Modern Aesthetics, Exceptional Quality

Grangewood Fencing is excited to unveil two brand new colour options for our popular decorative fence panels: Anthracite Grey and Black! Add a sophisticated modern twist to your garden with our new decorative fence panel colour options.

These contemporary shades offer a stylish upgrade on traditional wood fence panels, perfectly complementing modern garden designs, while maintaining the high quality and long lasting performance associated with all Grangewood products.

Anthracite Grey Superior Double Slatted Fence Panel

Made from profiled softwoods for a smooth finish, this stunning decorative fence panel boasts a beautiful double-sided slatted design that creates visual interest and looks great from both sides, perfect for bordering walkways or dividing areas.

Unlike traditional wood panels with visible screws or nails, these panels boast discreet fixings. This innovative approach ensures a clean and seamless visual appearance on both sides of the fence, adding to the sleek and polished aesthetic.

The panels are crafted to integrate flawlessly into your existing garden design and thanks to their user-friendly design, installation is quick and simple.

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Anthracite Grey Superior Double Slatted Fence Panel - SDS180AG

Black Square Horizontal Fence Panel

Embrace a sleek, minimalist aesthetic with the Black Square Horizontal Fence Panel.

Crafted from high-quality profiled softwoods, this panel features a clean, horizontal slat design that creates a simple yet sophisticated look. This consistent slat size and spacing across the entire panel create a unified appearance, providing a visual cohesion that accentuates other elements of your garden.

Despite this modern minimalist panel design, the deep, rich colour adds an element of drama and contrast, instantly elevating any outdoor space.
Again featuring an easy installation design, these panels provide a quick and easy way of transforming your garden fencing.

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Black Square Horizontal Fence Panel - SH180B

Decorative Fence Panels from Grangewood

Crafted from high-quality, sustainably sourced softwoods, our painted decorative fence panels are dried to 20% moisture content and meticulously pressure treated before three coats of the colour finish are applied.

This process ensures that your beautiful new fence panels will offer exceptional durability against rot, insect infestation and fungal decay and will continue to add elegance and privacy to your garden for years to come.

Ready to transform your garden? Browse our full selection of decorative fence panels to find the perfect option for your space.

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Finally we are approaching the time of year where we see less cold and rain and more bright sunny days (fingers crossed). With spring now just around the corner, we can all look forward to spending more time outside in our beloved gardens.

Although, after months of being subjected to the harsh winter conditions many of our gardens aren’t looking as pristine as we might like. So, with this in mind, here are some of the top 2024 garden trends that you can incorporate into your spring garden tidy up and have it ready to burst into life this spring.

Embracing the Wild Side

Typically, there is an idea that wild plants and flowers aren’t visually appealing in our gardens, with rigid geometric designs being preferred in the gardening world.

However, natural, realistic garden aesthetics are becoming increasingly popular in 2024! Think carpets of wildflowers bursting with colour, meandering pathways that weave through your space like woodland trails and uneven borders that mimic the natural world’s organic flow.

By incorporating native flowers and habitats for pollinators, you can foster biodiversity while adding a vibrant touch to your garden that looks stunning.
With Grangewood Fencing’s beautiful hazel hurdles, you can add a sustainably sourced, natural border to your wild themed garden that provides a seamless rustic appeal and blends with your untamed aesthetic.

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Open Air Sitting Rooms

As we embrace the longer days and warmer weather, the outdoors becomes an extension of our living space and while outdoor sitting areas aren’t exactly a new trend, for 2024 the emphasis is on a crafting comfort that blends seamlessly with the nature of your garden.

This means utilising more wooden garden furniture as opposed to metal or plastic seating and glass tables, in-fact, many garden enthusiasts are building their own wooden garden furniture! Utilising railway sleepers or other timber, you can create elegant seating, tables, planter boxes and garden steps that maintain the rustic natural appearance of your garden.

Plus, with the addition of DIY wooden garden furniture, you have the added benefit of knowing that your garden furniture is entirely unique, environmentally friendly and robust.

For an extra touch of comfort, add neutral coloured throws, cushions and weatherproof rugs.

For more inspiration on using railway sleepers for your garden furniture, click below!

Five Uses for Railway Sleepers in your Garden

Wooden Garden Furniture

A Feast for the Senses and the Stomach

Again, the theme of nature and sustainability takes centre stage.

As people become increasingly conscious of the origins of their food and seek sustainable practices, the trend of edible gardens continues to flourish in 2024.

However, this year, it’s not just about growing your own vegetables and herbs; it’s about venturing beyond the basics and embarking on a culinary adventure with your garden.

Edible gardens in 2024 are all about exploration and experimentation. Instead of limiting yourself to traditional staples, try incorporating –

Unique Vegetables: Grow heirloom varieties of tomatoes and peppers, with exciting colours and flavours. Experiment with lesser-known vegetables like kohlrabi, romanesco broccoli or okra, adding variety and visual interest to your garden and your plate.

Edible Flowers: Don’t just admire their beauty; incorporate edible flowers like pansies, nasturtiums or violas into salads, desserts or even cocktails, adding a touch of elegance and a burst of flavour.

Herb Delights: Explore the vast world of culinary herbs beyond the usual suspects. Try growing lemon balm, lemongrass or Thai basil, adding unique aromas and flavours to your dishes and your garden.

Growing your own food allows you to control the quality and origin of what you eat, minimising your reliance on commercially produced food and its potential environmental impact.

2024 – The Year of Sustainability

As we can see, sustainability and embracing nature will be the core theme of all the best spring gardens with 2024 being the year that the natural garden space trend really takes hold.

These trends indicate a shift towards gardens that are not only comfortable and aesthetically appealing, but also environmentally conscious as people want to foster natural environments and promote sustainable practices.

When it comes to choosing the right fence posts, the options can be overwhelming.
While traditional wooden fence posts remain a popular choice for some, the increasingly unpredictable weather and a demand for security has seen many people turn to concrete fence posts as a sturdy alternative.
For those considering concrete posts for their next fencing project, this comprehensive guide will delve into everything you need to know about concrete fence posts, answering common questions and equipping you with the knowledge to make an informed decision.

Why Use Concrete Fence Posts?

For homeowners that value privacy, safety and reliable performance, concrete fence posts are the ideal solution to provide additional reinforcement to your fencing.
Due to their inherent weight and strength, concrete posts are extremely difficult to break, meaning that they add significant stability to your fence when subjected to extreme weather conditions or even intentional damage.
Concrete fence posts anchor firmly into the ground, especially when installed with our high-quality rapid-set post concrete, offering a solid foundation for your fence panels and minimising the risk of leaning or shifting.
As a material, the production of concrete also involves minimal environmental impact and it can be easily recycled or repurposed at the end of its life cycle, making it an eco-friendly choice.

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Are Concrete Fence Posts Better Than Wood?

Whilst wooden fence posts have their merits, concrete posts often outperform them in terms of durability, maintenance and longevity.
Rot, pests and weathering are all common issues presented with the use of wooden posts. However, concrete is unaffected by these factors, saving you the time and money associated with regular treatments, coatings and repairs.

Feature Concrete Wood
Durability Excellent Moderate
Maintenance Low High
Security High Moderate
Cost Varies by size and style Varies by type and quality
Aesthetics Modern, Industrial Traditional, Natural

As you can see above, concrete offers superior durability and lower maintenance requirements, ensuring long-term performance.

Can You Paint Concrete Fence Posts?

Yes! While concrete has its own natural aesthetics, you can customise concrete posts to match your existing panels or personal preferences, ensuring that they blend seamlessly with the overall design palette of your garden.
There are some important things to consider when painting concrete posts.
Firstly, concrete is a porous material, meaning that it will need to be cleaned and primed (using an acrylic latex primer) to guarantee successful paint adherence.
Once your primer layers have completely dried out, use a high-quality masonry paint designed for concrete surfaces and apply the paint carefully using a roller for the best results and a smoother finish.
Allow each coat to dry thoroughly before applying the next one.

Can Concrete Fence Posts Be Drilled?

Yes, concrete fence posts can be drilled, although it does require specialised tools, techniques, and precautions to ensure that posts aren’t cracked or damaged during the drilling process.

Tools and Equipment 
  • Hammer drill
  • Masonry drill bits
  • Safety glasses
  • Ear protection
  • Dusk mask
  • Gloves
Drilling Technique 
  1. Wear your safety goggles, ear protection and gloves.
  2. Choose a masonry bit appropriate for the hole size you need.
  3. Mark your drilling spots.
  4. Create a pilot hole with a smaller-sized masonry bit.
  5. Attach a larger bit and hold the drill firmly to gradually increase size.
  6. Clear dust regularly.
  7. Use water for deeper holes (3+ Inches).

Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your drill and bits, and don’t hesitate to seek professional help if unsure about any aspect of the process.
By following these steps and choosing the right tools, drilling into concrete fence posts can be simple, allowing you to install hooks, brackets, or fixtures.

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Concrete fence posts offer a robust and reliable choice for fencing projects, offering durability, low maintenance and versatility.
Whether you’re considering a new fence installation or upgrading an existing one, choosing concrete posts can provide a long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing solution.
At Grangewood, we stock a wide selection of concrete fence posts and related products, available in a range of sizes and heavy duty options.

Revitalise your wooden fence with our quick and easy cleaning tips

For garden lovers, your outdoor space is a point of pride.
People work tirelessly to maintain their lawns, tidy up flower beds and trim overgrown hedges to ensure that their gardens are always in the best condition possible.
However, one key element that is often overlooked during this garden maintenance is our fencing.
Acting as an elegant border for your garden and helping to maintain privacy, wooden fence panels are constantly subjected to the outdoor elements and can also be affected by both rot and insects, meaning that over time, they can look a little worse for wear.
The idea of cleaning your fencing panels may seem daunting, but not to worry, we have put together the quickest and easiest ways to clean your wood fence panels and leave them looking revitalised.

Pressure Washing

Pressure washers are ideal for stubborn grime build up and moss that may be sullying the appearance of your fence. When you are pressure washing your fence, preparation is key. First thing is setting your machine to between 500 and 800 PSI to avoid cracking or over saturation. Next you should cover any plants or garden furniture that sit close to your fence with a drop cloth or plastic sheet for protection. When everything is covered, use a broom or brush to remove any loose debris before you begin washing. The next step is to divide your fence into manageable sections and then working from top to bottom and left to right, apply your chosen wood cleaning solution. After letting the solution work for 5-10 minutes, change the nozzle on your pressure washer and begin rinsing until all of the fence cleaning solution has been removed and the water runs clear. Once cleaned, your fence may take 24-48 hours to dry, at which point you may be able to spot any dust or debris that survived the pressure washer and tackle these spots accordingly.

A Simple Alternative

For those that don’t have a pressure washer, a simple combination of vinegar and dish soap (washing up liquid) can be ideal for fences that aren’t as dirty, but still require a freshening up.
A common staple for kitchen cleaning, vinegar and dish soap can be equally as effective for refreshing your wooden fence panels.
Similar to using a pressure washer, you’ll want to protect nearby plants or garden furniture and then use a brush or a broom to remove any larger pieces of dirt or debris.
You’ll then need white vinegar, dish soap and water, in a spray bottle, mix one part white vinegar with two parts water and a few drops of dish soap.
This mixture is strong enough to remove mould and dirt but not harsh enough to damage your fence panels.
Target the problem areas of your fence with the spray solution, ensuring an even coverage before allowing it to work its magic for 10-15 minutes, this period allows the solution to break down grime.
Finally, with a soft bristled brush or sponge, scrub away the vinegar and dish soap solution and you should notice that the mould and dirt has been lifted away.
Finally, give your fence a rinse with some water to remove any remaining cleaning solution.

Fence Being Treated

The Finishing Touch

Whether you choose a total pressure wash or a light refresh with the soap and vinegar solution, once you have finished cleaning your fence completely, and it’s had a couple of days to dry, use a good quality wood preserver or stain to cover the whole fence. 

Use a brush or roller, begin applying the wood preserver, following the grain of the fence to ensure maximum absorption.

Also, remember to pay particular attention to corners or cracks where moisture would tend to sit. 

By adding this extra protection, your wooden fence panels will be able to better withstand weather exposure and be protected from mould, rot and a build up of dirt.

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In some instances, older wooden fencing may have deteriorated beyond the point of cleaning or repair and may require a complete replacement.

Explore our wide range of high-quality fencing products to discover the ideal solution for your requirements.

Or for more expert garden and fencing tips, visit our blog section.

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