Featheredge fencing

Written by Joe

The Benefits of Featheredge Fencing

What is Featheredge Fencing?

Featheredge fencing is formed of panels that overlap. The slats are thicker than standard fence panels, and are an attractive and robust alternative to other types of fencing. Featheredge fencing boards, which are sometimes called Closeboard or Shiplap, run vertically down and are made from high quality timber.

Featheredge fences are popularly used in gardens to block off the perimeter of your space. The chances are, if you were to close your eyes and imagine a garden fence, you’d more than likely picture a Featheredge fence.

So, why is Featheredge so popular, and why should you consider it a viable alternative to standard fencing? Here, we’ll detail all the benefits of our Featheredge fencing in Dorset.

Durability, lifespan and cost effectiveness

The lifespan of a fence is mostly dependent on the quality of the wood and the professionalism of the fitting.

As fencing experts in Dorset, John Bright only use the highest quality materials, and complete a perfect job for you every time. Our Featheredge fences have thick 125mm wooden slats which are made of high quality timber. For improved strength, we offer fence capping, which is twice weathered and pressure treated to add a protective layer to your fence.

Featheredge fencing is quick for us to fit and easy for you to maintain. The durability of the wood and quality of the fitting means that you can rest assured your Featheredge fence will last a long time. Our timber has an average lifespan of 15 years!

Replace individual slats if required

We use the highest quality materials, and after your expert fitting – we’ll supply you with the know-how on keeping your fence well treated and looking ship shape for years to come. However, fences live a hardened life and unfortunately it is impossible to prevent damage from natural means: a fallen branch, excessive wind, animals etc.

No need to fret, though – with Featheredge fences we are able to replace individual slats if they become damaged, rather than having to re-do a whole panel of fencing which might be the case with alternatives. This offers you the peace of mind that any unlikely repair will be cost effective!

Note: If you have had your fence for many years and multiple slats need replacing, find out if it would be better to repair or replace your fence.

Perfect for any garden

Because individual slats are fixed to such posts as our Tanalised Posts and Sawn Rails, you aren’t limited to 90 degree angles – we’ll fit your fence to the perfect shape that suits your space.

In addition, our Featheredge slats can range from 900mm to 1.8m high, so you can choose the perfect height for your high quality Dorset fence, too!

If you decide to go for a taller fence, our thick posts will ensure it stands just a strong as one half its size!

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Easy to paint

We appreciate that most people live a busy life and after a long week, you might not want to spend a long time maintaining your fence! Featheredge panels are easy to paint and tend to hold better than other fence panels.

A common problem with fence paint jobs is having a slat slip – which reveals a part of the fence which was previously hidden and isn’t painted. This often happens due to adverse weather. However, Featheredge panels are less likely to slip because they are thicker. So, your paint job will remain in great condition for even longer!

Strong posts guaranteed

Having good, strong posts is paramount to ensuring your fence stands the test of time.

Unlike some other alternatives, your Featheredge fence will be compatible will a range of different posts. You can select a thick wooden posts or opt for concrete. Whatever suits your budget and your design choices, we can fit your Featheredge fence completely to your specification.


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Featheredge Fences at John Bright

We are proud to supply high quality fences in Bridport.

Our Featheredge fences are available in a range of sizes. Select your ideal post, add capping and gravel board if desired, and leave it to us to erect your fence to the highest standard. Our expert team will shape your fence however you wish, and leave you with an attractive addition to your garden.

If you would like any advice please feel free to contact us. Our friendly, helpful team will be more than happy to assist you in selecting your perfect garden fence in Dorset.

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lwoolmingto1 woolmington
lwoolmingto1 woolmington
1. April, 2023.
Excellent service, friendly staff and most importantly a really great fence.
Sarah Everitt
Sarah Everitt
10. March, 2023.
Brights is our go to place for gates and fencing. We have just had custom gates made which are amazing. I can’t recommend this company highly enough. If you buy here you will not be disappointed.
Damon Rand
Damon Rand
22. February, 2023.
John Bright designed and installed a custom shed for us, they did and excellent job in a very efficient manner, well done!
Jane Fields
Jane Fields
14. February, 2023.
Excellent service. We required an urgent fencing job, and within an exceedingly short time from the initial quote and acceptance, the job was started and completed. The quality and workmanship are second to none. The workforce were exceedingly professional and a joy to deal with. Should we need their services again we won't hesitate to contact them.
Liz Gibbs
Liz Gibbs
8. February, 2023.
I phoned for some sleepers. The phone was answered straightaway, the staff were very pleasant and helpful, the prices were good, and delivery was made within 24 hours of ordering. What more could you want. Highly recommended.
Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan
6. November, 2022.
Excellent service and product (trellis fence panels) from Beth and the team.
jim connor
jim connor
13. September, 2022.
I had a new fence constructed at the side of my house and the quality is excellent and the contractors were hard working and polite. Everything was left clean and tidy.
Andree Proschel
Andree Proschel
2. May, 2022.
Excellent professional friendly service from ordering to fitting. 8’ beautiful hardwood high quality gates made to our design. We can’t rate John Bright and the all the team highly enough.