When it comes time to install a new garden fence, the amount of options to choose from can be a little overwhelming – especially if it’s been a while since you last bought one. In recent years, composite fencing has become fantastically popular amongst homeowners due to its numerous benefits, but many are still unsure of how it compares to regular wood fencing. Here at North Valley Composites, we’re the UK’s leading suppliers of premium quality, 3D textured composite fence and gate boards. We’ve also got 30 years of expertise behind us, so we’ll easily be able to help you decide if composite fencing is right for your garden. What makes composite fencing different from regular wood? The majority of traditional fences are made from either soft or hard wood, like oak or teak. Composite fencing, on the other hand, is constructed from a mixture of plastic fibres and real wood. It’s the plastic element that makes composite fencing so popular, and gives it a leg up over natural wood in a few areas, like durability for example. The more robust a fence is, the less you have to repair damages and replace panels, which will save you both time and money in the long run. But is it the right choice for your garden? Let’s find out! Is composite fencing right for you? The fence you choose can dramatically change your garden in a number of ways, not only in looks but also in privacy and security. Composite fencing boasts a number of terrific attributes, but like anything, there are a few things to consider before you make any decisions. First let’s take a look at some of the benefits. Durability and longevity As we touched on briefly before, composite fencing is incredibly durable. In fact, it’s probably one of the most durable options out there! The plastic fibres in its construction make it very resistant to the impact of strong winds and moisture from the wetter seasons. Similarly, it’s also rot-proof, insect-proof and less likely to sustain any structural damage over time when compared with natural wood. Essentially, as long as it’s taken care of properly, your composite fencing can last you decades. Very little maintenance Another brilliant attribute of composite fencing is that it requires very little upkeep, which is great if you don’t have a lot of time to spend on garden maintenance. Unlike natural wood – which needs regular cleaning to maintain its appearance and keep mould at bay – composite fencing just needs a hose down as and when it becomes dirty. What’s more, composite fencing arrives ready to set up, so there’s no painting or staining necessary. Aesthetics Composite fencing has all the beauty of natural wood, and all the sturdiness of plastic. It’s far less likely to succumb to natural wear and tear over time too, which means no splintering, no peeling and no cracks. Not only that, it’s available in most colours commonly associated with wood such as rich walnut, warm tan and light oak shades, plus a few more to boot, like black and grey. It’s available in multiple styles too, depending on what look you’re going for. So, whether you’re after composite fence boards, panels or even a trellis – you name it, it’s available right here at North Valley Composites. Cost Now, while composite fencing does come with a slightly higher cost than normal wooden fencing, that levels out quickly over time. Wood fencing requires constant maintenance and treatments over the course of its life to keep it from deteriorating, which is largely why composite is widely seen as a more economical investment in the long run. Our composite fencing is the low-maintenance option that can keep your space looking its very best for a decade or more. What’s more, we provide composite fencing in a variety of different colours like Golden Oak or Driftwood. If you need any help narrowing down your options or if you’ve got any questions or need any advice, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01282 677300. We’ll be only too happy to see how we can help!