Close-board fencing is sometimes confused with feather-edge, but it is a totally
different style. Once again it is constructed using 100x100mm timber posts set in
concrete with two or three horizontal cross-rails of 38x100mm.
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It can be constructed with either 25x100mm, 25x150mm or 19x150mm palings. Palings
are either butted up to each other or have a small 5mm gap dependant on customers
preference. It can be of any height and is the easiest fence to finish with a bow
top if required. It is perhaps the strongest timber fence of them all and if made
with no gaps it gives the garden plenty of privacy. However, in hot, dry weather
the gaps may open up slightly, so for complete privacy feather-edge is the best bet.