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23 cheap but effective (and stylish) garden fence ideas

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Your privacy is important to you, but spending a huge amount of money on garden fencing never seems like a fun endeavour, does it? 

With that in mind, we looked at some of the best value fencing solutions being used by landscape architects and collected them all in this one handy guide. 

If you need to blur the lines between you and your neighbours' garden but would rather have some cash left over at the end, read on and choose the best solution for you!

1. Woven bamboo connects to solid walls with ease

 Garden  by GH Product Solutions
GH Product Solutions

Sandstein und Bambus

GH Product Solutions

2. Natural fencing with plants works well for a softer barrier

3. Solid fencing can be cheaper if you use reclaimed wood

4. Freestanding bamboo can be cut to any size

 Balconies, verandas & terraces  by GH Product Solutions
GH Product Solutions

Sichtschutzzaun aus Bambus

GH Product Solutions

5. Cheap pre-made panels can be improved with a coat of paint

Narbonne Avenue Clapham:  Garden by Bolans Architects
Bolans Architects

Narbonne Avenue Clapham

Bolans Architects

6. Shorter plain wooden panels can be far cheaper than fancy styles

Canopy Lane:  Garden by Aralia
Aralia

Canopy Lane

Aralia

7. Chunky strip fencing can be made yourself from pallets

Small, low maintenance garden:  Garden by Yorkshire Gardens
Yorkshire Gardens

Small, low maintenance garden

Yorkshire Gardens

8. Gabions are a great way to use value materials to create something solid, impervious and beautiful

 Garden  by GH Product Solutions
GH Product Solutions

Gabionen in Kobination mit Bambus

GH Product Solutions

9. Low-level fencing will be very reasonable and you can paint it to improve the look

Climbing Frame for Smaller Garden:  Garden by Selwood Products Ltd
Selwood Products Ltd

Climbing Frame for Smaller Garden

Selwood Products Ltd

10. Decking planks can be used to create totally cohesive, linear fencing and you'll get a bulk rate

Garden:  Garden by Ed Reeve
Ed Reeve

Garden

Ed Reeve

11. Open trellis fencing lets you grow climbers for a more organic privacy method

Country Family Garden With Oriental Water Garden:  Garden by Cherry Mills Garden Design
Cherry Mills Garden Design

Country Family Garden With Oriental Water Garden

Cherry Mills Garden Design

12. Pale woven panels won't make your garden feel too enclosed

Border edging -raised beds:  Garden by Quercus UK Ltd
Quercus UK Ltd

Border edging -raised beds

Quercus UK Ltd

13. Simple spaced wooden fencing has such a country feel to it and won't break the bank

Traditional Garden:  Garden by Unique Landscapes
Unique Landscapes

Traditional Garden

Unique Landscapes

14. White picket fences might be the stuff of cottage dreams, but it looks great everywhere!

Bossington House, Adisham Kent:  Garden by Lee Evans Partnership
Lee Evans Partnership

Bossington House, Adisham Kent

Lee Evans Partnership

15. Integrated fencing that forms part of your outdoor furniture creates an opaque barrier

Ayrshire outdoor living:  Garden by Lithic Fire
Lithic Fire

Ayrshire outdoor living

Lithic Fire

16. Trellis panels offer a visual privacy barrier but don't block out the light

Claremont Road:  Garden by Will Eckersley
Will Eckersley

Claremont Road

Will Eckersley

17. A wooden framework covered with artificial greenery is a modern fencing trend that offers good value for money and pretty aesthetics

18. Chicken wire fencing is almost invisible but still does the job of keeping unwanted visitors out!

Featherbrook House:  Garden by PKA Architects Ltd
PKA Architects Ltd

Featherbrook House

PKA Architects Ltd

19. Mesh panels look great atop solid walls, provide an extra level of privacy and won't cost a huge amount

20. Extra tall fencing will naturally cost a little more but if you opt for cheaper wood that needs treating at home, you can save big time

21. How about something funky? Perspex panels direct from a supplier wouldn't be expensive but would look amazing!

Party garden in Sevenoaks, Kent:  Garden by Earth Designs
Earth Designs

Party garden in Sevenoaks, Kent

Earth Designs

22. Marine ply can be bought from any DIY store and cut to fit even the most unusual spaces. It's not horrendously priced either!

23. Sheets of stainless steel are reasonable to buy and a simple laser-cutting job won't cost too much, if you fancy some modern fencing

For more garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 16 Exciting Modern Ideas For Dull Suburban Gardens.

Did any of these fencing styles catch your eye?
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