//Closeboard Fencing

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 and 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 01892 864646 for more information.

Need a little more information? check out our Closeboard Materials help pages.

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 and quantity discounts may be available. If you require a more detailed and accurate cost please contact us for a free, fully itemised quote.

Replacing or installing a new Closeboard 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.

  • Arris Rails

    £3.18£6.26 inc. VAT
    Arris Rails are used in the construction of Palisade or Closeboard Fencing.
    • Ended (shaped to fit mortises posts) or Unended (square cut)
    • Posts treated to U/C4 standard.
    • Posts are usually mortised to order.
    • Posts can be mortised to match an existing post.
    • Postsaver's can also be added.
    • Mortised Concrete Posts are also available.
    • Please specify Add ons in the comments box on Quote Cart: Router Line Post Top (£3) or Edge Router (£5.40)
    • Mortised posts treated to U/C 4 standard.
    • Posts are usually morticed to order.
    • Posts can be mortised to match an existing post.
    • Postsaver's can be added.
    • Please specify Add-ons in the comments box on Quote Cart: Router Line Post Top (£3) or Edge Router (£5.40)
  • Mortised 100mm x 50mm Plates

    £2.93£6.02 inc. VAT
    • Plates or Half posts as they are sometimes called are used instead of an End Post.  They useful where the fence run finishes at a wall or on an existing unmortised post. They can also be used where the mortise detail on an existing end post does not match our posts.
    • Plates are usually mortised to customer order.
  • Gravel Board

    £4.01£9.23 inc. VAT
    • Width/Depth: 150mm x 22mm.
    • Pressure treated.
    • Suitable for fencing or general use.
  • Feather Edge

    £0.52£1.57 inc. VAT
    • Can be used for cladding the Arris rails on closeboard fencing or if used horizontally as a cladding for sheds and log stores etc.
    • Featheredge is made from a 100mm x 22mm board being cut diagonally to make two feather edge boards.
    • The featheredge should be overlapped by approximately 80mm.  Do not be tempted to reduce the overlap as during dry spells the featheredge will shrink and you may find that gaps open up between the featheredge.
    • To calculate the number of featheredge boards required, multiply the number of meters by 12.7 or feet by 3.8 (38 boards per 3m bay).  Always allow for a few spares.
  • Counter Rail

    £3.10£4.84 inc. VAT
    • Counter Rail provides a mounting for a Capping Rail or Trellis.
    • Counter rail is attached by nailing to the post then through every 3rd or 4th Feather Edge Board. Posts can be mortised for 75mm Counter Rail if requested.
  • Closeboard Capping adds a finishing touch to a new Closeboard fence. It not only looks good but provides some protection for the top of the featheredge boards increasing overall fence strength and aiding longevity. Capping can be successfully retrofitted to some existing Closeboard fences. Retrofitting is not recommended where the feather edge boards have been fitted level with the top of the post. Closeboard capping can be used on sloping fence runs. Capping can be added to Closeboarded gates too.
  • Centre Stump

    £0.90 inc. VAT
    • Centre stumps are used with Cleats to attach Gravel boards for Closeboard or Palisade fencing.
    • Width/Depth/Height: 50mm x 50mm x 600mm.
    • Treated Softwood.
  • Cleats

    £0.22 inc. VAT
    • The  3 metre bay of Closeboard fencing quoted consists of one mortised post and 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.
    • Posts are usually morticed to order.
    • A 3 metre bay of Closeboard consists of one wooden mortised post and all the wooden materials needed for assembly on site into a Close board fence.
    • To finish your fence, at the end of the required number of bays, an extra end post will be required.
    • The 3-metre bays of Closeboard quoted consist of one mortised post and 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.
    • Concrete morticed Post with a 4 way weathered top. The posts quoted are 100mm x 100mm.
    • A quoted 3 metre bay of Closeboard consists of all the wooden materials needed for assembly on site into a Closeboard fence, one concrete mortised post and a concrete gravel board.
    • At the end of the required number of bays, an extra end post will be required.  Wooden wall plates (or half posts) that are mortised to match our concrete posts and appropriate fixings are available if the fence line ends at a wall. (mortised-100-50-plates)