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The Joys of Modern Fencing

The Joys of Modern Fencing

Modern fencing combines functionality with great design. Whilst this can equate to a bold style statement, it’s not all about visual appearance. It’s important to think about the purpose and setting of your fence – the key question is, what does it need to do for you?


In an urban setting, fencing is often a way to maintain privacy. You love all that your bustling city location has to offer, but your rear garden is a place to relax and unwind in, an extension of your home. If this sounds familiar, modern fencing like closeboard will help to make your outdoor space a serene sanctuary for you and your family.

Kerb Appeal

Or perhaps your property is in a rural or coastal location, with scenery that’s simply too beautiful to miss out on. In that case, picket fence panels will be an attractive and economical option – and the best part is, you get to keep that wonderful view. For front gardens, you’ll quite likely be looking for something with instant ‘kerb appeal’ – so why not consider the Ironbridge fence panels by Metpost? Combining quality, durability and style, this elegant choice also has a matching gate.


Traditionally, fences have been used to demarcate the boundary of a property. However, modern fencing can also be utilised in a myriad of ways within the garden itself. For example, dividing your garden into different sections can really help you to make the most of the outside space you have available. Perhaps you favour the clean lines of contemporary garden design, but have a hankering to start growing your own fruit and vegetables? In that case, modern fencing panels can be used to screen off a particular area, so you can have your vegetable patch without sacrificing style.

These days, modern fencing panels come in a variety of heights, textures and designs – so there really is something to suit every taste. Panels with a domed top will suit those who prefer a softer line. Alternatively, panels utilising diagonal design will add interest to any garden. If using a fence to screen off wheelie-bins or a compost heap, consider the Grange Elite St Esprit Panel: at just 1.2m high, it’ll do the job while retaining an open aspect – and looking great.


If you’re really aiming to make a statement, why not consider a vibrant splash of colour? Many people already have a feature wall in their homes – one wall in an otherwise neutrally-decorated room that they've painted an accent colour or papered in an attractive print. Contemporary garden designs are increasingly taking this concept outside, expanding upon the traditional colour palette with eye-catching results. Modern fencing in a natural wood shade can be given a makeover with a coat of stain or even a lick of paint – completely transforming your entire garden in the process.

With all these options to consider, browse through AVS Fencing’s range of fence panels for further inspiration and ideas. We can also advise on everything you’ll need to construct a fence that’s perfect for you.

29th Nov 2017

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