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Fencing Service Preston

High quality fence installation and replacement

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About our fence installation service

We offer a high-quality fencing service in Preston, Chorley and surrounding areas.

From close board fencing to modern slatted fencing, we supply and install most types of fences and gates.

Check out our free 3D design service to see what your garden looks like before you buy. Itemised invoices and visual plans mean you always know what you are getting.

With clear terms and conditions and a warranty with all of our work, you can be sure of quality work every time.

Please get in touch with our friendly team to discuss your ideas or get a fast, free estimate.

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Based on 82 reviews
Jacqui Nyland
Jacqui Nyland
3 February 2024
Acorn have recently redesigned our rear garden installing a new patio and also re turfing. In addition, they removed a concrete wall along the side of the house which has made such a difference to the look and feel of the area. We are so happy with the results and can’t praise Acorn Landscaping enough. Ian and the team worked so hard in all weathers and did an amazing job! We really love our new garden. Many thanks to all at Acorn Landscaping.
Janet Fishwick
Janet Fishwick
2 January 2024
Our lawn was transformed from an area of grass, paving slabs and an invasion of Mares Tail weeds, into a glorious array of coloured Indian Stone paving slabs. Absolutely stunning. Grateful thanks to Ian and his team of professional dedicated workers. Highly recommended. Mrs. Jp. Fishwick and family.
Steven Balding
Steven Balding
27 December 2023
Excellent customer service and work carried out. Ian and the team where informative, efficient and went into great details about the work they were carrying out. Very highly recommended and competitive pricing.
Chrissy Howie
Chrissy Howie
5 December 2023
Acorn landscape just finished laying our patio exactly the way we wanted it. Small changes were made during the process with no problems. Fantastic work and super friendly. Thank you again for all your hard work
Jeannette Thomas
Jeannette Thomas
21 November 2023
I had a great experience with Acorn Landscape Gardening. Graham, Chris and Terry were all extremely professional and respectful throughout the instalment process. They answered all of my concerns and got the job done fast. I am very happy with the results, thank you for doing such a great job.
Lorraine Bracken
Lorraine Bracken
16 November 2023
Recent garden transformation by Acorn. Really pleased. Everything from planning to completion ran like clockwork. Crew friendly, polite, hard working, nothing too much trouble. Left the place clean and tidy. Would recommend. Prices. Good as well.
Tom Pettit
Tom Pettit
10 November 2023
Just had 2 patio areas completed by this amazing team of guys. Turned up as expected and worked professionally and dilligently each day, even in pretty adverse weather. A pleasure to deal with right from the quotation stage and the attention to detail by Ian, Zak and Graham throughout the project was second to none. We will definately use this company again for any future garden work, and can highly reccomend them
joe crocock
joe crocock
9 November 2023
I found Acorn Landscapes team very quick in responding and providing a very professional service provided. The quality of work was great and staff are friendly and respectful. I definitely would recommend.
N Campbell
N Campbell
12 October 2023
Highly recommend. From initial enquiry, they were prompt and helpful in their responses. A very thorough site visit was undertaken prior to works commencing. The lads who came to do the work were friendly, polite and hard workers. Wouldn't hesitate to use again.
Craig Massey
Craig Massey
11 October 2023
I would highly recommend the team from Acorn Landscapes when considering revamping your garden, they provided advice and support including CAD drawings to help with the design of our garden. Graham and Zack were professional and friendly and had an excellent attention to detail. Some before and after photos.
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FAQ

Q: Do you remove and dispose of fencing? 

A: Yes we do. 

Q: Do you do other types of fencing? 

A: We offer most types of fencing in addition to those mentioned on this page. Please get in touch to discuss the type of fencing you are interested in. 

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A guide to choosing the right fence

This short guide is here to help you make the best choice when it comes to choosing and installing fences in Preston. 

When considering getting a new fence, think about the purpose. There are four purposes that you should think about to make the best decision: security, privacy, design, and durability.

1. Fences for security

Fences provide a physical barrier between the outside world and your home. We all like to feel secure and safe in our homes so choosing a fence what meets your needs could help. 

Fences come in different sizes and materials and give varying levels of security. If you simply want to keep people from walking into your garden then a small picket fence may be all the security you need. Whereas, if you want to make it very difficult for someone to get in then you need a fence that would be hard to climb or break.

Wooden fence panels typically come in heights of up to 1.8m which and can be extended to over 2m with a gravel panel. This may deter some from climbing over but without more extreme measures there is only so much that can be done to stop this. Let’s just hope that this is never a problem.

Typical wooden fences are not designed to take the impact so they can be easily broken. If you are concerned about this the look into heavy duty wood or even iron fencing. We recently installed a fence with extra supporting beams to ensure it was extremely tough.

Our Preston fencing service offers all types of fences for security. 

 

2. Fence for privacy

For those of us that are more concerned about keeping peeping eyes out of our house and garden, there are lots of fencing options to help. The most popular option is to go for some treated lap panel  fencing which extends above eye level. This is simple, cheap and efficient, however, there are also some popular and slightly more creative options. 

Trellises and screens can do a great job of creating a visible barrier between your kingdom and outside. Trellises can be added to the top of fences and covered in mesh, creepers, ornaments, and more. This is an interesting way of getting privacy from neighbours onlooking bedroom windows. Screens such a mesh, wire, and artificial hedges offer a cheap alternative to fencing. 

Our advice on this is to get creative. It’s nice to have a private garden where you can relax and block the world out. thankfully there are many cheap fencing options to make this happen. 

 

3. Fence for design

fencing is typically a 10-year investment so it’s worth thinking about the design theme of your house and garden. What is it now? What do you  want it to be? The last thing you want is to be stuck with a fence that doesn’t fit your home.

Consider if your garden is traditional or contemporary. What other wood and colours to you have? Will it work with the garden furniture? Do you want the fencing to be a feature or just to frame the rest of the garden?

Asking these questions will help you choose something that fits. And remember, this is a long-term investment so spending a little extra is usually justifiable if you have to look at it for the next 10 years.

If you would like help with choosing the right fence, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our experienced staff  are on hand to advise you based on year of experience fencing Preston gardens. 

 

4. Fence for durability

Most typical fences are made from treated softwood. This is because it’s cheap and looks good. The downside is that it doesn’t last. We have all seen the fences that basically turn to mush after a few years. This is the “buy cheap buy twice” option. To get a fence that lasts you need to move away from softwood and look at other materials.

Fences that last for 10 – 50 years are made from hardwood, composite fencing, aluminium, plastic, and wrought iron. These options all cost a little more up front but will save you time and money in the long run. On top of the extra durability, these materials also offer classier looks and more variety.

Consider the cost, but not of everything

If you are getting a new fence installed, posts and all, then the cost of each fence panel may be less important than you think.

As with most landscaping work, the primary cost in the labour and preparation. When installing fences, up to 80% of the cost is in digging holes and concreting the new posts in. This means that getting the cheap fence panels may only save you a fraction compared to getting the slightly more expensive ones that you love.

Make the choice that will make you happy long term. Feel free to ask us for comparative quotes if you are in two minds over the potential price. We can help you make the best decision for fencing Preston gardens. 

Close board fencing provides a good level of security and durability. Its structure and the use of thicker wood means it will be tough enough to withstand some punishment. It will also hold out against the elements for the a few more years than lap panel fencing.

Close board fencing is easily reinforced to make it extremely tough. Overall we recommend this for anyone who wants the look of a classic wood fence but wants an added level of security.

This is the currently the most popular fencing in Preston. 

Composite fencing is a material rather than a design. Composite fencing is made from a combination of wood and plastic. This is the premium option for those that are wed to the idea of a wooden fence but want to invest for the long term. Composite fencing comes in all colours and real wood textures. It is highly durable and mold resistant. It has a life span many times that of wooden fences.

As you would expect, composite fencing is typically more expensive than wood. However this is more than compensated for by the strength, looks and durability it provides. If you can’t tell, we like composite fencing. Overall we think composite fencing ticks more boxes than any other material.

All composite fences are not made equal. Typically there are two types of composite fencing, capped and uncapped. Without going into the technical details, capped decking has a coating of plastic which ensures that the wooden fibres won’t be exposed and begin to degrade. Uncapped decking has them exposed so it will deteriorate faster.

Composite fencing Preston is becoming more and more popular with our customers.

We see slatted fencing as the contemporary counterpart to picket fencing. It has the same strengths and weaknesses as picket fencing but the style lends itself more to the contemporary garden.

Typically lap panel fence panels are the cheapest option. They can look good but due to their materials and construction they are not very strong or durable against the elements. 

Lap panel fencing is ideal for creating a solid barrier but it won’t hold up against any impact. Lap panel fencing will also deteriorate quickly in damp conditions (the only conditions in the UK). Overall its is great if you just want something fast and cheap which looks decent but its not a long term investment.

Close board and lap panel fencing can be held in place with concrete or timber posts. Installation of posts is typically the most expensive part of purchasing a new fence. We strongly recommend that you invest in concrete fence posts over wooden ones. It has a higher upfront cost but will last far longer than timber and look good for most of its life.

Concrete fence posts will likely outlive the fence panels. But this is ok because replacing your fence panels is usually as easy as sliding the old ones out and the new ones in.

Whether to use gravel boards is both a design and a practical consideration. The gravel boards significantly change the look of the fence which some will like and some won’t.

Practically there are some advantages to using gravel boards. Gravel boards prolong the life of fence panels by separating them from the damp ground. They also add an extra foot of height which can increase security and privacy.

Most commonly used in front gardens, picket fences give a quaint, traditional look. Picket fencing is most commonly made from wood however there are composite and PVC options available (more on this later). Picket fences are usually low and used to create a small but good looking physical perimeter around the front garden.

Picket fences will go well with more floral, traditional gardens but may look odd with contemporary or minimal gardens.

Plenty of people choose picket fences for dogs so that they are contained but don’t feel trapped. Be sure to check how high your dog can jump before choosing a low fence like this. Ask our fencing Preston experts if you have any questions about the right type of fence. 

Available as full lattice fencing or as an attachment to close board and lap panel fencing. Practically speaking, lattice panels are the same as lap panel or close board fencing. Where they differ is the added element of style. 

Lattice fence panels bring an element of traditional class to a garden. When planned properly the lattice style can compliment your garden wonderfully.

Available as full trellis panels or as an attachment to close board and lap panel fencing. Full trellis fence panels provide little by way of security.

Where trellis fences stand out is in their customisability. They are perfect for hanging things on and entwining with creepers. They can be used to bring your garden above ground level and make you feel surrounded by nature. Overall trellis and lattice fencing are great choices for those that want their fence to be more than a barrier surrounding the garden.

Finally, plastic fencing, or PVC fencing, as it is sometimes called, is growing in popularity. It is generally cheaper than composite with many of the same benefits. However, it fails to achieve the “real wood” texture of composite and is also prone to UV bleaching over time.

Plastic fencing is a good option but we recommend that our customers go for capped composite fencing over plastic fencing.

Service areas

  • Ashton
  • Bamber Bridge
  • Buckshaw Village
  • Chorley
  • Euxton
  • Fulwood
  • Grimsargh
  • Higher Walton
  • Hoghton
  • Howick Cross
  • Hutton
  • Lea
  • Leyland
  • Longton
  • Lostock Hall
  • Much Hoole
  • New Longton
  • Penwortham
  • Preston
  • Ribbleton
  • Riley Green
  • Samlesbury 
  • Walton-le-Dale
  • Ashton
  • Bamber Bridge
  • Buckshaw Village
  • Chorley
  • Euxton
  • Fulwood
  • Grimsargh
  • Higher Walton
  • Hoghton
  • Howick Cross
  • Hutton
  • Lea
  • Leyland
  • Longton
  • Lostock Hall
  • Much Hoole
  • New Longton
  • Penwortham
  • Preston
  • Ribbleton
  • Riley Green
  • Samlesbury 
  • Walton-le-Dale

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