Glossary of Terms



Typically, these supporting timbers are usually a regular shape and are used to form the framing of a fence panel. They enable the cladding to be retained in place and provide a point of fixing during panel construction.



This is a continental style frnce panel, where the cladding is offset diagonally upon a 45 degree angle to each half of the panel, forming a V-shaped chevron design.

Closeboard Fencing


Closeboard fencing can be supplied in any one of several framed styles, both loose form or panel, but the feather-edge pale remains its common form of vertically overlapped cladding.


Concave Top

A concave top is where the upper-most element of a fence panel curves downwards - leaving a decorative finish. Also know as a scalloped top.


Convex Top

A convex top is where the top of the fencing panel curves upwards and is also known as a domed top.

Dip Treatment

Dipped Treated

This is a process where timber is is immersed in a treatment tank and coated externally, providing basic protection. Dip-treated products need to be re-treated annually to protect against decay and rot.

Domed Fencing


A the top of a domed fencing panel curves upwards, also known as a convex top.

Featheredge Fencing

Feather Edge

A wooden pale having a slim wedge shape along its length, which can be seen at the ends. Splay cut from a single board to produce two feather-edge pales, these boards are overlapped when fitted to offer rigidity and cope with seasonal movement.

Fencing Clips

Fixing Clips (Panel Clips)

Fixing clips are simple metal brackets that assist the fitting of a fence panels to their wooden posts.


FSC Timber

Timber sourced from forests which have been certified as being managed to the highest environmental, social and economic standards.

Galvanised Steel or Iron

Galvanised Steel or Iron

This process involves coating metal with zinc as a protective layer which prevents rusting.

Hit and Miss

Hit & Miss

This is a type of panel which refers to the method of cladding With Hit and Miss you use two layers of cladding (vertical or horizontal) which are partially or fully offset. So giving a hit an dmiss effect ti each layer.

Morticed and Tenoned

Morticed & Tenoned

The commonest form of sturdy joint, where a tongue (the tenon) slots into a recess (the mortice). Used upto higher quality framed construction, such as premium continental panels and gates.

Palisade Fencing

Palisade (Picket) Fencing

This is fencing where the cladding is of a spaced open-style. Usually clad with square-edge pales, the pales are equally spaced and fixed to supporting rails. We offer square-top or round-top styles.

Planed (PAR) Finish

Planed (PAR) Finish

'Planed All Round' is the processwhere timber is smooth planed to offer a cleaner, smoother and enhanced finish to that of basic sawn material.

Post Cap

Post Cap

A post cap is a simple wooden item that is designed to sit on the top of a wooden post. This protects the end-grain from weathering and rot.

Powder Coating

Powder Coating

This is a protective coating which is applied electrostatically as a free-flowing dry powder, it is then heat cured. It creates a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint.

Pressure Treatment

Pressure Treated

This treatment protects against rot, decay and prolongs the life of the timber. The process involves forcing protective chemicals into the pores of the timber using a vacuum process.

Sawn Finish

Sawn Finish

This is a non-planed finish, most timber fencing in the UK come in this form.



These are formed from small wooden rails or battens that are set in one of two patterns. These can be either in a square or diamond design.

Waney Edge or Overlap Fencing

Waney Edge (Overlap)

Waney Edge, also known as overlap, is most common type of fencing penal. These are formed from the cladding of the same name. Waney Edge is a rustic, rough sawn cladding that offers a traditional appearance at an economic price.

Waney Top Fencing

Wavey Top

A wavey top fence panel is one where the upper-most part of panel curves to an inner, smaller dome. Also known as an Omega top.

Weave Fencing


The expression weave is used to denote the dual-layered cladding pattern and its angle, such as Horizontal Weave or Chevron Weave.