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Installing Fencing for Over 20 Years

East Coast Fencing is a family run company based in Clacton-On-Sea.

Established over twenty years ago, we have grown to become the leading name for domestic fencing in Clacton, Colchester & Ipswich.

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Garden Fence Panels, Fence Posts & Gravel Boards Clacton, Colchester & Ipswich

East Coast Fencing, a family run business with years of experience, are one of the areas biggest stockists of fencing including the closeboard fence panel.

We regularly have thousands of fencing products in stock ready for delivery.

Garden fencing is something that should last for years which is why we manufacture the areas strongest fence panels, we call them the ultra heavy duty close board panels.

They're the strongest fencing panels locally twice as strong as regular lap panels.


What Fencing Materials Do We Recommend?

Closeboard Panels are the panel of choice for most, they’re strong, durable and renowned for longevity.

Concrete Fence Posts are the go to fence post in the trade, they provide long life, zero maintenance and great strength.

Concrete Gravel Boards are the best option for giving your new panels the longest life possibly, they keep your fences off the ground and because they’re concrete, they won’t rot.


Concrete & Wooden Fence Posts Clacton, Colchester & Ipswich

Concrete Fence Posts are the superior posts to support your fencing, however we know concrete isn’t for everyone.

Many of our clients feel that wooden fence posts provide a more natural look.

East Coast Fencing stock thousands of fence posts both concrete and wooden in varying sizes from 5’ to 10’.


Concrete & Wooden Gravel Boards Clacton, Colchester & Ipswich

Similar to fence posts, kick boards are available in either concrete or wooden styles.

Concrete gravel board provide the most protection for your fencing, but timber alternatives are also available.

Concrete Gravel boards come in two heights and a number of styles including the most popular recessed gravel boards.

Timber / Wooden boards are available in one height, 6”..



Closeboard Fencing Panels Clacton, Colchester & Ipswich

Closeboard fence panels are commonly agreed upon as a superior, stronger and more durable fence panel when compared to waney edge fence panels. 

Sometimes referred to as feather edge or weather board fence panels, a closeboard fence panels has vertical feather edge slats fixed to horizontal backing rails. 

There is many different varieties of closeboard fence panel available throughout Clacton and indeed the whole of Essex, Suffolk, Cambridge & Hertfordshire.

Not all closeboard fence panels are of equal quality. When obtaining quotes for the supply of new garden fencing there is a few things you need to establish:

  • Are the fence panels pressure treated?
  • Are the timbers of adequate thickness?
  • What is the quality of the fencing timber?
  • How many backing rails does the fence panel have?

These questions are some of the biggest factors of how long a new garden fence will last before it needs to be replaced.

  1. All of our closeboard fence panels are pressure treated. 
  2. Our fence panels use some of the thickest timbers used in the industry
  3. We have established close working relationships with some of the biggest saw mills nationwide. This ensures we receive consistent high quality timber.
  4. The number of backing rails our closeboard fence panels have depends on the height. A minimum of two 75mm x 32mm backing rails 



Garden Gates and Driveway Gates Clacton, Colchester & Ipswich

East Coast Fencing manufacture our tongue and groove gates in-house using joinery graded softwood.

Industry standard for tongue and groove gates is 12mm finish, true to our nature of quality, our tongue and groove is 20mm finish and we use 100mm x 38mm bracing.

Our high quality garden / driveway gates can be ordered online in standard sizes, but we’re happy to accommodate exact size requirements, just give our head office a call on 01255 222354 and tell us the size you require.

Bespoke gates need to be paid for before our carpenters start work on your new gate(s).

Our gates can be found throughout Essex and Suffolk, if you’d like a price to install a new side gate or pair of driveway gates, get in touch.


Fencing Contractor in Clacton, Colchester & Ipswich

East Coast Fencing was established almost 25 years ago with the vision of installing consistently high quality fencing, decking, trellis & gates.

We soon became the most popular domestic fencing contractor locally and continuously expand year on year.

We supply and fit most types of wooden fencing, transforming your outdoor space including the following. Panel fencing, Picket fences, Post and rail fencing, Trellis panels and Feather edge fencing, using our thick feather edge boards.

All of our installations come with a year guarantee. We started making our own closeboard panels in 2013 after local suppliers could not meet the demand for the consistent high-quality panels in the volumes we required.

We manufacture and stock a huge range of fencing supplies including feather edge fence panels and lap panels at our yard in Clacton.

Our fencing supplies are the highest quality locally. We'd love for you to visit us. Our address is Ewdens Yard, Holland Road, Little Clacton, CO16 9QH.


High Quality Fencing Supplies Delivered throughout Essex & Suffolk

Ordering fencing supplies is one thing, but why struggle to squeeze anything in a trailer when we can deliver for you!

Your new fencing will be delivered by our own fleet of sign written vehicles, usually with a two hour time slot.

We need an adult to accept and sign for your delivery. Please remember that all of our deliveries will be placed on your driveway / kerbside.

Our delivery drivers are not permitted to deliver to your back garden.


Great Value Fencing Supplies Clacton, Colchester & Ipswich

We offer high-quality and we have a strong reputation locally for that.

Our fencing materials are also great value and we regularly price check our products against similar products on offer by our competitors and are often very similarly priced; with the better quality products coming from us.

We stock a wide range of feather edge fence panels & lap fence panels, although we don't stock it we can supply chain link.

We want you to know what you're buying, replacing your fence isn't the cheapest home improvement but it is one you should only have to do every twenty years or so.

Now at this point you may be thinking a fence panel is a fence panel, right? Wrong!

Fences come is all different shapes, sizes, styles, prices and qualities - at East Coast Fencing, we focus on quality.

Locally you have two popular styles of closeboard fence panel.

One style offers five inch wide boards and the other offers four inch but both options have a one inch overlap.

Our closeboard panels now have more five inch slats than any other manufacturer locally with over one inch overlap per feather edge slat.


What makes garden fencing last?

Backing rails are the most important part of a closeboard fence panel.

Back rails are the back bone of your fence panels, they need to be suitable for the job.

Plenty of online only fencing retailers sell fencing and garden gates with inferior back rails because it reduces their stock price.

The back rails on our closeboard panels are almost 3”x2”. They’re pressure treated and they will stand the test of time.

Perhaps the most important part of our closeboard panels is that they're all pressure treated.

Each and every individual piece of timber has been placed into a pressure chamber and had preservative forced deep into it before being assembled.

A pressure treated fence panel will last years longer than a cheaper dip-treated fence panel.

A extremely crucial component, but often overlooked on DIY fencing jobs is a gravel board.

Gravel boards prevent your fence panel from being in contact with damp or wet soil / grass.

This prolongs the life of your fence drastically, in many cases by up to ten years.


More about East Coast Fencing

East Coast Fencing was founded by our managing director and main estimator, Darren Allder.

Darren has always been a perfectionist and has instilled that ethic into East Coast Fencing.

That exact principle is why we only accept the highest quality through every stage of contact with us from initial contact through to actual installation or delivery.

We believe that it’s better to do something correctly the first time.

“the sweetness of low cost is soon forgotten but the bitterness of poor quality lingers”.

We've been expanding year on year for as long as we can remember, East Coast Fencing now have four full time fencing teams working in the following areas.

Clacton-On-Sea. Frinton-On-Sea. Walton-on-the-Naze. Thorpe-Le-Soken. Weeley Heath. St Osyth. Point Clear. Great Bentley. Wivenhoe. Arlesford. Colchester. Harwich and Dovercourt. Manningtree. Stanway. Boxted. Ipswich. Felixstowe. Hadleigh. Nacton. Braintree. Tiptree. Billericay. Witham. Malden. Chelmsford and often install larger runs of fencing as far as Eye in Suffolk to Basildon in Essex.

We understand that our fencing supplies are not the cheapest available.

What we do guarantee is high quality and brilliant after care, we guarantee to do the job properly the first time round with the highest quality materials locally.

We manufacture our closeboard fence panels and only work with a few trusted suppliers for products we don’t manufacture.

We care about our impact on the environment and our waste management, nearly every item of waste is recycled in one way or another.

Old fence panels and wooden posts are shredded, composted, screened for any metal debris and spread on local farmers fields.

Old concrete posts and concrete boards are crushed, steel reinforcing gets removed and is then used as hardcore for new projects.

Soil is screened and graded and then used on different projects, too.

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Also read our reviews from previous happy customers. We have plenty of five star reviews on other independent platforms such as MyBuilder, Bark, Yell, InClacton and Thomson Local, too.


The History of Garden Fencing

Ownership of a fence on a boundary varies. The last relevant original title deed(s) and a completed seller's property information form may document which side has to put up and has installed any fence respectively; the first using "T" marks/symbols (the side with the "T" denotes the owner); the latter by a ticked box to the best of the last owner's belief with no duty, as the conventionally agreed conveyancing process stresses, to make any detailed, protracted enquiry.

Historically "good side" or "face" of the fencing was commonly faced to the non-owner's side so the fence owner might access the posts when repairs are needed but this is not a legal requirement and the vast majority of clients choose the have new fences installed with the "good side" or "face" of the fence towards themselves.

Although this has been common practice for years, there are certain circumstances where we advise otherwise, if your garden backs onto an alley or carpark for example, because back-rails on our closeboard panels could be used as a make-shift ladder.

Where estate planners wish to entrench privacy a close-boarded fence or equivalent well-maintained hedge of a minimum height may be stipulated by deed.

Beyond a standard height planning permission is necessary.

Where a rural fence or hedge has (or in some cases had) an adjacent ditch, the ditch is normally in the same ownership as the hedge or fence, with the ownership boundary being the edge of the ditch furthest from the fence or hedge.

The principle of this rule is that an owner digging a boundary ditch will normally dig it up to the very edge of their land, and must then pile the spoil on their own side of the ditch to avoid trespassing on their neighbour.

They may then erect a fence or hedge on the spoil, leaving the ditch on its far side.

Exceptions exist in law, for example where a plot of land derives from subdivision of a larger one along the centre line of a previously-existing ditch or other feature, particularly where reinforced by historic parcel numbers with acreages beneath which were used to tally up a total for administrative units not to confirm the actual size of holdings, a rare instance where Ordnance Survey maps often provide more than circumstantial evidence namely as to which feature is to be considered the boundary.

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