Fencing trade jargon
- Bitumen-based paint
Solvent-based, fast drying paint that can be used to protect numerous materials including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, concrete, roofing felt, fibre/cement,corrugated iron, asphalt and wood.
- Fence clip
A device that fixes fence panels to the posts.
- Fence panel
A distinct section of fence supported between the fence posts.
- Fence post
The vertical elements of a fence, set in the ground as a supporting the structure.
- Fence post caps
A cover designed to fit on top of a fence post.
- Fence spikes
The supportive posts which hold up a fence.
- Gravel boards
A board installed at the bottom of a fence connecting the ground and the fence, designed to be easily replacable as it is the most liable to rot.
- Overlap fencing (also known as lap fencing)
Fencing made up of panels where boards run horizontally between posts. The panels are surrounded in a frame.
- Palisade fencing
A type of fencing made up of either metal or wooden stakes with gaps in between.
- Pressure treated fencing
A form of fencing made of wood that has been treated with a preservative that penetrates deep inside, to protect it against wet rot and insect damage.
- T mark
Used on conveyancy documents to show boundaries, they can indicate ownership.
- Trellis fencing
A form of fencing made up of crossed strips of wood.
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