Shiplap or Feather Edge Fencing?


Joined
Mar 25, 2021
Messages
5
Reaction score
0
Country
United Kingdom
Hello,

We're having a full garden makeover, and have been quoted for new fencing as part of this. The quote includes feather edge fencing panels. Is this the most durable fence panel, or should we be looking at shiplap or another type? I like the look of the attached fence, but not sure what type it is. Can someone help please?
 

Attachments

  • e60aca3de3e3e339903005c5bd0d9379.jpg
    e60aca3de3e3e339903005c5bd0d9379.jpg
    251.6 KB · Views: 48
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Mar 22, 2017
Messages
2,717
Reaction score
2,234
Location
Kent
Country
United Kingdom
I know the feather edge is a stronger finish than the waney edge panels for fencing. Tongue and groove would be even stronger, but it would probably cost a bomb.
You can get a finish very similar to the above picture with feather edge - it all depends on the skill of the workmen I think.
1617057800217.png
It may be an idea to get a quote for shiplap like this ? The more quotes you get before you start, the better.
 
Joined
Feb 13, 2021
Messages
192
Reaction score
156
Country
United Kingdom
I reckon it is probably feather edge. It is unusual in that the rails between the posts are square and on the posts. Usually they are arris rail, which triangular in section, meaning rain will run off better, and fit into holes in the posts. It's pronounced like a cockney saying 'arris tweed.
 
Joined
Apr 5, 2020
Messages
81
Reaction score
27
Either shiplap or feather edges allow the wood to shrink over time, as it will, and prevent all the gaps. So if you want privacy, that's the way to go. Feathered would probably be more expensive as both edges are machined , but it does give a nice smooth look. You don't see that here, we mostly use rough planed cedar. When butted boards shrink they leave gaps, sometimes up to 1/4 inch. That doesn't sound like much, but as you move, it makes them pretty transparent for anything more that a few yards from the other side. Around here we use steel posts set in concrete, with metal cleats holding 2x4 rails.......... Wind! I wish ours had been lapped.
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Jan 31, 2018
Messages
1,933
Reaction score
2,531
Location
The Tropic of Trafford
Hardiness Zone
Keir Hardy
Country
United Kingdom
I favour concrete posts and gravel boards with waney lap panels.
These are far more durable in that its easy to change the panels.

It's best not to attach any climbers to the panels, but to horizontal wires strung at intervals between eyes drrilled into the concrete posts.
One side of our garden has a fence I had errected forty years ago. I replaced the panels about fifteen years ago. It took about half an hour to replace all the panels that needed replacing.
 
Ad

Advertisements


Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Similar Threads

Feather Reed 0

Top