A Superior Alternative to Wooden Fencing

It is becoming increasingly popular to look for alternatives to wooden fences, although it is an affordable option for many it does have its drawbacks. Composite Fencing is proving to be more popular every year, offering a more sustainable, durable and lower maintenance solution.

Cladco Composite Fencing in Charcoal with plants on patio
Cladco Composite Fencing in Charcoal

The Drawbacks of Wooden Fencing

People are searching for alternatives to 'traditional' fencing because they're looking to find longer lasting solutions and because of the rising demand for sustainable materials. Cons of wooden fencing include...

Wooden fencing in garden

Maintenance Challenges

Wooden fences often require regular upkeep to maintain. This includes staining, painting and sealing. This also leads to extra costs, time and materials. These fence materials are susceptible to insect attacks if left unprotected or untreated which can then lead to damage and the need to replace or repair.

Durability Issues

Fences made from wood are prone to damage when faced with harsh weather, which is not ideal if you live in a UK area that deals with lots of wind, rain and storms. If left unmaintained, these fences do not have a long lifespan, leading to a need for replacements and upkeep costs.

Environmental and Sustainability Concerns

Wooden fencing, although sourced from renewable materials, is not as long lasting as other fence options, so may require more frequent replacements. One of the environmental drawbacks is the need for a chemical treatment to prevent damage, this can then leak into the soil and garden area.


Wooden fences are not as long lasting as other fencing alternatives, such as Composite Fencing. They do require maintenance, so if you keep on top of this you will see an increased lifespan compared to if left unmaintained. Wooden fencing often has a trellis added for decorative measures, which can be harder to clean.

Introducing Cladco Fencing

Cladco Composite Fencing is made from a combination of 60% recycled hardwood fibres and 40% recycled plastic and is a sustainable, low maintenance and modern choice. Our Composite Fencing is able to withstand harsh weather and is resistant to rotting, unlike traditional timber fencing. We also offer Composite Fence Posts to match and you can create DIY gates with our Fencing for a complete set.

There are many benefits to choosing Cladco Composite Fencing over traditional wooden fencing. Some of these include durability, low maintenance, aesthetics and sustainability. Our Fencing is secure and solid, making it a great option if you have pets and children. We will discuss these points further below.


Cladco Fencing is extremely durable and offers high resistance to damage from wind, rain and sun. Unlike traditional fence types, our Composite Fencing Panels will not splinter and will protect against insect attacks. Having a durable fence is important to many as it means a long lasting and low maintenance solution.

Low Maintenance

Our Composite Fencing is a low maintenance option, meaning it requires little upkeep and provides a stronger barrier, avoiding damage. No staining, varnishing or treating is necessary for Cladco Fencing, so future time and money are saved. With easy installation, our Fencing requires little time to assemble and will not cause unnecessary hassle.


Cladco Composite Fencing is available in a range of colours to suit customer styles. As opposed to timber fences, our Fence Panels can cater to different style needs and do not need to be painted.

100% Recycled Materials

Cladco Composite Fencing range is made from 100% recycled materials; 60% recycled hardwood fibres and 40% recycled plastic, creating a sustainable and environmentally friendly choice.

Comparison table of wooden vs composite fencing

Cost Benefit Analysis

When it comes to the cost of fencing, composite and wood materials can vary. Although our Composite Fencing includes a higher initial cost, due to the lack of maintenance needed and expected life span it can end up being a more cost effective solution to wood. The opposite goes for wooden fencing, a lower initial cost results in higher upkeeping costs and a shorter life span.

Cost comparison table of wooden vs composite fencing

Installing Cladco Fencing

One of the great benefits of using Cladco Composite Fencing is the ease of installation. There are two methods to choose from when putting your Fence materials together; the slot between method or securing to front of posts with screws.

The slot between method entails slotting your Fencing Panel between the grooves of the Posts, you can then finish this off with our Fencing Post Caps. The second method involves fixing your Fencing to the front side of the posts with screws so that the posts are not visible from the front view.

If you would like to find out more about the installation process we have a guide and video handy for you to follow.

Suitable for Any Application

Cladco Fencing can be used for many different scenarios in both residential and commercial areas. As it is durable and aesthetically pleasing, it ticks the boxes for a lot of projects and applications.

Our Fencing products have been customised by individuals to suit people's style preferences, we have seen gates integrated, alternative posts used, accessories added and more.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Cladco Fencing the best alternative to a wood fence?

Cladco Composite Fencing is a top choice when it comes to finding alternatives to other materials, such as timber. Reasons for this include the choice of colours, increased lifespan, easy installation, low maintenance and the use of 100% recycled materials. You can expect our Composite Fencing to provide a long lasting and aesthetic solution to other types of materials.

Is Cladco Fencing cheaper than traditional wood fencing?

Cladco Composite Fencing may have a higher initial cost compared with most wooden materials, however, the maintenance needed for other options is high and leads to increased costs over time. Our Fencing will also last a considerable amount of time longer, so will not need replacing as frequently as others may.

How does Cladco Fencing compare?

When it comes to finding an alternative fencing material to wood, Cladco is a top contender. You may find other materials such as aluminium, vinyl, chain-link and bamboo, but compared with Composite they can not compete. Our Fencing combines the durability and lifespan of some with the aesthetic and style of others, giving you a perfect combination of all the qualities you would like in your materials.

It is becoming increasingly popular to look for alternatives to wooden fences, although it is an affordable option for many it does have its drawbacks. Composite Fencing is proving to be more popular every year, offering a more sustainable, durable and lower maintenance solution.