This is a very common question that our experts regularly here from customers at North Valley Composites, and really there’s no quick off-the-cuff answer – ultimately, it rather comes down to you. If you’ve got the knowledge, confidence and equipment to fit your composite fencing panels yourself, then you may decide it’s worth cracking on with. However, if you’re not totally confident, or you don’t think you have the tools, then a professional installer might be the best bet.So that’s the answer in a nutshell – here’s a little bit more detail.Fitting your composite fencing panels as a DIY jobYou’ll be glad to hear that the composite fencing panels we supply here at North Valley Composites have been designed as part of an easy, self-install system, which makes them perfect for a DIY project. If you’re able to devote a decent amount of time to the task, you can generally expect it to be done within the space of a few days.If you’ve already got concrete posts installed, you can theoretically do your entire garden in just a day. (This is where our U-channel adapters come in handy, as they can seamlessly allow you to install your new composite fence panels – all without having to remove or replace your concrete fence posts.)Lots of our customers who choose to tackle composite fence panels as a DIY job generally do so to save themselves the costs that might be involved in asking a professional. It’s also quite an attractive DIY job in the sense that it’s easy enough for most people to get done themselves, but challenging enough to bring a huge sense of accomplishment when it’s complete.Plus, if the material needs trimming down to size, it’s exceptionally easy to cut, and requires no more than regular saw blade. So, if you’ve got the equipment and the confidence to trim it yourself, you can probably get started with next to no difficulty! However, if you’re less than 100% confident in your own abilities or tools, then you might find that it’s better to have an installer do the job instead.When should I ask a professional to fit my composite fencing panels?You might want to consider an installer if you’ve yet to set any posts into the ground, or if you’re a bit worried about making a mistake during the installation process, or even if you simply don’t have time to get the job done yourself.Hiring an installer is the perfect solution to counteracting any one of these concerns, since you’re not just paying for their labour, but for their years of expertise too. That means you can always expect an expert final finish, and one that’s done on a highly efficient schedule too.Obviously, the cost is a major factor to consider when hiring an installer – so it probably comes down to deciding how much those advantages are worth to you. As for who can do it… well, to be honest you can consider any hard landscaper, fencing company, or professional builder, all of whom tend to fit fences as part of their work on a huge variety of projects. You can count on them to know what you’ll need, and how long the work will take.Those are the broad strokes covered – if you’ve got any remaining questions, don’t hesitate to ask us here at North Valley Composites. With more than 30 years of experience behind us, today we supply a wide range of composite fence boards, fence panels and accessories, and even composite gate boards, so you can always count on our experts to be able to answer any questions you might have, or provide any advice you might need. Don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01282 677300 to talk to a friendly member of our team, and we’ll be only too happy to see how we can help.