Fence Panels

Garden Fence Panels are the Best Option for a Fast Installation...

Using fence panels is by far one of the easiest ways to erect a garden fence. AVS have a huge selection of quality garden fence materials online and in store for you to choose from, including the ever popular waney lap fencing panels which use boards arranged in a horizontal pattern.

Panel Fencing, For Any Garden Project

When considering where to place each garden panel, the ground orientation is a factor. If flat then it is simple; but if sloping you will have to consider the length of posts required, as each panel should sit horizontally, therefore the fence posts will have to sit further out of the ground.

Then the option of a gravel board should be considered to fill any gaps.

sloping fence panels

So if you're after a fast solution to your garden fencing needs, take a look through our huge selection of garden fence panels online and in store and give your garden or other outside space a brand new look in no time.

Get The Right Panels, For The Right Purpose

Are you an avid gardener? Then your planting scheme shouldn't be without a set of lattice or trellis panels to grow your most delicate climbing plants along. As standard we would consider a lattice to be a diamond formation and a trellis to be square. Quick and easy to put up, even for the beginner or DIY enthusiast, these wooden fence panels will provide you with the instant transformation you've been looking for.

fence panel post spacing

The standardised garden fencing panels that we offer from AVS, mean they are also great for wooden fencing repairs should the worst happen during high winds or other incidents.

It may surprise you to know but it is actually quite easy to install timber panels if you have sloping ground, just as well as on level surfaces. You can use concrete or timber fence posts when putting up your new fence panels.

Concrete posts have vertical slots down the length of the post making it easy for you to slot the panels in and out. This means the panels can easily be replaced at a later date by simply sliding the damaged panel out of the posts and slotting another on in its place (presuming you have no large tree branches growing above them).

Another benefit of using slotted concrete posts with panels is that no additional fixings are required, saving you money in the long run.

Here at AVS we want to make purchasing your wooden fence posts and fencing materials as easy as possible. This is why we have made various fence kits to make ordering simple. These include fence panel kits, which come with a posts and post mix – all the extra bits you need for a stress free panel purchase.

Guaranteed Long Lasting Fences

All of the garden fencing panels we sell are treated in one of two ways; dip treated or pressure treated. Dip treated panels are immersed in a treatment solution which protects the outside layer of timber against rot and decay. The pressure treatment process involves the timber being put under intense pressure which forces the treatment further towards the core of the wood, offering greater protection for your panel.

Each panel should be fitted 50mm off of the ground, so there is no chance of them sitting in water or damp conditions, but this could cause you problems if wishing to retain the top soil or stopping rubbish blowing under.

To solve these issues, we would recommend fitting a gravel board underneath any fence panel. Gravel boards protect the bottom of the panel from ground dampness, helping to prevent rot.

You will find quite a mixture of garden fencing panels including the Grange Elite continental range, as well as hazel and willow hurdles, which are of excellent quality. The AVS split bamboo screen or peeled reed screen provides an effective fencing alternative that is also very fast to install.

Browse through our range of garden fence panels online or visit your local AVS branch for all your fencing needs.

Timber Class Uses

Use Class (UC) Timber Use & Location
1 Above ground, covered. Always dry, insect risk.
2 Above ground, covered. Occasional risk of wetting.
3a Above ground, coated. Exposed to frequent wetting.
3b Above ground, uncoated. Exposed to frequent wetting.
4 In contact with ground or fresh water. Always exposed to wetting.

The Fence Panel Timber Preserving Process Explained

All of our wooden panels are available in dip treated and pressure treated timber. Below is an explanation of the process of pressure treating the timber that goes into making our garden fencing panels.

Stage 1 - The fence panel is loaded into the treatment vessel. Stage 2 - Initial vacuum applied and the timber cells of the panel are evacuated of air. Vacuum held.
UC4 Stage 1 UC4 Stage 2
Stage 3 - Cylinder flooded under vacuum with preservative. Stage 4 - Hydraulic pressure applied, forcing the preservative deep into the timber of the fence panel.
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Stage 5 - Final vacuum extracts excess preservative solution, which is pumped back to storage. Stage 6 - The low pressure inside timber draws in surface solution when vented to atmosphere. Treated timber is left to dry.
UC4 Stage 5 UC4 Stage 6