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High Quality Woven Timber Fencing

Fence specifications and information on construction.

Originally the main purpose of cutting the wave components was to create a very strong, horizontal woven fence. The fence design is based on two main components. There are upright posts whose job it is to create the locking together of the horizontal rails. These posts can also be sunk into the ground to actually support the whole fence without heavy additional support posts set behind the fence. These posts are a key feature of the structure, the warp in weaving terms, supporting the weft of the horizontal rails. Posts are set at 500mm centre to centre and are 50mm square.

The horizontal components/ rails that make up the bulk of the fence are cut in a wave form on a specialised bandsaw (patent applied for). The wave has a pitch of 1000mm and presently, the full length of the rail is 3000mm. The rails are 30mm thick which gives the finished fence a total depth of 110mm or about 4.5” from the front of the fence to the back.Other thicknesses of horizontal wavy rails can be created e.g. 25mm thick with 60mm posts.

The rails can be cut to various widths. The standard width being 75mm (which means it would take approx. 13 of the rails to create a fence 1000mm high). Small widths of less than 25mm would have to be cut from high quality sawlogs without defects in order to be structurally sound avoiding knots, so would be more expensive. Extra wide rails can be cut (up to 300mm wide) for specialised ornamental fencing. At present only the 1000mm pitch rail is available. If the thickness of the horizontal rails is decreased, then the thickness of the supporting vertical post has to be increased so that the total combined thickness of the fence adds up to 110mm. The reverse also applies. The components can be produced from a variety of different timbers . Currently main timbers are : Pine (can be pressure treated with preservative as part of the specification, or supplied to the customer untreated for them to deal with as they see fit). Tending to be the least expensive. Larch. Naturally durable heartwood which comprises the main proportion of the sawn rails and the vast majority of the supporting uprights. Bit more expensive than pine. Oak. The most naturally durable U.K. timber. Depending on quality of timber and width of horizontal rails, this can be very expensive but will last a long time out in the great old British weather.

Guide price of £180 per square metre of close weave fencing would be the basic price.

Close Weave
Open Weave

There are very many ways to construct this type of fencing using the modular components. Two examples are pictured. These examples are constructed to give the impression of continuous rails for the whole length of the fence, the joints being hidden at the back of the fence, the posts all fixed in the ground. The fence could just as easily comprise of separate panels between large posts. It could also be a fence supported behind by larger posts made from concrete or timber thereby holding the whole fence off the ground by a few cm. The components can be supplied “flat pack” for customers who wish to erect the fence themselves. Alternatively, Timberweave can recommend a skilled pair of fence erectors for the job.

Flat Pack

The waveform components are not only restricted to horizontal woven fences, due to their strength, they can be utilised for other styles of fence.



Upright woven picket style fence. This one made to replace conventional 6ft wide fence panels. Old concrete posts being kept for new fence.

Again basic guide price of £180 per square meter for close weave fence.


Turning the waveform components 180 degrees to create a completely different style of fence panel. A plain version could be made with just two 50mm uprights tying and bracing the the wavy components in the midle of the panel. Plain fence section would cost around £400.

This example is built with the flat sculptures and "grass" doing the tying and bracing. There can be a lot of flexibility in the number and thicknesses of the wavy rails.

Moon gazing hare theme 3m long by 1.2m high. Guide price of £650.



This panel has been put together as a gate. In order to avoid the general picture being spoiled by a diagonal bracing timber, the bracing has been supplied by a steel wire running diagonally through the components. There is a turnbuckle behind the frog to adjust the gate for squareness.

Guide price £750.