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Add privacy and protection to your home by installing fences and gates. Whether you want security or to mark boundaries, we’ll find you a range of local fence and gate installation experts to keep your property looking smart and safe.


How much does fence and gate installation cost?

This will vary according to the number of fences and gates you choose. Prices will increase according to the sizes and types of fencing and gates you choose.

Your expert fence and gate installer will be able to advise you on the full range of fences and gates available and will be able to help you select the best one to suit your needs. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have. Use Bark to get free quotes and find a fence and gate installer to add privacy to your home today.

How long does it take to install automatic gates?

It depends on the size of the gates but usually between two and three days.

How long does it take to install fences?

Most fences can be installed in one to three days.

Do I need planning permission for new driveway gates?

You will need planning permission if your new gate is going to be taller than 1m, particularly if it is next to a public road or footpath.

Do I need planning permission for new fences?

You will need planning permission if your new fence is going to be taller than 2m above ground level. You will also need permission if your fence height is higher that 1 metre and you live next to a road or footpath.

Is it true that each property owns the fence on the left?

There is no general rule regarding fence ownership. It will be determined by how the boundary lines were split by the vendor when the properties were built. Each boundary should be shown in the deeds of the property.

Can I paint my neighbour’s fence?

You need permission to paint the fence side facing your property. You can plant freestanding plants or shrubs next to your neighbour’s fence or erect your own fence adjacent to theirs on your side of the boundary. However, you cannot fix panels or trellis panels to their fence without their permission.

Why should I install fences and gates?

There are a number of benefits to adding fences and gates to your property which include:

  • Adding privacy – This is one of the most important aspects to consider when buying a property. A well installed and smart fence will help guarantee your privacy at all times in your home. This also helps to protect you when you are outside the home such as sunbathing in the garden. It’s also helpful to keep your pets safe and help prevent them from unnecessarily barking at neighbours.
  • Adding security – Security is a huge reason that people invest in fences and gates which help to deter burglars and prevent intruders. It is also helpful to protect you from wild animals entering your property as well as keeping your children and pets safe.
  • Adding a perimeter – Land is such a valuable resource that is important to mark out your property to prevent people from encroaching it. A fence helps mark out where your land starts and ends and helps you avoid disputes with your neighbours.
  • Safety reasons – Fencing is a critical investment if you have children or pets who like to play in the garden and there is a road close to your home. A fence can give you peace of mind that your dog will not attack passers-by if it has aggressive tendencies.
  • Smarten your property – Fences and gates can also add instant appeal to your house thereby increasing the value of your home. It’s important to choose a design which matches the aesthetics of your neighbourhood.

What are the different types of fences available?

Choosing a fence type can be difficult with each type offering different benefits.

You can be confident that any of the Bark local fence and gate installers listed will help you select the best one to suit your needs.

  • Solid fence panels – These are the gold standard in offering total privacy. They are manufactured without gaps in the slats to provide a solid timber screen. Featherboard, also known as Closeboard or Feather Edge fencing, can be installed up to a height of 1.83m complete with a gravel board of up to 150mm. This offers complete protection from intruders.
  • Decorative or Semi-Solid panels – Decorative panels can create a welcoming and stylish welcoming entrance to your home. They are made of horizontal slats of timber with small gaps between each slat supported by a strong supporting frame. Venetian, Louvre and Metro fence panels are types of semi-solid panels where the slats allow light through and allow air to pass through them.
  • Trellis fencing – If you love gardening, trellis fencing is a good option as it allows plants to grow round the top of the fence and allows sunlight through the top of the panels. Trellis panels are available in square, diamond or tartan styles and offer greater visibility through the panels.
  • Picket fencing – Picket fencing is a traditional style of fence made of wooden picket pales attached to a rail. These smaller fences are normally installed in front gardens to improve the appearance and security of a property.

What are the different types of gates available?

Gates are great for offering safety and security to the entrance to your home.

Gates are available in a variety of different materials which include stainless steel, aluminium, PVC, aluminium alloy and wrought iron gates. You can choose from two important variants, a manual gate or automatic gate which is possible to be opened by pressing a button.

  • Sliding gate – These gates come with a sliding mechanism and open sideways. They are useful with properties with limited space and can be either manually or automatically opened.
  • Swing gate – These are great gates for adding aesthetic appeal to your home and are available in manual or automatic options.
  • Retractable gate – When you are low on space, a retractable security gate is a good choice as the panels fold up easily.
  • Vertical pivot gate – These are also useful for properties which are low on space and are impressive with their range of movement and style.

What should I look for in a fence and gate professional?

Before you choose a fencing installation professional, you could take a look for qualifications and memberships such as The Fencing Industry Skills Scheme/Construction Skills Certification Scheme (FISS/CSCS) card and the Level 2 Diploma in Fencing (NVQ).
Before you choose a gate installation professional, you could take a look for qualifications such as the NVQ in Specialist Installation Occupations - Door, Gate and Shutter Systems (Installation), BFT approval and Gate Safe training.
Before choosing a professional, you may also want to ask for examples of past work, which could include images of different types of fences and gates that they have installed in the past. You could also look at their profile page on Bark, and Bark can show you fence and gate installation reviews from past customers too, as well as examples of work that they have completed. This might also help you get some ideas of the types of fences and gates you are looking for on your property.

Should I choose wooden or metal gates?

Metal gates are aesthetically more appealing but offer less privacy than wooden gates.
Wooden gates offer higher levels of privacy but need regular maintenance. Wood gates have to be regularly treated or stained. Aluminium gates need minimum maintenance and can either be painted or powder coated.
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Cottenham Sawmills


We are a family run business based in Cottenham, just outside Cambridge. We mill all fencing materials on site, posts, rails, Featheredge boards, waney board cladding, sleepers and much more, all made from sturdy, long lasting Larch. We also build on site our own Larch close board panels and Larch trellis. We can also provide a cutting service. Another service we provide is the making of bespoke sheds and workshops. If you need something made and its out of wood please give me a call and I will endeavor to help. Kind regards Paul Jones

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What do you love most about your job?

There are good and bad things about owning a small sawmill in a village, as the owner it can be very stressful and also very fore filling.
Supplying the trade and public is great, people are usually very friendly and always happy with my service and the quality of the timber, I am always happy to provide a cutting and bespoke service, I have made a variety of cabins, fence panels, trellis, seating, tables and much more.
I am always happy to talk to customers about their needs.

What inspired you to start your own business?

The lack of choice within the timber business, meaning, I got constantly frustrated when going in timber merchants and being told I have to choose what they had in stock and they didn't provide a cutting service. so when the last owner was thinking of shutting down I ask if I could buy the business from him and he agreed. He also taught me all he learnt over his last 30 years of running a sawmill, which was very kind of him. so now you can come to my mill and have what you want not what I have, and if I can't help I will try and forward you onto someone who can.

Why should our clients choose you?

I am the only Mill in this area that cuts Larch on site from the log, also we manufacture Larch fence panels, trellis, sleepers, and bespoke sheds and timber buildings. Larch is such a top quality timber for all your landscaping needs. If I haven't got it in stock I am more than happy to cut it for you.So why not pop over and take a look at what we do here at Cottenham Sawmills.

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What is the type of property?


What does the project involve?

Install a new fence

What material will the fence or gate be made out of?

Pallisade supplied by me

How high should the fence be?


How long will the fence approximately be?

25m with one right angle

Will the fence need any gates?

No gates required

Which additional fence services do you need?

No additional services needed

When do you need the work carried out?

In next few months

Do you have any additional details

Installation is in a field on a boundary adjacent to a cottage. Exact position to be agreed but i believe ground to be earth not concrete.

What is the type of property?

Commercial premises

What does the project involve?

Remove fence

What material will the fence or gate be made out of?


How high should the fence be?


How long will the fence approximately be?


Will the fence need any gates?


Which additional fence services do you need?

Filling in holes (tarmac)

When do you need the work carried out?

In the next few weeks

Do you have any additional details

We need a fenced off area removed from our car park 15x10m Removal of all fencing and post. Also will require the post holes to be filled in.

What is the type of property?


What does the project involve?

Install notice borad

What material will the fence or gate be made out of?


How high should the fence be?

6 feet

How long will the fence approximately be?

1m wide

Will the fence need any gates?

No gates required

Which additional fence services do you need?

Just post installation

When do you need the work carried out?

In the next few days

Do you have any additional details

This is for the installation of a church notice board. The board is just over 2m high and has 3" square aluminium posts that need to be concreted into the ground.

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