Latest Design Trends in Composite Fencing

Composite fencing has become increasingly popular in recent years as homeowners look for durable, low-maintenance fencing solutions. Made from a blend of wood fibres and recycled plastic, composite fencing provides the natural look of wood without all the upkeep. 

 

As composite fencing grows more prevalent, manufacturers have expanded their offerings to include modern styles and customisation options. Read on for some of the latest design trends to consider for your composite fence project:

 

Mix and Match Colours

 

One of the hottest design trends is mixing and matching fence colours to create a more unique, personalised look. Many composite fence companies now offer panels in multiple colour tones, allowing you to alternate between shades along the fence line. 

 

Popular colour combinations include pairing a warm brown with a grey or black for contrast. This creates visual interest and allows your fence to better blend with the surroundings.

 

Unique Patterns 

 

Composite fencing styles have expanded far beyond basic privacy panels. You can now find panels with decorative latticework, arched tops, circular cut-outs, and other unique patterns. 

 

Alternating patterned sections with traditional panels adds a modern flair to garden fencing, while scalloped or curved tops offer a softer look compared to stark, linear fencing. 

 

Post Caps and Trims

 

For another way to inject personality into your fence, pay attention to the posts. Composite posts can be capped with decorative finials or pyramid shapes. You can also add trim pieces between posts and panels to dress up the fence line. 

 

Accent Lighting

 

Lighting has moved beyond landscape elements to exterior fixtures like fencing. Consider installing subtle accent lights along the top fence line or highlight posts, such as solar powered lights for easy installation.

 

Lighting offers added beauty and functionality after dark, and can be used to light pathways or draw attention to areas of a property. 

 

Mixed Textures

 

Some composite fence brands now mix different textures together for aesthetic appeal. Pair a smooth, traditional composite panel with one that has embossed wood grain for contrast. 

 

Wood-look composite with real cedar or redwood posts is another popular mixed texture. The combinations add natural beauty and dimension, while still offering the low-maintenance and durability of composite.

 

Metal Inserts 

 

For a more industrial edge, look for composite fencing that incorporates metal rods, wires or mesh inserts. The metal components pair nicely with the richness of wood-tone composite. This style has a modern, almost rustic feel perfect for contemporary homes. 

 

Integrated Planters

 

Another functional design trend is integrating planter boxes right into the fencing. Some systems have planter boxes that mount on top of panels or clip onto posts, while others have full planter panel sections that allow greenery to become part of the fence design. 

 

Grow vines along the fence or plant blooming flowers for a built-in garden feel.

 

Going Green

 

Eco-friendly building supplies like composite wood have fueled the “green” construction boom. Made partially from recycled materials, composite fencing is praised for its sustainability. 

 

It also lasts longer than real wood, keeping it out of landfills. Look for products made without toxic chemicals to reduce environmental impact.

 

Ecoscape’s Composite Fencing Options

 

Composite fencing offers homeowners a great way to go green while still enjoying a beautiful, complete design. Ecoscape UK provides homeowners with quality composite fencing solutions that are built to last. 

 

Our fencing utilises a premium composite formula that mimics the look and feel of real wood while resisting moisture, pests, mould and mildew, and other environmental elements. 

 

If you’re looking for beautiful, low-maintenance composite fencing for your garden, explore the possibilities with Ecoscape. Discover our wide range of composite fencing today, or get in touch with us to find out more. 

Gary is the founder and CEO of Ecoscape UK. Gary graduated from Liverpool JM University in 2007 with a 2:1 in Economics. A passion for innovation, design and sustainability, Gary has put to market numerous wpc products/systems, some of which have UK and European registered designs. Outside of work Gary enjoys spending time with his family, the great outdoors and watching Manchester United.