Historic Heritage Fences

A fence essentially serves four main functions. It acts as a security barrier, keeping people and animals either in or out. It creates a private space for the homeowner and their family. It serves to augment the overall appearance of the home and the surrounding property and finally helps to curb noise to a certain extent. Choosing a style of fence for your property can be quite daunting. Should you go with a fence that is purely functional or should you choose a more ornamental fence even if it does not offer you the security and privacy that other styles offer? A heritage fence takes away … [Read more...]

Fenced In

The word fence is short for defens - or defence .  Back as far as history can recall, the British used to call them fens.  Obviously fences have been in use since people became articulate enough to realise that some sort of boundary construction was needed to protect themselves from unwanted intruders. Protection from animals and in deed from their fellow man, as it seems that man has always been very territorial and even today, they will go to great lengths to let other humans know that a particular parcel of land belongs to the fence builder and the line is not to be crossed. Very … [Read more...]