Garden Fencing

How To Build Beautiful Garden Border Fencing In 5 Steps

published on 25 April 2022

Beautiful garden border fencing can make your home look more stylish and enhance the appearance of your property. Besides, it also provides security and promotes privacy creating a cosy environment. And for you to start building garden border fencing on your own, there are a few steps you need to follow. Below we have highlighted five essential steps you must have in mind.

1. Choose Your DIY Garden Border Fencing Material

Selecting the best garden border fencing material is critical. Whether you are building a brand-new fence or fixing an existing one, this is a primary factor to be considered. Each fence material has advantages and disadvantages, which along with other important factors such as needs, climate budget, location, and planning will impact your ultimate decision. If you want to know more about the pros and cons of the most popular types of fences, you can read more in this blog post about the best material for your garden fence. As fencing experts, we recommend you go for robust and durable solutions with minimal maintenance like steel fences that are very cost-effective in the long term, especially because they can withstand harsh weather conditions and do not rot.

2. Choose Your Garden Border Fencing Colour

Your garden border fencing and the style of your home should complement one another, which influences the colour fence you pick. For example, brighter colours may be appropriate if you have a conventional build or ‘country-style’ house. On the other hand, darker colours contribute to the home’s rustic atmosphere and are best suited to farmhouses.

Stick to green shade fence panels for more classic garden themes or go for shades of dark grey to create a modern striking background for plants and leaves. Read more tips about garden border fencing decoration here.

3. Set Your Posts

Posts are critical to the structural integrity of your garden border fencing. Setting concrete posts will reinforce your fence and ensure stability in all weather conditions. If you don’t like the look of your concrete posts against your metal fence, you could consider a concrete post cover that matches or enhances the colour of your fence panels. 

On the other hand, if your neighbours have already set posts, you can still give them a more stylish look with fence post brackets that have a clean and tapered finish. SmartFence post brackets will keep your fence panels connected securely and give you complete independence when choosing your fence as they can be used to mount the SmartFence panels on one side without interfering with your neighbour’s side.

4. Attach Your Fence Panels

Once your posts are installed, it is time to start attaching your lightweight plinths and fixing channel adapters, and then you can slide the panels into place. All this process is made simple if you are working with SmartFence products, which are easy to assemble and can be installed in minutes.

5. Give Your DIY Garden Border Fencing a Final Touch With Trellis

The beauty of your garden border fencing also lies in the details. Finalising the installation with a decorative trellis will give it a stylish touch and allow you to hang plants, signs, and decorations that make your space much more personalised and inviting.

Where To Find The Best Flatpack Self-Assembly Garden Border Fencing

Our extremely popular SmartFence range of retrofit flat-pack metal garden fencing systems is as simple as it is innovative. SmartFence can be self-assembled in minutes, and it is made from high-quality, durable steel. With a 25-year guarantee, SmartFence panels are set one on top of another, sliding between fence posts. Its durable material keeps its colour, shape, and looks for decades being a very cost-effective option for garden border fencing. Assemble your fence in easy steps:

  • Screw the adapters to the concrete post.
  • Slide the infill panels via the channel adapters.
  • Place the top rail on top.
  • Screw in place.

If you are living in mainland UK and want to know more about the SmartFence assembly and all the options to build a beautiful garden border fencing, you can view our catalogue here or get in touch with the SmartFence UK team of experts.