Garden Wall or Fence?
When it comes to marking the boundaries of your garden, you have a few choices. You could opt for a fence, a wall or go green with a hedge. What you choose might be dependent on a number of factors such as where you live, how big your garden is, and what your budget is. If you’re wondering what the key differences are between a garden wall and a garden fence, look no further.
The Benefits of a Garden Fence
First things first, fences will almost always be more affordable to get installed than a garden wall. They aren’t as substantial, and likely won’t need to be built on-site from scratch. So, if you’re trying to stick to a budget or want to cut costs wherever possible, then a garden fence might be a more financially viable option for you than a wall.
- Easy to install
Garden fences aren’t difficult to install and will require less construction work and will likely take less time, too. So, if you’re planning to install one yourself, or want to get your garden enclosed as quickly as possible, a fence could be the way to go.
- Doesn’t need much space
Fences are slim by their nature, more so than a wall. So, if your garden is small and you want to take up as little space as possible, a garden fence will certainly not take up as much room as a wall – or a hedge for that matter.
- So many styles
While walls are also incredibly versatile, it could be argued that fences are even more so. They come in a vast variety of styles, heights, materials and colours. Whatever kind of look you want for your garden, chances are you can create it with a fence.
The Benefits of a Garden Wall
- More privacy
Possibly the most significant advantage that a garden wall has over a fence is the increased level of privacy. Fences tend to have gaps in their slats, so neighbours and prying eyes can see through. With a brick wall, you gain complete privacy in your garden, away from nosey neighbours and their rambunctious pets.
- Better noise barrier
Solid walls provide a better barrier to noise than fences. This helps keep noisy neighbour sounds out of your garden, as well as muffle your own sounds so your neighbours won’t be able to make noise complaints.
- Provides backdrop for garden
Garden walls are a great way to create a beautiful backdrop for your garden. Whether it’s to allow self-clinging climbers and other plants to climb to the surface, embed a waterfall or paint your very own mural, a garden wall allows a full spectrum of artistic possibilities for your garden.
Walls are built to last; they won’t be brought down by strong winds or get battered by debris. While fences can be built to be sturdy, they’re just no match for the sheer strength and force of a solid brick wall. So, while they can be more costly and require more effort to get installed, they’re certain to last much longer than a fence and still be standing, completely intact, many years later.
Which is Best for You?
Whether you opt for a garden wall or a garden fence (or even a garden hedge) will depend on your circumstances and what you intend to use your garden for. If you’re a family with young children, a wall can be a better way of allowing them privacy in the garden, as well as helping to eliminate noise. It’s also a much sturdier and safer structure to have in the garden that will last for a very long time with little to no maintenance, unlike a fence which will require some regular maintenance over time.
At Heritage Builders, we can construct a wall for your garden thanks to our bricklayers in Leicester and our 35 years of experience in building work. Our walls are robust, stable and aesthetically pleasing; they are built to last. Our building contractors in Leicester are up to date on all the relevant building regulations and legislation, so you can be confident in their service. Contact us today to find out more about we can craft that perfect garden wall for your home.