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Fence Panels from East Anglia's Favourite Fencing Supplier

East Coast Fencing is a family run fencing offering high quality strong garden fence panels to both trade and retail customers.

We serve the whole of Essex & Suffolk form our base in Clacton-On-Sea.

All of our deliveries are made using our own vehicles which deliver high quality fence panels on a daily basis.

Popular fences including trellis panels, waney lap fence panels and closeboard fence panels along with fence posts.

Garden fencing is something that should last for years.

This 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.

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

More about our feather edge fence panels

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

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 panels available throughout the East of England.

Not all closeboard / feather edge 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 prices given for pressure treated fence panels or just dip treated timber?
  • Are the timbers/ feather edge boards of adequate thickness?
  • What is the quality of the fencing timber?
  • How many backing rails/ supports does each 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 close board fencing panels are pressure treated.
  2. We are able to cut our closeboard fence panels to suit.
  3. Our fence panels use some of the thickest timbers locally.
  4. We have established close working relationships with some of the biggest saw mills both nationally and internationally. This ensures we receive consistent high quality timber.
  5. The number of backing rails our closeboard fence panels have depends on the height. A minimum of two 75mm x 32mm backing rails

Great Value Garden Fencing Supplies

We offer high-quality products and we have a strong reputation locally for just 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 closeboard and waney lap panels. Although we don't stock it we can supply chain link and decorative fence panels, too.

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 every fence panel is the same. They're not.

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

In the local area the two most popular fence panels are closeboard and waney lap.

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

Quality Fencing at Great Value

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

As with almost every product or service you purchase, there and different qualities available.

At East Coast Fencing we do not sell our products on price alone. We are heavily focused on quality.

What we do guarantee is high quality products and services, plus brilliant after care.

As we have done for the last 15 years, we guarantee to do the job properly the first time round with the highest quality materials locally, helping you make your outdoor space more liveable.

We manufacture our feather edge/ closeboard fence panels and only work with a few trusted suppliers for products we don’t manufacture. You are more than welcome to view products at our yard in Clacton.

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.

Heavy Duty Fencing Supplies Delivered

Ordering our strong fences is one thing, but why struggle to squeeze anything in a trailer when we can deliver for you.

Your new fence panels 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.

Who are 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 several full time fencing teams working in the following areas.

The district of Tendring, including Clacton-On-Sea, Frinton-On-Sea, Walton-on-the-Naze, Thorpe-Le-Soken & Weeley Heath.

Moving towards Colchester, we cover Wivenhoe, Arlesford & Colchester itself.

We also install fencing throughout parts of south Suffolk, including Ipswich, Felixstowe, Hadleigh & Nacton.

As a general rule, we will offer an installation service within 30 miles of our head office in Clacton-On-Sea.

The East Coast Fencing name was established locally almost 25 years ago, with the vision of installing consistently high quality pressure treated fence panels, 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 closeboard fence panel are the highest quality locally. We'd love for you to visit us. Our address is Ewdens Yard, Holland Road, Little Clacton, CO16 9QH

Keeping Your Garden Fencing Looking its Best

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 75 x 32 mm. 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.

Common Misconceptions about Garden Fence Panels

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 garden fence was commonly faced to the non-owner's side so the fence owner might access the posts when repairs are needed. 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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