Fencing is an important part of our home that asserts property boundaries, offers privacy and adds aesthetic appeal. N J Apps provides an all-inclusive fencing and installation service for domestic homes, as well as industrial, agricultural and equestrian fencing services.
As a renowned fencing supplier in the South East, we know what to look for when searching for fencing and how to choose a fencing company. This guide will help you to find nearby fencing suppliers and provide insight into your options.
Popular types of fencing
Popular domestic fencing options usually include close board fencing, lapboard fencing, post and rail fencing, and even tennis court fencing. These can be made with a variety of materials in an array of finishes, depending on your needs and preferences.
The types of popular fencing options are different when it comes to commercial or agricultural clients. Not all fencing suppliers will provide fencing products outside of the domestic market.
How to choose a fencing supplier
Below you can find some of our top tips to find the best fencing suppliers nearby to you, which should also help you avoid additional costs.
Start online (search “fencing supplier near me”)
Choosing a local fencing supplier can save you money. This is because local companies will not have to travel as far to provide and install the fencing, which may take more than one day depending on the amount of fencing that needs to be installed. The good news is that most regions of the UK boast several excellent fencing suppliers, so you won’t have to look too far away to find a supplier.
To locate your nearest fencing suppliers and installers, search “fencing near me” or “fencing supplier near me” on a search engine. The search engine automatically knows your location so it will only bring up your local providers. Alternatively, you can search using your town or city, such as “fencing supplier London” or “Kent fencing supplier”.
Products and services
Once you have found nearby fencing suppliers, you should search their websites to see what fencing products and installation services are available. You can trike any companies off the list that don’t provide the fencing you need or aren’t within your allocated budget.
Consult online fencing reviews
Now that you’ve found local fencing suppliers that offer the fencing you need, it’s time to check out their previous customer experiences. The easiest place to do this is through the company’s Google reviews, but don’t forget to check out Trustpilot as well. The Trustpilot website might have even more reviews than Google. And the left-field place to look for reviews is the company’s Facebook page.
Our little tip is to take note of how the company responded to any negative comments. Did they ignore them or argue back? Or did the fencing provider offer a solution to the dissatisfied customer?
Ethical supply chains
How the materials of your fencing have been sourced could be important to you. If you only want materials that have been sustainably sourced, you should enquire to the company about their supply chains and product lines. As many fences are made with wood, you may want to prioritise PEFC-certified products. This means the wood for your fence has come from a location that uses sustainable practices.
Request a free quote
Before you commit to a single company, make sure to receive a free quote. Ask whether the quote is fixed or whether it can change based on unforeseen events. And also ask whether the quote includes delivery and installation.
If a local fencing company isn’t able to provide a free quote you need to ask why. Businesses should be open and honest about the costs of the project in advance.
Fencing supplier and installation Kent
N J Apps can provide you with a free quote for the full scope of work in advance, so you can make the right decision. We may need to come out and visit your property to make sure our quote is 100% accurate, which will also give you an opportunity to ask further questions.
As professional tree surgeons, we can also help prepare outdoor spaces for your fencing, including tree removal, stump removal and site clearance.