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Overlap fencing, also known as lap panel fencing, is a popular and practical fencing option with several benefits:

1. **Affordability**: One of the primary advantages of overlap fencing is its cost-effectiveness. It provides a durable and functional barrier at a relatively low cost, making it an attractive option for homeowners on a budget or for larger fencing projects.

2. **Ease of Installation**: Overlap fence panels are straightforward to install, making them suitable for both DIY enthusiasts and professional installers. The panels typically come pre-assembled, and installation involves attaching them to fence posts using nails or screws. This simplicity can save time and effort during the installation process.

3. **Privacy and Security**: While not as solid as some other types of fencing, overlap fencing still offers a degree of privacy and security. The overlapping horizontal slats create a barrier that obstructs the view from the outside, providing a sense of privacy for your outdoor space. Additionally, the sturdy construction can deter intruders and help secure your property.

4. **Versatility**: Overlap fencing is available in various heights and widths, allowing for customization to suit different property sizes and boundary requirements. It can be used for both residential and commercial properties, as well as in various outdoor settings such as gardens, yards, or parks.

5. **Natural Aesthetic**: The rustic appearance of overlap fencing can complement a range of outdoor environments. The natural wood finish adds warmth and character to your property, blending seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. Additionally, the wood can be stained or painted to match your preferred aesthetic.

6. **Low Maintenance**: Once installed, overlap fencing requires minimal maintenance to keep it in good condition. Occasional cleaning and re-treating with wood preservatives can help prolong its lifespan and maintain its appearance. This low maintenance requirement makes overlap fencing a convenient option for busy homeowners.

7. **Weather Resistance**: High-quality overlap fence panels are treated to withstand the elements, including rain, wind, and sunlight. This weather resistance helps prevent rot, decay, and warping, ensuring that the fence remains sturdy and durable over time.

Overall, overlap fencing offers a practical, affordable, and visually appealing solution for defining boundaries, enhancing privacy, and securing outdoor spaces. Its versatility, ease of installation, and low maintenance requirements make it a popular choice for many homeowners.


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    Pressure treated for a longer life
    32mm x 19mm framing
    50mm x 16mm capping
    6mm boards
    Using 44mm annular nails

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    Atkinsons offer a fast efficient delivery service nationwide. Please enter your postcode at the checkout to calculate the cost, if your postcode is not on our database please call 01977 550441 for pricing. We normally deliver your goods within 5 – 10 working days, this can change during peak season ( April to August ), someone will contact you to arrange a suitable delivery date for you.



    "We have now put up the Bowling green Seating shelters you made for the Bowling Club. We put concrete bases down for them and bolted them down. They are Delux. Thanks from all the Almscliffe members."

    Shufti - June 2016


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    Mrs Lindsery - Sept 2013


    " I just wanted to pass on my thanks for the excellent work your team have done today. They have been hardworking, professional and delivered an excellent quality finish. I'm really impressed, from surveying to installation this has been managed really well. Looking forward to receiving the gate next week to finish off a great job"

    Steve Wright - Aug 2013

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