Gravel Boards for Essential Fence Protection...
Our gravel boards can be used with close board as well as timber panel fencing and are exceptional value for money.
We supply a comprehensive gravel board range in a variety of heights and lengths, from 1.83m to 3.6m long. We offer a choice of both treated timber and concrete gravel boards that have been expertly made to do the very important job of keeping your fencing off the ground.
Protect Your Fence with Wooden or Concrete Gravel Boards
The primary use for a gravel board is to raise the panel or closeboard off the ground helping to protect the timber from damage prematurely caused by moisture ingress.
If the fence was to come into contact with the ground for a prolonged period, moisture would penetrate the surface and cause the timber to rot and decay over time. Gravel boards are especially important if you have a flower bed in front of the fence or if your garden is in a particularly shaded or damp area, such as on the edge of woodland.
The gravel board is a lower cost product when compared to the rest of the fencing materials and is easily replaced.
Using a Concrete Gravel Board
Concrete gravel boards are normally used in conjunction with concrete fence posts and, unlike timber, cannot rot and decay.
The 1.83m length is strongest for soil retention. Either use alone with concrete slotted posts or stack beneath fencing where you need to find a long lasting and strong solution to ground level problems and difficult fencing locations.
Gravel Boards are not Just Functional
Gravel boards are also great for making the bottom of the fence look neater, concealing any unsightly gaps between the bottom of the fence boards and the ground. If shingle or decorative slate or other aggregate is used in your garden design, they can prevent any of the materials you may be using from making its way into your neighbours garden.
Whether you choose concrete or timber gravel boards, you can be confident that these products will increase the lifespan of your garden fencing for far longer than if you omitted them from your build.
It’s also important to remember that the use of gravel boards will mean that you need a shorter choice of fence panel or feather edge boards.