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Top 5 Tips for Looking After Your Garden Fence


Fencing is an important part of any property, a well kept fence adds value, privacy, security and style, however an old and tired fence quickly draws negative attention.

No fencing lasts forever, and all comes with an average life expectancy – providing it is looked after! Prolong the life of your garden fence with our top 5 tips, and save yourself the expense of replacing it a lot sooner than you’d like.

1. Make sure you have the equipment

Get all of your equipment and tools needed before starting the job, depending on the age and condition of your fence you may decide you need some, or all of the following:

  • Power washer or hose
  • Wood stain
  • Brushes/rollers
  • Protective sheets
  • Bleach or wood treatment

2. Protect your garden

With different solutions, bleach and power washers being used, we advise to cover up surrounding grass, plants and garden furniture!

3. Clean

Over the years your fence will gather dirt, moss and mildew. Using a power washer will dislodge any build-up, and help to remove dead surface wood, which will also reduce the likelihood of rot or damp. If you don’t have a power washer, then a hose should work just as well.

To make things easier, you can buy a wood cleaning solution to loosen up the dirt on your fence panels.

4. Let the wood dry

It is very important to allow the wood to dry completely before putting a new seal on it.

5. Protect your fence panels

Use wood stain or exterior wood paint, any normal paint won’t offer the protection and treatment like a wood stain designed specifically for this purpose. Allow to dry for 24 hours before applying a second coat if needed.

Repeat as needed, usually every couple of years but others last longer. You can also help to prolong the life of your fence by clearing leaves, grass and overgrown plants from around the base of the panels, as vegetation rots it can spread through the fence.

If you look after your fence, it can last a lot longer than you think!


To replace your fence panels, or have a new fence installed, get in touch. We offer free quotes, photos of each style, and recommendations to help you make the right choice. As a local business based in Nantwich, we are ideally based in the centre of the county giving us easy access to Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and surrounding areas. We have been installing fencing for years, supplied with quality timber from trusted UK suppliers. Call us on 01270 619 147.

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Great Start to 2018 for Suddenstrike Fencing


We are nearing the end of January and Suddenstrike Fencing have had a great start to 2018. The new year began with new fencing jobs that had been scheduled in before Christmas, meaning we could get straight back to it after the Christmas break!

Despite the typical January weather, our fencing team have been busy in Cheshire & surrounding areas supplying and installing metal fencing, domestic wooden fencing and agricultural post and rail fencing. These are among the most popular fencing installments we provide, and we expect many more throughout the year.

Here at Suddenstrike Fencing we offer a huge range of fencing, to supply and install, or supply only. Take a look at our website for more detail, or give us a call and we will be happy to discuss the best type of fencing to suit your needs. We also offer a bespoke service, so if you don’t see exactly what you need, it doesn’t mean it can’t be done!

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With the continuing demand for new housing, Suddenstrike Fencing have been working with a number of housing developers to supply and install domestic fencing and metal fencing. The domestic fencing is used for creating boundaries between the gardens of each house, the most popular choice being featheredge boarded fencing which provides excellent security and privacy. Metal estate fencing is often used on new housing estates as perimeter fencing around the edge of the development, and along the edge of roads, pathways, or park areas.

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Coming up to Christmas we completed a post & rail fencing job in Cheshire, and the new year has welcomed an increasing number of enquiries for this type of fencing. Many farmers, landowners and equestrian properties want to get their fencing work booked in and completed before the summer months. Our post & rail fencing can be tailored to suit your needs, we offer a range of posts with varying costs and lifespans, and we can also install the fencing with added wire, barbed wire or netting.

Post and Rail Fencing Cheshire Farm
Following a very busy 2017, we hope to continue this throughout 2018, supporting this by growing our team and therefore taking on more fencing work throughout Nantwich, Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Liverpool, Manchester and North Wales. We pride ourselves on quality workmanship and a personal service, we are a family run business established over 30 years ago, so you know you are getting a local service that you can trust.

In the upcoming months we have several more post and rail jobs to complete, including a job to separate a number of paddocks. We also have continuing work with local housing developments, farmers and businesses. More updates to come as we progress through 2018!

For more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch, call us on 01270 619147 or email, you can also contact us on any of our social media platforms. If you have any questions about any of our fencing installments we are happy to help, offer recommendations, and arrange a visit to provide a free quotation. We are always here to provide a solution to your fencing needs!