New Delivery Charges from 1st February 2023

After a period of quite severe inflationary pressure where we have absorbed supplier price increases as far as possible, to ensure we can maintain our service levels we have made the decision to introduce a charging mechanism that more accurately reflects the actual costs incurred in making a lorry delivery to our customers.
As many of you will be aware, these are the first changes to our delivery charges since Madingley Mulch began trading in 1999!
The following changes will be made from 1st February: Our minimum order value eligible for delivery will increase from £40 to £50 Delivery charges will now be applied to all orders to reflect the combined cost of distance travelled and space taken up on the lorry.
Please see our delivery page for more information about the new charges.

Reasons to Choose Wooden Fencing for Your Cambridge Garden

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If your garden needs a facelift, one of the best ways to improve its appearance is to replace any old, broken or battered fencing. At Madingley Mulch, we supply a range of styles of wooden fencing panels and posts from our Cambridge base. Here we look at some of the main advantages of installing a new fence or replacing old panels or posts. 

Enhancing Appearance

Wooden fences are a versatile and natural choice to surround a garden in the town or country. Wood is very attractive in itself and will contribute to the appearance of the garden, toning in with the other natural elements which surround it. Using decorative fence panels can create a different look. Another option is to use trellising within or alongside the fence, making it easy to grow a variety of climbing plants.

Trellises can also be mounted on a garden wall, or as another alternative you could use pieces of fencing to section off different areas of your garden. A picket fencing panel is ideal for this as it is light and open in appearance, or you could put up a trellis. This works well if you have a kitchen garden where you grow vegetables and want to keep it separate from nearby flowers, or if you want to add shade to an area for eating outside.

 Improving Privacy

Privacy in the garden is a major consideration for many people, since we like to regard our outside space as extensions of our homes and relax in peace without worrying about the neighbours. Putting up a fence can improve your enjoyment of your garden and also benefit your neighbours, since they will have the same advantages of privacy too. Having said this, it is always advisable to talk to your neighbours before putting up a new fence and check they are happy. The usual planning rules are that fences can be up to two metres tall at the back of a property and up to one metre at the front without the need for planning permission.

 Improving Security

Gardens without proper fencing can offer burglars a way in, with crime statistics showing that most break-ins take place from the back or side of a home. Having a good fence and gate will help to keep them out, and police advice is to ensure fencing is in good repair. Fixing trellis panels securely to the top of a fence can act as an extra deterrent, since trellis won’t carry the weight of anyone climbing up. If you grow a thorny plant on the trellis, this will be still more off-putting.

 Marking Boundaries

One of the main advantages of a fence is that it shows which area is yours and keeps your garden separate from that of the neighbours. It also keeps children and dogs safely within your garden, and helps to deter other pets which might be tempted to wander in from outside!

Madingley Mulch stocks a range of wooden fencing supplies including picket, lap and trellis panels, fence posts and tools for putting up fences. We supply customers in Cambridge and the surrounding area, including Suffolk and Essex.

Wooden Fencing Cambridge – See our range of garden fences and tools.

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