Closeboard Fencing materials & Information.

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.  Please contact us or phone Sales 01892 864646 for more information.

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.

Replacing or installing a new close board fence may require planning permission. Please check this link to the Government Planning Portal which gives some basic guidance.  If you are in any doubt we advise that you check with your local planning office, who are usually very helpful.  

 

  • Capping Rail
  • Counter Rail
  • Arris Rails
  • Feather Edge Pales
  • Posts
  • Stump
  • Cleats
  • Gravel Board

Note: Due to the many variations in fence height, post size & top etc, some wooden posts are mortised to individual customers requirements. 

For current availability or to get a quote, please contact us  or phone  Sales 01892 864646.

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Mortised Posts for Closeboard or Palisade Fencing

 
  • Router Around Post Top: £3.00 per post.
  • Edge Router: £5.40 per post.
  • Mortised Concrete Posts are also available.
  • Posts can be mortised to match an existing post.
  • To add Postsaver to posts + £2.38 per post

Specifications & price

Back Weathered & Mortised Post 
100mm x 100mm  (4" x 4")

Height:
  • 3.60m (12'0") £23.58
  • 3.00m (10'0") £19.57
  • 2.70m (9'0") £17.44
  • 2.40m (8'0") £15.76
  • 2.10m (7'0") £14.10
  • 1.80m (6'0") £12.42
  • 1.50m (5'0") £10.76

4 Way Weathered & Mortised Post
100mm x 100mm (4" x 4")

Height:
  • 3.60m (12'0") £24.48
  • 3.00m (10'0") £20.47
  • 2.70m (9'0") £18.34
  • 2.40m (8'0") £16.66
  • 2.10m (7'0") £15.00
  • 1.80m (6'0") £13.32
  • 1.50m (5'0") £11.66
Round Top & Mortised Post
100mm x 100mm (4" x 4")
Height:
  • 3.60m (12'0") £25.08
  • 3.00m (10'0") £21.07
  • 2.70m (9'0") £18.94
  • 2.40m (8'0") £17.26
  • 2.10m (7'0") £15.60
  • 1.80m (6'0") £13.92
  • 1.50m (5'0") £12.86
Back Weathered & Mortised Post 
125mm x 100mm (5" x 4")
Height:
  • 3.60m (12'0") £29.14
  • 3.00m (10'0") £24.67
  • 2.70m (9'0") £22.44
  • 2.40m (8'0") £20.22
4 Way Weathered & Mortised Post
125mm x 100mm (5" x 4")
Height:
  • 3.60m (12'0") £30.04
  • 3.00m (10'0") £25.57
  • 2.70m (9'0") £23.34
  • 2.40m (8'0") £21.12
Round Top & Mortised Post
125mm x 100mm (5" x 4")
Height:
  • 3.60m (12'0") £30.64
  • 3.00m (10'0") £26.17
  • 2.70m (9'0") £23.94
  • 2.40m (8'0") £21.72

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.
  • For more information contact us or phone sales on 01892 864646

Specifications & price

Type: Ended
Length:
  • 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
Length:
  • 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.
  • For more information contact us or phone sales on 01892 864646

Specifications & price

Length:
  • 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

  • 2 ex 100mm x 22mm Feather Edge boards for cladding arris rails.
  • For more information contact us or phone sales on 01892 864646.

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.
  • For more information contact us or phone sales on 01892 864646.

Specifications & price

Height:
  • 0.90m £2.93       1.00m £3.12
  • 1.05m £3.22       1.15m £3.41
  • 1.20m £3.50       1.30m £3.70
  • 1.35m £4.39       1.45m £4.58
  • 1.50m £4.68       1.60m £4.68
  • 1.65m £4.97       1.75m £5.16
  • 1.80m £5.26       1.90m £5.45
  • 1.95m £5.54       2.05m £5.74
  • 2.10m £5.83       2.20m £6.02

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 )
  • For more information contact us or phone sales on 01892 864646.
 

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 £75.44
  • 1.95m (6'6") End Posts £17.44
  • 1.80m (6'0") 3m Bay£72.25
  • 1.80m (6'0") End Posts £17.44
Post length:       2.40m
Fence Height:
  • 1.65m (5'6") 3m Bay £68.75
  • 1.65m (5'6") End Posts £15.76
Post length:       2.10m
Fence Height:
  • 1.50m (5'0") 3m Bay £63.90
  • 1.50m (5'0") End Posts £14.10
  • 1.35m (4'6") 3m Bay £57.17
  • 1.35m (4'6") End Posts £14.10
Post length:       1.80m
Fence Height:
  • 1.20m (4'0") 3m Bay £52.75
  • 1.20m (4'0") End Posts £12.42
  • 1.05m (3'6") 3m Bay £49.56
  • 1.05m (3'6") End Posts £12.42
Post length:       1.50m
Fence Height:
  • 0.90m (3'0") 3m Bay £45.17
  • 0.90m (3'0") End Posts £10.76

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 £85.87
  • 1.95m (6'6") End Posts £21.07
Post length:       2.70m
Fence Height:
  • 1.80m (6'0") 3m Bay£80.54
  • 1.80m (6'0") End Posts £18.94
  • 1.65m (5'6") 3m Bay £78.72
  • 1.65m (5'6") End Posts £18.94
Post length:       2.40m
Fence Height:
  • 1.50m (5'0") 3m Bay £73.85
  • 1.50m (5'0") End Posts £17.26
  • 1.35m (4'6") 3m Bay £67.12
  • 1.35m (4'6") End Posts £17.26
Post length:       2.10m
Fence Height:
  • 1.20m (4'0") 3m Bay £62.72
  • 1.20m (4'0") End Posts £15.60
Post length:       1.80m
Fence Height:
  • 1.05m (3'6") 3m Bay £57.85
  • 1.05m (3'6") End Posts £13.92
  • 0.90m (3'0") 3m Bay £55.12.
  • 0.90m (3'0") End Posts £13.92

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 £90.97
  • 1.95m (6'6") End Posts £26.17
Post length:       2.70m
Fence Height:
  • 1.80m (6'0") 3m Bay£85.55
  • 1.80m (6'0") End Posts £23.94
  • 1.65m (5'6") 3m Bay £83.72
  • 1.65m (5'6") End Posts £23.94
Post length:       2.40m
Fence Height:
  • 1.50m (5'0") 3m Bay £78.31
  • 1.50m (5'0") End Posts £21.72
  • 1.35m (4'6") 3m Bay £71.58
  • 1.35m (4'6") End Posts £21.72

 

CONCRETE MORTISED POSTS  - 4 way weathered top on 100mm x 100mm posts

  • 3m bays.
  • With capping & metal gravel board cleats.
  • Height including Concrete Gravel Board.

Specifications & price

Post length:      2.70m Concrete
Fence Height:
  • 1.95(6'6") 3m Bay £118.25
  • 1.95(6'6") End Posts £30.78
Post length:       2.70m Concrete
Fence Height:
  • 1.80m (6'0") 3m Bay£110.65
  • 1.80m (6'0") End Posts £26.37
  • 1.65m (5'6") 3m Bay £108.83
  • 1.65m (5'6") End Posts £26.37
Post length:       2.10m Concrete
Fence Height:
  • 1.50m (5'0") 3m Bay £95.43
  • 1.50m (5'0") End Posts £21.08
  • 1.35m (4'6") 3m Bay £93.61
  • 1.35m (4'6") End Posts £21.08
Post length:       1.80m Concrete
Fence Height:
  • 1.20m (4'0") 3m Bay £89.10
  • 1.20m (4'0") End Posts £19.31
Post length:       1.80m Concrete
Fence Height:
  • 1.05m (3'6") 3m Bay £85.91
  • 1.05m (3'6") End Posts £19.31
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