Fencing: Types and barriers for home and cottages

Fencing: Types and barriers for home and cottages

November 27, 2020 Off By Rob Prosser

Fencing, every owner of his own house or summer cottage thinks about it. Having marked the boundaries of his own possession, a person feels protected from outside intrusion and prying eyes. 

Wooden Fencing

All wood products look rich and have been appreciated at all times. This material is environmentally friendly, easy to install, decorative, and relatively inexpensive, but, unfortunately, fire hazardous. An ordinary board, picket fencing, vine or even a log in the form of a cylinder is used. Looks great with proper care.

Wattle Fencing

Vine fences decorated with an extraordinary weaving technique have a gorgeous look. Weaving can be vertical or horizontal, from vines or planks. This type of fencing is suitable not only for decorating modest summer cottages but also for beautiful mansions. Combined with metal, this waste material is considered by some to look sophisticated

Alpine braid Fencing

Alpine braid is Europe’s answer to our wattle (tyn). Compared to vines, boards are more reliable, strong and durable. Therefore, in this design, the fence is more practical, but more expensive.

Timber fencing

This is a solid canvas without gaps and gaps. Such a wall made of natural wood is the best that a person can build. The tree is able to “breathe”. Such a fence will last a long time.

Palisade Fencing

This is the name of a fence made of closely hammered stakes. Such a fence has, let’s say, a brutal look. Sometimes graceful lines are not enough. Something more is required and this type of fence ensures the safety of the entire territory of a private house. Not everyone dares to jump over the stockade. It is also impossible to shake it. And to break such a fence, in view of the construction technology, is beyond the strength of even a few strong people.


These are wooden slats 6-7 cm wide. This type of fencing is quite popular. This is due to the ease of installation. By purchasing this material, you can build a fence that does not look like neighboring fences from the same picket fence.

There are different installation methods, we will describe a few of them.

Installation of a picket fence in continuous rows

Having established in this way, the structure will not only be strong, but also lightweight, as well as resistant to external factors. Leaving small gaps between the picket fence, the “wall” will create the necessary shadow on the site

Chess fencing

We install the picket fence in 2 rows with a slight offset of the second row. There will be small gaps in such a fence. But it will be impossible to look at anything in them with a curious look.

Lumber Fencing

Fences made of lumber residues (round, logs, hemp) can be called a work of art. To call them the dry word “fence” will not turn your tongue. Do not rush to throw out the remains of the tree, show your imagination.

Stone Fencing

Stone, the material is durable, environmentally friendly, is not afraid of mechanical damage, moisture and heat, is not subject to corrosion. Fire resistant. Stone fences block street noise. The service life of such a structure is up to 50 years.

A rock Fencing

Natural stone can be laid out in a wall with additional supports from one or more hollow pillars (columnar supports).

Gabions Fencing

Gabion mesh products are frame structures made of galvanized metal mesh in the shape of a parallelepiped, which is filled with natural stone. A modern and slightly unusual fence mounting technique. Installation of such a structure requires the help of a specialist and compliance with all rules and technologies. Stones for such a fence will need to be neat, cleaned, and of the same size.

Brick fences

Brick fences are the most common material in our area. Requires the obligatory laying of the foundation and neat layout. You will need the help of a specialist.

Brick posts can be used in combination with corrugated board. A foundation is also required. Such a fence looks decorative due to additional outlines or “curly” inserts.

Concrete fences

Manufactured in factories and delivered in sections, ready-made. A wide range of textures. The advantages of a concrete fence are quality, strength, reliability, longevity and ease of installation.

There are several types of such a fence, depending on the design intent:

  • Type-setting – separate sections, which include several groups of plates.
  • Monolithic – massive slabs and a strong foundation is required under them.
  • Decorative – a variety of textures: wood, stone, pattern on the plate.
  • Self-standing – slabs on a wide base, embedded in the ground. No foundation required
  • Double-sided – plates with a symmetrical pattern on both sides.


Metal fences are the most durable, but not all types are cheap. Products can be made of cast iron, alloy steel, or ordinary steel.

Wrought iron fences

The most expensive, but incredibly beautiful and durable. Easy to assemble: ready-made spans are attached to supports. Most often, intricate patterns are combined with stone, brick, or wood. This contrast makes forged products sophisticated and more attractive.

Corrugated board

Galvanized steel profiled sheet. This roofing material is very popular nowadays. The corrugated fence looks neat and does not require special maintenance. Despite the thinness of the metal used, it is a fairly durable material. A polymer coating, double-sided or one-sided, provides additional strength. Easy to install and available for purchase.

Metal Euroshtaketnik

Euroshtaketnik – the same slats, only not made of wood, but of galvanized metal. If wooden slats are processed independently, then a polymer layer is already applied to the galvanized metal, which protects it from light and moisture. The buyer is offered a choice: double-sided coating or one-sided. The palette of such material is diverse. Euroshtaketnik will serve for a long time, as it is durable and reliable. The material is not flammable.


The most budgetary fence. Previously, the netting was used as a temporary fence. The material is reliable and durable. There is a wide variety of textures on the market today. There is a “knitting” pattern on the grid.