What are the best fence panels for boundary screening?


Your garden fence panels serve a couple of vital functions. Possibly the most important of which, of course, is to provide vital security for your garden. But privacy is a very close second! Even if you get on well with your neighbours, we still want our gardens to be private outdoor spaces that we can go to relax and unwind, away from prying eyes. That can sometimes be more difficult in some gardens than others, depending on the size and location of the space in question.

So, if privacy is a key priority of yours for your garden at home, here are our top suggestions for the best garden fence panels for boundary screening.

Closed board garden fence panels

If you were to ask any expert in the UK about which garden fence panels they’d recommend for boundary screening, there’s a good chance that closed board garden fence panels would be one of their first – if not the very first – suggestion they’d make. They’re a perennially popular option for British gardens up and down the country, already favoured for their strength and versatility. As to their privacy capabilities, the clue is in the name.

Closed board fencing panels are essentially made up of boards that partially overlap, which gives them excellent stability and security, and prevents any curious gazes from peering into your garden. What’s more, if any one board ever gets displaced, it’s simple and easy enough to replace it, preserving the privacy of your garden without huge amounts of effort or expense.

You may sometimes hear feather edge garden fence panels referred to as feather edge panels – this is because one side is thicker, and it tapers to a finer width, which makes the boards very difficult to see between.


Arched top fencing panels

Technically a form of feather edged garden fencing panels, our arched top fencing panels once again have a fairly self-descriptive name – we like it better that way here at Welch Fencing! Their top edges arc over on themselves in a semicircle, providing an extra modicum of privacy that can help protect your garden not just from the gazes of immediate neighbours or passers-by, but also from people a bit further afield too. And of course, they also look highly stylish in doing so, with their style especially lending itself to the brightness of the summer months.

These are just a few of our suggestions – you might have already picked out a few of your favourites from our range! If you need any help choosing yours, or you need any advice, our friendly staff will be only too happy to lend a word or two of advice! Feel free to start browsing our extensive selection of garden fence panels and concrete fence posts right here on our website, or for any guidance or friendly advice drop us a line on 01772 336 476. We’re here to help!