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fence ownership


A guide to fence ownership and responsibilities

There can be times when an issue regarding the boundaries of your property may emerge. For example, who owns the fence that surrounds your property? Who is responsible for any maintenance, and what happens if sudden repairs are needed? These are all crucial questions, so it is a good idea to take a look at...

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timber treatment

Damp ProofingFencing

The importance of timber treatment

First of all, it is essential to understand if the wood is dry (less than 20% humidity), the wood is less likely to rot. For outdoor use, this may not be practical. However, timber rot treatment can be applied to specific wood species. Treatment should not be confused with decorative or protective coatings. In addition...

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wesley professional fence installers


Don’t sit on the fence, hire professional fence installers

There are many different types of fencing, and each requires varied skills to erect and ensure durability. We spoke to Checkatrade tradesman Wesley of IGS Fencing Limited about why it’s crucial to call in a professional fencer. Why hire a professional fence installer? Wesley explained to us that a professional would have the ability to...

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