The Pros and Cons of Timber Garden Fencing?

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Are you in the process of deciding on the type of fencing you should get installed for your garden? Do you think that timber is the way forward but are still indecisive? 

In this blog, we offer a short guide which outlines the pros and cons of timber fencing, whilst advice about the subject in more detail.

The Pros

Aesthetics and Visual Appeal

Timber fences not only look great, simple and elegant but also provide a natural look to your garden. The design choices available in timber mean that you can tailor the design to match your garden’s requirements.

The majority of the fences that we provide come in light brown and pale green colour options, however, if you would like to make this more personalised for your garden then you can just paint over these with your own colour choice to compliment the style of your garden.


Timber wood is by far the most affordable wooden fence and is a renewable resource. Compared to its other alternatives if you are looking for a fencing solution for your garden on a low/mid budget, timber fences are the way to go.

The price will vary depending on several factors; how big is your garden, the initial work required to clear the garden, and the installation needed to be done when it comes to the overall cost.


Timber wood has a long life and you can extend its lifespan if it’s being pressure treated on a regular basis. Not only will this ensure that you get your money’s worth but will also prevent the timber from rotting and damaging.

Easy Installation

Timber fencing is the easiest type of fence to install due to its attributes. Its lightweight wooden materials can be fitted quite easily with the use of posts and caps making the process of installation easy and quick!

Timber fencing is also one of the few wooden fences that are installed in pieces, making it easier to repair in the worst-case scenario it does get damaged.


A good reason to get timber fences installed is versatility. Good quality timber fencing can easily be fitted and painted/customised to meet your needs. 

Wooden timber fences and its versatility provide a clear advantage over other types of fences and will not look out of place regardless of the environment and garden that you have.

The Cons

Good Quality Materials

Great fencing is not just about the fence panels. The components that hold the fence in place are just as important. The posts and caps need to be of good quality materials to prevent deterioration of the fence and longevity. Failure of untreated wooden fence posts can lead to the fence panels falling which would lead to further damage, destroyed the garden and might be a risk to people and pets.


Wooden fences look great when they go up, but come with responsibilities. Keeping that new appearance and look requires maintenance on a yearly basis. If you have got a large fence then that can be a big job. 

They are also difficult to clean, and if not cleaned properly then this will cause the wood to disintegrate even more.

Weather Conditions

Adverse weather conditions such as rain, heavy wind and snow can cause damage to your timber fence. Water can lead to moisture damage and cause timber fences to become damp, rot and become mouldy. This can lead to discolouring of your fence if not treated correctly.

Pressure-treated fencing can help prevent this, as long as good maintenance measures are completed to avoid damage.

Wood is More Prone to Insect Attacks and Rotting

Wood is a natural material that will deteriorate over time if not looked after. With regular maintenance involving re-staining and repainting the gate every year or two, this could be prevented. Due to the material of this type of fencing, it is more prone to rotting and insect attacks, something important to consider about timber fencing.

Contact Us

After reading through this, we hope it has given you a better understanding of the pros and cons of timber fencing and whether it is right for you. If you would like further assistance or have any questions give us a call on 01949 860 782 or fill in our online contact form.

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