The tradition of fencing private property has a thousand-year history. Today, the owners of country houses, cottages and estates are trying not so much to protect their sites from unauthorized penetration of people and animals or curious glances, as to observe aesthetics and inscribe the fence in landscape design and the general concept of buildings. Beautiful fences for a private house – this is part of its exterior, a kind of “front cover” that can tell a lot about the owner himself, his tastes and financial possibilities.
The main types of fences for a private house
Most often, the material for manufacturing is taken as the basis for classification, and then the size, decor, and style of the building. For the construction of beautiful and practical fencing for country houses are usually used:
- brick and stone;
- polycarbonate, WPC and other artificial materials;
- Two or more types of building and finishing materials at the same time.
General recommendations for selection
Usually, a fence is designed at the stage of building a house, focusing on the general rules for erecting fences between neighboring areas and structures bordering the street, undeveloped natural territories. It is necessary to provide for communications, as well as maintain a single style with the facade of the house, the landscape of the site, and other buildings. So, with wooden planked houses and cottages lined with siding, classical wooden are in harmony; for buildings in the South Russian style, wattle sticks and other colorful fences are characteristic. A coarse but reliable log fence is appropriate as a fence for a log house or rounded beam. Low forged fences look good next to English-style houses, small neat cottages with painted or whitewashed walls, brick houses. Fancy iron and massive stone,
The choice of fencing for a private house depends on the tastes and wishes of the owner. A through a fence made of metal or wood will open a view of the natural beauty, and a beautiful monolithic fence made of stone or brick will save you from the curious glances of passersby. If, on the contrary, you want to demonstrate to others around your garden, lawn, flower beds or front garden, choose transparent structures and low fences made of metal, wood, like English whitewashed fences or cast iron fences in city squares.
Beautiful wooden fences look cute, rustic and cozy and do not require a large cash outlay. Wooden picket fence or fence is easy to install, does not require installation and pouring the foundation, and the supporting pillars simply dig into the ground. Traditionally for use wood of pine, spruce, fir, ash. More expensive and durable oak, elm, larch. Wood is easy to process, and carved fences sometimes become real works of art in traditional modern style. Wooden structures are in harmony with houses in different architectural styles. The country style is characterized by through fences of boards fixed on poles parallel to the ground and crosswise, as in the photo below. Miniature whitewashed fences of different shapes are used in English village architecture,
The advantages of beautiful wooden fences include variety. Even simply laid in different ways boards (ladder, herringbone, staggered) will give your fence a unique look, not to mention the various finishes, curly shape and carving with a 3D effect. Fences made of wood should be regularly painted and treated with special compounds against rotting.
Brick and stone fences
Beautiful brick fences are an integral part of most cottage villages. Brick is a beautiful, durable, durable and eco-friendly building material. With the help of only different masonry techniques, you can achieve a tremendous variety in the design of fences, not to mention the color, shape, and texture of the brick. For laying brick fence tape concrete foundation and metal support poles are required. At cost, a fence made of facing bricks will be cheaper, more expensive – from a clinker brick, but in any case, with proper installation, the fence will be durable and beautiful. The original and stylish look of the wall is made of vibro-pressed, torn brick, resembling natural rough stone, bricks from shell rock and hand molding. Bricks layout arches and turrets, various decorative designs, it goes well with stone,
Stone fences are relevant for fencing of private houses made of brick and stone, they always look solid, rich and solid. Natural stone is a strong and durable material, which is the reason for certain difficulties in processing. Granite fence is not cheap but can stand for a century. For such a massive structure requires a solid foundation. The stone is well combined with metal and brick, tiled roof, wrought iron parts, wood, houses of different design and style, greenery; it can be used as a basic and facing material.
Brick or plastered private house with a stone fence will help to face the basement of a similar breed, using it for paving paths and another decor. The most durable rocks are granite, basalt, porphyry. Sandstone has warm, pleasant shades; it turns out cozy and beautiful fences, as in the photo, for large private houses and sites. The only disadvantage of sandstone is that it absorbs moisture quickly and needs special treatment.
Metal fences are as diverse as wooden structures. The most popular type of metal fencing for a private house is a wrought-iron fence. Manual forging is expensive, but it looks incredibly impressive. The less welding is used in the manufacture of such a fence, the more expensive it is, the better the construction turns out. The supporting pillars for a beautiful wrought-iron fence can be shaped pipes. Fences made of profiled pipes in combination with factory cast decorative inserts are a budget alternative to hand-forged, but those and other fences are installed on a concrete foundation.
The metal is durable and reliable, it does not lend itself to deformation, it is resistant to weather phenomena, and even from forged welded structures beautiful and elegant fences for private houses of different styles and designs are obtained. Forged parts are often combined with wood, stone, and brick, getting amazing compositions.
Special mentions deserve modern fences of metal profiled sheets (corrugated), easy to install, low cost and strong. Practical advantages of professional flooring are not inferior to aesthetic. Today, manufacturers produce sheets with different heights, lengths, “wave” profiles, thick metal, all colors and shades, textures and textures. On sale, there are materials that imitate logs, boards, brickwork and stone cladding of the corresponding tone. Many private houses are surrounded by beautiful and durable corrugated fences in tandem with brick support pillars, wrought iron parts, and other decorative elements.
The ease and at the same time privacy of the fence of a private house give elements of polycarbonate. This artificial material fits well into the frame of metal, brick and natural stone transmits light without obscuring the greenery. At the same time, it will not be possible to discern what is happening on your site, even the most curious passersby.
If you want to protect possession of a durable, inexpensive and beautiful fence, pay attention to the construction of wood-polymer composite (WPC). Composite plates imitate natural wood and differ in a variety of shades, textures, and sizes. WPC-boards do not fade in the sun, they are strong, light and durable, and the fences of them are outwardly indistinguishable from the beautiful structures made of wood. Fences of private houses made of a composite board do not need regular processing and renovation, and the WPC itself is perfectly combined with alternative building and facing materials, from granite to corrugated flooring.
Beautiful fences from different materials and custom solutions
As a rule, the designers and the owners of private houses themselves are not limited to one material for building a beautiful fence. Durable and practical brick fences with metal bars, granite fences with forging, wooden structures with metal decorations, as in the photo, are always in fashion. Non-standard forms, design, and colors are characteristic of modern types of fencing. Well-chosen combinations of textures and types of materials emphasize the individuality of private buildings, landscape design. With many varieties of beautiful traditional or modern fences, it is customary to combine green vines like ivy, wild grapes.
A worthy alternative to massive stone and brick fences are decorative hedges. Plants are planted in a certain order and form crowns with special scissors, decorated with flowering plants, pots, and pots of flowers, greens. Such a fence can be supplemented with a white picket fence with gaps or a low openwork metal fence, depending on the exterior of the private house. For buildings in the modern style (in the spirit of hi-tech, minimalism) made of stone, dark wood, you can use gabions – designs made of wire mesh, filled with rubble, pebbles, large stones, as in the photo.
The choice of building materials, their combinations, textures, and colors on the market is so extensive that it allows you to design and build a beautiful fence for a private house of any design, style and class, from budget to luxury.