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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 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.

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.

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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Cannon Fencing & Landscapes

Somerset

‘19 Certificate of Excellence

Cannon Fencing is a family run business based in Wellington, Somerset. We pride ourselves on quality work, a friendly service, arriving when we say we will and leaving everything tidy. We provide - Installation of Fencing, Gates and Sheds - Hard Landscaping - Fencing Repairs - Boundary Fencing - Decking For our Residential customers no job is considered too small. Whether it is an emergency repair to a fence panel, or complete new fence and gates. We have plenty of general building experience so you can always ask about small building and roofing projects or repairs, as well as Fencing repairs and replacement and garden tidying. Commercial work includes steel security fencing, sports pitch perimeters, all aspects of fencing for new build housing estates. Reliable, dependable contract work, enabling you to secure and complete your site. With over 8 years experience the lead Fencer, Chris, knows how to provide attractive, well designed and long lasting fencing and hard landscaping, delivered on time and to budget.

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What do you love most about your job?

It's really difficult to say why I like fencing. I guess the fresh air, meeting people, but most of all the satisfaction of seeing a completed job that you know is going to last years and years

What inspired you to start your own business?

I have been fencing for 8 years, always for other people. I got fed up of arriving on site to be told they were expecting me the previous week or arriving to find the right materials weren't there or I'd been told to take feather edge fencing but the contract was expecting windcheater. I thought I could do better. I have family to support me who run their own business and we all understand the importance of responding promptly, keeping prospects and customers informed, turning up on time and providing a quality service

Why should our clients choose you?

I totally appreciate how important providing a good service is. I know what I'm talking about and I won't try and 'up-sell' you. If your fence panels need replacing but your posts are fine then I will tell you that. I'm young, fit and have plenty of energy to work quickly and get the job done (especially when fuelled by a cup of tea and biscuit!). I have excellent contacts to supply high quality materials at a very reasonable price

What changes have you made to keep your customers safe from Covid-19?

We won’t come in your house and will keep our distance when communicating outside.

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Aside from building a wall, the strongest and most durable type of fence is vinyl. Vinyl fencing can last for over 30 years, without any maintenance being required. Vinyl fencing remains strong and robust whilst wooden fencing may begin to warp, shrink or rot over time. Vinyl is resistant to rain, snow and temperature changes, making it one of the most durable types of fencing available.

Automatic electric gates are a great way to improve the security of your house whilst increasing its curb appeal. A house which is equipped with electric gates is statistically less likely to be broken into than a house without gates. Installing an electric gate will also give you peace of mind if you have children or pets, as the gates will keep them contained within your property.

There are many pros and cons of wooden and vinyl fencing that need to be weighed up before making your decision. Vinyl fencing is much more durable and long lasting than wood and requires virtually no maintenance throughout its lifespan. However, vinyl fencing is also more expensive than wood and is more difficult to paint if you want to change its colour.

The average price of a Fencer is £1,100

Region Great Value
Average
Premium
Nationwide
£550
£1,100
£2,595
East of England
£450
£1,045
£2,600
London
£475
£1,200
£2,900
North West England
£300
£700
£2,250
Scotland
£730
£1,300
£2,655
South East England
£550
£1,000
£2,450
South West England
£200
£960
£2,400
West Midlands
£385
£700
£2,000

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