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Why cheaper isn’t always better

We understand. 

You want the cheapest solution to your fencing needs, but cheaper isn’t always the most cost-effective option.

Many people view a fence as a boundary to their property, keeping people out and providing privacy from prying eyes. However, your fence is as much a part of your property as your front door. Yes, it has a function but it should also be chosen and installed with as much care as your front door or windows. 

Of course there is the old adage that you get what you pay for, so going for the cheapest options means you will have the lowest-grade materials. 

Whilst this may, in fact, do the job required you are compromising on aesthetics, quality and longevity. 

The cheaper the materials that you use for your fencing the sooner you will start to see signs of rot and the sooner you will have to replace it. 

Wood most commonly used for fencing is cedar, spruce and pine. Pine can last for about 12 years and cedar for as long as 30 years. Obviously the more you spend on the wood, the longer the fence will last. 

However, it is important to ensure that whatever wood you are using has been treated for outdoor use – if this is not done to a high enough standard moisture will start to get in. 

It is therefore quite likely that such a fence will need replacing within five years rather than 20 or 30 years. 

You may have paid less for the initial fence, but if you need to replace it sooner you are buying twice.  

All of the fencing materials here at Enterprise Works are affordable but good quality and you can rest assured that all of the wood has been pressure treated to withstand all that a British winter (or summer) can throw at it. If you want to discuss the best options for your fencing requirements then give the team a call or check out our website

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