Fence Types Explained: Create a Stylish Garden Boundary

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(Image credit: Thorndown Paints)

When choosing the right fencing types for your garden, you'll need to consider your budget, the style of your planting scheme, the size of your garden, and the materials you have used elsewhere in your house and garden design to ensure that the product you choose does your home justice. 

You may also need to consider the ease of on-going maintenance. Painting a fence can be more difficult with some fence types than others.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.