Essential for the respect of your private life and your safety, the garden fences are unavoidable. Practical and aesthetic, they must integrate harmoniously with the landscape without moving away from their primary function, the protection of your home. It is according to your needs, your desires, your budget, but also of your neighbors that you will choose the ideal model. This week HandymanDuDimanche invites you to discover the entire range to help you find the fence of your dreams.
Natural fences: the vegetable charm
- If you have a green thumb and a lot of patience, a large hedge, made up of trees and shrubs, can act as a natural barrier. It will protect you from wind, prying eyes and possible intruders as would any wire fence. Level maintenance, regular and sharp cutting is required in early spring and late summer.
Easier to set up, the trellises covered with climbing plants are quickly transformed into large and beautiful fences. In wood or metal, lattices come in many colors and sizes, but can be replaced by basic grids.
The branded fences are made from a particular variety of heather. Composed of bundles, they are braided with generally galvanized wire. Whether craft or packaged, these natural barriers require no maintenance and are highly effective.
Wooden fences: the rustic charm
Elegant and warm, the wooden fences ensure maximum security. Very resistant, they are available in different species (European or exotic), in a multitude of formats and colors. Full or perforated, they protect you from prying eyes. It is the quality of the wood that will determine the effectiveness and strength of the fence. To ensure its longevity, you must maintain it regularly with a stain and fungicide treatments or insecticides to renew at least once a year, if not every six months. Discreet, exuberant or massive, modern or traditional, with wood all decorative fantasies are allowed!
Grids: an economical choice
Grids, sold by the meter or roll are the most affordable on the market. In simple or galvanized wire, they are relatively simple to install. Very frequently used, they take up little space and let the light but also the eyes. There are several families of fences.
Single twist models, which are particularly strong, are often used for pens.
The welded mesh, with or without patterns and a little less resistant are available in panels or rolls. Chicken meshes, with hexagonal meshes serve mainly as demarcation or security, but are not very solid.
Iron wires stretched between posts usually serve as temporary fencing or are reserved for large areas.
Before choosing the fence of your dreams, it is imperative to file a declaration of work at your town hall accompanied by a plan of situation, explaining your project. You will avoid getting upset with the neighborhood (and incidentally ending up in the courts); we advise you to discuss the height and the aspect of the future separation with the owners of the houses or adjoining grounds. Know that municipalities regulate the height of fences for planning purposes and sometimes impose choices of materials or colors. HandymanDuanche advises you once again to know well before buying.