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We wanted our front garden fenced off and when we got to the timber yard...hubby saw the concrete gravel boards he wanted then came across decking used for cabin logs as he likes things unusual and this is how it turned out once stained


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nice
 
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Michael Moreken wrote:nice




Thanks Mike, my hubby is an ex-builder and likes doing things differently lol
 
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That looks spiffy Gail!  What is a concrete gravel board?  I'm pretty sure it's the part of the fence that looks like retaining wall blocks but I'm not sure what they're called over here in the states or what their intended use would be.
 
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Mike Jay wrote:That looks spiffy Gail!  What is a concrete gravel board?  I'm pretty sure it's the part of the fence that looks like retaining wall blocks but I'm not sure what they're called over here in the states or what their intended use would be.




Hi Mike, you have concrete posts as you know to separate the fencing and concrete gravel boards are used to lift fencing from the ground and helps the fencing from deterioration.

https://www.gardenfencinglondon.com/concrete-or-gravel-boards/

We used them to also do the back garden on both sides...the wood was already tanalised but hubby stains them besides...here's the back ones :)


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Well that is a delightful material.  I don't think we have that over here.  I wonder how it would handle frost in the ground.  Would it heave up and raise the fence?  That's only a problem for part of the US so that's no reason it wouldn't be popular in the South.   Someone needs to start making these in North America...
 
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Mike Jay wrote:Well that is a delightful material.  I don't think we have that over here.  I wonder how it would handle frost in the ground.  Would it heave up and raise the fence?  That's only a problem for part of the US so that's no reason it wouldn't be popular in the South.   Someone needs to start making these in North America...



Mike frost doesn't affect them as they're heavy, loads of UK homes are buying them and between those and the fencing you can buy plastic gappers also which my hubby did with the back fencing and they jet wash off great in spring when we jet the slabs with acid.


There's also Timber ones...read this link and you'll see the difference between timber and concrete.

https://www.harrowfencing.com/news/protect-fence-soil-damage/

They do designs in them as the picture below shows :)

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They look perfect, hopefully they take off soon around here
 
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Mike Jay wrote:They look perfect, hopefully they take off soon around here




Well fingers crossed Mike they do for you all as they're a lot better but the more developed patterns they do the more expensive they become.
 
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