Continuous weave willow fencing is made in-situ. Chestnut stakes are banged into the ground and bunches of willow are woven between the uprights. Therefore, the fence line needs to be over soil or turf (so that the posts can be banged in to a depth of roughly 2′) and free of obstructions. There also needs to be space on either side of the fence to allow for the weavers to be installed.
For a standard height fence with no complications, prices start at £5.50 per square foot.
The continuous weave willow fencing uses a heavier grade material than willow hurdles, therefore allowing for greater strength and durability. In ideal circumstances, where there are no footballs being kicked against it/bins pushed into it/cars reversed into it, a continuous weave willow fence can last between 8-10 years. There is no need to treat the fence as it is naturally durable.
The nature of the installation means that the fence can also be fitted to your garden. It can curve up, or down, or round and therefore doesn’t need to be in a straight line. You can also include “port holes” as shown in one of the pictures above. The fence can be made to any height up to 8′.
Our willow is either harvested from our own willow beds in Kent, or is bought in from the willow beds in Somerset. We only use British Willow. As it is best to make the fencing while the willow is still fresh, this type of fencing is generally installed after leaf fall (ie November) and before the materials have dried out too much (July). However, please do not wait until the Autumn to contact us as our order books tend to fill up during the Summer!
Please note that the upright stakes are split stakes – therefore one side is curved and shows the brown bark, while the other side is flat and shows the whiter wood.
Finally, please also note that it IS possible to see through this fencing. The nature of the material means there will be some “wiggles” which cannot be completely removed. See the close up photographs below.