Choosing the right fencing can be harder than you think. Fences come in a range of different materials, designs, and sizes. Even when you pick the material you want to use, you might have different options to choose from.
For example, if you want to put in wood fence panels, then many people choose traditional closeboard or lap panel designs. However, you can also build fencing out of woven wood.
How are woven fences different and what are the advantages of installing them around your garden?
What Is Woven Wood Panel Fencing?
Like any wood panel fence, woven panels typically sit between fence posts or rails. They create a blocked boundary screen.
However, these fences look slightly different. Closeboard and lap panels are typically completely filled in — you can't see in or out of them. Their panel pieces either overlap or sit very snugly together in horizontal or vertical lines. They are relatively flat.
Woven wood fencing consists of strips that are woven together in a horizontal 'in-out' pattern. The strips create the panel.
Rather than being flat, these panels have more of a 3D look. As the weave goes across, parts of the panel sit proud or are recessed.
What's Good About Woven Wood Fencing?
Some people prefer the look of woven panels. They like the effect of the weave and the way it makes each panel look. If you don't want a flat screen design, a woven alternative is a good option.
While these fences work as effective privacy and wind screens, just like traditional panels, they bring some extra advantages. The weave leaves more gaps between the fence's slats. So, you maintain privacy, but you also get more light coming in through the fence. It won't block out as much light in your garden.
These gaps also help make the panels more wind-resistant. If the wind hits a normal solid flat panel then it pushes against the wood. It can't get through. If the wind is high enough, this push force can be enough to push the panel over.
The gaps in a woven design help with this. The wind can disperse through the gaps which reduces the amount of pressure it puts on the fence.
Plus, woven fencing is a good option if you're a keen gardener. Climbing plants flourish against a woven fence. They find automatic anchor points between the weave to latch on to.
To learn more about woven wood fencing, ask local fencing contractors for advice.