Very rarely are two fences the same so here I add photos of those fences where the owner has given consent to show the completed works.  If you see one you like, we can come and measure up your garden and quote you for it, and you get to see what it looks like before you go ahead.

At this house in Edinburgh we were asked to erect a boundary dividing fence between the gardens...

Edinburgh garden before the new fence was put up.

and here is the completed fence...

Edinburgh garden fence installed.

It's a simple 3ft high capped palisade using 4inch wide boards at 1inch spacing. We use 4inch by 4inch posts, secured deep in concrete which means we can safely guarantee the fence for 10 years. With a little care and the application of a quality fence treatment every other year, I would expect this fence to last for 25-30 years.


Our next example in Edinburgh again is a replacement dividing fence with an enclosure and gate to keep a dog in. Here's how the garden looked before we started.

Morningside fence before we started work.

And here is how it looks now.

Morningside garden fence installed.

And the new gate.

Gate on the morningside garden fence.

Now the dog can be safely released into the garden without being able to escape or run around in the neighbours space which causes no end of problems.


Here we are in South Queensferry where we were tasked with fencing off the entire boundary. 

featheredge boards 4ft high rising to 6ft

6ft fence around back garden

" fenced our front and back garden, complete with gates some custom built to our specifications, re-aligned and paved our driveway and created a new garden path. The service was brilliant especially as we changed our minds half way through, communication was very friendly and easy but also very professional. They met all of our needs. Timber fence worked very tidily and with no disruption. I have recommended them to quite a few people already. The best money we have ever spent, they have transformed our house and garden and I think the fence will outlast us!"

Susan Stevens - South Queensferry


Just 2 doors up the street now and a 5½ ft fence with an inch of space between the boards, with a matching gate.

5 and a half foot high with inch spacing


In Edinburgh at Alba House now and a common problem if your property has extensive grounds which are visible from the roadside. Your privacy is constantly invaded by passers by who quite innocently enjoy a good look into your garden and patio area.  We were asked to come and install this 6ft privacy fence, using overlapping boards with a tongue and groove gate over the path. Simple, but effective.

6ft privacy fence with gate

Still at Alba House and we have renewed the handrail to the holiday flat entrance.

Here's how it was before...

handrail before work in edinburgh

and after.

handrail after

We have used Timber Fence twice now and have been very pleased with the service we received. I look forward to using them again. Cath from Alba House - 8 Sep 2009


In Edinburgh again and here we had a thick Leyland hedge which once removed revealed this small retaining wall.  The neighbours garden is lower by 3ft  which once you add the 2ft wall makes it quite unsafe for the children and the football.

4ft stepped fence before

We were tasked with installing this 4ft solid fence using overlapping feather-edge boards to provide a privacy screen and safety barrier.

4ft stepped fence after

An excellent job all round--we couldn't be more pleased with the new fence.  

Duncan Pritchard - Edinburgh


This job was quite unusual. One frosty February morning, on the road between Dalkeith and Haddington, three cars lost control on an untreated road and ended up ploughing through the garden fence, wrecking it completely, scuffing the lawn and one ended up in the log store.

4 bar post and rail destroyed by car accident

It took a few months for the insurance companies to decide who was paying for what part of the job, but we won the contract and set about firstly removing all the damaged fencing, turf and bits of car before bringing in a fresh covering of topsoil, building the new fence, repairing the log store and laying the new lawn.

4 bar post and rail fence after

I think you'll agree, we left this garden in a better state than we found it in. (OK that wasn't difficult.)


Our next example here in the Dean area of Edinburgh is replacing an old concrete post and wire fence with a new timber fence.  You'll see the fence starts with a 3ft section, diverting around a large tree before climbing to 6ft so as to offer privacy closer to the house.

post and wire fence

post and wire fence replaced

3ft fence rising to 6ft have been excellent throughout. The quote was accurate and detailed, the materials were stored tidily and there was the minimum of disruption throughout the work which was completed on time and on budget. We now have a much admired fence that I am confident will last well beyond their ten year guarantee.


Our next example is in Drum Brae, Edinburgh.  Our client is elderly and was finding the high step from the front door quite a challenge.  Our task was to come up with an attractive alternative to the steel scaffold framed mobility ramps offered by the council services.  We were also to remove the old, uneven slabs which were a real trip hazard and quite an eyesore.

front door ramp

And now we have a completed deck area to the front with room for a seat or two.  The ramp leads gently down to the parking area and there are new slabs.

decking ramp to front have carried out several works on our property over the last few months. Tom has personally installed decking to the front of the house which has a ramp down to ground level allowing easy access for my father who has mobility problems. The work carried out was to a very professional standard and the after care service was excellent. In my dealings with I would highly recommend them to carry out any Gardening, Fencing or Ground work.


In Colinton, Edinburgh now and we have young children to consider this time and the open tree line and driveway provide no security against them running out into the road.  Intruders would also find it too easy to enter the gardens.

open garden

Our client opted for maximum security here with a 6ft fence and overlapping boards. This provides ultimate strength and complete privacy.

overlap 6ft fence

We needed a fence to enclose an awkward sloping plot with large trees at the boundary. No bother for Tom who worked all daylight hours in horrible weather to get the job done. And he was smiling. Very pleased with result and will be using again.

Barbara Stewart


Next up is in Hillend and a simple 6ft picket style boundary fence. In this case the ground is quite open and this fence will take heavy winds.

6ft fence

I was very impressed with the professionalism of from start to finish. Every question and query was given a prompt, direct, and no-nonsense response. Needless to say, I was delighted with the final product - a fence which will really last well beyond TimberFence's guarantee of ten years.


This example is extremely popular.  A solid, closed-board design with cap-rail.  This one in Corstorphine, Edinburgh now stops the school kids cutting through the garden.

3ft closedboard fence Edinburgh

For front gardens, there is an old council regulation height of 3ft, but they have said that 4ft is quite acceptable.  I've always found it strange that hedges and trees can be grown to great heights, but they regulate fences.


In this case, the new decking was judged by the town planners to be causing loss of privacy to the neighbour.  They then ordered that an 8ft barrier fence be erected.

8ft privacy fence in spruce

Tom was very accommodating and helpful when discussing our needs and agreeing a solution that would meet both our budget and the planning requirements. He and his team then worked very efficiently and left the garden tidier than they found it, along with a fence that should last a long, long time.

Damian Mullan


Kelty in Fife this time. This is the 6ft closed board with a matching gate which now screens off the patio area from passers by on the pavement.

closedboard fence with gate


Down in Dunbar now and a 3ft open board fence with capping rail.

3ft picket fence with capping

We had a garden fence renewed by Timberfence and we are delighted with the results. They took down the old one and were very quick at putting up a new one. We would definitely be happy to use them again. Sue & Paul Mitchell


Over to Glenrothes now. The section of fence here is 4ft high with an inch of space between the boards.  In the background is a 6ft closed board fence.  Our clients got on well with neighbours on one side, but not so well on the other.

4ft open board fence in Glenrothes


A good before and after example from Kirkcaldy next.


Kirkcaldy fence before work

.....and after.

Swooping curve on fence

Again from the inside. Before.......

patio area before work

.....and after.

patio area after work

These salvaged flagstones had lain unused for years before we put them to good use.  Quite a transformation!


This garden fence in Corstorphine, Edinburgh was becoming quite a nuisance.

nuisance fence falling down

The old metal railing which was the old council fence had become loose and was obstructing the path and could have really hurt someone. Below is the same fence from inside the garden.

nuisance fence inside garden

It's all sorted now though.

nuisance fence sorted

And the path is also transformed.

nuisance fence sorted 2

A new fence really does lift the whole area as well as keeping your neighbours happy.


In Rosyth now and an intricate design this one with a slant on the boards and hand made trellis around the matching gate and mounted on top of the fence.  Climbers will eventually colonise the trellis.

trellis top fence in Rosyth


Dalgety Bay this time.  Ranch style fencing here.  Suited to larger gardens, but it is easily climbed if there are children to consider. In this garden, the fence covers the sparse gaps in the base of the Leyland hedge and keeps the dog in.

6ft high ranch fencing


Finally to Bonnyrigg and lap panels.  Not recommended as they don't last long at all, but if you're selling and need to erect a low cost fence, this is an option.

waney lap panel fence


Hopefully you've got some ideas now, so send us your thoughts via email and we'll be in touch to arrange a visit, measure up and discuss your ideas.

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