A fence is a raised edifice that encloses a geographic location such as a house, piece of land, game reserve, farm, garden, etc. Fences can be constructed with several materials e.g., concrete, cement, bamboo, metal, and wood. Reasons for fencing include enhancing security and privacy, preventing external encroachment, rearing livestock, compound beautification, mechanized agriculture, and so on. The terms fence and wall are often used interchangeably but unlike the latter, the former usually does not have a solid foundation for the entirety of its length. Most developed places have laws that regulate fencing, be it in residential, commercial, or agricultural areas. Areas of fencing that are subject to regulation include the material, setback, height, and aesthetic considerations. In feudal England, fencing became more popular around the 16th century when large and enterprising farmers began to fence common fields for the purpose of containing livestock and maximizing farm productivity. Fences thus helped to determine land use and also influenced the modern law of servitudes. In the early United States, the oldest settlers claimed land by simply constructing fences around it. As the formal government emerged with the passage of time, unsettled land came under the technical control of the government, and schemes to license individual land ownership intensified. These schemes were designed to make raw land available at reduced prices or free of charge if license-seeking owners improved their landed properties eg by fencing them, etc. Fences can either be classified according to functions or methods of construction. In terms of functions, there are agricultural, perimeter, temporary, decorative, boundary, and sound barrier fences, among others. Fences classified according to a method of construction include close-boarded fencing, live fencing, hurdle fencing, ha-ha fencing, brushwood fencing, round pole fences, etc. Garden fences are a form of agricultural fencing that serve a variety of fencing functions ranging from security to beautification, among others. One company that provides garden fence construction materials, as well as garden products, is Intergard.
Intergard is a Netherlands based international company and online outlet that specializes in “natural fences” and garden products. The company claims to have international partners all over the world including in Russia, South America, Africa, and the far east. Its main clients are European DIY stores, Garden centres, and hardware stores.
Products and services of Intergard
Integard has grouped its vast assortment of products into fences, garden sheds, garden wood, playsets, fasteners, wooden connectors, garden furniture, ponds, pavements, and various garden products. Items under these groupings include fence panels, garden gates, shade cloth, garden shed, tool shed, garden cabinets, roof shingles, fence planks, wooden planters, tongue and groove, scaffold boards, hardwood garden furniture, picnic tables, garden furniture cover, artificial Christmas trees, garden lighting, plastic storage cabinets, swimming pools, play towers, pavers, concrete tiles, pond decorations, garden fountains and several others. Professional gardeners are also available for hire at Intergard. The company provides both shipping and product returns services under specified terms and conditions.