Closeboard fencing remains the most cost-effective way to build a solid boundary that will stand the test of time. Closeboard fencing can also be described as vertical or feather board fencing, but essentially these descriptions refer to the same type of construction.

Closeboard fencing can be installed to a variety of heights but the most standard heights are 1.2 to 1.8 metres.

Gates are also available in closeboard style.

Whether you are using square sawn rails, arris rails, timber or concrete posts the basic erection process remains the same.

Versatility & Benefits

There are many benefits for Closeboard and Feather Edge fencing. The main and best one is AFFORDABILITY. Being wood, it’s a natural, renewable and ethically sourced material compared to others such as Vinyl panels. Because of this, it makes Closeboard / Feather edge a very cheap and affordable source to have.

Cloaseboard is easily erected by competent DIYers, however we do advise that you get advice or why not ask a professional body such as ourselves here at Premier Fencing Ltd to install it for you?

Closeboard is fantastic for FLEXIBILITY. No matter what you landscape, garden or grounds that you need to have fenced, Closeboard can be cut and installed to size and can remove all the challenging obstacles that your faced with.

Due to the height and design of Feather Edge, it’s amazing for PRIVACY. It’s great for the majority of gardens due to the amount of security it can provide for you and your family. We would always advise that before you start any building works, you contact your local councils for rules and regulations.


It is recommended but not essential to fit a gravel board at ground level. This serves to keep the feather edge from making contact with the ground, which will reduce future maintenance costs, because it is cheaper and easier to replace one gravel board rather than a large quantity of feather edge. The feather edge is then fitted vertically on to the front of the rails with a minimum of 25mm (1 inch) overlap.

To increase the life span of your close board fence you can erect it using concrete posts and gravel boards. Due to the long life expectancy of these products future costs of replacing the timber components will be considerably lower, because only the rails and feather edge will need replacing.


Timber is a living product and given enough time it will degrade. To get the best possible life span from the product it is recommend that the timber is treated every 2 – 3 years. This is best undertaken with a solvent based treatment during the summer months, so that it can soak into the dry wood.