Trellis Add-On

Done In One

We were asked to go back up to Crow Hall to install these slatted trellis panels to provide some extra privacy and height. These are a top notch product. We only use the best materials on the market and it’s clear to see that it makes all the difference. Crow Hall have been great customers and we look forward to going back there again soon for the next instalment!

All In A Day’s Work

Done In One

There’s never any harm done from making a quick phone call to find out more about that job you want done in the garden. You’d be surprised how much work Hol-Tech Fencing can get done in a single day. The photos below demonstrate that you can really make a huge impact to your backyard and the interruption can be a lot less that you’d think.

We were tasked with equipping this town garden with some decking. The customers wanted somewhere level to put table and chairs that was raised off the ground but also looked great too. With two doors out into the garden it made sense to deck the whole width of the garden. Superb for BBQ and summer outdoor gatherings.

As you can see we’ve installed timber decking with safety grip grooves cut in. The wood is pressure treated and maintained properly should last many years. Some wide gap barriers where also fitted to help provide an aesthetic barrier. It also functions as a simple physical wall to keep furniture on the decking.

Fence Installation

Our aim here is to give you an idea of what exactly will happen when you decide to have a fence installation by Hol-Tech Fencing. Every install is different but the process often takes the same overall path. We always aim to be as transparent as possible. Expect us to give you realistic timelines but you never know when the next surprise is just around the corner. We always try to be sympathetic to your needs. If budget is the premium consideration we will try and see where money saving opportunities are available. If a market leading quality finish is high priority we can suggestions as to top-grade materials.

Let’s jump into an overview of a fence installation with us, Hol-Tech Fencing.

  1. speak on the phone to discuss your overall situation. maybe ask for some photos
  2. arrange a visit
  3. visit and see the site
  4. discuss in more depth your requirements and our suggestions for the best solution including timescales, material, styles and colour choices
  5. settle a price and arrange a date for the works
  6. on the day we will arrive and get to work
  7. clear the area for equipment and the install
  8. dismantle and remove any of the existing fence structure that was agreed
  9. dig any holes for any required fence posts
  10. fit and concrete in new posts
  11. assemble and build panels if required
  12. fit panels/boards into place
  13. finish panels/boards in the agreed manner
  14. clear up site and say our goodbyes

 

Thinking Of Going For An Artificial Lawn?

Might be time to seriously consider it. The technology has improved in leaps and bounds!

Forget all the bad news you've heard about artificial turf. Great strides in technology has made it a great option to consider. With the planet being increasingly dry there's never been a better time to get an artificial lawn installed. Hol-tech fencing can chat to you, evaluate your property and requirements then install and finish the final product to an exceedingly high standard. We've been doing these for years so don't expect any nasty surprises!

The look of a perfect lawn with none of the upkeep

With awesome new grass mimicking materials the new turfs are extra shock absorbent. It really creates that bounce you want when walking on grass. The fibrous floor of the turf drains in fast order now, more so than ever. After a heavy downpour you'll find that the grass is dry quickly and the underside isn't soggy. This also creates a very low maintenance product as it can easily be cleaned and it does not harbour bad smells.

Comfortable and soft underfoot you'll still be able to let children run and play on it. They might not even know it's artificial! Maintenance is easy and doesn't require any harmful chemicals that will force you off the grass for a period. Just give it the occasional brush down and show it the hose occasionally and you'll be fine. The lawn can last up to 20 years with even this minimal after-care.

 

Say goodbye to the dreaded mower forever!

Every customer we've installed synthetic grass for has been ecstatic with the results. We usually get a few questions about the products we install. The lawn will be fine with dogs if you get the correct model of lawn, contact us about that. You can still have a lovely BBQ on the lawn but just use some common sense and put some bricks or paving slabs in between the heat and the artificial turf. The install can take up to a few days if its a big job. Feel free to ask us any questions you have bouncing around your mind. No pressure will be applied and we are more than happy to let you access our knowledge and experience.

What a Transformation!

Enquire today about an artificial lawn installation.

Fence Maintenance – 10 Tips For Keeping It Fresh

Protect

Time consuming but will massively extend the life of any fence. Stains deeply penetrate the wood and protect it from rot. You could also paint the fence to protect it. Both these methods can also alter the colour of your fence to give it a new lease of life. Different types and wood require different fence maintenance, some are dipped, some are pressure treated. Ask one of our experts for more information about specifics.

Clean

Keeping a fence clean isn’t only about the aesthetics. A clean fence will last years longer than a dirty, neglected one. Dirt splattered up a fence will retain and trap moisture. The wood will weaken and mold could get a foothold. You can just use a sponge and soapy water for small areas. Alternatively, a powerful hose or power washer.

Repair

Any loose boards will reduce the integrity of the fence. Areas of disrepair may change how well water clears. Deal with loose nails and screws as water could get behind the protection and into the wood. If there is damage to the posts it might be a good idea to give us a call for some professional fence maintenance before it gets out of hand.

Careful Aim

Try to be wary of constant flows of water that might be hitting the fence. Keep that hose from soaking the fence regularly and try to place sprinklers such that they don’t sprinkle the fence as much as the vegetable patch. Try to prevent garden run-off from drenching the fence too.

Wildlife Watch

Depending on how you feel about nature you may want to keep an eye on how it’s interacting with your fencing. Moles burrowing up under and around the fence posts could be a problem. Birds may nest on or in the fence too.  Beware, loose panels might get exploited by local wildlife too so keep everything ship-shape if you can.

Jungle Prevention

Unless you have planned for and are letting vines and creepers traverse your fence you should keep them at bay. Climbing plant-life can pull and weigh down the shape of the fence. Of course a fence is designed to support itself, not extra passengers. Stalks, leaves and flowers also retain moisture and will transfer it to the fence.

Beware The Mold

For a few of the above reasons plus some other ones you should keep an eye out for mold patches. You can buy spray specifically to rid yourself of it. It looks unsightly and will create a weak spot in the wood.

Check Your Metal

As a fence ages you should keep an eye on the metal fixings used. If it was installed by someone other than Hol-Tech Fencing the metal could be poor quality and be susceptible to rust. It could weaken and snap leading to likely a broken or loose panel or two.

Watch The Weatherman

Keep abreast of incoming bad weather and act accordingly if you can. If there’s an autumn storm brewing up take the opportunity to get a quick look at your fence and garden. Any loose panels might provide the wind with the chance to tear of a chunk of fence. Additionally check the fence posts for strength as a rotten base can easily escape attention. Some extra care taken at this point can save you big in the long run. The BBC forecast always seems to be a good effort.

Stay Vigilant

This is applied to all of the above really. In the same way that most house and garden maintenance is, keep aware of how things are doing. A quick once-over of the fence every couple of weeks ( even when the weather is bad ) will reward you with a fence that lasts longer than your neighbours! Check it over and act fast to really get your moneys worth out of your new or refurbished fence. Keeping on top of your fence maintenance is really the key take-away from this article.

What type of fence should i choose?

At Hol-Tech Fencing we will keep in mind all variations of available fencing when you need new or replacement work. Suffolk is a predominately flat county and the coastal areas can receive a considerable amount and strength of wind. Every garden is different and fencing should be chosen to work in tandem with the area that it lives. We hope to answer some of your questions here, for any more information give us a call or pop a email our way - details here

 

 

Lap Panel Fences

  • Cost effective

  • Provides privacy

  • Easily repaired

  • Excellent range of choice

Closeboard Fencing

  • Strong and durable

  • Provides privacy

  • Easy to maintain

  • Premium and modern appearance

Trellis

  • Provides an interesting flourish

  • Adds height to appearance

  • Wide variety of looks

  • Can be rustic or modern

Suffolk scene with fencing

Post and rail fencing

  • Strong and durable

  • Displays boundaries

  • Easy to maintain

  • Good value

Mid heigh picket fencing

Picket fencing

  • Unique and attractive look

  • Displays boundaries

  • Easy to maintain

  • Complements an attractive garden

Palisade secure fencing

Palisade aluminium fencing

  • Secure and tall

  • Displays boundaries

  • Zero maintenance

  • Lost lasting