Friday, 17 June 2011

Gate Security

Agricultural and Farm Gates are becoming a prime target for countryside thefts.  It is made easier the fact that the gates are in isolated locations.
Timber Gate Anti Lift Device
Gate anti lift device



When fitting a new or existing gate we recommend you use our gate anti lift device which is simple and easy to install. An anti lock device  is a padlockable device that stops the gate being lifted off its hinges and stolen.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Garden ideas for small spaces

Small Garden ideasIf you only have a small outdoor area there are many products out there to help you get the most out of your garden.

Raised beds are an excellent way of creating different levels, whilst maximizing the limited space, to your garden also to act as a handy seating area. Raised beds can be purchased in kits but another couple of ways of creating raised beds is to use our decking boards, with the grooved affect on the boards giving it a textured design or Jakwall, our unique timber retaining wall

With small spaces why not try creating a vertical garden with trellis on the walls to encourage flowers to grow up rather than spread throughout the ground. 

If Fencing Panels are required for a little privacy then Venetian panels that give the solitude that is sought after but at the same time allow light to pass horizontal pales.  Another option is to have trellis Toppers on top of fencing or walls.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Planning Permission For Fencing

For General guidance

An application for planning permission will need to be made if you wish to erect or add to garden fencing, walls or gates in certain circumstances:
  • Planning permission will be needed for any fence over 1 meter high if the location of the fence will be next to a used by vehicles or if the fencing is over 2m and is to be located elsewhere.
  • If your house is a listed building or is adjoining a listed building then an application will have to be made.
You do NOT have to apply for planning permission to take down any fence, wall,or gate, or to alter or improve an existing fence, wall or gate (no matter how high) if you don't increase its height.
In a conservation area, however, you might need conservation area consent to take down a fence, wall or gate.
You do not need planning permission for hedges as such, though if a planning condition or a covenant restricts planting (for example, on "open plan" estates, or where a driver's sight line could be blocked) you may need planning permission and/or other consent.
Note that fencing, walls and gates do not require building regulation approval.
Although building regulations do not apply, the structures must be structurally sound and maintained.
These notes are for general guidance only.
Useful information can be found at government’s official planning portal or if in doubt always contact your Local Planning Authority.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Trellis

As an alternative to garden fencing panels, garden trellis can be a way to create a boundary or a form of protection/privacy without losing the spacious garden feel or obscuring pleasant views and scenery. 

Boundary or Perimeter Trellis

Garden trellis topperGarden trellis can be used as perimeter fence as a way to keep people or animals out of a garden without spoiling views or stopping light if it̢۪s a small area that is being protected. Climbing plants can be grown up the trellis giving that natural feel and also give that little extra privacy or as a barrier against wind if need be.
If a fence or wall is already in place then smaller trellis panels can be used to give that little extra height and privacy screen without blocking out light.

 

Feature TrellisGarden trellis Pergola


Trellis panels can be used to create features and and add extra dimension to gardens, either stand alone panels or trellis used to accompany garden pergolas, decking, arbours and arches.  Stand alone trellis panels are often used as a partition to segregate or hide unsightly parts of gardens. They are also used as structure for climbing plants, even though often our quality trellis panels look just as good or even better when standing on their own without the need for vines.

Another use for trellis as a garden feature is to attach it to walls. It can stop walls lookig so plain and also allows plants to grow up or over the wall.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Heating Oil theft

With fuel prices at their highest ever more and more people are becoming victim to heating and diesel oil theft. Oil tank security is an issue that should be on the agenda of homeowners and householders around the country.

Oil tanks need to be filled up, so ease of access is essential however making sure your oil tank is not to be on public show. A wooden or metal fence, garden trellis can give significant protection to the tank along with protecting it from prying eyes but it must be remembered that the oil tanker driver will need access to fill the tank! A metal security cage or grill with a lockable access point could be the answer.

Another security extra could be Driveway Gates.  These can be an simple and effective way to stop thieves entering a property that allows them access to oil tanks.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Dog Fencing

So often, when we ask our customers what they are using the fencing for they say to keep the dog in, but they are not sure which style of fencing to buy. As like there are many breeds of dogs, there are many styles of fencing.

Palisade fencing is suitable for most breeds and can be bought in the pre-formed panels or in the traditional palisade form.  The traditional style is great if you want to make the spacing between the pales narrower, as you can add in extra and make the gap as small as you want.

Chain link fencing or stock netting is more suitable if you already have a hedge but want to stop the dog getting through the gaps.  Both of these can be attached to machine round stakes or to standard posts.

Whatever breed of dog you have, just let us know and I’m sure we will find a style of fence to suit your requirements or have a look at our dog fencing page to get more ideas.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Jacksons Fencing 25 year guarantee

At Jacksons we guarantee all of our timber for 25 years against rot and timber attack – but how and why?

Our treatment process works because we kiln dry our timber first to below 30% moisture content before pressure impregnating the treatment into the timber.

By treating our timber this way, not only does it mean that you don’t have to install a new fence on a regular basis but it also means that you don’t have to spend time each season painting, staining or treating the wood.  No more trampled flower beds and more time to relax in the garden!

Timber Fence Treatment process

At Jacksons we guarantee all of our timber for 25 years against rot and timber attack – but how and why?

Our treatment process works because we kiln dry our timber first to below 30% moisture content before pressure impregnating the treatment into the timber.

By treating all of our timber this way, not only does it mean that you don’t have to install new garden fencing on a regular basis but it also means that you don’t have to spend time each season painting, staining or treating the wood.  No more trampled flower beds and more time to relax in the garden!


Friday, 4 February 2011

Fence blown down?

With such windy conditions last night I’m sure many fences fell victim to the wind. Visit us online at www.jacksons-fencing.co.uk to browse our large range of garden fencing and gates.

At Jacksons Fencing….

  • We use high quality timber from sustainable sources (FSC and PEFC), suitable for intensive treatment (e.g. not spruce for posts).

  • Our panel inserts sit within rebated, morticed and tenoned framing for structural integrity adding strength to the panel.
  • Products designed from substantial sections, for a long life and to retain their good looks.

  • All assembly fixings are stainless steel. All other fittings are either stainless steel or hot-dip galvanized. For example a single 6 foot Premier Lattice Panel contains over 350 individual stainless steel screws.

  • All components are cut and machined prior to treatment so as to ensure full protection. This can mean dimensions increase due to the timber swelling after treatment.

  • Panels are screw-fixed to our specially designed 3 piece slotted posts for increased security.

  • We offer the longest guarantee available on timber products for residential use.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Garden Decking

Garden Decking




Garden Decking

Decking is the ideal product to use to create an outdoor area with minimal maintenance and can be a lot easier to install than the likes of flag stone.

Now is the time to start thinking about cleaning your decking ready for the spring/ summer.

How to clean your decking?
The best way to clean your decking is to get a hard bristle broom and sweep off the leaves and debris, alternatively you could use a pressure hose to all the mulch out of the grooves.

Remember to brush your deck regularly to keep any debris like leaves and rubbish from building up in drainage spaces. Debris can hold moisture and the resulting rotting can lead to unsightly staining on the boards. Move planters, tables and chairs around the deck to allow the deck to dry out under them and to avoid irregular lightening of the boards by the sun.