Bespoke Contemporary fence
This project involved designing a contemporary fence to replace a Leyland Cypress hedge that bordered a mature Japanese garden. It was important to create a stylish backdrop to this garden that allowed airflow through the fence. The design incorporated horizontal slats in the upper half of the frame and vertical “Hit and Miss” slats below.
The customer wanted a low maintenance fence that would age gradually by the weather. Western Red Cedar was selected as a suitable timber for this purpose. The wood was sourced locally from Devon. The timber was primarily milled using a mobile sawmill before finishing off the panels and slats in the workshop.
The hedge was removed including the stumps to leave a clear line before installing the post and rail frame.
Custom morticed posts were used, which enabled the rails to be slotted through the centre of the posts. This gives a much better finish compared to fitting the rails to the outside of the posts. The infill panels were made in advance and these slot into the upper bays of the frame.
Capping was used to add a stylish finish to the contemporary fence panels and vertical slats. This also provides added protection to the fence.
Outside the Japanese garden the fence line continues with full height vertical “Hit and Miss” slats to the end of the run.
The gate has a quality double rim cylinder lock fitted to enable it to be locked from either side.
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Update – Garden Completed
Here are some photos of the completed Japanese garden.