If you're planning to have a new fence installed, think about your lifestyle and how much time you have on your hands to look after it. Timber fencing looks great but requires a lot more maintenance than other types of fences, because they can potentially warp or rot.
The good news is that there are lots of low or maintenance-free options to choose from, if you'd rather be doing other things with your spare time:
Benefits of a maintenance-free fence
- Low-maintenance costs - no re-varnishing or re-painting
- Hours of time saved - little or no upkeep
- Added value - a set and forget option would be very attractive to potential buyers when selling your home
- Long-lasting - most low-maintenance fences are weather and rot resistant
Speak to your local fencing expert about which type of low-maintenance fencing would be the best for your home and your budget.