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Commonly Used Fence Terms

Whether you’re installing fence materials yourself or hiring a fence contractor to do the work, it helps to know some basic fence terminology. Knowing what the different parts of a fence are called will make it easier to ask questions of your contractor or understand your fence installation instructions. Before considering a fence installation, you may wish to brush up on the following terms:

Aluminized - In chain link fence, describes fabric woven from steel wire that is coated with aluminum before weaving.

Barbed tape - Strip of metal, machined to produce clusters of sharp points.

Barbed wire - Wire constructed with sharp edges or points arranged at intervals. Most often used in agricultural fencing, where it is suitable for cattle but not horses or fleeced animals.

Bottom rail - Horizontal member of the framework running continuously along the bottom edge of the fence.

Brace band - A strip of metal shaped to fit around a post and used with a carriage bolt and nut to attach the rail end to the post. Also used for attaching barbed wire, tension wire, and other items to a terminal post.

Cantilever slide gate - Any horizontal slide gate spanning an opening, lacking a top or bottom support within that opening. It is counter-balanced with additional framework (weight) to support the gate while it is closed.

Center stop - A device to receive and hold the drop bar on a double gate.

Chain link - A fence made from steel posts and chain link fabric, typically galvanized but can be vinyl covered. Fabric wires run vertically and are bent and hooked together in a zig-zag pattern creating a diamond shape. Very commonly used commercially and can be topped with barbed wire for security.

Corner post - A post at the corner where two lines of fencing meet, usually at a 90-degree angle.

Deer fence - A fence 7½ to 8 feet high designed to prevent the passage of deer.

Diamond - The mesh opening formed by the woven wires in chain link fence fabric.

Diamond count - The number of diamond openings from one edge of the fabric to the other. The count of a given fabric shall begin at the first completed diamond at one edge and continue to the unfinished half or full opening at the other edge.

Double swing gate - A hinged gate with two leaves, most often used to gate driveways or other areas that demand a wide gate.

Drop bar - Component of a double gate latch assembly. (Sometimes called drop rod)

End post - A post that marks the end of a fence line, with holes on only one side for attaching rails. End posts are typically used as gate posts or terminal posts, such as where the fence abuts a house.

Fabric - Fencing material made from wire helically wound and interwoven in such a manner as to provide a continuous mesh without knots or ties except in the form of knuckling or of twisting the ends of wires to form the selvage of the fabric.

Fence line - The actual position of the fence.

Fence tie - Ties that are used in chain link fencing to attach the fence to the line posts.

Frame hinge - A fitting that attaches to the gate frame and functions with the post hinge to enable the gate to swing.

Framework - The basic structure supporting the installed fabric and gates, namely the posts, top rails, braces and bottom rail (when specified).

Galvanized - A protective zinc coating applied to steel or iron to prevent rusting. Can refer to steel fasteners, such as nails or screws, or steel fabric.

Galvanized after weaving (GAW) - In chain link fabric, describes steel fabric that is zinc coated after weaving.

Galvanized before weaving (GBW) - In chain link fabric, describes steel fabric that is zinc coated before weaving. This process provides a smoother fabric with a more uniform zinc coating, enhancing the rust protection.

Gate - Structure that allows access through the fence.

Gate frame - The structural members of the gate.

Gate latch - A fitting to hold the gate in place when closed.

Gate opening - The clear distance between the gate posts.

Gate post - The post to which a gate is attached by hinges and latches. It may also be used as a terminal post.

Gauge - Diameter of the coated wire used to make the fabric. The finer the wire, the higher the gauge. Also the thickness of the tubing or pipe used in the framework.

Height - In chain link fence, the distance before stretching from the top edge of knuckle or twist to the bottom edge of the knuckle or twist of the fabric.

High-tensile wire - Wire fencing made of strong wires that run horizontally through insulators, attached to fence posts.

Hog ring - A pre-formed open wire clip designed to close up into a ring to secure chain link fabric to horizontal tension wire.

Intermediate rail - Horizontal member of the framework running continuously at any point between the top and bottom of the fence (sometimes called middle rail).

Knotted - Mesh that is produced by knotting together steel wires that have been arranged vertically and horizontally.

Knuckle - The selvage obtained by interlocking adjacent pairs of wire ends and bending the wire back into a loop.

Lattice fencing: Wood fencing, usually cedar, constructed of prefabricated lattice panels.

Line post - A post located between terminal or end posts to provide support for the fence.

Line post cap - A cap or top with a loop used to position the top rail or tension wire on top of the line posts. (Also called loop cap)

Line rail clamp - A two-piece clamp with carriage bolts and nuts designed for 180 degree horizontal rail connections to a line post.

Loop cap - In chain link fencing, a cap for a line post that has a loop through which to pass the top rail or tension wire.

Mesh  - Fencing which results from the connection of vertical and horizontal wires. Depending on the connection method and diameter of the wires used, the tighter the mesh weave, the more resistant. In chain link fabric, the clear distance between parallel wires forming the diamond.

Middle rail - Same as intermediate rail.

Offset hinge - A swing gate hinge that permits the gate to swing 180 degrees from the closed to the open position.

Ornamental fencing - Any fence that is made of, or imitates, a cast iron fence. Provides for traditional fencing needs with added aesthetic appeal.

Panel clamp - A two-piece clamp with carriage bolt and nut designed to secure prefabricated panels together.

Perimeter fence - Fence line around the outer boundary of a piece of property.

Picket - A vertical fence board or element that attaches to the rails. Pickets can be made from any material but are most commonly used in wood, aluminum, iron and vinyl fences, and are usually evenly spaced.

Pool code fence - Any fence that meets the local municipal requirements regarding pool fencing; i.e. height, space between pickets, anti-climb, direction of gates and height of the gate latch.

Post cap - A fitting that covers the top of a fence post, usually to exclude water from entering the post, but also used as a decorative element in vinyl and cedar.

Post hinge - A fitting that attaches to the gate post, and functions with the frame hinge receptor, permitting the gate to swing.

Post & rail - Any fence made from horizontal rails fastened to vertical posts.

Post & wire - A lower cost alternative to post & rail; when used for horses it should include a sight board.

Privacy fence - A fence with close fitting vertical pickets that block views into a yard or area.

PVC - Poly-vinyl chloride coating on fence materials.

Rail - A horizontal support element to which fence boards or pickets are attached. The distance between rails is known as rail spacing.

Rail end - A cup-shaped fitting used with a brace band to connect the top rail or brace to a post.

Rail end band - Same as brace band.

Rail spacing - The distance between the rails on a fence. In general, the more rails there are, the closer the spacing.

Raking - The installation of fence sections that allow the fence to follow the grade.

Section - The run of fence between two posts.

Selvage - The edge finish on woven chain link fabric joining pairs of pickets. The selvage may be knuckled or twisted (barbed). Standard selvage is K&K when the fabric is under 72", and K&B when the fabric is 72" high or above.

Semi-private - Fence that provides a balance of privacy and airflow. Slight spacing between the pickets allows light and air to enter, while still offering just the right amount of privacy.

Sight board - A top board running between the posts on a fence constructed of posts and wire. A horse’s nearsightedness in combination with their size, startle reflex and tendency to run makes it imperative to install a ‘sight board’ so they don’t run into or through the wire fence.

Single swing gate: Any hinged gate that is built with only one leaf.

Sleeve, top rail - A fitting used to join two pieces of top rail together end to end, when a swaged top rail is not used.

Split Rail - A post and rail fence made from rough hewn wood, usually consisting of two or three horizontal rails that fit into notched posts.

Stair stepping - A method for installing fence on a steep grade, with uniform sections installed at different heights to create a stair-step appearance.

Stretching - The process of putting tension at the end of the fabric to make it hang uniformly and taught along the line of fence between terminal posts.

Swage - The formed end of a piece of top rail so that it will fit into and join another piece of top rail.

Tension band – In chain link fence, an offset strip of metal shaped to fit around the terminal post and used with a carriage bolt and nut to attach the tension bar to the post.

Tension bar - The bar used with tension bands or other post connectors to secure the fabric to a terminal post. The bar is slid down into the very last fabric lace where it is closest to the terminal post.

Tension wire - A wire, with or without a pattern on it. Typically used along the top of a chain link fence in place of a top rail or along the bottom of a chain link fence for additional security. (Sometimes called coil spring wire, or coil wire)

Terminal post - The load-bearing post for a line of fencing. The terminal post can be a corner, end or gate post.

Tie - Wire, clip, or band used to attach the fabric to the top rail and line posts.

Top rail - Horizontal member of the framework running from terminal post to terminal post on top of the line posts.

Truss rod - A tensioning rod, used for bracing in gates and at terminal posts. May be threaded at one or both ends or contain a turnbuckle for adjusting tension.

Turnbuckle - A tightening device used with an adjusting nut and a truss rod.

Vinyl fence - A prefabricated fence made of PVC plastic. Vinyl fencing can imitate a variety of fence designs, including post & rail, picket, lattice, and privacy. It tends to be easy to clean, resists weathering and has low maintenance requirements.

Wire fencing - Fencing constructed of lines of wire pulled tight between fence posts. Most often used for agricultural fencing needs.

Wood fencing - Any fence made from wood materials. Requires a higher level of maintenance than other fencing, in the form of painting or staining, to combat weathering.

Woven wire - Fencing made of smooth horizontal wire held together by vertical wires or "stays". The horizontal spacing is closer toward the bottom and wider at the top. It is held in place with wood posts or metal T-posts. Suitable for horses and ideal for goats, sheep, pigs and poultry because these animals can squeeze through larger-spaced wire and dig under or climb over other fences.

Wrought iron - Fencing made of hardened, welded steel. More expensive than other fencing, but wrought iron fence is incredibly strong, long lasting and comes with the added options of ornamental design.

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Brookhaven Fence Panel

Best Uses

The Brookhaven features standard spaced pickets (3 13/16″), 3 rails and a classic, smooth top finish. At certain heights, The Brookhaven is suitable for use as a pool enclosure. Please check your local pool code requirements before purchasing or installing your aluminum fence.

Material Specifics

– 3 Rails
– Smooth Top
– 6063-T5 Aluminum Extrusions
– Pickets: 5/8″ sq. x .050” Wall
– Pickets Spaced 3 13/16” picket to picket
– Rails: 1″ sq. x .055″ Wall
– Line/End/Corner Posts: 2″ sq. x .062″ Wall
– Gate Posts: 2″ sq. x .125″ Wall
– Post Installation Spacing: 72-1/2″ on Center
– TGIC Polyester Powder Coating
– Stainless Steel Colored Head Screws
– All Sections are Pre-Assembled
– Gates are Constructed with a Welded Frame
– Standard Section Packaging is 8 or 10 Sections per Box
– Made in USA
– Rust Resistant


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Strong and Elegant. Our Steel Board Fence is the only post and rail board fence made of steel. It has the aesthetic appeal of traditional wood fencing but is much stronger and more durable.

Here are the 4 different standard ranch rail steel fences shown.

Shown Above: 4 rail in black & white and 3 rail in black & white.

The steel is two-sided zinc galvanized and powder coated with architectural grade powder coating in combination with a zinc phosphate conversion coating for superior paint adhesion and rust protection. Its patent-pending design can include steel z-bar reinforcements in the rails to enhance strength.

The lifetime expectancy of the Steel Board Fence is decades and the lifetime maintenance costs are virtually zero. The protective powder coating will not chip, peel or crack and has superior long-term resistance to rusting, fading or chalking.

Each piece of horse fencing is thermally independent with allowance for the slight thermal expansion and contraction that occurs in metal.

The rails remain straight and the posts perfectly aligned no matter what the temperature. Unlike wood or vinyl, the rails will not warp or sag over time. Nor will they be destroyed from cribbing.

Steel Fence is Made to Last

If you are a DIY home owner, our steel fence is made easy to install.

  • Posts fitted with unique rubber grommets
  • Lock spacer is dropped inside each post to eliminate the need for nails & screws
  • Rails easily insert into pre-fabricated posts and stay secure

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All Styles are Offered in White or Black

The Steel Board Gate is made with galvanized steel finished with an architectural grade powder coat. It has a separate gate post made of 1/8” thick walled steel tubing 3 1/2” in diameter that is set in concrete 54” deep.

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Aluminum Fence manufactured by SPECRAIL offers beauty, strength and a traditional "wrought iron" appearance with virtually maintenance free upkeep. Every fence, gate and railing that we manufacture represents our strong commitment to the needs of our customers and our dedication to quality.

Made in America for over 50 years, SPECRAIL Aluminum Fence & Railing Products, a division of Porcelen LLC has designed the highest quality of aluminum fencing products. From our 180,000 square foot plant and two paint lines located in Hamden, Connecticut we offer the widest selection of any ornamental aluminum fencing manufacturer. SPECRAIL Aluminum Fence & Railing Products extraordinary line of fencing includes various styles. Of course, custom fabricated fencing and colors are available on demand. With a selection this wide, we like to say that the only limit to finding the right aluminum fence product for you is your imagination.

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History of Metal Fences

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In Colonial times, only the wealthiest could afford to import wrought—meaning hand-shaped—ironwork for their fine brick and stone townhouses. By the early 1800s, however, as blacksmithing grew domestically, ornamental iron began to embellish the more varied house styles of the day. Such metalwork really peaked in popularity during the Victorian era, when foundries started casting and mass-producing elaborate pickets, posts, and scroll details.

These days, metal fences aim to suggest traditional iron using more-available steel or weatherproof aluminum, usually with hollow pickets made to resemble solid 5⁄8-inch square bars. The lighter-weight panels come together with fasteners, making installation easier. Even wrought iron’s classic glossy-black paint is upgraded with a longer-lasting, multistep powder-coating process that greatly reduces maintenance. When restoration projects call for true wrought iron, a craftsman has to rely on salvaged material that can be melted down to be reworked by hand, making genuine wrought-iron fencing prohibitively expensive. What is marketed as wrought iron today is often solid steel (though solid aluminum can also be found), dressed up with -machine-made scrolls and cast details, such as rosettes. A custom fabricator can mix materials and manufacturing methods, depending on the budget, pairing cast-iron details with hollow-steel pickets that save on material costs. Some high-end manufacturers use molds to cast iron fence panels that feature shapes found in Victorian-era ornamental ironwork catalogs, but the product comes at a price—$125 and up per linear foot.

Find out which type and style of fence will best flatter your house, while preserving your bank balance—and enhance the view from the curb.

Shown: The simple lines of this solid-steel fence echo the understated style of a brick rowhouse. Cast ball finials top each hollow post, while staggered cast details add a pleasing rhythm to pickets welded to rails along the top and bottom.

Metal Fence Vitals

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What do they cost?

Depending on style, a 4-foot-tall prefab fence panel in tubular aluminum runs $10 to $14 per linear foot, uninstalled. The same panel in hollow steel starts at $15; in solid steel, at $84; and in cast iron, at $125.

DIY or hire a pro?

If you’re an experienced DIYer, assembling and/or installing a hollow aluminum or steel fence is feasible, if you don’t mind digging post holes and pouring the concrete. Let a pro handle heavier solid steel or cast iron.

How much maintenance?

Not much, compared with, say, a wood fence. Scratches on steel or iron need to be recoated with paint to prevent rust. Rust-proof aluminum requires virtually none.

How long do they last?

Protect the finish and you can get 20 years or more from hollow steel. A solid-steel, cast-iron, or tubular-aluminum fence can last a lifetime.

Material Matters: Tubular Steel

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Your choice of metal depends on the level of detail you want and how much maintenance you can handle. The better the hollow-metal parts hide their fasteners, the more solid they look. All require posts set in concrete. Most metal fences today are made of one of these.

Tubular steel

Sheets of steel are bent into hollow pickets, rails, and posts. Panels are welded together, then screwed into posts.

PROS: Steel is strong enough to allow for 8-foot-long panels—and fewer posts.

CONS: Despite a galvanizing coating under the paint, steel can scratch and rust.

LOOK FOR: Uniform welded joints around the pickets. Panel brackets that rest on the post’s inside face are least obvious. Fixed picket tops attached with epoxy or welds look better than screw-on tops but can’t be changed later.

Material Matters: Tubular Aluminum

Photo by Douglas Adams

Shaped like steel fencing into preassembled panels or pieces for buildable DIY kits with pickets that screw into rails.

PROS: Will never rust; about four times lighter than steel.

CONS: Noticeable fasteners pierce each picket, usually leaving screwheads that face away from the street.

LOOK FOR: Inconspicuous panel brackets that attach to the side of the post or to rails that slide inside the post. Like steel, fixed picket finials look best. Metal ones are more durable than clip-on plastic versions. Elements like rings and arches help a basic design stand apart.

Material Matters: Solid Steel

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Pieces are machined, then welded together. Rails attach to the posts with brackets, tabs, or welds.

PROS: Can feature tight curves and scrolls, rope-like twists, and pointed tops that mimic wrought iron. More intricate designs available than with tubular fencing. Also typically stronger and more secure than tubular steel.

CONS: The finish might not include a galvanizing coating, thus requiring more upkeep.

LOOK FOR: A uniform finish and a fabricator that can fit the fence to changes in grade.

Picket Styles: Hand-Friendly Rings

Illustration by Ian Worpole

Details at the top can help evoke wrought iron

Hand-Friendly Rings:

Fences with smooth top rails are popular around pools. This one’s cast-steel rings offer a Victorian-era detail.

Similar to shown: 4-foot-tall Montage Majestic tubular-steel panel, $25 per linear foot; Ameristar

Picket Styles: Pressed Spear

Illustration by Ian Worpole

The tip of a hollow aluminum or steel picket can be pinched at the factory to form a basic spear.

Shown: 4-foot-tall Worthington tubular-aluminum panel, $9.52 per linear foot; Home Depot

Picket Styles: Quad Spear and Ball

Illustration by Ian Worpole

Cast in aluminum or steel, this picket top’s four fins are finished with a ball to keep hands safe.

Shown: 4-foot-tall Ameristar Genesis tubular-steel panel, $16.25 per linear foot;

Picket Styles: Triad Spear

Illustration by Ian Worpole

The pointed spear suggests a security fence. It likely grew in popularity after the mid-1800s when cast iron became more common.

Shown: 4-foot-tall Ameristar Montage tubular-steel panel with triad finial, $23 per linear foot;

Picket Styles: Hoop and Spear

Illustration by Ian Worpole

This classic cast-iron motif blends the spear with the safety of the hoop, available today in steel or aluminum.

Shown: 3-foot-tall solid-steel fence panel, $19.30 per linear foot; A Rustic Garden

Picket Styles: Fleur-De-Lis

Illustration by Ian Worpole

The flower shape, common in French Colonial architecture, tops an elaborate cast-iron design here but can also spruce up plain tubular pickets.

Shown: 4-foot-7-inch-tall Stirling cast-iron panel, $237.71 per linear foot; Heritage Cast Iron USA

Metal Fence Buying Options

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Purchase ready-made panels from a home center, build a DIY kit, or hire a pro to do all the work

Prefab: Home centers and fence suppliers carry 6-foot-long tubular-aluminum panels held together with screws. DIY-friendly home centers usually offer the best prices but a limited number of designs. At 4-by-6-feet, panels weigh only about 11 pounds each but might require multiple trips to haul home. The screws joining the pickets to the rails allow you to “rack” the panel, following the slope of the yard. Hollow-steel panels are welded together or, in budget versions, joined with rivets, and can weigh about 50 pounds each. Because it’s stronger, steel comes in 8-foot panels, which makes it harder to transport, but you’ll install fewer posts. Ameristar’s Montage is a rackable tubular-steel option, but more often, this type of fence panel is stepped down a slope.

Ready to assemble: Building aluminum panels from a boxed kit by screwing pickets to rails drops the panel price to about $8 per linear foot. But these panels are available only in the most basic styles. While this is the most time-consuming approach, the boxes are easier to transport with the average car. Steel is harder to find as a kit.

Pro built: Often the best choice with solid steel, which can weigh 50 pounds per linear foot, requiring heavy machinery to hoist it up. If you have a severely sloped property, you might also want to have a pro handle racking aluminum panels or stepping down steel panels so they follow the grade consistently—this can be tricky to do, while leaving enough space below for your string trimmer to cut the grass.

The average house needs 250 feet of fence. Hire a pro if you don’t want to dig the nearly 40 post holes needed to install a tubular-aluminum fence like this.

How to Anchor to Concrete Paving

Illustration by Ian Worpole

For a new installation, order posts with metal plates welded to the bottom; masonry screws hold the plate to the concrete. To relocate a post, a retrofit mount (shown) can be used—it works with the same screws, then covers them with trim.

How to Anchor to a Masonry Wall

Illustration by Ian Worpole

Joining a 11-inch steel or aluminum fence panel’s rails to a brick wall, or between masonry columns, requires a fixed bracket with painted screws for each bar. Use adjustable mounts for layouts that are out of square, like an octagonal shape.

Rust Remedy

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Once the paint finish fails on steel or iron, it’s only a matter of time before rust develops. Here’s how to take it off—and keep it off

Rough it up: Grab a dust mask, gloves, and goggles, then pick your abrasive: coarse sandpaper or a wire brush for small areas or a drill-driver fitted with a flap disc for larger spots. Remove the rust down to bare metal, and switch to a fine-grit sandpaper for a smooth finish, feathering the edges of any built-up paint on the perimeter.

Prime it: Wash the metal with soap and water, then rinse and let it dry. Tape off areas around the damage to control overspray. Coat the sanded section with a rust-inhibiting metal primer. If a section is heavily pitted, use a sanding primer to fill gaps.

Paint it: Spray on a glossy top coat to match your existing fence—try an auto parts store for hard-to-find colors.

Push-In Option

Dress up your yard or define a flower bed with an easy-to-install, 30- to 48- inch-tall solid-steel fence. Push each panel into the ground, and keep it upright with stake-like pickets at each end, linking panels together to extend the run or to turn corners.

Shown: 30-by-37 1⁄2-inch panels in unfinished steel, $60 each; A Rustic Garden

Pick a Post Cap: Pineapple

The right topper can give a style boost to standard picket panels

Pineapple: the pineapple became a symbol of hospitality in early America and is often used on fences in front of Colonial homes.

Shown: 22-inch cast-iron post cap, $6.40; Custom Ornamental Ironworks

Pick a Post Cap: Ball

Orbs are a classic detail on fences fronting Victorian-era homes where they were often paired with ornamental scrollwork.

Shown: 22-inch cast-aluminum post cap, $7.19; Home Depot

Pick a Post Cap: Urn

For a greater number of cap styles, upgrade to beefier 33-inch posts and choose from styles like this curvy shape, designed to replicate a turned-wood post.

Shown: 33-inch cast-aluminum post cap, $62; Metalcraft Industries, Inc.

Gate Upgrades: Wireless Gate Bel

Illustration by Ian Worpole

These hardworking details add a heap of function to your fence’s entry point

Wireless Gate Bell

If your home’s network extends to the gate, a smart doorbell can beam video of your guests to your phone without requiring wires.

$199; Ring

Gate Upgrades: Magnetic Latch

Illustration by Ian Worpole

Traditional latches stop working as the gate settles, but this magnetic one adjusts to seasonal movement and can work with your house key.

$67; D & D Technologies

Gate Upgrades: Self-Closing Hinge

Illustration by Ian Worpole

Replace traditional hinges with this rust-proof version, in plastic and stainless steel.It will swing closed any gate up to 66 pounds.

$21 for a pair; D & D Technologies

Fence Friends: Clipped Hedge

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Foliage and flowers soften the hard lines of a metal fence, turning a border into a pleasing streetscape

Clipped hedge: a thick hedge can boost privacy with a metal fence. The foliage of American hornbeam, a deciduous, shrubby tree, emerges reddish-purple, then turns green before finishing orange-red in fall. Its gray-blue bark provides winter interest.

Fence Friends: Tall Bulbs

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Add a touch of English cottage-garden style with the straight stems and softball-size blooms of allium. ‘Globemaster’ reaches over 30 inches tall with purple flowers up to 12 inches wide—a colorful and fun counterpoint to black metal pickets.

Fence Friends: Mixed Perennials

Photo by Christa Brand/Gap Photos

Enhance a rusted iron or steel fence with a border of white, pink, purple, or blue geraniums. Vary the heights and foliage of nearby plants, like the tall masterwort and shorter ferns here.

Design Variations: Staggered Spears

Photo by Ultra Aluminum

Even basic bars can take on different looks.

Staggered spears

While each of these tubular-aluminum pickets is finished with the same pressed-tip spear, simply alternating their heights, and giving the whole assembly a coat of creamy-white paint, helps to set this fence apart.

Shown: 4-foot-tall pinched picket panel in satin white, UAS-150, $11 per linear foot; Ultra Aluminum Mfg., Inc.

Design Variations: Arched Beauty

Photo by Jerith

The classic wrought-iron hoop-and-spear design can now be had in easy-to-maintain hollow aluminum. Its kid-friendly curves keep pool-goers safe.

Shown: 5-foot-3-inch-tall loop-and-open-picket panel, starting at $18 per linear foot; Jerith

Design Variations: Old-World Detail

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Metal Railings

A versatile fencing solution ideal for parks and residential areas

Jacksons manufacture and supply a wide range of metal railings complete with a 25 year service life guarantee. Metal railings add a level of security while adding a decorative feature. All our metal railings have matching gates to suit each style of railing.

The Advantages of Using Metal Railings

Metal railings are a very popular style of fence for residential areas and parks, providing perimeter security whilst also being low maintenance. The benefit of using metal railings is that metal is a very versatile material, so there is a huge selection of designs available to suit each application.

Inherently strong and offering a robust line of defence, metal railings combine aesthetic charm with the ability to deliver an imposing perimeter security solution. The Jacksons metal railings portfolio offers an extensive choice of products, spanning attractive elegantly ornate railings ideal for residential applications, through to railings which meet the discerning standards required to minimise the risk of unauthorised entry on high security sites.

All of our standard railings come complete with tamper proof fittings and a range of matching swing or sliding gates, supplied in either a manual or automated format.

Metal railings are galvanised as standard, but we have a huge range of world-leading polyester powder coating options available, as well as the option too add a marine finish for challenging environments. Find out more about the different fence coatings we offer here.

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Three-rail Pool Fencing in Vermont

Middlebury Fence installed this white 3-rail fence in Vermont as a pool enclosure.

Specrail Aluminum Fencing in Vermont

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Specrail Aluminum Fencing in Vermont

Aluminum ornamental fencing, including this Specrail fence, is a durable, attractive residential fencing option.

Radius Panel Fencing with Cement Posts

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Radius Panel Fencing with Cement Posts

Middlebury Fence installs ornamental aluminum fences, including this radius panel fence with cement posts, for a pool enclosure.

Ornamental Railings and Gate

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Ornamental Railings and Gate

Middlebury Fence offers commercial fencing, along with gates and railings, including these ornamental railings and gate.

Decorative Aluminum Fencing with Triad Top Finials and Bal Caps

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Decorative Aluminum Fencing with Triad Top Finials and Bal Caps

Middlebury Fence offers aluminum fencing, including this decorative aluminum fence with triad finials and ball cap, to enhance your property.

Three-Rail Fence with Trial Finials, Arbor and Gate

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Three-Rail Fence with Trial Finials, Arbor and Gate

Middlebury Fence offers a 3-rail fence with trial finials, an arbor and a gate to enhance a Vermont property.

Three-rail Fencing with Triad Finials

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Three-rail Fencing with Triad Finials

Middlebury Fence offers a 3-rail fence with trial finials to add elegance to Vermont properties.

Bronze 3-Rail Fancing with Arched Gate

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Bronze 3-Rail Fancing with Arched Gate

Middlebury Fence offers a variety of 3-rail fences, including this bronze 3-rail fence with arched gate.

Three-rail Fencing with Brick Columns and Gate

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Three-rail Fencing with Brick Columns and Gate

When choosing ornamental fencing or metal fencing, Middlebury Fence offers this three-rail fence with brick columns and a gate to add curb appeal to your Vermont home.


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