Every garden needs boundaries, and there are so many options available for people looking for fencing in Lancashire.

From more natural barriers such as hedges and shrubs to larger windbreaking and security structures, your fence is as adaptable and as versatile as you need it to be.

Here are some tips for choosing, installing and securing your fence.

Consider What You Need

The first question to ask when thinking about a fence is what you need it for, to choose the right one.

This will determine what kind of fence you will need and what purpose it will serve. For example, if you want privacy in your back garden, then you will need a tall fence or another barrier.

It is also worth thinking about the consequences of adding a fence, and whether it will affect, for example, the amount of shade in your garden.

It is also worth considering whether you may need planning permission to add a fence to your property.

Choose Your Materials

Once you have an idea of what you might need for your fence, the next big step is choosing the right materials.

This depends on how much maintenance you want to do to keep your fences looking sublime, as well as ensuring they protect your property.

Most people opt for wooden fencing, but bamboo, vinyl and even some metals can also look fantastic with the right finish and in the right garden.

Let Your Neighbours Know

Most fences are placed on a boundary or party walls, and so it is best to let them know if you plan to build a fence on a party wall that may affect their garden.

Not only is it polite and morally correct, but will protect you from problems in the long run.