Closeboard Fencing

Closeboard Fencing ( sometimes referred to as Shiplap or Featheredge fencing) is a versatile and fairly robust solid fence suitable for Domestic and Commercial Fencing purposes.   If assembled correctly Closeboard fencing can be aesthetically pleasing & last well.  It is comparatively easy to construct and repair.  This type of fencing is very good for use on sloping ground.

Closeboard Fencing is usually supplied in kit form:

  • Standard heights start at 0.9m (3’) and go up to 2.55m (8’6”).  Usually, the maximum total height without Planning Permission is 1.95m or 1.0m alongside a road.  However, there are many instances where these rules are varied to suit individual circumstances.  Please check with your local Council Planning Department for guidance.
  • There are 4 standard bay sizes ( Centre of post to centre of post ) available, ranging from 1.8m (6’) to 3m (10’).  We do not recommend exceeding 3m bays, although 3.6 m rails are available for use in unusual circumstances and where there is no other choice.
    For overall fence heights exceeding 1.8m (6'), we advise reducing the bay size.
  • Rails can either be triangular shaped Arris rails or sawn square rails.  These fit into mortices cut into the posts at preset dimensions for the height of the fence required.
     Square rails can also be screwed onto the face of the posts.  When finished, the feather edge boards run continuously for the complete length of the fence, covering up the posts.
    Generally, 1.2m high featheredge boards and below require 2 rails.  1.35m to 2.1m high featheredge have 3 rails and over 2.1m requires 4 rails.
  • Gravel boards can be fitted at the bottom of the fence and are available in lengths to match the rails.  This raises the featheredge up, away from the ground.  It is easier and cheaper to change one gravel board if necessary, rather than lots of featheredge with rotten bottoms.
  • Trellis, Capping rail and Routered posts (see below) can be incorporated into the fence if desired.

Closeboard Fencing is supplied for use with either Wooden Treated Softwood mortised Posts or Concrete mortised Posts.

Note: Closeboard Panels are also available for use with Treated softwood Posts or Slotted Concrete Posts

As a guide for working out your fencing projects costs, we have included below some basic 3m bay prices.  Trade & quantity discounts may be available.  If you require a more detailed & accurate cost please contact us for a free, fully itemised quote.

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Note: Due to the many variations in fence height, post size & top etc, some wooden posts are mortised to individual customers requirements. Please check with our office for the current order lead times to enable us to meet your requirements.

Mortised Posts for Closeboard & Palisade Fencing

 
  • Router Round Post Top: £3.00 per post.
  • Edge Router: £5.40 per post.
  • Mortised Concrete Posts are also available.
  • To add Postsaver to posts + £2.38 per post

Specifications & price

Back Weathered & Mortised 100mm x 100mm (4" x 4")
Height:
  • 3.60m (12'0") £22.62
  • 3.00m (10'0") £18.79
  • 2.70m (9'0") £17.15
  • 2.40m (8'0") £15.52
  • 2.10m (7'0") £13.87
  • 1.80m (6'0") £12.23
  • 1.50m (5'0") £10.61
4 Way Weathered & Mortised 100mm x 100mm (4" x 4")
Height:
  • 3.60m (12'0") £23.52
  • 3.00m (10'0") £19.69
  • 2.70m (9'0") £18.05
  • 2.40m (8'0") £16.42
  • 2.10m (7'0") £14.77
  • 1.80m (6'0") £13.13
  • 1.50m (5'0") £11.51
Round Top & Mortised 100mm x 100mm (4" x 4")
Height:
  • 3.60m (12'0") £24.12
  • 3.00m (10'0") £20.29
  • 2.70m (9'0") £18.65
  • 2.40m (8'0") £17.02
  • 2.10m (7'0") £15.37
  • 1.80m (6'0") £13.73
  • 1.50m (5'0") £12.11
Back Weathered & Mortised 125mm x 100mm (5" x 4")
Height:
  • 3.60m (12'0") £27.68
  • 3.00m (10'0") £22.90
  • 2.70m (9'0") £20.84
  • 2.40m (8'0") £18.79
4 Way Weathered & Mortised 125mm x 100mm (5" x 4")
Height:
  • 3.60m (12'0") £28.58
  • 3.00m (10'0") £23.80
  • 2.70m (9'0") £21.74
  • 2.40m (8'0") £19.69
Round Top & Mortised 125mm x 100mm (5" x 4")
Height:
  • 3.60m (12'0") £29.18
  • 3.00m (10'0") £24.40
  • 2.70m (9'0") £22.34
  • 2.40m (8'0") £20.29

Arris Rails

  • ex 75mm X 75mm
  • Arris Rails can be ended for use with mortised posts or unended for use with Arris Rail Repair Brackets

Specifications & price

Type: Ended
Width:
  • 3.00m (10'0") £4.91
  • 2.70m (9'0") £4.54
  • 2.40m (8'0") £4.19
  • 1.83m (6'0") £3.50
Type: Unended
Width:
  • 3.60m (12'0") £5.66
  • 3.00m (10'0") £4.37
  • 2.70m (9'0") £4.04
  • 2.40m (8'0") £3.68
  • 1.83m (6'0") £2.87

Gravel Board

  • 150mm high X 22mm thick
  • Gravel boards are generally used at the bottom of a Closeboarded fence. They can be replaced with longer feather edge if required.
  • 2.885m x 150mm Concrete Gravel Boards are also available for use with 3m bays

Specifications & price

Width:
  • 4.80m (16'0") £8.42
  • 3.60m (12'0") £6.18
  • 3.00m (10'0") £5.02
  • 2.70m (9'0") £4.75
  • 2.40m (8'0") £4.22
  • 1.83m (6'0") £3.62

Feather Edge

ex 100mm x 22mm Feather Edge boards for cladding arris rails

Specifications & price

Height:
  • 2.40m (8'0") £1.38
  • 2.25m (7'6") £1.44
  • 2.10m (7'0") £1.25
  • 1.95m (6'6") £1.13
  • 1.80m (6'0") £0.97
  • 1.65m (5'6") £0.89
  • 1.50m (5'0") £0.84
  • 1.35m (4'6") £0.76
  • 1.20m (4'0") £0.71
  • 1.05m (3'6") £0.64
  • 0.90m (3'0") £0.55
  • 0.75m (2'6") £0.48

Cleats

2 x Cleats are used to fix a Gravel Board to Posts

Specifications & price

150mm X 50 X 32 £0.22

Centre Stump

Centre Stumps help to keep the Gravel Board in line with the Feather Edge & also provide some support to the middle of the bay.

Specifications & price

600mm X 50mm X 50mm £0.90

Capping Rail - twice weathered

Specifications & price

3m (10'0") X 63mm X 38mm £4.00

Counter Rail

The Counter Rail is attached to the top of the Feather Edge Boards to provide a mounting for Capping Rail or Trellis.

It is attached by nailing through the Feather Edge Boards or Posts can also be mortised for 75mm Counter Rail if stated at time of ordering.

Specifications & price

3m (10'0") x 32mm x 50mm £2.80
3m (10'0") x 32mm x 75mm £4.33

Morticed 100mm x 50mm Plates

Plates or Half posts as they are sometimes called are used instead of an End Post where the fence run finishes at a wall or on an existing post.

For a Weather on the top of the Plate : add £0.90

Specifications & price

Size:
  • 0.90m £3.68
  • 1.05m £3.80
  • 1.20m £3.92
  • 1.00m £4.04
  • 1.15m £4.16
  • 1.30m £4.28
  • 1.35m £4.40
  • 1.45m £4.52
  • 1.50m £4.64
  • 1.60m £4.76
  • 1.65m £4.88
  • 1.75m £5.00
  • 1.80m £5.12
  • 1.90m £5.24
  • 1.95m £5.36
  • 2.05m £5.48
  • 2.10m £5.60
  • 2.20m £5.72

Closeboard 3m bay price guide

A 3 metre bay of Close board consists of one mortised post & all the wooden materials needed for assembly on site into a closeboard fence.

At the end of the required number of bays an extra end post will be required. ( Post mix, nails etc are extra to the prices below )

 

Back weathered tops on 100mm x 100mm Posts

  • 3m bays
  • No capping
  • Height including Gravel Board

Specifications & price

Post length: 2.70m
fence Height:
  • 1.95m (6'6") 3m Bay £75.16
  • 1.95m (6'6") End Posts £17.15
  • 1.80m (6'0") 3m Bay£71.96
  • 1.80m (6'0") End Posts £17.15
Post length: 2.40m
Fence Height:
  • 1.65m (5'6") 3m Bay £68.51
  • 1.65m (5'6") End Posts £15.52
Post length: 2.10m
Fence Height:
  • 1.50m (5'0") 3m Bay £63.67
  • 1.50m (5'0") End Posts £13.87
  • 1.35m (4'6") 3m Bay £56.94
  • 1.35m (4'6") End Posts £13.87
Post length: 1.80m
Fence Height:
  • 1.20m (4'0") 3m Bay £52.56
  • 1.20m (4'0") End Posts £12.23
  • 1.05m (3'6") 3m Bay £49.37
  • 1.05m (3'6") End Posts £12.23
Post length: 1.50m
Fence Height:
  • 0.90m (3'0") 3m Bay £45.01
  • 0.90m (3'0") End Posts £10.61

Round top on 100mm x 100mm posts

  • 3m bays
  • With capping
  • Height including Gravel Board

Specifications & price

Post length: 3.0m
Fence Height:
  • 1.95m (6'6") 3m Bay £85.09
  • 1.95m (6'6") End Posts £20.29
Post length: 2.70m
Fence Height:
  • 1.80m (6'0") 3m Bay£80.26
  • 1.80m (6'0") End Posts £18.65
  • 1.65m (5'6") 3m Bay £78.43
  • 1.65m (5'6") End Posts £18.65
Post length: 2.40m
Fence Height:
  • 1.50m (5'0") 3m Bay £73.61
  • 1.50m (5'0") End Posts £17.02
  • 1.35m (4'6") 3m Bay £66.88
  • 1.35m (4'6") End Posts £17.02
Post length: 2.10m
Fence Height:
  • 1.20m (4'0") 3m Bay £62.50
  • 1.20m (4'0") End Posts £15.37
Post length: 1.80m
Fence Height:
  • 1.05m (3'6") 3m Bay £57.66
  • 1.05m (3'6") End Posts £13.73
  • 0.90m (3'0") 3m Bay £54.92
  • 0.90m (3'0") End Posts £13.73

Round top on 125mm x 100mm posts

  • 3m bays
  • With capping
  • Height including Gravel Board

Specifications & price

Post length: 3.0m
Fence Height:
  • 1.95m (6'6") 3m Bay £89.20
  • 1.95m (6'6") End Posts £24.40
Post length: 2.70m
Fence Height:
  • 1.80m (6'0") 3m Bay£83.95
  • 1.80m (6'0") End Posts £22.34
  • 1.65m (5'6") 3m Bay £82.13
  • 1.65m (5'6") End Posts £22.34
Post length: 2.40m
Fence Height:
  • 1.50m (5'0") 3m Bay £76.88
  • 1.50m (5'0") End Posts £20.29
  • 1.35m (4'6") 3m Bay £70.15
  • 1.35m (4'6") End Posts £20.29
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