Can you retrofit composite fencing?

If you have been thinking about upgrading your fencing, then you may have heard of composite fencing and have likely considered it as one of your material options.

If you already have existing concrete posts from your old fence, then you might not want to spend extra money on making your entire fence composite.

This might leave you wondering whether you’ll be able to retrofit Ecoscape composite fence panels or not, and thankfully, we will be able to provide you with the answer to that in this piece.


What Is Retrofitting?

By definition, retrofitting refers to adding new technology or features to an older system. In the case of fencing, retrofitting generally refers to placing new fence panels on concrete fence posts that you already have.

If you have grown tired of your traditional wooden fencing and already have some wooden or concrete posts that don’t need to be replaced, then you should consider retrofitting some composite fence panels.

Retrofitting is a lot easier than installing a new fence from the ground up, so it will be an easy install that most people will likely be able to do themselves.


Is It Possible To Retrofit Composite Fencing?

Yes, it is, in fact, possible to retrofit composite fence panels, and, more importantly, you can retrofit EcoScape composite fence panels.

This can reduce your composite fencing cost, as you will only need to pay for the fence panels you intend to replace, as you won’t need to pay for any fence posts.


How To Retrofit Composite Fence Panels

EcoScape’s composite fencing panels are incredibly easy to install if you already have concrete posts. Our EcoScape fencing panels only need to be slotted in between your wooden or concrete posts.

They can then be stacked on top of one another, and by the time you have reached the top of your fence posts, you will pretty much be done.


Why Should You Change To A Composite Fence?

If you already have wooden fence panels, you might be wondering why so many people are going with composite fences these days.

There are quite a few good reasons why people are choosing composite materials over traditional wooden fencing, and we have listed them below:

Low maintenance

While wooden fence panels look great when you first install them and treat them, they require quite a bit of maintenance to keep them looking that way.

If you don’t varnish, oil, stain, and clean your wooden fencing a few times a year, it can start to rot, warp, fade, and even become infested with wood-boring insects.

Composite fence panels, on the other hand, only need to be cleaned ever so often to keep them looking good. They are also resistant to fading, warping, cracking, and insects due to their inclusion of recycled plastics.


One of the best reasons to switch to composite fencing is the fact that the material is far more durable than timber. At Ecoscape, we offer a 20-year warranty on our composite fencing panels, but they can last even longer than this if they are looked after properly.

As previously mentioned, timber is much more susceptible to harsh weather conditions if it is not maintained properly and generally only lasts between 15 to 20 years, depending on the type of wooden fencing you choose.


Ecoscape’s composite fencing panels come in three different neutral colours, with two more sets to arrive in summer 2022, so you’ll easily be able to find a colour to match your existing concrete posts.


Get Your Composite Fencing Panels From EcoScape Today

If you’re looking to replace your fence panels or want to build an entirely new fence from scratch, then Ecoscape is a great option, as we offer delivery, competitive pricing, and great warranties.



Is composite fencing more expensive than wooden fencing?

Composite fencing will cost more than wooden fencing when you initially install it, but you will end up saving a lot of time and money over the years by not needing to purchase maintenance products.

Is composite fencing waterproof?

Composite fencing is made with reclaimed wood fibres and HDPE, which is recycled plastic. This makes composite fencing even more waterproof than treated timber.

Does composite fencing need painting?

No, you will never need to paint your composite fence, as the product is designed to be used as is.


Final Thoughts

Composite fencing can very easily be retrofitted, so if you’re looking to upgrade your fence, then it will be as simple as ordering some composite fencing panels from Ecoscape and installing them in no time.

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.


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