Steel Fences Vs Timber

by Apr 10, 2023Uncategorized0 comments

If you are looking to install new fences in Cheshire, your first consideration is the material you use. Many people tend to think of timber when it comes to fence panels. This is because traditionally it has been a good choice for homeowners and businesses alike. However, timber fencing has its pitfalls. Therefore, in this blog, we look at the reasons why we think you should choose woven steel fences over timber.


Steel woven fencing is more durable and longer lasting than timber fencing and many of its alternatives. It can withstand harsh weather conditions, such as high winds, heavy rain, and extreme temperatures, without warping or rotting.

Low maintenance

Unlike timber, steel fencing is easy to maintain. It does not require regular staining or painting, and it is resistant to pests, such as termites, which can damage timber fencing. Furthermore, choosing Corten steel for your fences means the weathering will enhance its natural patina.


Steel is difficult to cut through or climb over in comparison to its timber alternatives. This makes it an ideal choice for commercial and industrial properties where security is a top priority.


Our sister company Acorn Landscape Services has seen a sharp increase in requests for Corten steel fencing in their designs. This is because the warm, earthy tones of the rust can complement natural landscapes and vegetation, creating a harmonious and organic look.


Steel woven fencing is made from recycled materials and can be recycled at the end of its lifespan. Therefore, it is a far more sustainable fencing solution. Timber fencing, on the other hand, requires the cutting down of trees, which can harm the environment.

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Here at Steel and Scape, we specialise in steel fences in Cheshire. We fabricate our fencing to order, therefore you are not restricted in your design. Click below to find out more about the steel landscaping products we offer or call 07751 755000