The timber we use.
Here at the Picket Fence Company, we only use one type of timber, handpicked Redwood, FCS approved. Many manufactures use whitewood which is a cheaper lower grade.
Redwood is the gold standard when it comes to creating outdoor wooden furniture that is designed to last. Redwood is naturally resistant to moisture. It also looks incredible and feels super smooth.
Although Scandinavian Redwood is a softwood, it remains one of the toughest materials used in the construction of quality garden furniture and fencing as its one of the most stable timbers to use externally.
Left untreated the timber will gradually blacken, this is the natural acids coming out of the timber to protect itself. After time this will disappear, and the timber will go a grey/silver colour, if you wish to preserve the rich cinnamon coloured grain and the natural timber colour, we recommend you use a good quality clear coat such as Osmo and Sadolin.
Our grade is the highest grade of redwood. We try to always source the grade that has the lowest knot, this grade of timber may contain a amount of knots, but Is kept to minimum wherever possible and it won't contain knots that will fall out.
Here's a real image of timber in the shop. showing knot content, please note all redwood contains knots, we keep this to a minimum wherever possible.
If you have any other questions about the timber we use please just get in touch.
What is FSC?
FSC stands for 'Forest Stewardship Council'. We are an international non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting responsible forestry. FSC certifies forests all over the world to ensure they meet the highest environmental and social standards.
Products made with wood and paper from FSC forests are marked with our ‘tick tree’ logo. When you see this logo, you can be confident that buying it won’t mean harming the world’s forests.
ABOUT THE PICKET FENCE COMPANY
Welcome to the Picket Fence Company, we are UK’s number one supplier of beautiful
ready painted Picket Fencing for your home, garden, and events.
All our Picket Fencing is British made; hand crafted right
here in the heart of Nottinghamshire in a traditional & environmentally sustainable
way. We can even install it for you!
When it comes to events, shows, exhibitions and public
spaces, we know that first impressions count and that creative, innovative
boundaries are as important as the space they make, our extensive experience
& knowledge has led to the creation of a unique single system, which offers
two different looks by using different support methods.
The PFC’s Panel & Post system, & the PFC’s Panel
& Feet system. Please see our Freestanding and events collection.
We can of course craft you a completely bespoke & custom
design to meet your exact & personal requirements. As we specialise in
Picket Fence manufacturing with everything being produced & finished in our
own facilities there’s nothing we can’t really do & relish the challenge of
meeting your design ideas & creativity.