National Shortage of Fence Panels

There have been several reports recently regarding a national shortage of fence panels. This has partially been because of the vast flooding that took place in the South at the beginning of the year, and also because it is the season when people are most likely to have their fencing done. There may be a shortage of fence panels across the country but not at Wood Lane Timber Merchants where you can find a range of high quality Fence Panels to choose from.

Although there was a crisis during 2007 when there was also a spout of extreme weather in Britain, the increase in demand for new fencing is actually higher this year than ever before. Unfortunately because so many people were affected by the floods the panels that were originally available in shops quickly became sold out.

The panic buying that occurred at the beginning of the year immediately caused businesses to increase their prices, some even tripling the cost of their products within a fortnight of the first orders. Despite the huge inflation of price the panels still sold out which created the national shortage that is still apparent now.

As we move towards summer, people are increasingly spending their weekends in the garden weeding, planting, and (usually) sorting out jobs such as the fencing. However, a lot of people may find that they need to put their plans on hold until more fencing is produced.

Regrettably the combination of a national shortage, the storms, and the gardening season has developed an ugly black market where fence panels are being sold for up to 4 times the usual selling price.

At Wood Lane Timber we have a huge variety of fence panels that are appropriate for different gardens. Based in the East Midlands, we are one of the fastest growing timber merchants in the region. We specialise in timber, joinery, and building products, and hope to provide you with exactly what you need at a great price.

If you would like to order fence panels then visit our website at or alternatively contact us on 0115 964 0888.


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