Choose a beautiful and practical fence design for a private house
Any homeowner understands that to protect their territory, at least conditionally – is a mandatory attribute of private home ownership. For fencing the site from prying eyes, uninvited visitors and simply decorative landscape decoration is responsible for the fence. Depending on where the private house is located – in a noisy city or beyond, the fence can perform various functions and have different options for height, design, design, manufacturing and installation.
When planning the installation of a fence along the perimeter of the site, it is important to take into account some aspects:
- the location of the private home ownership (in the city, near the noisy road, the building will need a deaf and high fence that can protect the owners not only from the guests and small animals that have not been entered, but also from the noise, the dust of city roads);
- the size of the home ownership (there is an implicit rule that even a high fence is better not to erect above the ground floor of a private house);
- type and style of the main building – private house or cottage, mansion (the fence forms a general idea of the image of the whole architectural ensemble and it will be better if its construction will be in harmony with the main building and landscape design of the yard);
- features of the local landscape (the presence of groundwater and cavities in the soil, hills and other features of the territory);
- financial budget for the construction of the fence (this will largely depend on the choice of material for your fence);
- relations with neighbors (not the last important aspect to choose the type of fencing);
- the purpose with which you plan to build a fence, a fence or a symbol for the boundaries of your site.
Before you start choosing the building material and the design of the fence for your site, decide what exactly you need:
- designation of the boundaries of the yard;
- protection from visitors, including animals;
- fencing from dust and noise;
- a screen from prying eyes (compliance with privacy and some isolation);
- the basis for the future hedge;
- decorative function, decoration of landscape design.
At present, the choice of materials for the manufacture of fences of various models is very wide, the most popular are the following:
- vinyl (frost-resistant);
- metal forged and mesh;
- from polymeric materials
- from slate and corrugated board.
My home is my castle
If the main purpose of erecting a fence is protection from people, animals and protection of the inaccessibility and privacy of the home, it is better to give preference to stone, brick, reinforced concrete or combined fences of impressive size.
Considering the option among the proposed solid fences, not unimportant factors will be the cost of material, works and the complexity of erecting the fence.
For example, a fence completely built of stone will have an incredibly attractive view from the point of view of aesthetics, it will last not for years but decades and will perfectly blend with the masonry of the building or its foundation. But the price category of the source material for construction is high and the construction works are considered quite difficult, without the services of professionals you can not do, unless you have the experience of a bricklayer. As a result, a stone fence can become the most expensive option. But everything depends on the length of the fence. For small sections of urban private houses, this type of fencing is quite acceptable from the point of view of the ratio of price and quality.
A little cheaper and easier from the point of view of installation, a brick fence can do. This sufficiently strong and durable fence will look attractive, in case the main building is lined with a similar material. In addition, a brick fence can be decorated – use material of various shades, decorate the openings for gates or wickets with arches, small columns or turrets. Fantasy has no limits, weight is limited only by the territory of the yard and your financial capabilities.
As for reinforced concrete structures, this is the most affordable option of reliable fencing, which will hide from your eyes your dwelling. In our country, such fences have gained considerable popularity not only because of democratic prices, but also the ability to quickly get a fence of any height and shape. Many companies offer a wide choice of ways of casting such fences for any taste preferences of homeowners. You can create an individual style not only of your fencing, but also the appearance of the entire site, because a fence is an important element of the architectural ensemble of your home ownership.
By combining different materials for making the capital fence of the site, you can achieve not only high strength, reliability and durability of the structure, but also a unique appearance that will increase the level of originality and creativity of your home along with the site.
By combining concrete blocks and metal profiles in the fence construction, it is possible to create a truly reliable and durable structure that will protect your dwelling from all kinds of uninvited intrusions. When painting the corrugated board in a suitable shade for the concrete cladding, it is also possible to achieve an aesthetically attractive appearance of the enclosure.
Fences made of metal and combined structures
The following in the price range, as well as in terms of reliability and popularity – capital fences from metal structures, as well as from metal profiles or corrugated board. Such models can be mounted either from forged elements or they can be made from shaped metal sheets on a framework of a similar material. If such a fence is placed on a stone foundation, then its design will not only last longer, but will also be more durable, reliable.
Forged fences are strong and reliable, but due to their "transparency" they can not protect your home from prying eyes. If only you do not plan near the fence to plant climbing plants and subsequently get a combination fence with living plantations.
Mesh metal fences look great and will last longer if placed on a concrete or reinforced concrete base. If a high foundation is tiled with tiles, plastic or other material in tone to metal structures, you can get a very interesting image of the fence that will serve you for many years.
Fencing from the metal profile has a much higher level of privacy protection. Such a fence will provide absolutely deaf isolation of your home ownership. But there are also disadvantages to such hedges – in terms of reliability and durability, this fence substantially loses stone and brick structures. The fact is that metal sheets are subject to deformation under constant mechanical action (avoiding which is extremely difficult). Scratches and chips can cause rust, which significantly shortens the life of the structure.
A high fence with a metal frame and polycarbonate inserts will not only reliably protect your home from prying eyes and visitors, but will also become a modern decoration of the site, strikingly highlighting it among neighbors along the street.
It will be original to look quite reliable construction of metal posts and filled with wooden boards between them. The last trend in the organization of landscape design are living walls, hedges, panels of flowers and evergreens. The image of your fence will be unique, unique and creative when using live panels in the spaces between fences.
Wooden fences are beyond competition
Not so long ago, wooden fences were almost the only available way to protect their territory for our compatriots. After all, wood is a material that is widely available, relatively inexpensive, easily mounted and processed. In addition, the tree can be variously decorated, covered with paint or varnish and do not worry about the environmental friendliness of the raw material.
Wooden fences are inferior in durability and strength of stone, concrete and brick models, but they are also cheaper. You can build wooden fence from planks, fences, rods, stakes, branches, so-called "round timber" and other lumber.
Depending on what kind of wood you use, you can get a high capital enclosure, and a small fence, wattle fence or palisade. It all depends on the look of your house and the landscape design on the site and the result you expect from the wooden structure.
Contrary to popular belief, wooden fences harmoniously look not only outside the city, but also as a way to protect the urban private sector, especially if under a wooden hedge there is a stone, concrete or brick foundation.
The foundation of combined fences can be made of different materials, but in any case it will look more aesthetic if it is plastered and painted in a tone that will be combined with the facade of the building or elements of landscape design of the infield or small backyard.
Depending on how you place the fence – vertically, horizontally or by combining the layout of the boards, you can get different images of your fence. Low fences in a similar design can serve to zoning space already inside the yard.
If the material of the fence is also used in the interior arrangement of the yard's landscape design, for example as a basis for a gazebo, benches, benches or a platform, the result can be an incredibly harmonious, finished image of the architectural ensemble.
Combining the wooden fence can be done with various synthetic materials, for example polycarbonate sheets. Modern and interesting image of the fence will not yield to the strength and reliability of the usual wooden fencing, but the uniqueness of your site will add.
Similar designs of wooden fences do not protect your home ownership from prying eyes, but the decorative role will be executed for all 100%. The unique design of the fence is able not only to decorate the site, but also to raise the status of the entire architectural ensemble of your home.
As a rule, a fence made of natural wood is not painted to preserve the natural shade of wood. To extend the life of your wooden fencing, it is necessary to cover the fence or boards with a special lacquer for street structures and update the cover every 1.5-2 year.
Variants of materials for the manufacture of fences are many, as well as ways to combine and decorate them. With such a wide range of options, a homeowner with any size of purse and taste preferences can choose his own fence model for fencing a yard or an infield