Feather Edge Fence Panels: A Complete Guide

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Feather edge fencing is a type of wooden fence that is made up of overlapping vertical boards – called feathers – and horizontal rails. The feathers are typically tapered, with one thin edge and one thick edge, which allows them to overlap and create a sturdy barrier. The rails are usually placed at the top, middle, and bottom of the fence to hold the feathers in place and provide additional support.

What are the Benefits of Feather Edge Fencing

Feather edge fencing is a popular choice for garden and boundary fences as it offers several benefits over other types of fencing:

Durable and Long Lasting

Feather edge fencing is made from sturdy wooden boards that are resistant to rot, decay, and insect damage. This makes it a long-lasting option for garden and boundary fences. Feather edge fence panels are typically made from pressure-treated timber, the panels are available in a variety of wood species such as cedar, redwood, and pine. These options offer different looks, durability and price points.

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Good Privacy

Feather edge fencing offers good privacy because of its overlapping design. The vertical boards, called feathers, are placed close together and overlap one another. This creates a barrier that blocks the view into the enclosed area, making it difficult for people to see through. Additionally, the feathers can be made taller than standard fences, providing an additional level of privacy. 

The horizontal rails also help to keep the feathers in place and provide additional support to the fence, making it more stable and durable. The height and the overlapping nature of the feathers make feather edge fencing an ideal choice for enclosing a garden or separating different areas of a property, providing a high degree of privacy.

Easy To Paint

Feather edge fencing can be painted or stained to match the colour scheme of a property. It is recommended to use a paint that is designed for exterior use and specifically for wood surfaces. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application and drying time.


For further information about feather edge fencing or the installation service we offer for your feather edge panels in Coventry, give us a call on 0800 0190 316 / 024 7646 6313 or email salesdesk@wilfirs.co.uk. Alternatively, you can complete our enquiry form and we will be in touch with a free no-obligation quote at a time to suit you.