Timber Fencing

Bishop Sutton and Alexander Ltd timber fencing for commercial and domestic perimeter security.

Timber fencing

Timber fencing provides a degree of security which may be more aesthetically acceptable where the more obvious deterrent of steel fencing may not be necessary. Fences can be provided with timber or concrete posts and gravel boards as required. Various designs are available and bespoke fences can be manufactured to customers' own specifications.

If you would like to see some examples of our timber fencing in Essex please don't hesitate to contact us.

Useful Information

All timber fencing and gates should comply with the recommendations of the British Standards Institution.

The ownership of a fence on a boundary between properties varies. In Essex and generally in the United Kingdom, title deeds will show which side owns the fence. A "T" symbol is used on plans with the leg of the "T" pointing towards the owner's property. Usually, cladding is on the non-owners side, enabling access to the posts for the owner when repairs are needed.

Where timber fencing or a hedge has an adjacent ditch, the ditch is normally in the same ownership as the hedge or fence. The ownership boundary is at the edge of the ditch furthest from the fence or hedge. The principle of this rule is that an owner digging a boundary ditch will normally dig it at the very edge of their land. They must pile the spoil on their own side of the ditch to avoid trespassing on their neighbour. They may then erect a timber fencing or a hedge on the spoil, leaving the ditch on its far side. Exceptions often occur. For example, where a plot of land derives from subdivision of a larger one along the centre line of a previously existing ditch or other feature.

On private land in Essex and generally in the United Kingdom, it is the landowner's responsibility to fence in their livestock. Conversely, for common land, it is the surrounding landowners' responsibility to fence out the common land livestock.

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