Split Rail Fence

Split Rail Fence Bucks County, PA

Split rail fence installation in Bucks County, PA. Split rail fencing for home or field. Get a free estimate for split rail fence installation in Bucks County. Our fence installers serve all of Bucks County.

Why Choose a Split Rail Fence?

More than likely you know of those rustic fences that often line rural properties. These fences are usually made of vinyl or wood and have two, three, or four rails, with lots of open space. This fence style is also known as “ranch rail” or “post and rail” fence.

Split rail fences are often associated with rural properties because they are great at containing horses and cattle. They are not exclusively for farms though, as they are an economical fencing option and a great way to define your property lines in the suburbs.

The security of split rail fencing is often enhanced with the addition of wire mesh. Check out your wire mesh options below.

Your wood choices for split rail will be pressure-treated pine, cedar or black locust.

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Cedar four rail split rail fence

Split Rail Fence with Wire Mesh

Customers often install split rail fence with wire mesh. Wire mesh keeps your pets in, vermin out, and maintains the open appearance of split rail fencing.

Wire Fencing Options:

  • Galvanized welded wire: Stronger than woven wire due to the welded joints. Recommended and most popular choice. Welds not as useful on uneven ground.
  • Woven wire: Wire woven into a mesh, not welded at joints. Often referred to as “field fence”. Also available with vinyl coating.
  • Vinyl coated wire: Welded wire mesh vinyl (PVC) coated in a variety of colors, with green and black being the most common.
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Closeup of cedar split rail fence with vinyl coated wire

Vinyl Split Rail Fence

More property owners are choosing vinyl split rail fencing for residential and agricultural use. Expect a higher initial investment. You will also find this fencing referred to as “vinyl ranch rail” or “vinyl post and rail”. Why choose vinyl rather than traditional wood?

Advantages of vinyl split rail fencing:

  • Stronger and more durable than wood,
  • much less maintenance is required,
  • will last for several decades with proper care,
  • and more cost-effective over the long-term.
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Vinyl split rail fence
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Split Rail Fence FAQ

Expect to pay from $15 to $30 per linear foot for installation of split rail fence. The biggest driver of cost will be the type of wood selected (or vinyl) for the rails and posts. An additional cost will be if you choose to add wire mesh to your split rail fence.

Black locust is the most durable wood for a split rail fence. Western Red Cedar and Southern Yellow Pine offer a lot of durability and are commonly available. The best choice for a less expensive fence will be pressure treated yellow pine.

A cedar split rail fence should last 15 years or more. Pressure treated wood will last around 10 years, depending on the conditions. Black Locust can last 20 years or more.

Fence posts for a split rail fence are set six to ten feet apart. Corner posts are set first and then posts spaced to accommodate typical eight foot or ten foot rails.

Split Rail Fence Company Bucks County PA

Our split rail fencing contractors build and repair fences throughout Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Our service area includes the communities of Bedminster, Bensalem, Bristol, Buckingham, Chalfont, Croydon, Doylestown, Dublin, Fairless Hills, Furlong, Jamison, Langhorne, Levittown, Middletown, Morrisville, New Britain, New Hope, Newtown, Northampton, Perkasie, Quakertown, Richboro, Sellersville, Southampton, Springfield, Telford, Warminster, Warrington, and Yardley.

Bucks County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As of the 2020 census, the population was 646,538; making it is the fourth-most populous county in Pennsylvania. The county seat and county government are located in Doylestown. The county is named after the English county of Buckinghamshire or more precisely, its abbreviation.

Bucks County constitutes part of the northern boundary of the Philadelphia–Camden–Wilmington, PA–NJ–DE–MD Metropolitan Statistical Area, more commonly known as the Delaware Valley. It is located immediately northeast of Philadelphia and forms part of the southern tip of the eastern state border with New Jersey.

Origin of Bucks County

Bucks County is one of the three original counties created by William Penn in 1682. Penn named the county after Buckinghamshire, the county in which he lived in England. He built a country estate, Pennsbury Manor, in Falls Township, Bucks County.

Some places in Bucks County were named after locations in Buckinghamshire, including Buckingham and Buckingham Township, named after the former county town of Buckinghamshire; Chalfont, named after Chalfont St Giles, the parish home of William Penn’s first wife and the location of the Jordans Quaker Meeting House, where Penn is buried; Solebury Township, named after Soulbury, England; and Wycombe, named after the town of High Wycombe.

Bucks County was originally much larger than it is today. Northampton County was formed in 1752 from part of Bucks County, and Lehigh County was formed in 1812 from part of Northampton County.

Communities in Bucks County

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and towns. Zoning rules regarding fence construction and repair are determined are determined at borough and township level. Bucks County is divided into the following boroughs and townships:

  • Bristol
  • Chalfont
  • Doylestown
  • Dublin
  • Hulmeville
  • Ivyland
  • Langhorne
  • Langhorne Manor
  • Morrisville
  • New Britain
  • New Hope
  • Newtown
  • Penndel
  • Perkasie
  • Quakertown
  • Richlandtown
  • Riegelsville
  • Sellersville
  • Silverdale
  • Telford
  • Trumbauersville
  • Tullytown
  • Yardley
  • Bedminster
  • Bensalem
  • Bridgeton
  • Bristol
  • Buckingham
  • Doylestown
  • Durham
  • East Rockhill
  • Falls
  • Haycock
  • Hilltown
  • Lower Makefield
  • Lower Southampton
  • Middletown
  • Milford
  • New Britain
  • Newtown
  • Nockamixon
  • Northampton
  • Plumstead
  • Richland
  • Solebury
  • Springfield
  • Tinicum
  • Upper Makefield
  • Upper Southampton
  • Warminster
  • Warrington
  • Warwick
  • West Rockhill
  • Wrightstown

Last Updated: September 27, 2022

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