What To Think About Before Buying Fencing For Your Home

It’s very easy to get carried away and just go out and buy some UPVC fencing without giving it enough thought. You won’t get full value for money from your fencing when you buy it haphazardly and you could end up with fencing that causes you headaches and doesn’t serve your desired purpose.

UPVC Decking, Fencing & Balustrades

Put the brakes on purchasing any UPVC fencing from Lakeland Verandahs until you are clear about what your goals are in order to find a fencing solution that will accomplish them.

Other things that need to be established include whether you will need planning permission for any new fencing you have fitted.

The Planning Portal website has all the information you need in this regard. They state that you require planning permission for erecting a fence:

  • if it would be over one metre high and next to a highway used by vehicles (or the footpath of such a highway); or over two metres high elsewhere; or
  • your right to put up or alter fences, walls and gates is removed by an article four direction or a planning condition; or
  • your house is a listed building or in the curtilage of a listed building or
  • if the fence, wall or gate, or any other boundary involved, forms a boundary with a neighbouring listed building or its curtilage.

When buying fencing for the reason of privacy, opt for a solid set of fence panels with no gaps.

Consider too where the fencing will sit. If it’s going to be in a place where it will be hugely exposed to strong winds, it needs to have a sturdy design.

Do you have pets at home? Get fencing that’s too tall for them to jump over and that they can’t squeeze themselves through.


If you need any advice ahead of buying UPVC fencing, speak to our team. Book an appointment and we can talk things over at your home or in one of our showrooms.