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- A timber fence / barrier designed to reduce sound and noise pollution.
- A rail used for boarded fencing that has a triangular cross section.
- An angle iron is a piece of metal that is at a 90-degree angle along its length.
- Can be used with cement to make concrete or as a general building filler.
- A decorative panel, usually installed around decking.
Bent Artree gate
- An alternative name for Entrance gate.
- An alternative name for a Featherboard rail. A bevelled rail is when the top edge of the rail is not perpendicular to the faces of the rail. The top angles of the rail will never be 90°
Bird beak Fencing
- An alternative name for Diamond Rail / Birdsmouth Fencing.
Birdsmouth Post / Fencing
- A wooden post with a "v" shape cut into the top, the shape of a Birdsmouth / birdsbeak. This allows a rail, the shape of a diamond to sit into the post creating Diamond Rail fencing. Alternative names for this fencing are knee high fencing, Birdsmouth or Birdsbeak Fencing.
- Used as a form of demarcation device or to close off roads or paths from vehicles above a certain width to separate traffic from pedestrians.
Cant rail- Cant is the difference in elevation (height) between the two edges. Water will run off the rail. Image of a cant rail Capping rail - Used to stop water soaking into fence and also used for decorative purposes.
Cattle Mesh -An Alternative name for stock fencing. Centre Gate Stop
- A centre gate stop is placed in the ground, stopping the gates from swinging too far back when they are closed
- A diamond shape metal woven fence galvanized or Galvanized and PVC Coastal
- Cost affective, traditional fencing produced from British Chestnut. Cannot be treated as it is a hardwood. Sometimes know as Cleft Chestnut Fencing
- A short length of angle iron which is used as a metal bracket.
- Wood is divided or split; partly divided or split.
- An alternative name for Featherboard fencing
- Is used at the back of traditional featherboard fencing giving support to the capping
- Superior Heavy Gate for enhanced security and privacy, creating a Grand Entrance.
- A Jacksons product superseded by the Brabourne boarded garden gate
- A Self Closing Gate in the shape of the letter "C" as an alternative to a traditional metal kissing field gate designed by Jacksons Fencing.
C Mix - A polyester resin used for fixing studding into concrete.
- a flooring constructed out of timber boards to use outside to create an open living space.
- Timber boards put together to make decking
- A quick and easy way to construct a deck.
- A the structural part of a stairway that that supports the treads and risers, decking boards are required to complete the stringer steps (treads and risers).
- Creating a boundary around an object or place.
Diamond Rail Fence
- An effective fence to delineate a boundary. Normally this fencing is knee height and is constructed from a Birdsmouth Post,a Diamond Rail and a galvanised strap to attach the rail to a post.
- Attractive high quality trellis panels, for creating screened areas or enclosures. Trellis where the timbers of the panels are crossed to make diamond shapes.
- Quality planed softwood gates for the field or Driveway
- Gate Fitting to allow gate to be secured in either the open or closed position.
- A fence commonly used as a form of protection for livestock or pets
End Grain Preservation
- Protects the cut ends of timber also known as Jakcure.
- A gate used to secure an entrance to a property or a driveway. "Entrance" is the term commonly used to cover Courtyard, Driveway and Drive Gates.
- Ideally used around estates or parks. The fencing is constructed out of strong metal tube adding extra strength to the fence. Sometimes know as Park Railings.
- A gate used to access fields or a farm. See Universal Field Gates or for a metal alternative, Heavy Metal Field Gate.
Featherboard- Popular fencing available in Panel and Traditional form. Sometimes known as Closeboard or Featheredge.
- An alternative name for Featherboard fencing or Closeboard Fencing.
Fence Post Supports
- A post support that is inserted into the groundField Gate
- May be known as a Farm Gate. Timber field Gates and also Heavy Metal Field Gates are available from Jacksons.
Gate Post- A post designed to support a gate.
Gate Post Protector
- Concrete domes to protect gate posts against for vehicles.
- When installing a fence, timber gravel boards are inserted between the ground and the fencing. This stops the fence from sitting on the ground and can also give it extra height. Hinge
- A hinge in this case normally supporting a gate is a type of bearing that connects a gate to a wall plate or gate post. The hinge allows a limited angle of rotation so the gate can be opened or closed.
Hit and Miss Fencing- A wooden panel constructed from two layers of timber boards offset from each other. Can be useful as allows some wind to pass through the panel.
Hazel Fencing- Traditional fence woven from hazel. Jacksons do not produce this type of fencing as the quality and durability of the fencing guaranteed. A Ex Jacksons Product.
IInterwoven panels - An old style of fencing, now superseded by Hit & Miss fencing.
I Beam- Post used on our Jakoustic Highway it helps prevents bending and holds up against wind pressures.
J - unique "brick effect" timber retaining wall
Jaktop Fence - A traditional diamond shape design fence. Kissing Gate
- A gate designed to let people through without letting livestock out. Metal and timber styles are available
Knee Rail Fence
- An alternative name for Diamond Rail Fencing.
Lap Panel Fencing
- Lap panels (sometimes known as overlap panels) are popular fencing panels but usually lack in quality. This is the main reason Jacksons do not manufacture Lap panels. More on Lap Panels
- Trellis where the timber consists of a crisscrossed pattern leaving only Small Square in between the timber Line Wire
- A tensioning wire used with chain link and Welded Mesh fencing.
Loop over catch
- Used to secure a pair of gate leafs when the gate is closed.
Magnetic latch- A latch to keep a gate closed
- A name for a post spike. Jacksons do not sell met posts as they are typically not galvanized so will rust, they are difficult to drive into the ground accurately and the cost when compared to a wooden post is excessive.
- In fencing terms a wire net used to cage Poultry, create small animal runs and a use for agricultural and a general purpose netting.
- Octowood is set to revolutionise the equestrian and agricultural fencing market by replacing half round post and rail fencing, with a system that is both stronger and faster to install.
- Another natural woven panel. Similar to Wattle fencing and very attactive. Produced from Williow. Cannot be guaranteed and this is why Jacksons do not manufacture.
Overlap Panel Fencing
- An alternative name for Lap Panel fencing See Lap Panel Fencing.
- Alternative name given to Timber Palisade Fencing.
- Known as Estate Railings. See Estate Railings
- A readymade mixture of concrete
Post and Rail
- A popular open style fencing mainly used for agricultural projects and on farms. Constructed from posts and attached to those posts are the rails.
- Adjustable support, for use on self supporting structures only i.e. pergolas.
- A palisade fence is a steel or wooden fence manufactured from vertical pales with gaps in between. The design comes from palisade wall used throughout history as defensive structures.
- An alternative name for Wooden Palisade Fencing. Normally shorter than palisade fencing positioned a round a property
- An alternative name for Post & Rail Fencing.
- Jacksons RosPa approved fencing in timber and steel for school, playground and play area applications where security, safety, durability and sustainability are key considerations.
- Wooden structures manufactured to contain soil for planting plants and flowers.
- Galvanized Wire Netting
- Alternative name for Post and Rail Fencing.
- Alternative name for Field Gate.
- A discontinued Jacksons product, no longer available.
- Rights of Way - Public Footpaths and Bridleways.
- The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) provide health and safety training and aim to save lives and reduce injuries by promoting safety at work, in the home, on the roads, in schools, at leisure and on or near water. RoSPA Website
- A garden gate positioned at the side of a property stopping public access to the back of a property
Stock Fencing. Sheep Fence 900mm (Galfan coated)
- Slotted Fence posts are a modern alternative to standard fence posts where a slot has been created so panels designed for the posts can slot into the post rather than using traditional methods to attach the panels to posts. Jakposts are Jacksons brand name for slotted posts
Split Rail Fence
- Split Rail Fencing is the same as Post and Rail Fencing but normally constructed from logs. The logs are slit lengthways to create rails. Split Rail is sometimes known as log fencing and the name is more commonly used in the United States. A modern alternative produced by Jacksons is Special Post and Heavy Rail Fencing.
- A post installed close to another post as a support.
- A discontinued Jacksons product, no longer available.
- Sometimes known as Security Extras, these are the extra devices that are placed on top of fencing or walls to give them extra security.
- Gate hinge, in the shape of the letter "T". At Jacksons we don’t use ‘T” hinges on garden gates, because of the situation of wear and tear that a gate will be subject to. We feel that the hinges should always be adjustable and heavily galvanized.
- A wooden stake used to support and protect trees, normally younger trees promoting the growth of the tree root trunk.
- Fencing panels that are manufactured with crossed pieces of wood so the panels can support climbing plants. There are different styles of trellis including standard, Diamond and lattice.
- "Uni" in Uni gates stands for "Universal". Universal gates have this name as their names as they can be hung from the right of left. Used as a Driveway gate or a Field Gate.
- Used to attach a gate to a wall rather than a gate post.
- Traditional fence woven from either hazel or willow.
- Mesh fencing, avaialble in different sizes. Light mesh is ideal for pet cages, puppy runs and aviaries, other uses include greenhouse staging for making trays baskets and seeding guards. Larger for tennis courts, sports fencing, security etc.
- An alternative name for Palisade or Picket Fencing.
- Panels that are extremely attractive because of the material used. There is a high content of the “sapwood” (the part of the tree that takes food to the leaves) and because of this they will have a very short life span. Jacksons do not supply these panels for this reason. Also known as Osier Panels
- Alternative name for Entrance gate.
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