create a truly reliable and durable structure protecting your dwelling from all kinds of uninvited intrusions. When painting the corrugated board in a suitable shade for the concrete cladding, it is also possible to achieve an aesthetically attractive fence appearance.
By combining different materials for making the capital fence of territory, you can achieve not only a high strength, reliability and durability of structure, but also a unique appearance increasing the level of originality and creativity of your home along with the territory.
Fences made of metal and combined structures
The following in the price range, as well as in terms of reliability and popularity – a capital fence from metal structure, as well as from metal profiles or corrugated board. Such models can be mounted both from forged elements and shaped metal sheets on a framework of a similar material. If such a fence is placed on a stone foundation, then its design will not only serve longer, but will also be both more durable and reliable.
Forged fences are strong and reliable, but they cannot protect your home from prying eyes due to their “transparency”, if only you plant climbing plants, subsequently getting a combination fence with living plantations.
Mesh metal fences look great, lasting longer if placed on a concrete or reinforced concrete base. If a high foundation is tiled with tiles, plastic or other material in tone to metal structures, you can get a very interesting fence image, serving for many years.
Metal fencing has much higher level of privacy protection. Such a fence provides an absolutely deaf isolation of your house. But there are also disadvantages of such hedges in terms of reliability and durability. Such fences substantially lose stone and brick structures. Metal sheets are inclined to deformation under constant mechanical action. Scratches and chips can cause rust, significantly shortening the life of the structure.
A high fence with metal frame and polycarbonate inserts will not only reliably protect your home from prying eyes and visitors, but will also become a modern decoration of the territory, strikingly highlighting it among neighbors along the street.
It will be quite interesting to make a reliable construction of metal posts filling wooden boards between them. Living walls, hedges, panels of flowers and evergreens are so trendy nowadays. The image of your fence will be unique and creative when using live panels in spaces between fences.
Wooden fences are beyond competition
Recently wooden fences were almost the only available way to protect their territory for our compatriots. After all, wood is a widely available, relatively inexpensive, easily mounted and processed material. Moreover, the tree can be variously decorated, covered with paint or varnish and there is no need to worry about the environmental friendliness of raw material.
Depending on what kind of wood you use, you can get a high capital enclosure and a small fence, wattle fence or palisade. All depends on the look of your house, the landscape design of the territory and the result you expect from the wooden structure.
Wooden fences are inferior in durability and strength of stone, concrete and brick models, but they are also cheaper. You can build a wooden fence from planks, fences, rods, stakes, branches, so-called “round timber” and other sawn timber.
Contrary to popular belief, wooden fences not only look harmoniously, but they are also a way to protect an urban private sector, especially if there is a stone, concrete or brick foundation under a wooden hedge.
The foundation of combined fences can be made of different materials, but anyway it will look more aesthetic if it is plastered and painted in a tone combining with building facade or infield or small backyard landscape design elements.
Depending on fence placing – vertically, horizontally or by combining boards layout, you can get different images of your fence. Low fences of a similar design can serve for zoning space inside the yard.
If the material of the fence is also used in the interior arrangement of the yard’s landscape design, i.e. as a basis for a gazebo, benches, benches or a platform, the result can be an incredibly harmonious and finished image of the architectural ensemble.
Combining the wooden fence can be done with various synthetic materials, for example polycarbonate sheets. Modern and interesting fence image will not yield to the strength and reliability of usual wooden fencing, but there will be some uniqueness of territory.
Similar designs of wooden fences do not protect your home ownership from prying eyes, but they will fulfill the decorative role on 100%. The unique design of the fence is able not only to decorate the territory but also to raise the status of the entire architectural ensemble of your home.
As a rule, a fence made of natural wood is not painted to preserve the natural shade of wood. To extend the life of your wooden fencing, it is necessary to cover the fence or boards with a special lacquer for street structures, updating the coating every 1.5-2 years.
There is a majority of material variants for fences manufacturing, as well as ways to combine and decorate them. With such a wide range of options, a homeowner with any size of purse and taste preferences can choose his own fence model for yard or infield.