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Front Garden Fence Ideas

tulips in front of a front garden fence. A great idea to boost curb appeal


The curb appeal of your house is often overlooked until you're looking to sell. But why not make the front of your house pop just for your own enjoyment. Today, we are going to share some of our favourite front garden fence ideas and gardening tips to make your home zing. A gorgeous front garden is a great way to welcome you home, come rain or shine.


Design Considerations for Front Garden Fence Panels

Below are various design ideas and considerations for your front garden. Some are practical while others are purely aesthetic. 


Let's get the boring stuff out of the way first and discuss the height of your fencing. For the majority of fencing, your fence height cannot exceed 2 metres. With front gardens, this rule is usually pretty strict. The majority of homes, especially in the city, will have front gardens that face onto highways and footpaths. If this is the case you cannot build your fence higher than 2 metres. If you do you may be forced to take it down by the council. So always consider the height when building a fence. Here is some more information on fence heights. 


While we are on the topic of being next to a public footpath, privacy is another consideration when it comes to front garden fencing. If your front garden is your main area to relax, you will want a fence that stops the public from looking in. While a high fence will keep people from snooping over the top, you have to think about people looking through the fence too. The best way to block your neighbours' view is to use fencing they can't see through. The best kind of fencing for privacy is definitely double slatted fence panels. They will block the view into your front garden while still looking stylish. When constructing your own fencing though, ensure you do not block your neighbour's view that doesn't include your garden. 


Another practical consideration is the amount of security you need for the front garden. Do you have children, pets or vulnerable adults that use the front garden? If so, you will want to ensure they can safely use the garden. This includes stopping them from getting into the street by accident or someone entering your property without you knowing. A well-constructed fence with a secure gate is vital for a safe and secure garden. But also including adequate lighting at night can also act as a deterrent for would-be intruders. Here are some resources on making your garden safe for family and furry friends.


Now on to the fun stuff. If you are looking for fencing that gives you great curb appeal then opting for a stylish design is key. There are so many things to consider when choosing your fencing. The colour, type of fencing and decorative elements. Here is our list of resources that can help you decide on the right look for your front garden fencing.

Choosing the Right Type of Fencing

Colour Inspiration for Garden Fence Panels

Other Decorative Ideas for Garden Fencing


Choose Contemporary Garden Fence Panels

We are specialists in contemporary garden fence panels. If you want beautiful, long-lasting, robust fence panels for your front garden, we can help. We offer a range of slatted wooden fence panels that are suitable for all types of gardens. Plus we have a colour match service so you can get exactly the shade you need. If you have any questions about our goods or services, please get in touch. One of our team will be happy to help.