Lap Panel Fencing
Probably the most common type of fencing product available from your landscaping product supplier, Lap Panels are the simplest for the DIY landscaper to install and will not neccesarily require help from a fence specialist. Lap panels are generally made up of a number of thin horizontal boards slotted into a frame and are available in a number of designs. The construction method and material thickness makes lap panels less durable than, for example, a close board fence, however, they are usually cheaper to buy, and quicker and easier to erect as you buy the panel ready to install.
The panels are normally available from fencing manufacturers in a variety of heights with the option for trellis sections and, if wooden posts are used, they are attached very simply using U shaped clips. If you elect to use pre-made concrete posts, the panels will slot inside pre-made grooves in the posts. It is always advisable to secure you panels above ground level, and to fit a treated gravel board at the base; this will help prevent your fencing panel from deteriorating through contact with the damp soil.
Lap panels with wooden posts are a simple low cost method of erecting a fence quickly to give you privacy and security. Provided they are regularly treated against the elements, you should get years of use from them