Fencing your front garden can be a great way to enhance the privacy, security, and kerb appeal of your home. Whether you’re looking to keep pets and children safe, deter unwanted visitors, or simply add a decorative touch, there are a few things to keep in mind when planning and installing a front garden fence. Here at North Valley Composites, we’re the UK’s leading stockist of premium quality, 3D textured composite fencing panels, so we know exactly what’s required to make your front garden fencing dreams a reality! What to do before fencing your front garden Fencing your front garden isn’t something to be taken lightly, so there are a variety of factors that need to be considered before you buy any panels. Check local regulations – before you start planning your fence, it’s important to check local council regulations to ensure you won’t require planning permission to erect your new fence. As a general rule, you’ll need planning permission if your fence height, including trellis, exceeds 2 metres (6.56ft) above ground level. However, to be completely honest, planning permission can be a little bit of a legal minefield sometimes – as you may already know if you’ve ever dealt with it. For that reason alone, it’s worth calling up your local council to check what you need to do from a legal standpoint before doing anything else! Choose the right materials – fencing can be bought in a variety of materials, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Common materials for front garden fences include timber, vinyl, aluminium, and wrought iron. Timber fencing is often classed as an affordable option, but it requires more maintenance than other materials. Our 3D textured composite fence panels provide an excellent value alternative to traditional wood cladding. Their tongue and groove construction makes them quick and easy to install, and their blend of wood fibres and recycled materials gives them an impressive durability. If you’re looking for a long-term fencing solution, then composite is the way ahead. Consider the height and style – the height and style of your fence can greatly impact the look and feel of your front garden. For example, a tall fence can provide more privacy and security, but may also create a sense of enclosure or block views of your home. A lower fence or one with decorative elements may be more visually appealing and welcoming. Ultimately, the choice is yours! Key factors to keep in mind when installing fencing Once you’ve planned your fence installation, then you’ll want to consider these extra factors to ensure you get the most from your front garden fence. Adding gates and entryways – if you plan to use your front garden for outdoor activities, you may want to consider adding gates and entryways to your fence. This can provide easy access for you and your guests while still maintaining security and privacy. Gates and entryways can also add visual interest and enhance the overall look of your fence. Maintenance and upkeep – finally, it’s important to consider the maintenance and upkeep required for your fence. Different materials and styles may require different levels of maintenance, such as painting, staining, or cleaning. If you’re looking for the most hassle free material for your fencing, then you’re in exactly the right place. Our composite fencing is the low-maintenance option that can keep your space looking at its very best for a decade or more. What’s more, we provide composite fencing in a variety of different colours like Golden Oak, Driftwood, and Black Ash. And if you need any help narrowing down your options, that’s what we’re here for. If you’ve got any questions or need any advice, 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.